Back to School checklist

As some of you may know I have one child going into Y4 and another starting reception this September. I can not believe that I will have 2 children in school, they grow up so fast. With one of them being in Y4 and another in Reception their back to school needs are very different. So I have put together a few items that may help you with younger and older children with back to school. Decent size backpack – I bought my eldest a school book bag when he first started school and it soon became very obvious that… View Post

Flipazoo Review

If your children are anything like mine then they will have too many stuffed toys and change their mind all the time. One day mine like one thing and the next day they can be interested in something totally different. With Flipazoo this can be resolved. Flipazoo stuffed toys can be swapped from one animal to another within seconds. Its like a 2 in 1 toy and can be swapped over whenever your child likes. Not only do they make stuffed animals they also make playlets that flip as well. My little man was sent a large 16′ RRP £16.99… View Post

FREE/Cheap things to do with the kids

With the summer holiday’s here and the kids at home for the next 6 weeks, I thought I would share with you a few ideas that can keep the kids entertained that cost very little to absolutely nothing. Crafting day… My kids love anything to do with crafts, so I have decided to take them to hobby craft to choose something they would like to craft with. We have a lot of crafting items gems, papers, stickers, glues etc but they can choose something lie a hat to decorate, or the paper mâché animals that you can buy and paint.… View Post

A day at Newmarket races

Since I was very young I can remember my Dad watching the horse racing on TV. We went to a few race days when I was younger and it was such a fun day out. Newmarket was the main one we used to visit and now I am older and have my own children I love to take them. A day out at the races isn’t just for grown up men and woman to go drinking champagne and betting on horses for the day… well that is one part of it however it can also be an amazing family day… View Post

Family Plans

It’s been a while since I have written a personal post on the blog and there have been many reasons for this. First off I have been so busy that It has been hard to find the time to write. With both kids being pretty full on, being the main carer for my nan and helping out Mum and Dad as much as I can it takes a lot of time. These things are my main priority at the moment so unfortunately the blog has to take a back seat. After being made redundant last year we decided I wasn’t… View Post

Make your money work…

For as long as I can remember my parents always taught me to save my money and not waste it on rubbish that wasn’t needed. I must admit money used to burn a hole in my pocket when I was younger 16/17 wish. I worked a job on the checkout at Morrisons and each month my very small wage used be wasted on anything that I wanted and nothing I needed. At the age of 18 I was lucky enough to buy my first house with my then partner with the help from my parents and at that point I… View Post

Garden Renovations

With it coming up to the summer we are really wanting to enjoy our garden this year. After moving home 18 months ago the main focus has been to re-decorate the inside of our home to get it more to our taste. This means the garden has been left and it isn’t the nicest of places to sit and relax on a sunny day. I have seen so many people doing garden renovations recently on Youtube and have so many ideas for how I would like ours to look. We need a space for the kids, space for our hot… View Post

5 Tips For Contact Lens Wearers For Comfortable Summer Outings

Summer season is approaching and a lot of people can almost taste ocean breeze. Other people will plan to spend their summer hiking new tracks, playing a new sport, practicing their crafts, or just being outside with their friends and enjoying the warmth of the sun. A lot of people have been inside their houses almost all the time last season because of the bitterly cold temperature. After those cold days, summer is here to let the fun under the sun begin. Although the summer season is a delightful change of weather, this might not be the case for people… View Post

Mens fashion with Jacamo

For all you men out there, Jacamo is a great place to shop for many different items. From sports wear to smart casual all the way through to smart business suits and shoes. Doug recently was asked if he would like to try out some items from the website. Doug being Doug has quite a lot of clothes in fact more than me, so he ordered a couple of pairs of boots which are lovely. The first pair of boots are called the suede look blue Chukka boots. they are available in sizes from 7 up to 12 and are… View Post

Mother’s Day with Getting Personal

With Mother’s Day upon us are you looking for the perfect gift for your Mum or Grandma? Getting Personal let me have a look through their Mother’s day gift selection and there are some beautiful gift ideas. I found it so hard to decide what to go for but chose… Glass token…This is a beautiful glass ornament which you can personalise. It comes in a beautiful box with blue satin inside. The token says… ‘To the world you may be one person but to us you are the world’. We then personalised it at the bottom saying ‘Love from….. ’… View Post