Life

bakerdays slice of cake
bakerdays

bakerdays provide such a wide range of cakes and styles you would be hard pushed not to find one that you love. You can personalise them with your own words…

Hopping Hare Candle
Hopping Hare Candles

I met these ladies behind Hopping Hare Candles at a craft fair in Leamington Spa earlier this month, and quickly snapped up one of their ‘Relaxing’ candles. Hand blended with…

Hopster on the iPad
Hopster

Combining TV shows, games, books and more in a child friendly, ad free app, Hopster has been a huge hit in our household. Using one subscription* we have downloaded it…

Mindfulness Gift feet card
Mindfulness Gift

The positive effects of practicing mindfulness have been widely documented. One thing that they are said to help with is reducing the stress that long term ill health can bring…

Ollie Collie mug
Ollie Collie

Described as a Border Collie online gift shop, Ollie Collie sell a wide range of items and I am delighted to be featuring them in my 2017 Christmas gift guide….

The Scarf Room hats
The Scarf Room

There’s something about the autumnal weather that inspires chunky knitwear. Scarfs, hats, head warmers, each just instantly makes me feel snuggled and warm. Where better to look for the perfect…

YogaBellies Christmas
YogaBellies

Silvia kindly invited me to join her mum to be class earlier on in the year, which I reviewed here. This autumn, I returned to try out a different style of class called CorePlay. Find out more about that one, here. You can purchase gift vouchers for Silvia’s Leamington and Warwick classes which I think would make a wonderful present this Christmas. Please contact her for further details.

Me in New Zealand
Self-care

Do you ever forget to take time out for yourself? I know I do. In fact, I am pretty terrible at self-care. I’ve lost count of how often I’ve set…

Mother and son having fun
Parenting

Parenting is a peculiar thing. When I was in the early stages of pregnancy with Chief, I have a clear memory of walking into a popular bookstore and perusing an…

Having fun dressing up with The Loud One
Five Funny Things

I was tagged a few weeks ago by Louise over at Mummy Miller to write a Five Funny Things post (you can find her ‘Five Funny Things’ post here). The…

Dog at New Lanark
Holidaying With A Dog

Going on holiday with a dog is much like going on holiday with young children. You pack their bag, make sure you have suitable bedding for them, and take any…

Collage of flowers
Summer Reading List

I’ve had an annual summer reading list for possibly the last 30 years. Ever the bookworm I was known for regularly having my nose stuck in-between pages, no noise coming…

Clock faces
Time

Time has stopped me in my tracks this weekend. The realisation that I have two sons hurtling towards their seventh and fifth birthdays seems unreal. Arranging celebrations is one thing…

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