Harry’s birthday weekend in Nottingham.

My boys are 13 now and to celebrate the arrival of their teenage years I wanted to do something a little special for them both. You may have read my blog on things to do in Rome which I wrote with Oliver when we came back from 4 days there which I had saved long and...

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Clear and comfortable vision direct to your door

It's been about ten years since I had my eyes lasered. My vision was deteriorating and I absolutely hated wearing glasses so it felt like a good option and my vision is still generally great now. However I have started a new job which involves a lot of PC work and my...

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5 reasons why I left teaching and the impact of that decision

I had my first job when I was 15 and still at school. Earning a wage (even though I was on 1.25 an hour in 1992) at such a young age really taught me the value of money, how to save for and appreciate the things I could buy for myself and essential skills such as...

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World Friendship Day ~ Who makes the cut and why?

30th July marks World Friendship Day which has naturally got me thinking about the very topic of friends. I don’t have loads of friends anymore. Gone are my younger days when I looked to the group of high school students I was a part of to define who I was and I...

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Harry’s Young Aviators & new dining experience

Its so hard to know what to buy for Harry when it comes to birthdays and I recently blogged about tips for other people who might not know what to buy for the child who literally wants nothing because I know what a challenge it is. So when I saw a post in a group I am...

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Key milestones and loss in an altered life

From when our babies are first born we are watching and assessing them, even on a subconscious level. We are waiting for them to hit their key milestones – crawling, walking, being free of the nappy. Once their little red book with the percentile scale that I hated...

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Tattoo or not tattoo ~ that is the question!

Ok, so before I launch into this blog you should know that my decision on the tattoo front has nothing to do with the fact that I turn 39 and 12 months in November and am having some sort of crisis ( I'm even struggling to use the numbers 0 and 4 in the correct...

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