Christmas 2016 – The things I’m looking forward …

It’s almost here, only two more sleeps to go! This year it feels like the run up to Christmas has lasted forever. I think this is probably due to the retailers promoting it so early.  I like Christmas but find the run up a bit intense and tiring! Christmas burnout anyone?! Now the big day is almost here, here’s what I’m looking forward to the most: Catching up with all our friends and their children on Christmas Eve afternoon. We have a lovely pub near us which is very child friendly so we all head there on Christmas Eve for…

I have a new job!

Things have been a little quiet on the blog recently. The main reason for this is that I’ve had a few busy weeks going through the recruitment process for a new job, which I’m delighted to say, that I was offered last week! I’ve not been that happy in my current role for a good few months. I’ve felt uninspired and not that motivated by it. One of the reasons for upping my blogging activity was to try and fill a void that work hasn’t been managing to do. I actually think I started to get itchy feet about a…

50 things that make me happy

There have been lots of these 50 things that make me happy posts going around at the minute. I love reading them, so thought I’d join in the fun, so here goes… 1. My beautiful babies 2. My lovely hubby 3. Chocolate 4. Cake 5. Running 6. Clothes shopping 7. White roses 8. Posh hotels 9. Spa days 10. Holidays 11. Freshly washed sheets 12. Cocktails 13. Getting glammed up for a night out 14. Pizza 15. A clean house 16. Hearing my children giggling 17. Watching my children sleep 18. New make up 19. Designer handbags 20. Cuddles 21.…

A magical Mother’s Day weekend

I’ve had the most lovely weekend and the fact that it was Mother’s Day yesterday was like the cherry on top. All of the kids have been lovely this weekend and we’ve had a great time together, just doing simple things. I don’t work on a Friday, so it always feels like the start of the weekend for me. Me and the twins normal go shopping or out for lunch with my mum. This Friday we did a bit of holiday shopping in prep for our Portugal trip, which is less than 3 weeks away and we also had a…

Mother's Day treats – find the perfect …

I’ve seen quite a few Mother’s Day gift guides, so I thought I’d put my own together. I’ve tried to include something for everyone, but have to admit that I have been slightly selfish, with my plan being to direct hubby to it throughout the year for gift inspiration. It makes life easy for him and I (hopefully) get some of the things that I’m lusting after – it’s a win, win! 1. Pandora bangle – £55 I have the original bracelet, along with the leather one, but I really like this one too! I think it’s a bracelet that…