• Lifestyle

    Follow Friday

    I thought I would bring Follow Friday to my blog this week as I’ve not really been in the mood for blogging so much this week. In fact I’ve read more blogs than I have put up posts myself. The next four blogs are inspirational, funny, informative and just generally brilliant, please take a look if you have a minute. The Boody Baby Blogs – Kai’s Story I absolutely love this blog to bits! The Boody Baby Blogs – Kai’s Story is written by a lovely mum called Natasha who documents her and her family’s journey through autism. Kai is the most scrumptious little lad, I love seeing photos of him…

  • Lifestyle

    Feeling A Tad Lost

    As the title suggests, I’m feeling a bit lost at the moment with regards to my diet and exercise plan. Truth is I don’t really have a plan and I don’t like not knowing what I’m doing. I go through phases of being really focussed where I will plan my meals, have no junk food or treats in the house, I will up my water intake and work out about 4 times a week. This will continue for around 2 or 3 weeks then I will let the healthy eating slip at the weekend, I will have a glass or two of wine and a takeaway to celebrate it is the…

  • Family

    It Has Been Amazing!

    I’m sat here with the gorgeous sun shining in the blue sky, you would think it was around 3pm it is not it is 7pm. I am so happy that we have entered into spring but I’m not happy that we have lost an hour and on Mother’s Day of all days. However, I have had the most amazing day. It has probably been the best Mother’s Day since becoming a mum. I started the day at 7am (6am really) with my little Charlie Bear, I left Mr K and Amelie snoozing, when they woke I was greeted with beaming little faces from the children they were so excited to say…

  • Family

    Bored Now!!

    I fear this post is just going to be one long moan and I’m really sorry for that but sometimes you have to strip blog posts back to being about real life not reviews, days out, meal plans and jolly photos. For about 6 months I’ve had a headache every single day these sometimes turn into horrendous migraines where I feel sick to the stomach, feel dizzy and generally unwell. I have always suffered with headaches and migraines but have never found out why I’m getting them. Are they hormonal, is it stress/life or is there something more sinister going on – who knows? I have been to the doctors many…

  • Family

    Big School

    We have just returned from our second parents evening at Amelie’s school. The first one we had was literally a few weeks into her first year in Reception and wasn’t really that useful. This one however was totally amazing, I can’t quite wrap my head around the fact that I have a 5 year old child who can read, write in sentences, add up, subtract, count in 2s and knows all of the 3D shapes. How on earth did that happen in the space of 6 months? I really do not give Amelie enough credit for the amazing work she has achieved during her school year, just looking through her…

  • Family

    Beauty & The Beast

    As soon as I heard Beauty & The Beast was being made into a film I couldn’t wait to see it. The Disney animation for me was my favourite movie growing up, I remember my sister and me used to fight over who was Belle. The one who wasn’t Belle had to be one of the three blonde girls who adored Gaston, nine times out of ten I was Belle (being the big bossy sister after all, sorry sis!). I loved everything about the movie, the songs, the love story and of course the yellow dress. Amelie has watched the Disney movie a lot and had a Belle dress when she…

  • Family

    LeapFrog My Own LeapTop, Scout – My Thoughts

    Just before Christmas I was visiting a good friend of mine, whilst at her house she gave Charlie a LeapFrog My Own LeapTop to play with. I had not seen this kind of children’s laptop before but Charlie absolutely loved playing with it. So it was only natural that it went on the Christmas list. As soon as Charlie opened this on Christmas day he was hooked and it is just the right size/weight for him to carry around. It has a little handle which is big enough for small hands to grip and is not heavy in any way so is ideal for trips in the car, trips to the supermarket…

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    Cute and Funny Ramblings of a 2 Year Old

    Both of my children are complete chatterboxes they never stop. They both said their first word at 6 months old and have continued to talk ever since. Our lives are filled with crazy stories, funny (not funny) jokes, tuneful songs and lots of laughter. Charlie has been making me giggle lots just lately, here are a few cute but funny things he has been saying. Watching football on the TV Daddy: You can be a footballer when you grow up Charlie. Charlie: But I won’t be able to fit in the TV, I’m too big.   After having a bath Mummy: Oh you smell all clean and fresh. Charlie: You smell…

  • Lifestyle

    Slow Cooker Beef Stew

    I’ve got to say I’m loving my slow cooker at the moment, never thought I would say that as I’ve not had the best experience so far. I popped to my mum’s last week and she was raving about her slow cooker beef stew so obviously I had to give it a bash. I’m pleased to say it turned out absolutely scrumptious I will certainly be making it again. Ingredients 3 Carrots Diced Beef/Steak 700g 1 Parsnip 6 New Potatoes 1 Leak 1 Small Swede 500ml Beef Stock 4 Tablespoons Gravy mixed with 300ml Water Salt & Pepper This recipe is very simple, peel and chop all veg and put…

  • Review

    Party Bags & Supplies Review

    Having recently just planned and organised my first ever 5th birthday party I can honestly say I wish I got a party pack with everything all organised for me. I will remember this in future should I hold any more parties for Amelie and Charlie. It is stressful even if you don’t intend on it being a big bash, there is so much to think about that’s why I really like the idea of someone taking the pressure off me. Party Bags & Supplies cater for every single taste going. They have the latest character party theme, decorations, pre filled party bags and so much more. I was kindly sent a…