7 ways to spend Valentine's Day

February 10, 2015

You’ve got your card, perhaps a gift too and most likely you have plans in the evening for a dinner out or dinner in, but what to do in the day? That’s right folks, with V Day being on a Saturday this year there’s a whole day to fill with romance! I’ve researched the best ways to spend it and these are my favourites:

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MY VALENTINE'S DAY 2015 GIFT GUIDE

February 03, 2015

I don't want to scare anyone like me that hasn't yet organised anything for Valentine's Day, but it's um, only 11 days away! That's the bad news. The good news is that my gift guide is BACK! Read on for my top ideas of perfect gifts that will make sure you're in the good books.

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20 Easy Homemade Meals for your Toddler (and you!)

January 23, 2015

Ever get bored of eating the same old thing or sit for ages wondering what on earth to feed the children with this week? Wonder no more. Here I'm sharing some of my favourite recipes, that I make pretty often and serve up to the whole family - that's my 1 year old, my 3 year old and my husband and I. 

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How to capture your children's early days forever

January 16, 2015 1 Comment

Everyone says to cherish the time your children are small because it goes so quickly. My question though, is how on earth do we remember the million magical moments that make up that time? It's a worry. I want to remember everything, for me to cherish once they're grown but also so that I can recount it to them. Here are my ideas to capture those memories forever.

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My Top 10 Not Needed Baby Items

January 14, 2015

Save yourself a bundle of cash with my top 10 do without items such as bath thermometers, fancy bedding sets and over-priced nursery furniture.

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10 Baby Items I Wouldn't Be Without

January 13, 2015

Being pregnant with your first baby and trying to work out what to buy can be very daunting. I remember feeling overwhelmed and wishing someone could tell me exactly what I did and didn't need. Read on for my 10 best buys..... 

 

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A Magical Christmas - 6 Low or No Cost Ideas

December 13, 2014

Over the last week or so, I've come across a few ideas of things to do which will be magical for the children and I thought I should share them. They also happen to be either free, or low cost. Bonus! 

1. FREE personalised video message from Santa

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5 First-rate Christmas Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

December 02, 2014

You’d think that having a baby and a toddler, I’d find this one really easy to write. Wrong. The thing is, there’s little point in me writing a piece aimed at parents of children, I think most parents know their little ones well enough to know what they’re going to love. So this blog is aimed at your friends and family’s children, where things start to get a bit trickier.

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Advent Calendar Filler Ideas for Toddlers

November 30, 2014 2 Comments

In my recent blog about Christmas traditions, I shared with you the new wooden, reindeer advent calendar I've bought to fill with festive treats and gifts, I guess you could say it's our personalised Christmas calendar. Here he is, filled up and ready to go! Read on to find out what's gone inside....

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5 Winning Christmas Gifts for Teens

November 28, 2014

Am I really that old? Was it THAT long ago since I was a teenager? If I was under any illusion at all, then researching and writing this gift guide has proven to me once and for all that those years are long gone! And when they are that long ago, how on earth do you decide what to buy for a mid to late teen (that is not your own) these days, particularly when anything you like is most likely detested by them? Well I’ve done the hard work for you, here are my top 5 gift suggestions.

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My Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for HIM

November 24, 2014

So, gift ideas for him? Wow, I found it so much harder to come up with 5 ideas that would be universally appealing to men than I did for women. It seems to me that men’s tastes and interests change with age much more so than they do for women, do you agree? For example, in my experience women of all ages are interested in clothes and jewellery, but men (in general) less so – with younger guys having much more interest than those that are a little older (or maybe that’s just my Dad and Father–in-law!). Here they are, my top 5 gift ideas for HIM:

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5 Cracking Christmas Gifts for HER

November 21, 2014

There’s no getting away from it now, Christmas will be upon us before we know it and I don’t know about you, but I have an ever present feeling of mild alarm going on and will do until my shopping is complete. I thought I’d share some of my gift ideas with you.

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My Top 10 Wedding Planning Tips

November 05, 2014 3 Comments

So it's our 4th wedding anniversary. This day always makes me think how lucky I am and I indulge myself by having a look back through the photographs of our big day. As I did so yesterday, daydreaming and reminiscing about all the things that made our wedding what it was, I wondered if I could put it to any use for couples planning their wedding. This is what I came up with, my top ten tips for planning your wedding!

One of things we were most proud of from our wedding day was the delicious food, nearly all of our guests commented on it. It’s your day of course, but you also want your guests to have a memorable time and this is one opportunity to make it so. We were invited to a tasting evening at our venue and it was so worth going to – it helped us to make our choice. You don’t have to blow the budget either, we had the standard food and drinks package, but upgraded the main course to make it extra special.

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