10 must-haves in a dream kitchen

It’s no secret that our house is in desperate need of a significant amount of TLC. Now that the bathroom is done, the kitchen is next on my list. I’ll really be starting from scratch because our whole kitchen will have to be ripped out. So, I’ve been researching the current must-haves in a kitchen. Here are my top ten. 1. Flooring Because the floor in our kitchen is so flipping awful, this is the item that takes pride of place at the top of my list. With the exception of the kitchen, the rest of our downstairs has wooden…

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Our Thursday Photo #79

18 months ago almost to the day, I decided it would be great to launch a series on my blog called Our Thursday Photo. I thought it was a lovely idea to photograph both girls together every week. Lovely to look back on, I thought. Great opportunity to make sure I get loads of photos of both girls together I said to myself. Let me tell you now, I was a fool. The first few weeks were easy. In fact, several months passed before I started to realise that this wasn’t such a great idea. It wasn’t until Lia started walking…

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5 Christmas Preparations for November

I’ve agonised over publishing a Christmas gift list in November. There are a few pretty amazing things that I can recommend ready for Christmas but I just can’t bring myself to do a gift list just yet. But still, I know most people are actually starting to get ready for Christmas right about now so I’m going to meet them half way and write about things that actually do need a little bit of time to prepare. Here are my five Christmas preparations that it is acceptable to do in November. 1. Sleep Back in the days before I had children,…

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Dear Toddler

Dear toddler, Every day you’re learning. The world is bright, new and exciting and every day brings new joys and challenges. At the moment, you see everything with curious eyes. Each leaf, tree, butterfly, cow and tiny ant is a new discovery. Every day is a fresh start and a reason to smile. Each time we see each other, you laugh and I wag my tail to show you how much I love you. I was there when you took your first few steps. I was so pleased for you but I couldn’t explain. I tried to tell you but nobody…

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10 Christmas days out: West Midlands

*** UPDATED FOR 2017! New post here: https://plutoniumsox.com/whats-on-west-midlands/21-west-midlands-christmas-days-out-2017/ *** UPDATED FOR 2016! New post here: 10 West Midlands Christmas Days Out 2016 I’ve always found it a little bit difficult to get in the mood for Christmas. I just think it starts a bit too early in the shops and it’s a difficult transition from scrooge to Christmas fairy. Since having children, the one thing that has helped me to get into the spirit of things is a good day out with decorations, carols, a cheeky glass of mulled something or other and of course, the man in red. I’ve researched the…

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