Biting the bullet again.

Yes it is true…

As of Tuesday I will be wobbling all the way to Slimming World.

I have followed Slimming World in the past, by my little old self from home and I lost just short of 2 stone in 6 weeks…

I was amazed by the results, but LIFE happens and sometimes we go way off track.

What can I say? I love being bad when it comes to food and I thought that’s what SYNS were for.

A couple of my friends from work have been attending the classes so I thought I would join in on the fun and sign up at a class too.

My theory being that because ‘LIFE happens’ whenever we feel the need to go off track we will have each other to lean on and keep going.

I’m quite excited about this little adventure, and even more so about swapping recipe ideas.

Wish me luck and hopefully I shall start to reap the benefits along with my running and Pilates in the very near future.


Away with the Fairies.

When the weather is grim I allow my mind to wander off to a different place and imagine what my perfect retreat would be like including lots of sunshine and fun.

My perfect retreat would be a lovely cottage surrounded by green fields where pretty little flowers bloomed. Lots of cute pretty butterfly’s would be flying around the freshly cut lawns. There would be lots of outdoor space for the little man to play, and come with a tree-house fully equipped for action packed days of fun for all of us to enjoy. We would have a beautiful bench in front of the large bay window for mummy and daddy to enjoy our morning coffee whilst the little man runs around.

It would be lovely and cosy on the inside, with a huge log fire for those cold windy nights to keep us nice and warm, where we could toast marshmallows and eat them with melted chocolate. Big cushions and throws would be scattered around for extra comfort to join our carefree ways.

It would be set somewhere that experienced real seasons that lasted the length of time that real seasons should.

Daffodils would appear on time in spring, summer would be long and warm. In my imaginary place the autumn leaves would fall crisply to the ground with conkers hidden underneath for us to find and winter would consist of nothing but snowfall, Christmas films by the log fire with our three little snowmen watching from the outside. Not forgetting making snow angels everyday.

It would be magical, every last moment of it. We laugh and run around without a care in the world. Daddy would spend the day cutting wood for the log fire to store throughout the year. I would make delicious home made meals from scratch all the time and it would be perfect.

Needless to say if I ever experience a windfall this is most likely where you shall find us 🙂


The A-Z of my little family 4/26


D is for Dummy…

Back when you were born
your suction skills weren’t great,
Mummy and daddy were worried
as you only weighed 5lb 8

The nurses whipped you off
all the way to speacial care,
I needed to know what was wrong
and I found waiting so unfair

Finally when I could move
your Daddy wheeled me down,
You lay there sleeping in your cot
with the most cutest perfect frown

You looked so small but perfect
and oh so edibly scrummy,
What made you even cuter
was the size of your first dummy

Because you were so small,
It covered most of your face,
Mummy and daddy have kept it
To remind us of this perfect time and place.


Treat Daddy this Father’s Day..

Dads deserve to be treated too…

Why are men so hard to buy for? Whenever I go shopping for my dad or the big man, whether it be for Christmas, birthdays or Father’s Day, nothing ever seems to jump out at me.

They can be so hard to surprise as well. There are only so many years you can buy socks three times a year. But then again, dads always need socks.

So to hopefully make this Father’s Day easier for you lovely people out there, I have searched and searched to come up with some of what I feel are the best gift ideas out there this year.

A personalised Poster

Why not treat Dad to a personalised poster. You can have up to six lines of words that mean the most to you and your dad – say thanks, share a personal joke. Truly make it personal in a way that only you can.

Size: 297 x 420 mm and fits standard frames.

The poster is supplies without a frame, you can pick these up in the majority or stores and supermarkets at a relatively good price.


Fathers Day lunch

Why not take dad out for a lovely Sunday lunch this Father’s Day.
West bridge house are serving a tradition Sunday lunch including the best local produce for the whole family to enjoy. If your dad is anything like mine he will be grateful to you for giving him the opportunity to hang up his apron for once.

This is a three course Father’s Day lunch. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Served from 12 noon until 2.30pm



Imagine your dads delight at watching his favourite sports and program’s on a brand new LED TV.
Electrical discount UK have a vast range of LED TV’s ensuring you purchase the perfect one for dad.

A great benefit of an LCD TV is that they are extremely energy-efficient, saving money on the bills for dad and giving you the credit of protecting the environment.


Gioteck controllers

Does Dad like technology? Does he love gaming and own a PS3?
If so this is the site to be. At Gioteck they sell PS3 controllers like no other. They design their controllers with a combination of comfort and practicality in mind.
They have a wide range of designs too. Why not have a look and see if there’s one that ‘screams’ Dad at you.

Not only do they sell controllers, they also sell steering wheels, battery packs and chargers too.


Playstation 3 500GB Slim in Red

All men love consoles, women too. They are fantastic for bringing the whole family together. Sony have now released the new slimmer and slicker PS3 – in RED.
Even though the console is new, dad can still play all his favourite PS3 games. Not only is it a console but a built-in home entertainment system allowing you to play Blu-ray Discs, music CD’s and also watch TV via the BBC iPlayer and 4OD.

Please note an Internet connection will be required for online gaming and catch up channels.


Personalised Cufflinks

Every Dad needs a set of Cufflinks, whether for a special occasion of a day at the office. Why not make a pair truly special this year by purchasing a pair of personalised Cufflinks.
They also come complete with a stylish Cufflink case to protect them when they are not being used.

They offer free delivery within the UK and also give the option for express and International delivery as well.


