• Flower confetti fields at Wick, Worcestershire

    In 2017 I took the boys and my mom to go and see the flower confetti fields at Wick, near Pershore in Worcestershire. I had never heard of them before, it was just a chance of seeing them on Facebook and a moment of “I have to go!” So we did. Dexter was only weeks old and I really love the photos from that day as the flowers just make the photographs really have a special edge. This is one of the reasons that we went back, a year later, to have some more photos! The fields are open again now (June 21st 2019) for another nine days so here…

  • Taking the stress out of moving

    My friends have recently moved house and just hearing about their moving woes has taken me right back to when we moved house and how much I realise that I can’t stand moving house (even though I have done it a lot!..five times in five years to be exact!) I don’t think there is any easy way round it other than to bite the bullet and get stuff done. I mean, looking back I know and can see that I have always left stuff till the last minute, it’s just such a task to mentally get prepared for, stuffing everything you own into boxes and bags. It’s the emotional aspect…

  • You can’t always be prepared..

    My life ideal, as I’m sure it is for many people is to be prepared for every eventuality. Whether it be with the kids, work life, even little things like not running out of nappies – I want to be covered. However as life goes on and we get busy sometimes things happen and not just one thing at a time, which means we can end up out of pocket and unprepared for. Recently for us this was car trouble. I am a few months into a new job and so our monthly savings have been adjusted to replicate my drop in hours, but this also meant these first few…

  • Keeping connected

    In this day and age we really take everything for granted, I know I am one of the worst for this. Little things that really send me into a spin are when the water has to be turned off at the mains, the car is in for a repair or shock horror the broadband being down. I feel so entitled saying that but they really change our lives these days because convenience is everything isn’t it. Working from home, driving to the shops, on demand TV. You don’t appreciate how easily everything is to hand until it’s not! I know my whole family rely on broadband so heavily when we…

  • Preparing for Beekeeping

    A few weeks ago I posted how freddie was going to be helping my sister when she gets her bees. We the wheels are properly in motion now and over Easter I helped her to transfer to get them into their hive. She has been supplied a colony by another bee keeper and so it’s the transition period of getting them from one hive to another and then back to my sisters. This time of year, alone with this weather is perfect for the bees to swarm and so you may have seen some swarms about and local bee keepers collecting them. These bees then get transferred into a hive…

  • Beasties and battles with Eldrador

    In this house we love critters and beasties, anything that pushes the imagination to the limit. Recently, Freddie has been having some awesome battles with his new friends from Eldrador. These tough guys are based on the elements fire, water, ice and stone and are made by the traditional and well loved Schleich. They are all ready to battle it out in a huge mix of the elements! I remeber the Schleich range from when I was small and cooing at all the animals on the display rack when we went to our nearby stockist. It was the detail that I loved – the realism and that’s very much what…

  • #Ad Tried and tested through the years with Johnson’s baby bedtime

    The days are long but the years are short. The years can seem so short in fact, that the bedtime routine we used with Freddie soon happened all over again with Dexter, in a blink of an eye. We used the same routine because it worked and it’s something we both enjoyed. I like using a product that is hypoallergenic, especially as both boys tend to have unpredictable skin, the Johnsons Bedtime collection is also free from dyes, parabens and sulphates, so no other nasties in there. Another thing I love is a pump dispenser just to make things slightly less messy! Kiddies bath time itself isn’t usually relaxing –…

  • (#AD) staying style fresh with Simply Be

    I’m not one of these people that likes to make bold choices with my clothing, just purchasing on a whim – I don’t tend to leave my safety zone. This doesn’t meant I always feel safe in what I’m wearing – I would like to be a bit more out there -confusing hey! I have started making a change towards this, I’ve had some new glasses and they are I suppose what I’d call wild to what I normally wear but I love them, I absolutely adore them and I get compliments on how they suit me so much! When I was contacted by Simply Be to try some of…

  • Home town in the spring

    I tend to forget I live in a gorgeous area for my home town. It’s so easy to take it for granted. I live in a sleepy town in Shropshire and it really is glorious as well as being full of historical nuggets and little quirks such as a castle and a cliff railway! What I love most is the colour that explodes with spring. I adore magnolia and they are scattered all over the town, even along side the river. They accentuate everything and the school run seems a lot brighter seeing the giant, full flowers of the magnificent magnolia in peoples gardens, then the snowy leaves gently blowing…

  • Beekeeping – our new hobby

    So my sister is currently making hives and hasn’t brought the family beekeeping suits for when we help out. Freddie loves his as he thinks he looks like a storm trooper! I love how interested he is in the bees as we all know how important they are to our planet and keeping us alive with the pollen action that they do. Not just the making of sweet sweet honey! (Even if it is so delicious!) I can wait for freddie to collect the first batch of honey and I want him to be respectful and not fearful of the bees, lots of people are scared of them because they…