The perfect parka part 2

You may recall that a few weeks ago I was on the hunt for the perfect parka. Well I’m delighted to report that I’ve found ‘the one’ – it was the Oasis coat, which was number 1 in my shortlist. The really great news was that John Lewis were offering…

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Running races – preparation is key

Yesterday, me and my friend literally ran for cake. We took part in a 10k race and when we finished our prize was a Christmas pudding! It was a great race – nice and scenic with a good mix of hills and flat – and I achieved a 10k personal…

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Working mum guilt

As I’ve mentioned before I work a 28 hour week. Now this normally works well for us and provides the perfect balance. However, throw poorly kids into the mix and it all goes a little bit wrong. Say hello to guilt! Guilt that I’m not at work and missing important…

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Our visit to Center Parcs Winter Wonderland

We spent this weekend at the Sherwood Forest Center Parcs, with Simon’s family, celebrating his Mum and Dad’s 40th Wedding Anniversary. We’ve been to Center Parcs a few times, particularly since we’ve had kids. It’s just so easy – we can load up the car and we’re there is 40…

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It’s beginning to look a lot …

Personally I find Christmas quite stressful. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas Day and the excitement from the kids. It’s the run up that gets me stressed. Life’s already pretty frantic, but throw in present buying, wrapping, card writing and distributing, baking and house decorating and I’m literally on…

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Easy like Sunday…

I love Sundays. They just seem so much calmer than the rest of the week. Saturdays are for shopping and running errands, where as Sundays are for pyjama days, long breakfasts, lie ins (before kids that is) reading Sunday papers (even if I don’t get chance to read them until…

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Running for cake

#159628728 / gettyimages.com I’ve mentioned a few times, that I run. However, since returning from Paris, I’m really struggling to get back into it. I’m not sure if it’s the dark nights or the cold weather, but I’m finding it really hard to motivate myself to get out there. I…

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The perfect parka

With the weather getting colder, I’ve decided that I need (ok, really want) a parka. This may sound pretty straightforward, but as usual I know exactly what I want, which inevitably makes the search for ‘the one’ extremely difficult. Please tell me it’s not just me who does this..? So, my wish…

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Equal Pay Day

Flicking through twitter this morning I came across a tweet from Grazia Daily about Equal Pay Day. Apparently today is the day that women start working for free for the rest of the year based on the pay difference between men and women, which is apparently 15p an hour less…

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Lazy chilli

Here is a recipe that I make quite often, it’s super easy, feeds the whole family and is yummy! The ingredients (plus beef): The method: Chop the onion and pepper and fry with some lazy chilli Add the beef and brown Add some salt and pepper  Drain the fat from…

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More about me…

So, I originally started this blog when I found out I was pregnant with twins, over two years ago now! Now the twins are almost two, I’ve decided to revamp the blog and expand it, so that it includes more about other areas of my life. Although my children are…

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