BritMums-Healthy Red Meat-Cooking Challenge

I was given a challenge from BritMums, to cook my little family a healthy red meat dinner!

Before I begin, a small disclaimer if you will*
*I am not a chef.  I’m not even a very good cook.  I mainly just give making dinners a good attempt and hope for the best!

 

One of my main issues with cooking is that the children are always around, so I don’t find time to make new dishes-however, I do like to give them the best food-food that is healthy and tasty. Continue reading “BritMums-Healthy Red Meat-Cooking Challenge”

What Are Your Favourite Things About Autumn?

Autumn

Autumn is truly on the way people-there’s no getting away from it!

I’ll miss Summer, my tan, my flip flops, having the kids home, beach trips and, well, all things Summer really!
However, I cannot wait for Autumn-my Autumn boots, red hair, wrapped up walks with the kids, candles and little lights on, and evenings getting darker earlier. Continue reading “What Are Your Favourite Things About Autumn?”

Mumsnet Insta-Mums Thread, Are You Being Unreasonable?

Apparent definition(s) of an ‘Instamum’: Pretending to be perfect; Cringey; Lives in Farrow & Ball Houses; Business women masquerading as friends/the sisterhood; Mama’s; etc, etc, etc.

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Vertu Honda-Why We Love Our Car (even though it’s a bit rubbish)

Vertu Honda asked us to tell them (and you, my lovely readers), why we love our car!

Before I continue, I’d like to point out, we don’t own a flash car-it’s a Renault Laguna. It makes funky noises (not good funky) when you turn it on/move it/turn it, it doesn’t look amazing, and it’s quite old.

However, it is our car, and, we have reasons we love it so much.

Car

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Helicopter Parenting-Do You Really Have All The Facts?

Helicopter Parenting
Some have heard of this term, others may be  wondering what it is.
To clarify, “helicopter parenting” relates to a parent that hovers around their child, being overprotective, shadowing them, keeping a short distance between them, in case of accidents and other life issues.

 

This is me. I’m a helicopter parent. The thing is, I don’t want to be one.  I certainly never chose to be one.  It kind of just happened. Continue reading “Helicopter Parenting-Do You Really Have All The Facts?”

Which Movie Car Would You Lease For A Day?

Recently, I was asked the above question by Vertu Lease Cars, as part of a campaign they’re running HERE.  

It prompted a rather length discussion with my husband, regarding our choices.

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Haven-Rockley Park, Dorset-Family Holiday Review-Part 3

FOLLOWING ON FROM THE second PART OF OUR HAVEN HOLIDAY REVIEW (SEE here FOR PART two), I’M BRINGING YOU the third and final INSTALMENT TODAY!

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Haven-Rockley Park, Dorset-Family Holiday Review-Part 2

Following on from the first part of our Haven holiday review (see here for part one), I’m bringing you the next instalment today!

 

After unpacking and taking in the views from our decking area, we grabbed our swimming clothes and headed up to the park.  The children had seen the outdoor pool on the way in, and were desperate to visit it, and, as we didn’t have to head to a shop to pick up the necessities thanks to Haven, we agreed to take them! Continue reading “Haven-Rockley Park, Dorset-Family Holiday Review-Part 2”

Haven-Rockley Park, Dorset-Family Holiday Review-Part 1

Way back in March, at an unrelated awards ceremony, I happened to be sat next to two of the nicest, funniest people I’ve met in a long time.  They happened to be PR and Content Managers at Haven.
As they left, I was given a card, and told to contact them the following week-something I did first thing the Monday morning, thanking them for making us feel comfortable at the table we were all placed at.

5 months later, and we owe those two Haven managers, Johnny and Helen, the biggest amount of gratitude.  We’ve not long returned from our first family holiday, to Poole in Dorset, which we were given by Haven, in exchange for a review.
This sounds pretty simple, but to us it meant everything-and we hope we’ve done Haven proud with our review, as well as the vlog I’ve spent a week putting together-wanting it to be nothing less than perfect.

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Making Your Blog A Success-Top Tips From Fellow Bloggers

So often, I find myself shaking my head in exasperation, at the lack of help available for new bloggers, trying to find their way in the blogging world, but unable to get answers to basic questions.

Making a blog successful isn’t easy, so I decided to take it into my own hands, and give you newbie bloggers, a little insight into what my fellow blogger friends, think is important to grow a successful blog.

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