New Year Goals 2017

I do love a New Year. I am incredibly lucky that this is the third year in a row I’ve been on maternity leave in January… I didn’t quite plan it like that, but it’s worked out very well! Years ago, I&#8217…

Rainbows and Sprinkles and Shopping

Yesterday was ‘Blue Monday’, reported to be the most depressing day of the year. The weather is cold and grey, the Christmas decorations are long packed away. On the nursery run this morning, I saw a poor discarded Christmas tree in a lay-by. I was tempted to…

Three easy ways to make an extra £500 each month

I’ve always been interested in how people can make money online. And of course, since reducing my hours at work to juggle childcare, this is something I’ve been looking into more and more. There seem to be so many scams out there though, and I admit…

Coping as a single mum of two babies under the age of two

When I was pregnant with Alfie, a fair few people asked me ‘How will you cope?!’. I wasn’t fond of being asked that question, because I had no idea how I would cope. But I knew that I would, somehow. It was a more regular occurrence…

Goodbye, 2016

A year ago, I wrote how I was sorry to see the end of 2015, which was, the best year of my life. And now, here we are a year onwards. Some things have changed so much, some things haven’t changed at all. 2016 has been a very…

Frey at 22 months

The night Frey became a big brother seemed to be the night he stopped being a baby and became a little boy. It won’t be long before he is two years old and he really is the most adorable whirlwind of a toddler! In the last update I…

Raw Vegan Salted Caramel Filled Chocolates

Being creative in the kitchen and making the house smell wonderfully Christmassy is definitely one of the best things about the run up to Christmas. This weekend just gone, with Frey out on adventures on the moors with his Dad, Alfie and I got cosy in the kitchen, we had…

Homemade Book Advent Calendar

Happy 1st December! We had a lovely start to this morning. Firstly both the boys slept in until 8.30, and we drove to nursery through a winter wonderland, singing along to Christmas songs (well I was anyway!) There is a thick frost out there and the temperature was -4…

Luxury Shopping Online this Black Friday

I have written before about how much I love online shopping. As a single Mum to two very small boys, and living rurally, it’s just perfect for me. It was especially brilliant a few days after I’d got home from hospital after having Alfie, and discovered…

A beautiful watch from JORD, and a giveaway

It really is time, now that the newborn fog is slightly lifting, to start to feel more human again and give myself a treat. And a wonderful way to give yourself a treat when none of your clothes really fit properly, and you really don’t need another bite…