I really didn't expect to have to deal with my children being influenced from an outside source as young as eleven years old. We haven't even started high school. Yet, here I am, trying to tackle my son, who, up until five moths ago was a polite, calm, laid back kid who's biggest problem was … Continue reading Life with an eleven year old 'gamer'
Its been a while since I wrote a totally self centred blog post with no point to it at all. A post that is completly unhelpful, except to let me use it as a diary...so that when I look back one day will be able to remember that week in November 2017. Lets start with … Continue reading My Last Week of November
Well, what an experience this was!! On paper, this weekend was my idea of absolute hell. Six children (two babies), a tent, rain....lots of rain, mud....lots of mud and not a tiled roof in sight! Somehow, amongst the damp and filth, we dug deep into our British souls and managed to have a fantastic weekend … Continue reading CampBestival 2017
I thought about the boys future before they were even born. I looked into primary schools, high schools and nurseries. Obviously, if I was going to raise the next Prime Minister or Richard Branson I was going to have to make sure I made the right decisions with regards to their education. It seemed like … Continue reading Choosing the right Secondary School
I have recently reflected on the times I watched my brother play football, years ago when I was a kid, it would transform my usually calm and reserved dad into a gobby, uncontrollable mess. This often resulted in my poor brother finishing his match red faced with embarrassment and a little angry. I could never … Continue reading Kids Football
I am linking up today with Parent Blogs Elite Linky #1 with Jenny at www.midwifeandlife.com Because I have spent nearly four of the last ten years pregnant people assume I must love it. It's not so much about loving it as trying to embrace it and making the most of it. It is after … Continue reading 10 things I love vs 10 things I hate about pregnancy
2016 has been an exciting year for me. My new addition, George has given me his first giggles, crawled, taken his first steps and become a fully fledged toddler. I watch my beautiful sister in law get married on one of the best holidays I've ever had. I spent a fantastic weekend in Dublin … Continue reading Happy New Years……Resolutions?
One of the most common things I get asked as a mum of thousands of children is ' how do you get anything done with a baby? ' The answer is really simple, at home, behind closed doors, we call it ' the cage' on the outside you call it a playpen! You could stress … Continue reading How I get stuff done with a baby
Deck the halls! We have had a really special, festive weekend full of friends, wine, mince pies, sausage rolls, tinsel, The Pogues and Santa Claus! Back in November I looked into which Santa to take the kids to visit. I looked into local garden centres, National trust venues and shopping centres. I … Continue reading Saint Nick popped in for a cuppa!
I've been finding it hard to blog lately. Since George turned one he up'ed his game massivly. He has gone from a quiet little baby who sits contently playing in his playpen (or cage to you that know us well) to a walking, talking, shouting Hitler whos day consists of eating, tipping up the dogs … Continue reading My little man