Treasure in the post

Libby and I have reviewed a few Zoe and Beans books in the past and we are always delighted to received our books to review. Today though, receiving a Zoe and Beans book in the post was more exciting than ever.  The latest Zoe and Beans Book by Chloe Inkpen and Mick Inkpen is called Zoe and Beans Pirate Treasure! To our delight, when we got home from our walk this morning, the book had arrived, along with some of our very own hidden treasure!  In the book Zoe, Beans and Oscar have an adventure on the beach. Right at…

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Our Thursday Photo #3

Well Lia will be 3 weeks old on Saturday. This is hubby’s last full week off work and he and my dad have been working on our decking for most of the week, we’re hoping it will be finished by next Monday before he returns to work on Tuesday. This has meant that I’ve been coping with these two monsters by myself for most of the week. They have both been exceptionally well behaved, but it is still rather exhausting, particularly when I’m not getting much sleep. I can’t help but look forward to Lia getting a little bit older…

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Just when I thought I had my hands full…

Not so many years ago, I used to take Soxa for a walk in the fields every day. She can be a bit of a nightmare on the lead sometimes so I felt like I had my hands full with her. Despite this, we decided that as we were both out at work quite a lot, it was time we got her a friend to keep her company when we were out. So along came Pluto.  Very sadly, the rescue that we got Pluto from thought he had been used as a bait dog for smaller dogs, so he has…

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Our Thursday Photo #2

After a difficult start with Lia, things are getting much better this week for our family. We are all over the sickness bug now and Lia seems to have escaped it. Libby is back into her clubs that she does in the mornings now, and Lia came with her to both her singing group at the library and her ballet class this week. I was lucky enough to have my sister Emma to help out at both, but I think I’ll just about manage both of them on my own this week. Hubby is still off work, but he has been…

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Learning my lesson in the kitchen

This blog post is a review of the Stainless Steel Earth Pan by Ozeri. But before I start, a confession and a bit of background. Confession: I have been an idiot all of my adult life. Fact. Background: As a child, I never really learnt to cook. That meant that my culinary skills developed at university, where I bought the most basic pots and pans and started to learn the basics of survival cookery. When I bought my own home, I didn’t have the money to buy furniture, let alone pots and pans and even now, I still have some of the…

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Our Thursday Photo #1

I took a lovely photo of our two girls together this morning and as it’s Lia’s first week, I thought it would be a nice thing to do every week to document them growing up together. So every Thursday, I intend to do a short blog post with a photo of the girls. This weeks photo was just taken sitting on the sofa straight after we’d got up this morning. Libby has been poorly the last few days so she’s not at her best, but she was delighted to be allowed to hold baby sister for a photo.  I really…

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The trials and tribulations of breastfeeding

When Libby came along, I always knew that I wanted to breastfeed her. I knew it was the best thing for her because of the immunity that she would gain, and I was also very aware of the facts in relation the reduced risk of breast cancer associated with breastfeeding. When it came down to it, I ended up feeding her for 18 months, much longer than I had anticipated. She stopped when my milk changed when I was around 5 months pregnant with Lia.  I know that breastfeeding Libby was the right thing to do because she has always been…

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