Siblings 2018 – January

It’s a brand new year. 2018 will be the fourth year we have taken part in the Sibling Project that is run by the lovely Lucy at Dear Beautiful. I have tried many linky things in the past but none have quite stuck like this one. It’s a monthly blog post where I showcase my daughters and talk about their …

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My Sunday Photo 2018 – Extreme Tiredness

I’ve already failed miserably at this so won’t promise I’ll be joining in every Sunday, but I’ll do my best! This Sunday’s photo is from Wednesday. The previous evening P2 was exhausted. I put it down to the adjustment of back to school. She actually asked to go to bed early and I had P2 and P3 both asleep by …

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Special Needs Diary #13 – A Long Needed Update On Our Autism Journey

It’s been nearly a whole year since I last updated or spoke properly about P1’s special needs. It has been such an exhausting year but I think that we are heading in the right direction finally. I learn new things about P1 each day yet it’s hard to actually pin point the differences when people ask us. How do you …

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Soft Play Graduation

I didn’t have an adult life without soft play due to having my first daughter at sixteen years of age and the eight year age gap between my little brother and me. Ultimately I have been going to soft play for twenty five years! Nine of those years I have been a Mum. Like many parents, I have used soft …

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10 Things I’ve Learnt About My Kittens

We welcomed two little kittens to our family just a few weeks ago and I’ve been enjoying spamming my Instagram with kitten photos ever since. Our boys, Billy and Jake, are now fifteen weeks old and have caused absolute chaos as they’ve settled into family life at Christmas time. I wanted to put together a little list of some of …

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Grown Up Time: Turn Your Bathroom Into A Spa

Before children came into my life, I remember a few special occasions where I would treat myself, friends or even family to a relaxation session at our local spa. Or making a weekend of it with my partner and staying in a posh spa retreat – facials, body massages, hot tubs, the smell of the warm wood in the sauna …

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A Chilly Winters Walk

One of my goals this year is to document my personal life better than I did last year. I want to document every little moment. I’m not entirely sure if it will always be a diary style post, maybe just pictures or a mixture of the two but it’s important to me to go back to the very beginning and …

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Happy New Year! My 2018 Goals

Last year my 2017 goals was a list of ten things I’d hope to achieve. Firstly, how bloody quick has 2017 gone? I feel like each year goes past quicker and quicker. I looked back on the goals set this time last year, that’s weird to say, and I was so shocked to find that I have managed to achieve …

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Hosting My First Christmas On Boxing Day

When we moved homes, I was so excited that it was in plenty of time for Christmas. We could finally have a proper sized tree and actually host family. Sadly my MiL has already made plans for Christmas Day with her own in laws so it meant our Christmas was just for us. Instead we decided to host Boxing Day …

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Christmas Day 2017!

We had a very different Christmas this year. In the past we have spent it round other family members houses. This year was the first year we’ve stayed at home and I quite enjoyed the change. It started how every Christmas starts, with opening of presents. We went a little overboard this year. I’m not ashamed about it though as …

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Christmas Eve Birthday 2017!

Christmas Eve in this household is all about my eldest daughter. This little pickle made her early appearance on Christmas Eve nine years ago and since then, Christmas has changed! We put pause to festive plans to celebrate her birthday. She woke up quite early, I asked her to wait a little while for everybody else to wake up. Then …

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#BLOGMAS Day 24 – Letter To My Princess 1 – 9 Years

To my Princess 1, Nine years ago you made your early appearance, became the centre of my attention, my worries and love. You transformed my life. I’ve spent nine years stumbling along in a haze, learning how to be a parent, how to be your mum, a Mum to a special needs child. You have taught me so much about …

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#BLOGMAS Day 23 – A Cheat’s Home Made Mince Pies

We are literally hours away from Christmas now. I’ve spent today tidying up ready for my eldest to celebrate her birthday tomorrow. Today I thought I’d bring you a recipe that makes creating your own home made mince pies super easy. What’s better is that they are delicious and you’ll definitely earn some points from your guests! You will need: …

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#BLOGMAS Day 22 – Our Fake Christmas Day

Growing up I always spent Christmas Day at my Mum’s house. My grandparents piled round and it was always a really chilled festive day. I’d play with my presents, we’d fill our tummies with food and just enjoy each other’s company. I have many photos of my Nan and Grandad sleeping on Christmas Day. Since we moved to Kent four …

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#BLOGMAS Day 20 – Santa’s Grotto At Coolings Nature Trail

I didn’t think that my little family had many traditions. Things that we do each year especially around Christmas time. But it turns out that we do have some. One of those is the Santa’s grotto at the Green & Pleasant Nature Trail near our home. It’s actually my mother in law who books this grotto for the girls. It’s …

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#BLOGMAS DAY 19 – Last Minute Learning Resources Gifts

We are in the crucial last days in the lead up to Christmas. This time next week it’ll all be over. Have you got everything? Are you wrapped and ready? Well I’m not and if you are like me, you may need some last minute inspiration. During December we got sent two educational toys to review from Learning Resources. First …

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Siblings 2017 – December – Looking Back On A Year

The third year done and dusted of the Siblings project. I can’t believe it! I’ve had my completed set of sisters for three years now. This photography project has been the only one I have stuck at. I love documenting our journey and how they grow. I think the previous two years have been the ones where you can see …

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#BLOGMAS Day 13 – Top Gift Ideas for Little Princesses  

It can be a tough job choosing a gift for your daughter, especially if she already owns all the top tech and in vogue gifts out there. So why not give your little girls a gift that will transport them back to your childhood? Just because they might want the latest smartphone or tablet, it doesn’t mean that they can’t …

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#BLOGMAS Day 12 – Adopting Through The RSPCA

For as long as I can remember, P2 has been asking to have a pet cat or dog. I wanted to make her dreams come true but our housing situation at the time meant that we just couldn’t give the right home that a cat or dog would need. We promised P2 we would reconsider when we got a garden …

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Tropical Islands Water Park & Berlin Mall – Day 2

This is our second of three blog posts covering our little mini honeymoon to Tropical Islands Resortin Germany. The first blog post can be found here. We woke up on our first morning feeling super refreshed. We’d gone to bed at 7pm the night before after a pretty hectic day of travelling and swimming. We wanted to get our breakfast …

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