Whilst I’ve confessed publicly that 2017 is going to see a new me; one who cuts back on impulsive shopping and less off the excessive materialism, there’s nothing like a change of season for a little bit of a splurge. more “#HideTheBags for less with voucherism”
Dobbies in Gillingham Kent asked me to pop by this weekend to pick up a Mother’s day treat from their newly revamped food halls. Conveniently we were in the area at a kids party (standard) on Saturday so it was a total pleasure to stop by and take a look around. more “A Mother’s Day treat from Dobbies food hall”
I remember my first proper watch. It was an eighties icon- the swatch pop watch with a bright red face, with a lovely parrot on, and a really wide elasticated strap that swamped my tiny arm. Such a cult classic. So cool, when I was eight. I have no idea what happened to it – probably got swapped on the playground for a set of garbage patch dolls stickers or something. more “Tick Tock; When a watch tells more than the time”
I love a bit of organising. Well, mostly. Let’s be honest it comes with it’s fair share of headaches too! I was in my element sorting out all the details for last year’s summer party extravaganza at my home, and it was the highlight of the summer of 2016 for me, and the supermum crew. more “Summer party venue ideas”
Anyone who knows me, knows that when it comes to food, my last supper of choice would probably be a tie between a peri peri chicken platter or a foot-long sandwich (mentioning no names of course). It’s hardly fine dining, but I know what I like and I like what I know. So when I was invited to try out the new Earl of Sandwich branch at my local shopping mall, Bluewater in Kent, they were definitely barking up the right tree. more “Lunch in Bluewater; Earl of Sandwich review”
Years ago whilst pottering away in the lab at work, we got into a bit of a debate. Would you give up work if you won the lottery? Opinions were divided, and whilst some people said they would definitely continue with the career they had worked hard for, others said the first thing they’d do is hand in their notice. more “If I won the lottery…”
If there’s one item at the top of any parents to do list in December, it has to be sorting out a visit to see the big guy himself. St Nick, Santa, Father Christmas…whatever you want to call him, he is a busy guy getting around every department store, garden centre, shopping precinct, school, nursery, kids party and hospital. Yet, the slots to go sit on his knee (well, actually I’m not sure that’s the done thing anymore?), particularly on an annual-leave-free- weekend, are like GOLDDUST. more “Tea with Santa at Elm court, a Wyevale garden centre (REVIEW)”
In the many happy memories of my childhood there are so many books that I can still remember to this day. Some were made to be handled by us kids, and others were made to be out of reach of teeny hands and felt tip pens – to be respected, treasured and loved into adulthood. My favourite was a hardback copy of Alice in Wonderland, which didn’t so much entice me by the small print and long drawn out story, as the magical quirky pictures that adorned each page. more “Children’s book review: Emmy and the Whale”
Pack it up pack it in, let me begin, if I don’t squeeze in this reference, battle me, that’s a sin.
Okay, okay I’ll stop there.
So…trampoline centres. They are literally springing up everywhere lately. To be honest, I hadn’t really thought about heading on down to one as I thought the sproglets would be too weeny (age 2 & 4). I had reserved the very idea to my (growing) list of things to do when we don’t have the children around one day. i.e. in my dreams / never. more “Jump In…a trampoline arena review and #giveaway”