Goodbye Day care, hello Pre-school

Yep, just when you thought all the ‘starting school / pre school’ posts were done for another year, here’s a latecomer.

Our eldest, TG started her new pre school Wednesday last week. We were surprised it was so late in September so we had been counting down the days, to be honest. It’s  not because I’m a heartless mum who can’t stand being around her kids, but for a number of legitimate reasons…
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Revisiting childhood memories…and paying them forward

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…..I really, really do. And none more than my childhood holiday destination of Broadstairs, in Kent.

It is probably an hours drive from where we live, but as a small girl seemed such a lavish and tropical far flung location. We camped, mostly, but also stayed in a handful of seafront hotels, apartments, cottages and B&Bs over the years. That was when we were being REALLY posh.
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Hide the bags #1 : Summer prints & Fringing

Much to the dismay of my husband, I have an affinity towards beautiful things and as such have a problem staying away from ‘stuff’.

Living way too close to one of the largest shopping malls in the UK, Bluewater, is therefore a bit of an occupational hazard for us local Mums. The baby facilities are way too good, resulting in frequent hiding of shopping hauls.

It’s too good an opportunity to not blog about, so welcome to my hopefully, regular (sorry Mr G) feature: hide the bags.
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Buying baby cups….a personal obsession?

Last week I had a major clear out of baby / toddler drinking cups, as I noticed one I grabbed out for a visitor was looking pretty ropey. TG is 3 1/2 now so some probably needed to be autoclaved…failing that, binned.
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