• Lifestyle

    Back to Life, Back to Reality

    January 7th – back to school runs, mum life (not that I got a break over Christmas, let’s be honest) and cracking on with the New Year. I’m a bit funny with New Year, it doesn’t officially start for me until the children have returned to school, it just doesn’t feel right. So we finished off the festivities last night with a couple of glasses of red and a takeaway. As of today it is back to normality, routine, eating well and sticking to a budget. Everyone hates January, the magic of Christmas is a distant memory and there’s nothing exciting to look forward to. For me however, I love…

  • Lifestyle

    October Goals

    October is finally here. This is my favourite month of the year when Autumn is in full swing, Halloween is just around the corner and I can properly get cosy. This month is a little different for me as I really feel the time has come to set myself some goals – something I haven’t done since the beginning of the year – and now life is calming down slightly the time is right. I think the start of a new month is the perfect time to change things if you aren’t happy with the way life is going. These are my personal goals, very much health related as the…

  • Review

    My Nametags Colour Stickers – Review

    It is the last day of the Easter holidays and my thoughts have turned towards getting organised for the return to school. By the end of each term belongings become tatty and written on nametags have worn off. My Nametags provide the best labels, they have a huge selection of designs for you and your children to pick from. There are two types of labels to choose from – colour stickers and iron on labels. Personally I prefer the colour stickers as I like to use nametags everywhere and I cannot be bothered with sewing on labels for both children, they have lots of clothing and items to take to…

  • Lifestyle

    How To Be Organised & Productive

    I have always been one of those annoying people who likes to be organised, that is probably why I chose a career as a Legal Secretary/Admin Assistant (pre children). Being productive however can be tricky especially since my children started school. During the early days when I had a toddler and newborn we spent our days going off plan, routine was still there but our days were not structured. Now both are at school (one at preschool) I have to be on the ball with school events, dentist appointments, parent evenings, reading etc. I have put together a few hints and tips that may assist you in becoming more organised…

  • Family

    Back To School Essentials

    After flapping like a mad woman last September wondering whether I had the correct uniform for Amelie starting Reception, this year I’ve left everything until the last minute (Sunday 3rd Sept to be exact) and managed to pick up the essentials we needed. Here is a list of everything I’ve bought for year 1. Name Labels – If I can suggest one essential to buy before starting school it is name labels. I have labelled everything including both of Amelie’s school shoes and sandwich box. I used these labels last year and re-purchased them again this year as they are so durable, they have been through the wash, tumble dryer…