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Bedgebury Pinetum Stick Man Trail Adventure

I have been hibernating so far this winter. Spending most of my days in my joggers or pjs bottoms and doing my best to avoid unnecessary trips outside. Things are back to normal routines now and we are trying to do more things at the weekends this year. This Sunday we stepped completely out of our comfort zones and decided …

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Share Your Year – Our 2015

2015 is very nearly at an end and it’s time to reflect on the year that has gone past. I honestly don’t think that 2015 was an overly bad year for us so I’m going to reflect in 3 month sections. I’m linking up with Lauren at Belle Du Brighton who gave me this idea. January, February, March I kick …

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A Video Blog – Our Week November 2015

I am naturally beginning to take more videos of my girls. It’s a really good way to capture a moment or a memory. Technology makes storing these moments so easy too. I honestly believe that if I didn’t have my blog then I wouldn’t have half as many photos and video that I do of their childhood. Last week, Saturday …

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Teaching My Daughter About Money With thinkmoney

We were recently challenged by thinkmoney to decorate a piggy bank but to also think about what financial advice we want our girls to carry with them until they’re older. I was certainly never good with money and spent my very early “grown up” life in debt and borrowing money from my Grandad constantly. Meeting my hubby changed things, he …

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How To Create Your Autumn Wardrobe On A Shoestring

Sorting your wardrobe ready for when the leaves fall doesn’t always have to be an expensive task. You just need to take note of the trends and then tailor what you need to fulfil them to your lifestyle – easy, right? First, split your clothing into ‘needs’, i.e. workwear, nightlife, everyday outfits and work out which one is more dominant …

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American Inspired Staycation – #SantanderStaycation

Funny enough, P1 has just returned from a holiday, a full 9 days with her Grandparents. She stayed in the UK this time in a beautiful place in Gloucester. I am so jealous of her little trip away because we have put off a big, long family holiday for nearly three years. The main reason of course is the price. …

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Saving for Life’s Big Moments: Where to Make Savings

There are a few prominent milestones in each of our lives that tend to cost a lot. Finding ways in which to make savings for these events can be a real struggle. Preparing for your future is something that we all need to do. There are ways in which you can make savings in your everyday life, which can go …

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My Experience of BritMums Live 2015

If you are in the blogging community, attended BritMums Live or like (god forbid) Best Buggy UK on Facebook then you will already know what I’m about to talk about. For those lucky ones who are blissfully unaware, on returning home from BritMums Live 2015 on Saturday it was made aware to me that I, along with a few other …

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Managing The Cost Of Living As A Family

Money is a huge factor when people decided to have children. Will we be able to buy all the nappies and milk? The baby products like bouncers and cots? Is there going to be money left over for holidays or meals out still? Children are expensive and every extra penny really does count and for some families can be the …

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Leaving The Recluse Behind

When I had P1 I was made to feel ashamed of myself by some mums at the school, despite the fact all my fellow school “friends” we’re very supportive. The petition to have me removed from the school only made me more determined to prove them wrong. But as time went on and P1 arrived it was clear that becoming …

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My Mum, In The Eyes Of A 2 and 6 Year Old

There’s a new thing I’ve seen going around Facebook lately. You are asked to question your child without prior warning and without prompting them. After receiving my not so fantastic Mother’s Day card where she couldn’t answer the question “what makes mummy laugh”, I thought this would be a really fun thing to do with P1. Here’s our answers: 1. …

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A Day Out with Three Mobile & A Samsung Galaxy S6 Review

I am without a doubt loyal to my iPhone. After all I have had an iPhone for the past six years and with Hubby also owning an iPhone and being able to message each other for free is just one of the reasons I haven’t changed. But when Samsung released a much bigger phone to the iPhone a few years …

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Aldi Celebrates 25 Years In The UK

Aldi, a German based supermarket, hit the UK back in April 1990, the same month and year that my hubby was born. They now have over 500 shops in the UK! To celerate Aldi turning 25 we were sent a hamper with the ingredients and tools to create their Shooting Star Cocktail. Aldi won Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year …

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Parenting Three – 7 Months In

We are nearly 8 months in from becoming a family of five. Having three children has changed our family dynamics and the way we live quite drastically. It came as a bit of a shock when I first found out that we were expecting number three and it took me a while to really come to terms with it. We’d …

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