Personalised Bibs

Make daddy smile with pride this Father’s Day by purchasing his little bundle of joy a personalised Father’s Day Bib.

I have personally used products from the Funky Giraffe range previously. They are extremely soft and made from the highest quality material ensuring ultimate comfort and preventing irritation.

They have a wide range of bibs and much more. There is a vast range of colours and designs available waiting for you to personalise them.

Funkygiraffebibs.co.uk offer free postage and  packaging on all of their items.


Experience Days

Give Dad a day to remember with one of Virgin ‘s experience days. I know my dad will love the Supercar Fantastic Four. On this fabulous package, Dad will get to drive not one but Four fantastic supercars.

He will be able to get behind the wheel of the Italian thoroughbred Ferrari 360, the track inspired Porsche GT3, the stunning Lamborghini Gallardo, and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

Please make sure you read the ‘Need to know’ section before you make the purchase to ensure Dad meets all the criteria.


A book of memories

I have always loved making keepsakes. I was ‘the’ friend that always had the disposable camera at weekends. I just love to make memories. As you can imagine I have used Photobox many times.

How about making a ‘This is your life’ for Dad this year? Imagine his face as he looks back through the years and all the memories it will bring back.

Who knows, the Grandchildren may even enjoy looking through this and learning the marvelous stories behind the Photos.


Make Dad Laird of the Manor

What can you buy a Dad who has everything?

A new Title… Why not make Dad the Laird of his Manor this year. Once this title has been purchased Dad can officially change his Title from Mr to Laird. And not only that he will also become the owner of a plot of land too.

The website has a full list of FAQ’s for any further information you may like to know,


I would like to wish all you Daddy’s a wonderful Father’s Day

This is a sponsored post. All opinions and views are my own.


Back to reality

There really isn’t anything better than having some well needed time off to spend with your nearest and dearest. No matter what job role you have, everyone needs that little bit of ‘me’ time.

Now I don’t have an over strenuous job, but I love nothing more than having some time off so that I can spend some full on quality time with my boys. I always feel so much better in myself when I take that time out to relax and do what I want, when I want.

This week has been no exception and didn’t I book the perfect week? The weather has been beautiful for most of it. We have had days where we have been out for walks all day, feeding the ducks and going to the park and we have also had days where we have stayed in our pyjamas and watched Disney films all day.

I can tell my little man has enjoyed having mummy and daddy all to himself all week. He has been full of smiles, constant laughter and hardly any tantrums at all… and his vocabulary is coming on brilliantly. I wish we could be like this all day everyday but unfortunately reality comes knocking and its back to work we go.

A week goes by far too quickly and soon it will be monday again. Next time I may request a two-week break instead and possibly look at taking the little man away as he is getting older. Most likely back to Haven or centre parcs.

I can’t wait to take him abroad, but as he is still quite young and extremely fair-skinned I worry of how he will feel being in a warmer climate. I think we would be best leaving this until he can fully explain to us how he is feeling.

The week isn’t over yet, we still have soft play to attend to on saturday and a lovely roast dinner out somewhere on  sunday which will make a nice change to the big man cooking. If the weather continues to go downhill we can always have an indoor barbecue.

I hope you are all enjoying your week too.


Nan I miss you most..

I miss you most at night-time
as my eyes are tired and weary,
I love to remember when I was young
as I can picture you and me clearly.

Back when I was little
You put my hair in rags,
You always kept me smiling
even when I was feeling sad.

You came to every Sports Day
nothing ever seemed to much,
I miss your words of wisdom
and your brilliant perfect hugs.

You loved me through the good times
and surprisingly through the bad,
You were by far the perfect Grandma
and I so wish I could have you back.

You managed to meet my little man
if only for a short time,
I knew he would have loved you,
I’m extremely grateful you were in my life.

I miss you most when I am alone
when my thoughts tend to wonder,
As I pick up the phone to tell you my news
I stop and remember, I only wish you could have been here longer.

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Summer is here..

What glorious weather we have been having recently. I don’t want to jinx it but we can all agree that it doesn’t last for long.

So seeing as this is my week off from work, and it has landed on such a fabulous week, me and the big man decided to make the most of it.

We had planned to take the little man to the park yesterday but as it was so hot we decided against the idea.
He’s extremely pale like me and his daddy and I’m a bit wary of him being out in the sun.

We decided on our food shop instead and mainly bought picnic sets and some outdoor toys for the little man, now that its nicer outside he loves playing in the back garden, also giving him a healthy dose of fresh air too 🙂

Today however we made the trip to the park. Complete with a perfect picnic made by daddy. It was very yummy 🙂 We brought lots of toys too to play with, from the little mans favourite ball to his bowling set.

Once we plastered him in factor 50 we were on our way. We stopped off to see the ducks by the river before finding a Perfect shady spot to have our picnic.

The little man had other ideas though, he wanted to get straight on the swings. The park was relatively peaceful as all the children were at school and this gave the little man and his cousin free reign of the place.

We finished off with a game of football. Daddy was definitely down with the kids during the game. They absolutely loved it.


Tomorrow we have a date with my bestest and my Godson, I will be getting cuddles all morning.
I shall also be making a visit to my nephew/eldest Godson who will be the big 8 in the morning… It doesn’t feel that long ago i was sat in the audience of Jerry springer whilst my sister was in labour.. Yes I am starting to feel old 🙂

I hope you are all enjoying the weather this week too 🙂