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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#BLOGMAS Day 10 – Why Should My Age Matter?

My age and the fact I have three children, seems to keep popping up in the conversations I have lately. Did you know, I’m twenty five. I don’t remember that cartoon you spoke about and I don’t know what life used to be like growing up without internet. But does it really matter? I think that people judge me for …

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#BLOGMAS Day 9 – Her First Christmas Performance

It’s that time of the year again, the time you either love or hate. Nativity time. I remember P2s first nativity at their nursery. I was so excited and put the effort into making her the angel outfit. P1 had never had nursery nativities and I was working before so never really had the time. This year was P2s first …

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#BLOGMAS Day 8 – Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

On a Wednesday P3 stays at home with me for a full and rather long day. It used to be P2s day off nursery but now she’s at school so there’s just one of my daughters at home to entertain. I have been really finding it hard to entertain my littlest baby. Children on their own need so much attention …

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#BLOGMAS Day 7 – My Favourite Grotto Experiences

We are a week in to the whole blogmas thing. I hope you are enjoying the posts I’ve created so far and will keep coming back this Christmas season. So I’m sure a lot of you have already booked to see Santa, we’ve already seen him three times already this year but I wanted to share my very favourite grotto …

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#BLOGMAS Day 6 – Bluewater Grotto & Ice Rink

I am loving the decorations everywhere. The way that the anticipation of Christmas spreads such an upbeat joy now that it is December. Recently we had been invited to experience Christmas at Bluewater. I was super excited as they have an ice rink. We bundled the kiddies in the car after school and headed to the shopping mall. I love …

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#BLOGMAS Day 5 – Our First Garden

It has been no secret of mine that I have wanted a garden for my girls to enjoy for such a long time. It feels like forever to be honest. So when we moved it was high up on my list. I never expected to be able to get such a big one though. It was run down as you …

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#BLOGMAS Day 4 – Healthy Gingerbread Snowflake Biscuits

It’s blogmas day four already. I have had the pleasure of being introduced to a company that I had never heard of before. The Groovy Food Company is a food brand that creates healthy alternatives for everyday essentials. I had the pleasure of getting to try out one of their recipes using the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Organic Coconut …

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