Have you spotted a delightful scene in a movie that you wish you could visit? It might be closer than you think. Suttons, retailers of vegetable seeds, has investigated famous destinations and where you can find them. Continue reading →
After having children many things change. My wardrobe has certainly had to ring the changes. No longer do I live in white linen on summer holidays – it doesn’t look quite so stylish with chocolate ice cream smudged over it! But where do you start in updating your wardrobe? Continue reading →
Baby number 4 has arrived, we’re delighted to welcome a baby BOY! We have been blessed with three sons and a daughter! The children are mostly delighted with their new sibling. I say “Mostly”, as baby poo and baby screaming is not popular! In seriousness, the children are marvellous! I couldn’t have hoped for a better reaction to a new baby brother in the house!
With four children in the house, things can get pretty hectic at home! Sometimes, especially at half term, it is difficult to balance meal times. I want to give the children something quick, simple and balanced. The children want a takeaway! Continue reading →
Our Christmas was spent marred by ill health. While I had the flu jab to help protect me in pregnancy, whatever strain of this flu like bug was not the one I was protected against. I spent Christmas asleep on the sofa under a blanket. Mr G did much the same to see in the New Year, yes I like to share, even my germs.
The benefit of illness has been I have found time to sit and read while Mr G has lay shivering on the sofa over the last few days. I picked up a copy of How Green Are my Wellies at a charity shop before Christmas, for the princely sum of 90 pence. It’s beautifully written, and an easy read, and has sought to remind me how “green” we are as a family. It also made me wonder whether we could be Greener Living in 2018?
This will be my fourth Christmas being pregnant! The second Christmas being heavily pregnant, and I really do mean heavily pregnant? People always say “Oh gosh I bet it’s annoying being pregnant at Christmas, isn’t it?” Well, I have to admit that it’s not all fun and games, but there are some simple steps I take to make sure I can enjoy the season! I’m going to share those with you now!
There’s something wonderful about receiving a hamper at Christmas. However, they can be pricey, and often contain things which people don’t like! So, how about making your own?
I am a huge fan of coffee. As are many family and friends! Rombouts kindly sent me a selection of their coffees. So, I had the idea to make coffee hampers to give them for Christmas. The wonderful thing about making your own hampers is they can be as simple or exotic as you like. I also like the fact I can buy most of the bits I want to add while I’m doing my weekly shop!
My 3 year old daughter loves dolls. I’ve heard lots about Lottie dolls over the years, but as my daughter is into “Princesses” I thought we’d have to wait a while until I could show her Lottie dolls. However, I then spotted the Snow Queen Lottie doll, and when she was sent one I knew that it’d be a great way to introduction to the Lottie range!
Making time for a bath as a Mama-to-be I find to be incredibly rewarding as a way to bond with my bump. I also remember that making time for a bath as a new Mama is so important – it can make you feel as though you’ve been on a holiday! (Well they do say a change is as good as a break!). With that in mind, I am sharing my favourite bath time products for Mamas and Babies! Continue reading →