When Oscar first started school, I was really shocked to find that at the end of the school day he often had a bit of a whiff about him. I always assumed that children didn’t really get body odour until they hit the puberty years, however, this isn’t the case and childrens’ body odour is now actually quite common. After speaking to a few friends with children of similar ages, it was clear Oscar wasn’t the only one and that school-age children, particularly boys, often sweat a lot and as a result can sometimes pong a bit! I suppose it…

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For a couple of years now, I’ve been attempting to grow my hair. When I made the decision to grow it I had visions of long, lustrous locks. However, the reality hasn’t really lived up to my expectations. Firstly, longer hair takes so much longer to dry and style, this coupled with the fact that I have three children to sort in the morning’s, is not really a great combination! Secondly, it takes so long to grow! I’ve got quite thin hair, so the long, thick locks that I envisioned could probably only realistically be achieved if I had extensions.…

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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…

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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 read all about it here. I’m so proud of the lovely, kind-hearted boy that you’ve become. You’re kind, sensitive and a little bit of a worrier at times (you get that from me – sorry!). You love your brother and…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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 lose weight I like to lose at least 1lb every week, otherwise I get discouraged and give up! With our forthcoming holiday looming, I decided I needed to make a change. My aim is to get to 9st 7lbs before…

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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. Back in May we went to Dubai. Oscar was keen to help me do some videoing and also wanted to do a bit of vlogging himself, so we had a little go. Once we got back I managed to get to…

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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 they’re often quite glam dos – I love an excuse to get glammed up! I have recently started buying more of my clothes online as it is just so hard to find the time to have a good browse round the…

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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 whole ‘threenager’ phase to a whole new level. I’m absolutely exhausted! Last weekend was particularly tough. Here’s one example of many incidents that occurred during our two days of supposed quality family time… The kids were all awake at 5.30am on…

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