Weightloss is slow.

It’s been a while since I wrote an update on the post-baby weightloss, so I thought it was about time I updated! I’ve sat down to write this post multiple times, and each time I’ve given up after the first paragraph. Weightloss is slow progress, after you have initially  lost a few lbs, things slow down, that’s natural, that’s OK, but it is disheartening. I am the most impatient person in the world, and when I don’t see instant results, I get frustrated, I sabotage myself with that chocolate biscuit which has been calling me for weeks, though I don’t stop there..I eat the packet. Yes it’s stupid, but that’s my battle with food, a long battle which I’ll write properly about another day. Continue reading →

Kids Don’t Come with a Manual – Review

I always thought the hardest part of having children would be the baby stage, and before they could talk. How naive I was! As soon as they develop opinions and can express those wonderful opinions that’s when the fun really starts! I was recently able to review the book Kids Don’t Come with a Manual – The Essential Guide to a Happy Family Life by Carole and Nadim Saad. Continue reading →

Beach combing and Hurst Castle

A castle and time at the beach? It sounds like the perfect family outing, and it really was! Last weekend we headed to Hurst Castle, we managed to trek the children along the shingle bank with the promise of a picnic and a visit into the castle! It’s about 1.5miles each way, and Mr G carried Yo in the Bushbaby carrier as it isn’t a pushchair friendly walk!

The walk provided plenty of entertainment, as the boys gathered shells and bits of rope which had washed up on the shingle bank. We talked about all the rubbish which had washed up (an environmental awareness chat before 11am!), and warned them about make sure things were safe to touch before picking them up..!


Beach combing for shells and things!

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The clingy baby stage.

We have entered a new stage with Yo who is now 8 months old, the clingy baby stage. That is to say, she cries at anyone who isn’t in the household. Grandparents are now smiled at with huge smiles, but when they lift her up for a cuddle, they are greeted with shrieks of horror and her arms stretch out to Mummy and Daddy.

Happiest surrounded by toys and as near to me as possible!

Happiest surrounded by toys and as near to me as possible!

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Exploring with the family – School Holiday Fun

The Easter holidays ended on a high, the return to school this morning was greeted with glorious sunshine and happy faces all round still chattering about the fun we had during the break. With the weather having been so kind to us over the last week, we made the most of it and almost every day was spent out and about.

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School holidays – making the most of them.


The Easter holidays were welcomed warmly, school didn’t break up for us until the Thursday before Easter so we’ve had the luxury of a week of holiday after Easter – and glorious weather to go with it! While school holidays can be hard work trying to think of things to do to keep my little people out of trouble, I also adore the holidays and always try to make the most of having my children all together. Continue reading →