#HaveKidsWillTravel Our big fat Greek Holiday 2018

I guess the title of this post is a little misleading. In all honesty, since having kids, foreign travel has become a bit scary and we have been reluctant to throw ourselves into a ‘the world is our oyster’ type approach, opting for more of a caravan holiday / British coastline travel style during the summer months. more “#HaveKidsWillTravel Our big fat Greek Holiday 2018”

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RENT – What to look for in a rental property #MyFirstRentalHome

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I left home when I was around nineteen, and into my first rented property with my then boyfriend. In the years that followed I hopped to and from other rented properties with him, then with a housemate, and later on my own, before finally stepping onto the property ladder with my to-be-husband in my mid twenties. more “RENT – What to look for in a rental property #MyFirstRentalHome”

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Guest post: The Most Popular Designer Dog Breed in 2018

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It’s no secret that lately I’ve been obsessing over the idea of a puppy to make our family complete. Of course, as so many people have told me, it’s a huge responsibility; a notion I have taken on board as our doggie dreams have resided firmly in my dreams, as opposed to reality. That said though, I have loads of fun imagining what we would have, what we’d call it, and gushing over every dog I see like some kind of broody for a fur baby maniac. more “Guest post: The Most Popular Designer Dog Breed in 2018”

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A pet tortoise; The hard facts

As members of the Muddling Through household go, there’s one little dude who has distinctly lacked any airtime on the blog, despite his extra personality and charm. more “A pet tortoise; The hard facts”

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GREATERSKIES Personalised star map review & giveaway

In our house, we have this thing with stars. I guess when you have experienced a life changing loss, there is often something that you associate with that moment in time, that person, which is a comfort to believe is always there in spirit. For some it’s feathers, butterflies, maybe Robins, but there is definitely something about seeing the brightest star in the night sky that makes us think of her. more “GREATERSKIES Personalised star map review & giveaway”

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Things I miss about work item #327: The World Cup Sweepstake

In my current state of play, as a work at home / stay at home Mum, there are many things I miss about the days in the office. But at this current position of being a once-every-four-years World Cup Widow, there’s one bit of office banter I’m really missing. more “Things I miss about work item #327: The World Cup Sweepstake”

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5 signs you need a digital detox

It was reported in the news recently that Simon Cowell hasn’t touched his phone in ten months. In a bold move to improve his mental wellbeing he has literally given up his phone in favour for a more focused, more present existence. more “5 signs you need a digital detox”

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The OFFICIAL start of Summer with @LittleTikes

Despite that crazy heatwave back in April lulling us into a false sense of summer, it’s fair to say now we are in June, I like many of you, declare that summer has arrived in the U.K.  more “The OFFICIAL start of Summer with @LittleTikes”

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Mum Guilt and Me

Over the last few weeks my blog has taken me to some fun places and made me some new blogging connections. One of the faces who appeared at two Kent blogging events within the same week, in Whitstable and Chatham was the ever so lovely Jo from Guilty Mother. Jo asked the panels at both the Clemmie Hooper Mums The Word Mamas Meets Up, and the Call The Midwife Tour at Chatham Dockyard about ‘Mum Guilt’, which was the original inspiration for her blog. more “Mum Guilt and Me”

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Ten times a bridesmaid

As the dust settles over this weekends incredible Royal Wedding, it’s hard not to reflect back on your own wedding memories. A lesser known fact which probably should be included in the ‘interesting facts about me’ type ice breakers which kick around, is that over my 36 years, I’ve been a bridesmaid eight times. more “Ten times a bridesmaid”

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