This week must have been one of the longest ever. Last Thursday, we were bumbling along quite nicely. Things were busy but that was my own fault for taking too much on. Then on Friday, everything changed and it has been like regressing two years. Going back in time Two years ago, my husband had an accident on the way home from work. At the time, it didn’t seem like a big deal. His leg was broken, but he’d get over it. Fast forward two years and the leg is still broken. So on Friday, he had yet another operation…

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I never really thought we were a matching slippers sort of family. But it’s amazing how having settling down can change a person. One day, you’re strolling down the aisle in a lacy dress and the next it’s all onesies and matching slippers. The best slippers ever My obsession with these slippers started a few years ago, when I bought a pair for Libby. I’d heard that my friend was making slippers with wool from her sheep. The business is called Runaway Baa Baa and the sheep are kept on a small holding in Scotland called Standingstone Hill. I bought…

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Do you find your parents difficult to buy for at Christmas? My mum is great at telling me if there’s something particular that she wants but if not, it’s a struggle. But now I’m a parent myself, I’ve realised that when it comes to presents from your children, it’s the thought that counts. Hopefully that’s still the case now I’m an adult… The thoughtful gift This is Your Cookbook allows you to create a collection of recipes that is perfect for the recipient. You simply choose one of their recipe collections and swap out recipes you don’t want. You can…

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One of the strangest things about being a parent is that you don’t really know your children. I see them every day, but kids are so different when their parents are around. This week though, I got a little insight into the way my girls behave when I’m not there. Fit to Dance Disney on Ice Fit to Dance was created to inspire children to get active through storytelling and dance. If you’re going to watch Passport to Adventure, you can arrive early to take part in the Fit to Dance pre-show warm up. The resources are also available online…

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As we drove through Cheddar Gorge, the girls leant back in their seats. Gazing up through the glass sunroof, they took in the awe-inspiring scenery. It was the first visit to Cheddar Gorge for all of us, and what a way to to it. Discovery Adventures The Discovery Adventures podcasts make up a mystery-drama series that the whole family will enjoy. They star some really inspirational big names and are set around the UK. You even learn some fascinating facts about the British countryside as the series goes on. The podcasts were recorded on-location at some beautiful UK destinations. The story…

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I make no secret of the fact that I hate consumerism. I rarely buy clothes for myself and if I do, they’re often from a charity shop. And as for designer items? They would have to be pretty special to turn my head. But I do make one exception. Designer bags from Wyatt and Jack This isn’t one of those reviews where someone sends me a designer item and I tell you it’s wonderful. Instead, it’s a recommendation for a brand I’ve been using for years. I first discovered Wyatt and Jack when I featured them as an ethical retailer.…

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The past seven days have been like living someone else’s life. Driving around in a rather fabulous car, going on incredible days out and mingling with celebrities. What an amazing experience. And yet, I’m ready to go back to my normal life now, I’m exhausted. The weekend On Friday, Lia and I headed to the Kingfisher Shopping Centre with some friends. We had a brilliant day and it was lovely to see Lia enjoying the soft play. We made it back to school in time for the end of Libby’s sports day, to see her doing the egg and spoon…

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