Too Early For A Christmas Tree? No!

I’m one of those people. You know, one of those people who put up their Christmas tree really early. And you know what, I feel absolutely no shame about it. No sooner is Halloween over and I’m thinking festive thoughts. One year, the tree went up straight after the spooky decorations came down on November 1st.   It’s become a bit of a talking point recently though. This year more than ever, I’m seeing a lot of Ebenezer Scrooge’s on Facebook complaining about Christmas getting earlier and earlier every year. This has got me thinking, is November too early to put up your […]

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Family Pet – Which One is Best For You?

Do your little ones long to hear the the pitter patter of paws in your hallway? Is your other half badgering you to buy a beagle? Perhaps your teen talks of nothing but owning a pony? Whether you’re under pressure from the rest of the clan to make a new non-human addition to the family or you’re the one pushing to introduce a new member, choosing a pet that’s a fit for your family a big decision. From cost to time commitment, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to narrowing the field and finding the perfect pet for […]

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Our Autumn Family Bucket List

Autumn is my absolute favourite season, without a doubt. Whenever I was younger, I preferred summer for obvious reasons. Six weeks off school won over anything else, and I was a bit of a sun junkie too. I do still enjoy summer, because it’s great to spend lots of time with the kids, but it just doesn’t have the appeal it used to. I’d happily move the big school holidays to the autumn if I could. Imagine, nine weeks of crisp autumn walks, evenings spent in front of the fire, hot chocolates. Sounds like bliss to me. Anyway, because autumn […]

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Surprising Microwave Meals

My microwave is on it’s last legs. It has been for a while actually, but it’s one of those things we keep forgetting about. Honestly, we don’t use it much. I’m not sure if that’s because it’s small and a bit rubbish, it’s just a basic one from the supermarket and barely fits a plate inside. Maybe if I had something like these Microwaves in UK by Panasonic, I might be more inclined to use it? Or maybe, it’s just because really, I’ve no idea what to cook on the thing! Who uses their microwave a lot? I’m sure almost every […]

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Word of the Week – Normality

This week we are well and truly back to normality! We’ve gone back to routine: Homework, packed lunches, forgotten PE kits, missing socks/ shoes. It’s almost like the summer never happened! Yes, this week was the kids first full week back at school. They actually started back last Friday, which is the most bizarre of days to start back. Imagine going back for only one day! I suppose for the kids it was a nice way to ease back in, but for me it was weird. The random little taster day last week meant this this has kinda been a normal […]

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