Rookie Mistakes: The family portrait

In the first twelve weeks of motherhood, life was a bit of a fog. I felt a bit of a state, and I was really struggling to feel like my normal old self whilst keeping my tiny human alive. more “Rookie Mistakes: The family portrait”

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#MySundayPhoto 120317 PJs and Wellies

To say spring has arrived may be a tad premature. BUT…  more “#MySundayPhoto 120317 PJs and Wellies”

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Twilight years

I’m turning 36 this year, and it seems so many of my friends and family are going through a similar life stage; losing our grandparents to illness, dementia, old age, and ultimately, watching them see out their twilight years. more “Twilight years”

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Tread-ing on thin ice; how not to do tyre maintenance

Back in January last year I wrote a post about getting the car Winter ready, and even put there in black and white that we’d been given the green light on our tyres for a little longer… I put it there for all to see that we’d definitely get the tyres re-checked and replaced ‘soon’. more “Tread-ing on thin ice; how not to do tyre maintenance”

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Creatures of habit

“STOP BEING SILLY”. It’s the words my neighbours hear far too frequently being hollered through the walls of our adjoining homes, or out on the front driveway, as I’m trying to coerce one of the kids out of an irrational meltdown over one of their ‘things’. more “Creatures of habit”

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STUFF

This post might be the anti-blog in a world of parenting, lifestyle, and beauty bloggers all busily showcasing the world of beautiful stuff that we just have to have. But here goes nothing. more “STUFF”

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If I won the lottery…

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…”

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“You need to slow down”

Has a passing comment ever resonated with you, I mean really stayed with you beyond it’s throwaway nature?

“You need to slow down”

Those were the simple words spoken to me by a grandmother at the nursery gates some eighteen months ago. A stranger really, but someone who impacted me quite significantly with five short words. more ““You need to slow down””

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Just a stay at home Mum

As our car insurance came up for renewal I finally managed to a bit of price comparison online, and secure a better deal (winning, I know). I called up my existing insurer, who I won’t name and shame, and we ran few a few details to cancel my policy. It’d expire in ten days, and wouldn’t be renewed, to be superseded by the oh so much cheaper new provider.  more “Just a stay at home Mum”

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Guest post: 3 Money Tips for the Stay at Home Parent

Reducing from two salaries to one (in conjunction with increasing your household from two people to more) is no walk in the park. The financial impact for a stay at home parent is pretty obvious, and if you think it’s all coffee mornings, shopping and brunches you should think again. Being at home whilst trying not to spend isn’t easy, and there is a bigger picture to consider beyond the day to day self control of spending on bacon baps and lattes. more “Guest post: 3 Money Tips for the Stay at Home Parent”

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