Five Things I Learned This Week – Sports Day is not my favourite

Sports Day is not my favourite I was never a sporty kid. Still not a sporty adult so there’s a bit of a theme here. As well as hating school trips, another ‘most hated’ day of the school year has always been Sports Day. First of all, why is there a [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Sports Day is not my favourite2018-07-13T09:11:20+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – It’s very easy to speak too soon

Shopping for a 5 year old is nearly impossible My little one turns 5 in a couple of weeks and it’s time to turn my attention to birthday presents. There are the usual dilemmas of how much to spend, not having enough money and what the hell do you buy a 5 year old? [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – It’s very easy to speak too soon2018-07-06T08:58:36+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – You can learn anything via Google

Camping with girls is very different to camping with boys A few weeks ago, at a loose end and with the boys home for the weekend, my partner decided it was the perfect weather and timing to go camping for a night. He was totally right and even though it could seem a lot [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – You can learn anything via Google2018-06-28T20:26:43+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Ed Sheeran is Amazing

Ed Sheeran is amazing I couldn’t not start with this one as last Friday, 11 months after buying the tickets, we went to see Ed Sheeran at Wembley. I knew it was going to be good after all: I love him. I’ve seen some of his live gigs on tv and they look [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Ed Sheeran is Amazing2018-06-21T21:25:59+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Moving rooms is hard work

No matter what time of day one of my neighbours will be using a power tool I know the title of this post sounds really whiney but it’s so true. As the weather’s been nice for the last week my partner and I have spent a lot of time in the garden in [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Moving rooms is hard work2018-06-15T08:10:28+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – There are no short queues at Legoland

Shopping for camping after finding him - butter wouldn't melt with this one Being a parent is a heart stopping career There are many moments during my nearly 9 years of parenting that have been absolutely heart stopping. My eldest son thoroughly tested this when at 28 weeks gestation he stopped moving long [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – There are no short queues at Legoland2018-06-06T10:24:45+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Do not book outdoor performances

Do not leave car windows open after you’ve left the car I know we all know this but last week was a rush, I had the kids and the dog in the car, it was hot, we had the windows open and when it was time to get out, we were busy gathering [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Do not book outdoor performances2018-05-31T19:58:52+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Being from a large family confuses people

Being from a large family confuses people Having a large family is just something that I’m used to. Two of my (four) siblings and I are from Dad’s second marriage and we grew up in relative harmony with two (half sisters) who had their Mum, the three of us who have our Mum [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Being from a large family confuses people2018-05-24T22:23:58+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Manners cost nothing

Love this t-shirt from Smith & Webb - every T-shirt sold makes a donation to MIND charity. Anxiety is awful It’s mental health awareness week - something that a few years ago, either didn’t exist or we weren’t aware of. Shows how far we have come in just a short few years, that [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Manners cost nothing2018-05-17T21:06:10+00:00

Five Things I Learned This Week – Light always shines through the darkness

Old friendships are priceless Last year I wrote a lot on my personal blog about the different friendships I had once my ex-husband and I split up. That the people who I had expected to hang around, didn’t and I made new friends who I previously knew but had never thought of meeting [...]

Five Things I Learned This Week – Light always shines through the darkness2018-05-11T07:28:17+00:00