Pulling The Rug From Under Us

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Featured, General | 1 comment

Pulling The Rug From Under Us

So earlier in the year we were house hunting, then we gave up. And now we are starting again.

You know what makes a really great start to the day? Answering the door to the woman from the shop downstairs, the shop that are your landlord, and her saying that you need to let a surveyor in today because they are moving premises in two months time.

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Trains

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Featured, General | 8 comments

Trains

Yesterday was all about the trains. I mean, it wasn’t really, it was all about the teens first university interview in Manchester, but the reality was the trains.

It started at this time.

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Winter Knit Hat Tutorial and Indoor Activities For All The Family

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Featured, General | 24 comments

Winter Knit Hat Tutorial and Indoor Activities For All The Family

With cold winter weather on the way, we won’t be able to spend as much time outdoors as usual. This is not always easy if like me you have a little one who needs to get lots of exercise running around, but with a little thought we can plan some indoor activities that the whole family will like to do together.

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Win £50 to spend at Truffle Shuffle this Christmas

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in competitions, Featured | 105 comments

Win £50 to spend at Truffle Shuffle this Christmas

I LOVE Truffle Shuffle – they have all sorts that appeals to a music loving, retro, somewhat geeky film and music fan like me. Below is just a small selection of things I would like to see in my stocking this year, but check out their website for much, much more.

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Saturday is Scary Beary Caption Day

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Photo | 2 comments

Saturday is Scary Beary Caption Day

Morning SatCappers, the gorgeous Keynko has been caught up in a whirl of business and has asked me to step in for her this week, so here I am! I have a lovely picture of a bear playing the piano. This was taken at our local teddy bear museum, a place which frankly straddles the line between fun and just plain weird, if not a little scary. It is full of 7 foot high bears, dressed in human clothes and re-enacting life in the 19th century. It is very odd, and obvs for that reason I love it…. anyway, here is a musical bear, can you caption him?

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Taking A Stroll With Baby And You

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in General | 3 comments

Taking A Stroll With Baby And You

Today’s post is an editorial collaboration with Babydino.com.

While most parents undoubtedly agree that having and raising a child is the most rewarding experience of their lives, most will also agree that childrearing is also the most difficult experience. Those little bundles of joy are soft, cuddly, and overly cute – like, cute to the point you hope they never grow up. But babies are also very moody. They’re a diaper disaster waiting to happen, about five times a day at a minimum. They’re incredibly fussy, crying and turning even the deepest sleepers into jumpy insomniacs. It’s very tough raising a baby through birth, through the toddler phase, through childhood, and into their late teens.

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The Bear Inspector

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Featured, Parenting | 30 comments

The Bear Inspector

We have a visitor. His name is Rupert, he is wearing a knitted hat, a knitted vest and knitted shoes. No pants. But that’s ok as he is a small, white stuffed bear, and a very important person.

He is the pre-school bear. And he is here to judge us.

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Christmas in London

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in holidays | 19 comments

Christmas in London

We just had a night away in London, and while we were there we started to feel a bit festive (which is unknown for me, I am a usually a Christmas grouch until the 1st of December hits at which point cover me in glitter and call me Mrs Claus!). This unusual level of November Christmas excitement was caused by seeing a tiny smidge of the festive treats London has to offer.

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Snapshots of a Weekend

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in days out, Featured | 31 comments

Snapshots of a Weekend

Morning.

*yawns*

I had a fab and (moderately) debauched weekend away in London with no kids, plenty of rum and men in leopard print lycra. Tell you what tho, having fun is exhausting so instead of writing you something I am just gonna share my favourite blurry phone snaps of things I saw and liked at the weekend. If you need me, I will be lying on the sofa trying to convince a three year old to play the ‘let’s pretend we are asleep” game….

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Eye, eye, it’s #SatCap time!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Photo | 2 comments

Eye, eye, it’s #SatCap time!

Morning SatCappers, it’s my turn to host this week and here is my offering….

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