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Back to Work in Style

Although I work from home I do spend the odd day in the office and having not done that for a good four years my work wardrobe was looking rather pathetic. It didn’t help that I’d gained weight since the last time I wore work clothes either. Needless to say I had to hit the… Read More

Family Holidays in Tenerife


The beautiful island of Tenerife offers year round sunshine, dramatic landscapes, action packed holiday resorts and sleep fishing villages, so if you’re wondering about the weather and things to do in Tenerife island for families, read on: Tenerife is full of excellent choices in terms of where to stay with the children. From the lively Playa del… Read More

Meal Planning Monday

I’ve been so busy lately that my meal planning has completely fallen by the wayside. I’m trying to get back to doing it regularly though as it does help me stick to my diet (when I bother doing that too of course). Armed with my new cookbook Nadia Sawalha’s Greedy Girl’s Diet Second Helpings, I’m… Read More

A Bit of an Update


Inspired by Cass over at The Diary of a Frugal Family, I thought I’d do a bit of an update post of my own. My blog is often rather neglected thanks to life kind of taking over and I haven’t written about the kids at all for quite a long time. So here it is… Read More

Building a child friendly home

  As any mother knows, maintaining a clean and tidy clutter-free home when there are children living there can feel like an almost impossible task. As well as the mess, there are safety measures to consider, and you need sensible spaces that are both safe and encouraging for their development. In spite of all this,… Read More

Mums and working

I’ve written about this subject before, way back when in 2010 I wrote a blog post about ‘Working mums vs stay at home mums‘ where I talked about my fondness for working in an office, getting out of the house and having something that made me ‘me’ rather than just someone’s mum. Fast forward four… Read More

Sisters of Treason: A Review

sisters of treason

What the back of the book says – ‘From the author of Queen’s Gambit, which People magazine called, “A must-read for Philippa Gregory fans,” a gripping historical novel about two sisters who tread as dangerously close to the crown as their tragic sister, Lady Jane Grey, executed after just nine days on the throne. Early in Mary Tudor’s… Read More

What I’m Doing Now….


I’ve been tagged by the lovely Cass over at The Diary of a Frugal Family to share with you what I’m doing now – if you didn’t get that from the title of course. I haven’t done one of these memes for ages so thought I’d give it a go. Reading: I’ve got Essentials magazine open in… Read More

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