Motherhood

Has Being A Stay At Home Mum Affected Your Confidence?

You've had the maternity-leave send off. The baby shower. The baby. Your little bean is finally here - lighting your house, bringing so much life into the four walls you occupy with this little miracle - and definitely not such a 'little bean' anymore. Every visitor you'd ever imagined has come to meet your new… Continue reading Has Being A Stay At Home Mum Affected Your Confidence?

Days out · Holidays · Motherhood · Travel · Wiki Places for Kids

Why would you let the weather ruin your day?

The sun has disappeared, and we appear to be in the midst of March winds and April showers finally making their annual appearance (albeit two months late). Some days, you just get up and look out the window, and it's wet. Your mood is flattened in an instant. But you don't have to feel flat. After all,… Continue reading Why would you let the weather ruin your day?

Business · Miscellaneous · Motherhood · Successes and Failures

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

How often do you reflect on your life, where you have been, and where you are going? We like to set ourselves goals, but then feel like a failure when we don't achieve or stick to them. Have you ever asked yourself why you didn't achieve something you've always wanted to do? From a dream… Continue reading What do you see when you look in the mirror?

camping · Holidays · Mini-breaks · Wiki Places for Kids

It’s the best kind of holiday.

Have you ever sat outside on a mild, still summer's eve, gazing up at the blackest sky, peppered with bright twinkling stars and watched a meteor show? Wrapped up in a fleece or a blanket because it's grown chilly, but you don't want to leave the beauty of the night sky, away from the light pollution and noise of everyday living?

Motherhood · Running

This is why I run

Running isn't always easy. Finding the time to get out there, with a group or by yourself, is hard. But once you get out there, you break through the clumsiness, and you find your rhythm. With the wind flowing through my hair, the beats, and the road beneath my feet, it's just me and the… Continue reading This is why I run

Holidays · Mini-breaks · Motherhood · Travel

Three toddler-friendly walks in South Cornwall

Toddler-friendly walks in South Cornwall

Book reviews · Reading · Reviews

Book Review: He Said/She Said, by Erin Kelly

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book grew on me. At first I found it a little slow-going (hence four, rather than five, stars), but the storyline was intriguing, with an uneasy undertone. But like most great books, once embroiled in the story, I couldn't put it down.… Continue reading Book Review: He Said/She Said, by Erin Kelly

Motherhood

Did you ever dream you swallowed a tooth? 

It's a quick post this evening, as I'm meant to be in a virtual college lesson, but I wanted to share a little rite of passage from this evening...  My first baby has just lost her first tooth! I apologise now to anyone who finds this boring or unimportant but it's a huge thing for… Continue reading Did you ever dream you swallowed a tooth? 

Days out · Motherhood · Reviews

Days out with kids: Brixworth Country Park, Northampton

This isn't the first time we've been here, but as the girls totally loved their 'grand day out' (which was meant to be Brighton, but that's another story), I felt compelled to share this little gem for anyone looking for a spontaneous free* day out. Situated just outside of Northampton, Brixworth Country Park is free… Continue reading Days out with kids: Brixworth Country Park, Northampton

Book reviews · Paranormal · Reading · Reviews

Book Review: Blood Dark by Lindsay J. Pryor

Blood Dark by Lindsay J. Pryor My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every time I read a new instalment in the Blackthorn series, it's touch and go whether they will top my favourite (which happens to be Blood Roses - the second book in the series of eight). I love all of the Blackthorn books… Continue reading Book Review: Blood Dark by Lindsay J. Pryor