The Middle Room

I promised a couple of weeks ago that I’d show you APM’s room…I’m not sure where the time has gone, and I’ve been so busy with the kids during these summer hols…but here it is – finally! Its probably been my favourite room to decorate so far, surprisingly – whilst the boys rooms have had…

5 things I have learnt – July

Happy August all! Hope the hols are going swimmingly for you all? So I’m a big fan of Chris Evans on Radio 2 in the mornings, and frequently deafen the kids on the way to school singing along to the songs he plays. However, recently I’ve enjoyed a little bit of Sarah Cox while she’s…

Pizza or pizza – I miss having choices!

When I posted about my lack of sleep last weekend and what I missed since becoming a parent, I neglected to mention food! I’ve always been a total foodie and used to know the latest restaurant openings, the hottest food trends and who the chefs of the future were. A big part of this was…

I’m terrible at Thank You’s

I have a confession to make…I’m terrible at Thank You cards! I spoke in my post about JPP’s birthday party about my love of organising parties, but the truth is that when it comes to the end of the birthday, I let myself down every time by not always giving thank you cards. And its…

It’s too early! 

There isn’t masses I miss about my pre-children life…yes perhaps it would be nice to have a weekend ‘a deux’ once in a while…but I was absolutely ready to have kids when we did. However…the one thing that I have always struggled with is the lack of sleep. I was a 12 hours a night…

Inside the scaffold – Room 1!

When I wrote up my post the other day showing you the changes we’ve made to our house over the last year, I promised you a sneak peek at the interior…so here it is! Well the first room anyway! I want to keep you coming back after all! I thought I’d start with NNN’s room, as…

JPP’s Rock Climbing Party – the low-down!

Its been a mad couple of weeks, so I’m only just getting round to getting this up on the blog…where does the time go! JPP has been talking about his 7th birthday party since the day after his 6th! He flitted between Go-Ape (we have a fantastic one near us at Alice Holt) or rock-climbing,…

Our House…in the middle of our street!

Did you see Madness at Glastonbury on the weekend – worth catching on iPlayer if you didn’t! Ska-tastic fun! Anyway…our house! For those that know me well, you will remember the 5 of us spent the last 6 months of 2015 living downstairs in 4 small rooms, made even smaller with the addition of all the…

It’s all about the numbers…

5 – how many months I’ve been actively trying to lose weight 800 – calories I’ve been trying to eat Monday to Friday (if you haven’t read Michael Mosely’s blood sugar diet book you should! The man is a genius!) 29 – the approximate number of fishfingers / sausages I’ve thrown away rather than ‘finishing’…

Nostalgia

I’m a sucker for nostalgia! If you follow me on Pinterest you will see that my most pinned board is called Memories. For me, pictures of much loved foods, toys, music and books brings back such happy memories of my childhood. My brother and I rushing home from school to help ourselves to a plateful…

Before work

Things I did before leaving for work this morning:  Woken at 5.30am by the youngest APM – give her dummy and try to ignore the screaming  Woken at 5.43 by APM who has now woken the others  Change APM who has soaked through nappy – guilt at ignoring her 13 minutes earlier!  Strip cot and…

Stripe Therapy – Do I Need It?

How many is too many? When it comes to glasses of wine, surely the answer is as many as possible before you know the hangover will be too bad to deal with your kids in the morning. For chocolate….always too many – I am not a person who can just have one small square of…