Peacock and Punk Rock Dream Living Room

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Featured, home and interiors | 13 comments

Peacock and Punk Rock Dream Living Room

As regular readers will know, we have been looking for a new house to rent for several months with no luck. I am now re-thinking the whole idea and wondering if we shouldn’t just make the most of the gorgeous big flat we have. I moved into this flat 5 years ago during a period of upheaval in my life. My lounge on that first night was furnished by two deck chairs. I had no money and no furniture. Scroll on a few years and the huge room is rammed full of things. Cheap things, mis-matched things, flat pack and vintage things. It is like a jumble sale with no cohesive theme or real focal point. Oh, and yes, that is a drum kit – told you it was a big room – there is another large sash window out of shot too!

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Easy Mario Mushroom Cake

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Featured, Food | 8 comments

Easy Mario Mushroom Cake

Syd wanted a Mario themed cake this year, and as I am both a bit rubbish at cake decorating, and insist on making their birthday cakes myself, I decided to go for a Mario Mushroom cake rather than tackle one of the more complicated characters.

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Top 5 Things To Do In The Summer Holidays

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Featured, Parenting | 8 comments

Top 5 Things To Do In The Summer Holidays

It is the beginning of week five of the summer holidays – and I am still sane – well, -ish. What have we been up to? Days out, days in, bickering, playing Mario games, duck feeding, puddle jumping, baking, celebrating, being grumpy, being happy, picnics, party teas and much, much more. Here are our top 5 things to do in the summer holidays.

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Three Is The Magic Number

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Featured, Parenting | 12 comments

Three Is The Magic Number

It was Syd’s birthday a few days ago, he is now a proud brand new three-year old – or a ‘Threenager’ as I have been warned! He is my baby, my youngest by nearly 8 years and definitely my last, and despite my best efforts to slow time down, his baby years have whizzed by and he is already three.

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Cocktails and Spa Days – A Glamorous 18th Birthday

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in days out, Featured | 13 comments

Cocktails and Spa Days – A Glamorous 18th Birthday

As regular readers will know my daughter turned eighteen at the weekend. The subject of how to celebrate this was discussed over many months, she didn’t want a big party but still wanted to do something nice with her special day. In the end we settled on a small gathering of mates for drinks the night before, and when the clock struck twelve, it being a Saturday night, they would scamper to the night club next door for her first legal drink or three! This was to be followed on her actual birthday proper with a Spa Day for the two of us.

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Eighteen

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Featured, Parenting | 17 comments

Eighteen

I am coming of age as a Mum. I have successfully raised a child from birth to adulthood, and I am only marginally more insane than when I started. I cannot believe she is eighteen, but equally I cannot remember life without her.

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Bohemian Bestival and Early Birds

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Featured, holidays | 3 comments

Bohemian Bestival and Early Birds

Just a quick follow up to my post about our weekend at Camp Bestival a couple of days ago. Firstly I wanted to post the offical video of the INCREDIBLE firework finale:-

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Camp Bestival 2014 – Awesome Sauce

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Featured, holidays | 43 comments

Camp Bestival 2014 – Awesome Sauce

We got home late Sunday night from another brilliant weekend at Camp Bestival. It was our second visit and we loved it just as much. Syd woke up this morning asking to go back today, he does not want to wait another year and frankly I am with him!

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Saturday is Stroppysaurus Caption Day – #satcap

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Saturday is Stroppysaurus Caption Day – #satcap

Hello SatCappers and welcome to my humble abode where tis my honour to be hosting #SatCap this week. My contribution is a rather grumpy looking specimen and a triceratops-esque beastie.

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UV Protection from Boots

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Featured, Reviews | 8 comments

UV Protection from Boots

In this recent burst of scorching weather I suspect keeping our little ones (and ourselves) protected from the sun has been a priority.

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