December 2017 (better late than never!)

Back in February I set myself a goal to blog at least once a week, since then I haven’t blogged once. I suppose I kinda kept thinking “what’s the point?!”. Recently I’ve been keen to get back to blogging and ensuring that I’m capturing our moments. My motivation for blogging seems to change on a weekly basis. One minute it’s about sharing my tips and reviews, the next it’s to get as many subscribers as possible in the bid to become a pro blogger. However, having some time away has allowed me to really reflect on the reason why I…

2018 goals

It’s 2018 – Happy New Year everyone! I always get reflective at this time of year and like to kick-off the year with a few goals. I won’t call them resolutions, they’re more things I want to work towards and start doing more of. I always think that actually spending a bit of time getting them written downs helps to clarify things and makes me much more focused. So, here goes – these are my goals/aims for 2018. Blog at least once a week and be more open and honest When life gets busy (always!), my blog is one of…

Avoiding the winter blues

It’s fair to say I’m not really a winter person. I hate the dark mornings and nights, I hate the cold, grey days and I hate the way central heating gives me a sore throat and makes my skin dry. However, this year I’m taking matters into my own hands and taking some steps to try and avoid those horrid winter blues. Here’s some of the things I’m doing (or at least trying to) to avoid the winter blues: Switching up my exercise My exercise routine mainly consists of running. I try to run three times a week, but getting…

Capturing our moments {July – September}

I’ve been a bit rubbish at keeping the blog up-to-date recently. With the twins starting school, a few trips away, training for a half marathon, work and the usual business of life, something has to give. I’m concious that I want to ensure I capture what we’ve been up to and this roundup is a great way to ensure I do that. So, what have we been up to… July In July we went on a little trip to Liverpool to celebrate Simon’s Dad’s birthday. We left the kids with my parents and enjoyed a child-free weekend, which involved a…

Capturing our moments {Feb – June}

I knew it had been a while since I’d written one of these posts, but when I looked back and saw the last one was written in Feb, I was a bit gobsmacked! Just where has the time gone? The main aim of these posts is to try and capture all the little things that we’ve done every couple of months, so to ensure we’ve captured everything, I’m going to try and cram everything we’ve been up to since Feb into this post (it may be a long one – apologies). The twin’s 4th birthday I can’t actually believe I…

Jamie’s Italian, Nottingham {restaurant review}

We were delighted to be asked to sample the Super Lunch menu at our local Jamie’s Italian, which is in Nottingham. I’ve actually visited before, but have never taken the kids, so thought it would be a great opportunity to see just how family friendly it is. The day we were booked in was particularly dull, dreary and wet, so it was great timing – a lovely little treat to perk us up! We arrived about 5 mins before our 12-noon reservation and were ushered out of the rain, even though they weren’t officially open. We were seated on a…

Capturing our moments {December and January}

It feels like ages since I’ve written one of these posts, in fact it’s been far too long since my last post (must try harder)! We’ve had a pretty busy couple of months. As always, December was manic. January was thankfully less busy. To save lots of waffle in these posts, I’ve decided to make them mainly photo based, with just a little overview. So, here’s what we’ve been up to. December Christmas parties We both go to Simon’s, which is normally a great ‘do’, this year was as good as ever. Mine was also pretty good and was a…

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 caribbean Disney Cruise!), I ran the London Marathon (still feels like a dream!), my great nephew was born and I’ve found myself a new job, which I start in the new year. In terms of blogging, I attended my first…

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 thought it would be nice to do a little update though of what we’ve been up to recently (and help ease my guilt of the fact that I’ve been neglecting my blog of late) and this actually conincides well with the…

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 and start capturing our memories on video. To help us to do this, we’ve recently purchased a Go Pro. For Bonfire weekend, we’d planned to visit our friends’ Emily, Richard and their 18 month-old, Freddie, who live in Hemel Hempstead.…

How an Estate Agent Can Help a …

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 too, just in case any of my readers currently rent, but are keen to buy. I am going to explain how your local estate agent can help you to do this. In particular, how they can assist you even if…