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A day at the zoo {My Captured Moment}


On Friday me, my Mum and my Sister-in-Law took all the children to the zoo for the day. We went to Twycross Zoo, which is about 30 mins from where we live. Since returning from our holiday a few weeks ago, I’ve been a bit grumpy with post-holiday blues. However, our day at the zoo certainly help cheer me up.…

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Celebrating 11 years of marriage with a weekend in Manchester


At the weekend, Simon and I celebrated our 11 year wedding anniversary. For the past few years we have taken advantage of the offer of childcare from our parents to allow us to go away, just the two of us. For this anniversary we decided to visit Manchester for two nights. We both like a good city break. We both like…

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Blogging goals for the rest of 2016


Like many parenting/lifestyle bloggers, I often struggle to fit it all in. I love writing, updating and generally playing around with my blog. However, as a mum of three, who works part-time and likes to go for the odd run, fitting everything in is sometimes a huge challenge. When life gets busy, unfortunately it tends to be my little blog…

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Capturing our moments – July


Whenever I sit down to write this monthly roundup, I always look through the photo’s on my phone to remind me of what we’ve been up to. It’s really lovely to reflect at the end of each month. Looking back on what we got up to in July, it is clear that we’ve certainly packed a lot in!! At the beginning…

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Birthday selfies {My Captured Moment}


Yesterday we returned home from an amazing two week holiday in our favourite Spanish village, Benahavis. Whilst we were there it was my birthday. We had a lovely day on our favourite beach, which is quite small and isn’t quite as touristy as many of the others in the area. We built sandcastles, played in the sea and enjoyed lunch…

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The perfect summer dress


Recently I’ve been trying to add a little more colour to my wardrobe, particularly as it’s summertime (despite what the varying weather suggests!). When I was approached by JD Williams to try a dress from their summer collection, I thought it was an ideal opportunity to try something nice and bright. Browsing through the collection, I was immediately drawn to…

Bedroom makeover – the big reveal


A few months ago I wrote a post, which talked about my plans for revamping our bedroom and shared my inspirations. We finally finished decorating and revamping our bedroom a few months ago and I’ve been desperate to share the final product with you all. Firstly, as much as I don’t want to, it’s probably useful if I share with…

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A fun family day in Bakewell


Although the weather hasn’t been particularly great of late, we’ve been making a real effort to get out and about at weekends. We find being in the house with all the kids can be a little testing at times! We don’t live very far from Derbyshire, so we’ve been trying to take advantage of the lovely countryside it has to…

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Capturing our moments – June


I’m a little late writing this post, but better late then never I suppose! I thought this month had been pretty quiet, but flicking back through photo’s in preparation for writing this post, it’s clear that it’s actually been quite busy. At the beginning of the month we had an amazing week in Dubai, which I’ve written a full post…

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Interiors to-do list


A couple of years ago we had a large extension on our house and spent quite a lot of our time decorating. However, before we could get every room completely finished we ran out of enthusiasm (and money!), and as a result we’ve just lived with it as it is. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t have cables hanging out or…