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A letter to Oscar on his seventh birthday


Dear Oscar Today you turned seven! I know it’s a huge cliche, but I can’t quite believe how quickly the past seven years have gone. As I said to you this morning, seven years ago you changed my life – you made me a mummy. I wrote about the day you were born a couple of years’ ago, you can…

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Reflecting on 2016


Although I’m not that into making new year resolutions, as the new year beckons I always like to take a bit of time to reflect on the year gone by. I thought I’d share my reflections with you in my final post of 2016. 2016 has been a pretty good year! We’ve had some brilliant holidays (Norfolk, Dubai, Benahavis and a…

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Capturing our moments {October & November}


I’ve been a little quiet on here recently. Once again, life has been silly busy and despite my best intentions I haven’t got round to posting in a while. I have the biggest list of posts that I want to write and share, but it’s that crazy time of year, so blogging is just not happening at the minute! I…

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Our Bonfire weekend {including a video}


Life has been a little manic lately, so I haven’t posted on here in a few weeks. I’ve been keen to share with you details of what we got up to for Bonfire weekend, but I’ve really been struggling to get a bit of time to write this post. As I mentioned about a month ago, I’m keen to trying…

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Struggling with Slimming World – weight loss update


For the past four weeks I’ve been following the Slimming World plan and as a result I’ve lost 2lbs. Although you can eat a lot on the plan, I’m just finding that for me it just isn’t working fast enough. I was following it really rigidly too, so the lack of results was really frustrating me! When I’m trying to…

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First steps into the vlogging world


A few months ago I set myself some blogging goals, which I shared on here. One of those goals was to start vlogging. Some of my favourite bloggers also do some great vlogs, which have really inspired me. Also, as my blog is about capturing our memories as a family, using video is a perfect way to ensure we do this.…

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Party Dresses for the Festive Season


Christmas is slowly creeping up on us. This year I’m trying to be particularly organised as we are going on holiday at the end of November. As well as trying to get my Christmas shopping done as early as possible, I’ve also been having a browse around for party dresses. During December we have a few Christmas parties to attend and…

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The parenting rollercoaster – stop the ride I want to get off!


As a mum of three, including 3 year-old twins, I often get asked “How do you do it?”. If I’m brutally honest, somedays I really don’t know! Recently I’ve been finding this whole parenting lark hard. Really hard. All three of our children seem to waking up before 6am, particularly at weekends. Plus the twins, Heidi especially, are taking the…

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Slimming World update


A couple of weeks ago I posted about my plans to start following the Slimming World plan. I’m now on week three, so thought it was time to post an update. The first week I found quite easy. I ate LOTS! I was, however, a little disappointed to find that I’d only lost 1lb. Once I’d had a think about…

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How an Estate Agent Can Help a Renter


A few of my friends currently rent their houses and the other day I was having a chat with them about how although they are happy with renting for now, in the long-term they really want to buy there own home, so are working towards that goal. I was giving them some advice and thought I’d share it on here…