'Psychologists have suggested that mothers should take holidays with friends, not family - and this includes leaving the children behind. Experts are urging tired mothers to go on "mum-cations", holidays without their offspring, to take a proper break.' With this in mind, me and three of my closest girlfriends booked a 'mumcation' to Vilamoura for … Continue reading My Mumcation
Today is World Mental Health Day and, although it feels there is a 'day' for just about everything now and Twitter is always trending with one or another, I think this is a really important one to talk about. We are all aware we are suppose to be taking care of our bodies. We take … Continue reading World Mental Health Day
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
Forty years ago today something pretty special happened. My girl Lisa was born! We first met at work 15 years ago and it has been a friendship that I have been thankful for ever since. A career driven, strong, independent women who still manages to keep her femininity and maternal insticts at the forefront … Continue reading Lisa is 40!
When you have children, especially a five – a-side team, if someone asks me if I want an afternoon out I have my lippy and heels on and I'm out the door before the kids can say bye! So when my sister in-law suggested afternoon tea It was welcomed with enthusiasm. Being 32 weeks pregnant … Continue reading Alexander House, Sussex, Afternoon Tea
I've been thinking about how much I have changed from the first time mum of twins I was ten years ago to the mum of nearly six now. This list worried me a bit, and before you contemplate calling social services after reading this, George is the happiest baby I have ever known! You … Continue reading Baby One vs Baby Five
I am really lucky when it comes to my relationship with Mike. Being self employed he is at home alot of the time. This would drive most wives to murder! But, as it happens, I quite like it! He often joins me for a coffee with the girls in the morning, listens to … Continue reading Petworth and The Three Crowns, Wisborough Green
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!