My child who by the skin of his teeth still believes in Santa , replied “ Mum Santa makes the toys so it doesn't cost any money “ I mean how silly I am, i’ve spent years talking about and watching movies were these magical elves in a workshop make toys all year, and now i want him to be mindful about how much Christmas presents cost.Read more
I write each month a guest blog over on the fabulous Lifestyle Love Liverpool Girls , and so you don’t miss out i’ll be posting the link here each month , just kind like that aren’t i .
this months post was all about keeping our friendships alive , I mean if we are all honest once you hit a certain age it does become somewhat of a challenge , things like making sure your home to put the bins become more important than dancing the night away on a random Tuesday night . The change is gradual and we don’t even notice it until one day your fan grirling over your nee hoover rather than catching up with friends.Read more
September has arrived , and I basically used the summer holidays as an excuse to pretend I was the banker in a game of Monopoly. I saw on Inagram lots of people taking part in No spend September, but as I had a christening to attend i didn’t thin this would work for me, BUT you can still buy things just not new . So my plan is to only eat out once this month , unless someone else is paying and anything else i need to come from a Charity Shop , as i have gifts to buy i’m giving myself leeway on this !Read more
The summer holidays have been a whirl and now it’s back to reality , but how bizarre that reality is our kids spend the best part of every day each week away from us .
When carter got home from school he’d had such an amazing day , don’t know why but every time September rolls around and that first day back at school I turn into and emotional anxious mess , it’s not likes he’s just starting school , but each school year is just a reminder that he is getting older , that my boy is growing and that fireplace morning picture just proves how much every year .Read more
Let's talk friends….. After 30 your friends circle gets smaller , and that's ok you end up with those really cool friends who you are super close to , friends that are more like sisters , who you can be yourself with , who knows everything there is to know about you and are always at the end of a phone when you need them . These friends know your toilet habits better than you do and can tell instantly if your not being yourself, they know what your thinking just from side eye, and one word can bring on absolute hysterics.Read more
Dear 20 year old me ,
It strangely feels like I haven't aged much since I was 20 ( this is perhaps just mentally though) but being 20 was actually a lifetime ago, it was 14 years ago that I was you , and in 14 years you’ll be me ?? any way, I tried to sound philosophical but ended up just confusing myself.Read more
Carter is currently awaiting assessment for ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder ) and ADHD, as I have mentioned before, this makes the world around him duantig , for both of us really it's a constant battle. I’m trying to guide him through a world, where we have to pick up on hidden signals to act appropriately , where we contradict ourselves on a daily basis , and people never really say what they mean and use words that don't make any sense.Read more
I no longer have to decide between being a Mum and having a career or business, I no longer have to choose between work and having a social life, and I’d be damned if there is anything a man can do that I can’t. if I want to (because If I’m honest carrying that new American fridge freezer up the stairs was something I could have done If I had to but seriously did, I want to?)Read more
I hate to aagain utter the word Morocco .. well actually I don’t , but I’m pretty sure that anyone who knows me , follows me on Social Media , or has been stood behind me at the Post office is totally fed up hearing about it , but I have to defend my absolute obsession with all things Moroccan and here is why this trip was the ultimate trip:Read more
My boy loves to travel and this makes me so happy he wants to see the world , his school project one year was to build his dream house ( tbf I always end up doing these things, he has zero interest in participating , and when I ask what the teacher thought he doesn’t even reply , all that work and no recognition ) his dream house only really had one feature apart form a door and some windows and that was an airport on top.Read more
In January we was all taken into a meeting , a last minute meeting hours away from home for the whole company, when we arrived and seen HR present we knew it wasn’t going to be good .Once we was told there was going to be redundancies and faced with a good few hour drive home panic did set in .Read more
I suppose I’ve never really knew the full extent of what feminism really is … so when I started to write this post I had to Google it.. (YES I love google, it’s my longest standing relationship tbh) because I just need someone to clarify what truly was Feminism, here is what I thought I would find:Read more
At one point I spiral into this black hole, it could keep me stuck for weeks or months, burying myself deeper and deeper and tainting my whole outlook on life . I could find the negative in any situation from down my hole , every word I heard I could see the hidden meaning behind it and it was never good. I had no motivation and felt constant defeat, I was good enough for nothing.Read more
Last night , well actually for about 3 weeks I’ve been so excited to attend the Taste Ramadan event at The Pier Head . I was even planning on fasting for the day and getting in the true spirit , although !!!
I did a juice detox in which I had a small meal in the evening and whole load of juice and I was a nightmare I don’t do well without food , I have to eat every 2 hours minimum or I endanger people lives with my anger (anyone who knows me can totally vouch for me Hanger )
Anyway fasting was probably a terrible idea !!Read more
So our little break away is coming to an end and we’ve honestly had the best time .
I mean even inbetween the amazing pictures on Instagram the real version of our holiday was even better , not going to lie usually inbetween the loveliness of our holiday pics comes the meltdowns and somewhat challenging behaviour 😂but this time ... utter bliss .Read more
This morning after a sleep over at Nammies (that’s what he calls his Nanny, and now it’s just her name) I called to see how he was , I asked the two same things I always do , has he ate and did he sleep.
He eats and sleeps every day , he eats and sleeps whenever he is at my mums house , never once have I asked and he has not done either of these things yet I still ask every single time .Read more
Flashbacks to Easter as a child ... out in a gorgeous summer dress in sandals whilst trying to stop myself from shaking excessively to death , my poor toes like blocks of ice (it’s a wonder I actually have any and they haven’t actually been lost to frostbite )Read more
I was so excited for my appointment at the Dental cafe and from start to finish the whole experience was amazing .
I decided to give the Airflow a go , I have had my teeth whitened previously and I do look after them but after taking up a hefty coffee habit I’d noticed they’d lost there brightness and shine .Read more
I am bit like Elf .. not that I walk around in a green suit and make toys in my spare time but that I have I have a specific food that makes up one of my main food groups …like his are candy and syrup mine are EGGS. There isn’t a day I do not eat eggs, I mean eggs are great, breakfast? eggs, lunch? eggs, dinner? eggs, supper? eggs, brunch? eggs .. you get the pictureRead more
Now my family always laugh at my travel packing , particularly my hand luggage when flying long haul . But I do not care in the slightest , I may need nearly a whole other case for inflight things but you know what i fly in complete comfort and step off that plane like Queen Bey , except in my case it’s off a Thomas Cook airlines flight and into a mass scrum for the customs que and not off my private jet and sailing in style through the private lounge , but potatoe , potato hey !!Read more