Three Festive Days Out For The Whole Family

With the festive season already in full-swing, parents up and down the country are continually having to rack their brains for activities that will entertain all the family. Whilst Christmas time is a magical time to be part of a big family, it does have its fair share of frustrations as well – particularly for Mum and Dad. All parents, who have a brood compromising of members in different stages of childhood, will know how difficult it can be to […]

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Christmas Shopping – Le Sigh!

I can’t believe that I am so behind on everything to do with Christmas! I literally have only bought about three things and everything else is yet to be purchased. In person. Not on line… Because? Well, I’ve obviously left it far too late for that sort of thing. I think I have my Mum sorted but I can’t divulge as she reads the blog and I do have a Xeno for each of the children thanks to a little […]

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Poundland’s Christmas Wonderland!

We’ve had a 99p shop on our high street for years and when I found out Poundland was opening up too I just thought ‘Oh no, not another one…’ But… Now that it’s here and I’ve had the pleasure of going in there properly (almost daily if I’m honest), I have to say it’s flipping brilliant and far better than all the other shops of a similar philosophy. A week or so ago there was a documentary about Tatler magazine […]

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The Best of Lidl’s Wine Selection

Anyone who has ever hosted a social gathering knows the stress of trying to buy the right amount and mixture of alcoholic beverages for the evening. Even with something as universally loved as wine, everyone has different tastes and preferences. Beyond the classic divide of red and white, there are a range of conflicting opinions regarding dryness, sweetness and fruitiness. Therefore, I decided to do a quick survey of those invited so I could compile a rough criteria. Although I […]

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Aldi’s Christmas Rock ‘n’ Roller Baby Cocktail!

A few months ago Aldi challenged me to make a cocktail using Aldi spirits and I, selflessly,, stepped up to the task and made a traffic light concoction! It was summer, the colours were sunny and it doesn’t take much to get me to open a bottle of gin… More recently they asked if I’d like to do something similar but for Christmas instead so I had a little think and decided something warm would be appropriate. Something warm AND […]

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How To Hold A Baby?!

I remember when my sister was a baby (there’s a big gap between us) and I handed her to Jonny fully expecting him to be able to hold her, you know, properly… It was a bit weird then when he held her straight out in front of him, both arms stretched out. He was carrying her like she was some sort of bomb that he needed to get rid of as soon as possible and I suppose, in a way, […]

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One Whole First Term At Big School!

My baby, my tiny girl, has done one whole term at big school (or she will have done come the end of the week) and I am literally brimming with pride for her. She has got through a very rocky start and is now going from strength to strength in everything she does there. She is quite simply wonderful! She got her first school report yesterday and it was filled with As for effort and Bs for progress. I literally […]

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