A letter to my husband on his birthday…

Dear Nigel, Today is your birthday and we’ll spend it with one another, as well as all of your children, and of course your mum too. Whilst our girls are in school, we’ll go out for some lunch and watch you open your presents. Although, to be honest, I have to admit that you’re one of the hardest people to buy for. Despite the fact that we’ve been together for over 12 years, and married for 5, I still struggle to think of things to buy for you. That’s not because I don’t know you well though. It’s because you’re… [Read More]

Should children be allowed to have the day off school on their birthday?


When I was a kid I never spent a single birthday in school. That’s not because my parents decided to keep me home, but simply because my birthday is early in January which means schools are closed due to the Christmas and New Year period. Being in school for my birthday wasn’t something that I’d ever thought of because I was just used to the fact that this never happened. It’s not something I ever really thought about again, that was until recently. Our twin girls birthday is February, and unless it falls on a weekend, it means they’ll always… [Read More]

Celebrating Your Twins’ First Birthday

The first birthday is an exciting event for all parents, no matter whether they are first-time parents or more experienced. But when it comes to twins, there is double the reason to be excited. The truth is that planning a birthday for twins is considerably different to just planning it for a single child. There are a few things that you will need to do markedly differently if you want your twins to enjoy their day. Of course, it is unlikely that they will remember it – but you will probably feel that you want to do something to make… [Read More]

The Twins Are Five!

Oh my goodness. I can’t believe that we actually have five year olds! Where has the time gone? It really does feel like only yesterday that our girls were born! I know it’s a cliché, but the last five years have flown by. I remember when they were babies I would wish the time away and say things like, I can’t wait for them to be bit older so that we can ditch the double buggy, say goodbye to teething and weaning, and hopefully get some sleep! Now though, I find myself wishing that they were babies again! I miss… [Read More]

Happy Birthday To Me & You!

Today is my birthday. I don’t normally write a post specifically about turning another year older, but seeing as this one is the big 30, I thought I’d put something down in writing. Today isn’t just a special day for me. I’m a twin, so obviously it’s also a special day for my twin sister too. Growing up with a sibling the exact same age as you minus two minutes, is pretty incredible, although granted like most siblings we argue a lot! However, we also forgive each other pretty quickly too. Being a twin is pretty special. I have fond… [Read More]

Happy Birthday to Hubby!

Today is my husband, Nigel’s, birthday. Happy birthday hunny! I just wanted to write a little something for you. I’d never be able to fit what I want to say into a birthday card, so I thought I’d share it here for all to see instead! When I first met you, all those years ago, I knew there was something different about you. You don’t try to change me or who I am, and likewise, I don’t try to change you or who you are. We love each other because of who we are, and I think that’s a really… [Read More]

Fourth birthday presents for our girls

Our twin girls turned four years old at the end of February and they had their first proper birthday party where they invited their friends and some of their nursery class. I knew that this meant they would receive a fair amount of presents so I didn’t want to overboard and buy too much for them.  Luckily we were able to put some of the gifts we’d bought the girls for Christmas to one side for their birthday, as they would have had way too much for Christmas otherwise!  So, what did we buy the girls for their fourth birthday?… [Read More]

Hobbycraft Fourth Birthday Cake Project

Our twin girls turned four years old last weekend and I knew that I wanted to make them an extra special cake. The thing is our girls have such different tastes that one cake with one design just wouldn’t cut it. R loves Spiderman and M loves Peppa Pig, so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. Once I’d found something that I thought would be perfect for our girls – a half Spiderman and half Peppa Pig cake, I contacted Hobbycraft to see if they would be interested in working with me on creating the cake. Luckily for me… [Read More]

You’re four years old today!

Dear R and M, Today is your fourth birthday party. I still can’t quite believe that you’re actually four years old. It feels like only yesterday mummy and daddy were driving up to the hospital to meet you both. Things didn’t quite go to plan. The consultant decided that it was best to bring you both into the world a little earlier than planned, but my goodness me you were both so strong, determined and you both fought with every single bit of strength that you had. The last four years have been pretty amazing. Tough and stressful at times… [Read More]

What’s in the girls party bags

I wrote a post a little while ago entitled, Why I hate party bags and what you should put in them. I received quite a few comments on that post and across social media. Some people agreed with me, whilst many others didn’t! It seems that the humble party bag can certainly stir up some emotions! One thing I hadn’t counted on was some of the parents from the girls nursery reading that post. I didn’t even know that they knew about my blog, so I apologise if I offended you! It wasn’t intended! I’m not sure where the idea of party bags started, but it was quite interesting… [Read More]