Wardrobe Wishlist – 70’s trend

My Winter wardrobe mid season upate ready for pre-Christmas fun is under way, I want to be on trend, but without too much glitz and sparkle (I’ll keep that for Christmas and New Year!). One of the trends I’m loving this season is the 70’s trend. The fringes, fake furs, and vibrant colours really make the dull Autumn/Winter months fun! So, these are the 70’s trend pieces on my wishlist!

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Competitive parent V. The School Project..

Competitive parents, you are the bane of my life, as you spark my competitive side and that’s not always a good thing!

My eldest son is in year 3, and he came home with a school homework project a few weeks ago, which he was delighted to have. I went through the project and explained he needed to take ownership of it. He decided how and what to do, and we were all set. Then, at the school gates it all changed..  Continue reading →

Does feeling “broody” ever stop?

Does getting that broody feeling ever stop? Do you ever wake up and know that you don’t want anymore babies? Or is it more of a gradual thing where you learn that you have your family and in reality it’s quite big enough? Being surrounded by ladies with babies, or glowing Mums to be, I’ve started to wonder about having another baby. Yes The Mumington Post, your baby photos have really not helped! Continue reading →

The Nutcracker, The Anvil Basingstoke – Review

I haven’t seen the Nutcracker for several years, I have fond memories of growing up and attending performances at Christmas which made everything seem incredibly festive and exciting. Basingstoke’s The Anvil hosted Moscow City Ballet performing the Nutcracker for one night only, to a virtually full auditorium! The Nutcracker is really a magical performance, and I observed a row of children aged around 9 utterly captivated by the production!


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Little Tikes Support Movemeber wih a great Competition!

To help raise funds for mens health charities, Little Tikes are running a special Movember themed competition. To enter just post a photo of your mo onto the Little Tikes UK Facebook page or share it with Little Tikes on twitter (@littletikesuk). Don’t have a mo? Visit Little Tikes and you can download an exclusive Little Tikes stencil to help you create a DIY mo! There are 5 special Mr Cozy Coupe’s to be won plus runners up prizes! Most importantly, for each entry received Little Tikes will donate £1! 

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Be Safe, Be Seen this November!

We are in the season of dark evenings, I know some days it feels like I don’t see home in the hours of daylight! Walking to and from school, or outdoor events like Firework displays. As a driver, I am always careful around pedestrians, but it can be difficult to see them when they’re wearing dark clothing – especially if the street lighting is poor. As a pedestrian, I have to confess my winter coat is navy blue, and I don’t think to wear any reflectors, yet I live in a very poorly lit area. According to figures provided by Volvo, each year nearly 2,500 pedestrians are killed or seriously injured in November alone. So, I’m sharing my three favourite items for autumn/winter to keep safe and seen! Continue reading →