Dear Children…

Dear Children, I want to start this letter by telling you both that Mummy and Daddy love you more than words can ever express. We want you both to be happy, and in order for that to happen, we’ll always be there for you, supporting you both through good and bad times. This letter has been written with a lot of love behind it. Life can be tough. It can be cruel. It can break even the strongest of human beings. However, if we can go forward in life with a positive, can-do attitude then we truly believe that anything… [Read More]

Be careful what you wish for

Wow, the title of this blog post sounds kind of sinister, but I want to reassure you that it’s not intended to come across that way! I’m one of those people in life that’s quite thoughtful, a bit of a daydreamer, but I’m also a worrier. Sure, I’m pretty laid back when it comes to a lot of things, but my future, and the future of my children is something that worry about a lot. In my job I work with a lot of different people. From lawyers and doctors, to teachers, officer workers and the elderly. The thing that… [Read More]

A new start (again!)

Toward the end of August I wrote a blog post about how I’d accepted redundancy from the company I had worked for, for 11 years. In the same blog post, I shared the good news that I’d managed to find another job. This was great because I’d managed to get another job within a short space of time. However, all was not as it seemed. There’s that saying that if something is too good to be true, then it probably is. Sadly the carer job didn’t work for a few different reasons, but thankfully I’m not the kind of person to… [Read More]

In ten years time…

I recently read a post my husband wrote about predicting what our twin girls will be like at specific ages in their lives. This made me thoughtful about where I think they’ll be, say, in10 years time. It’s quite a wonderful, yet scary thing to think about, but I was fascinated by the idea! In ten years time our girls would be 15. They’d be in high school, now that’s a scary thought! They’d probably have already started to take more notice of boys, a terrifying thought! At the same time they’ll have their whole lives ahead of them. Although… [Read More]

…and then I was 30

Holy poop. How on earth am I already 30 years old? I feel like the last 10 years have just gone by in a hazy blur. One minute I’m dancing at prom, the next I’ve got an office job, two kids and a husband. Seriously, it’s actually kind of freaky. I don’t remember much from my childhood aside from the odd memory now and again. They’re pretty random memories and often quite hazy. Like the time I squashed marshmallows up my grandads t-shirt. He was so mad! Understandably so, as I stood watching him trying to pick bits of marshmallow… [Read More]

Top Tips From Busy Mums For Life With A Newborn And A Toddler

We all know that mums are some of the busiest people out there. But, when it comes to the busiest of busy mums, those who have a newborn and a toddler certainly take the crown! If you think that life with a newborn baby is extremely hectic, just wait until it becomes a toddler and you are welcoming your second child into the world. You will have never experienced such a chaotic life! But, you don’t have to live in such a frenzy while your children are just a newborns and toddlers. I spoke to a few of my friends… [Read More]

What we did this week

Last weekend was spent with my husbands daughter. She came home from university for the weekend for a ‘sleepover’ as the girls say! They love it when she’s home! They wake her up early and cuddle under the duvet with her! We went to the park together which the girls had wanted to do with their sister for a while! I worked late on Monday which meant that I didn’t go to boot camp, but I did go to spin class on Tuesday and again on Thursday. I really want to get back into running so will have to make… [Read More]

The Pressure of Growing Up Today

When I was growing up, I spent most of my free time outdoors with my friends. We’d go to the park, walk in the river, sit outside the shops eating ice lollies on hot days and go to the woods to climb trees and build dens. Technology wasn’t really around. We had a desktop computer that my sister and I would use to play rollercoaster tycoon now and again, but aside from that we didn’t use our phones for anything other than making phone calls. I don’t think I got my first mobile phone until I was around 11 years… [Read More]

My phone runs my life!

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I’m currently sat on the sofa alone as I write this. I can hear the kettle boiling in the kitchen and the sound of my husband counting change on the countertop. He’s been home for around half an hour, which means I’ve spent the day up until this point on my own. After dropping our girls off at school this morning, I returned home, turned on my MacBook and wrote two reviews. I then took some photographs of said review items and then spent another hour editing a couple of posts for my husband, Nigel, who also blogs. Then it… [Read More]

The importance of taking care of your loved ones after you’re gone – A Person Experience 

Family

It’s not something that many people think about. I mean who really wants to plan their own funeral? However, I think it’s such an important thing to do. Sadly, last month, my sister and I lost our grandad. The last time I’d seen him properly was when I was a child, but I had been to visit him in adulthood, once when he was hospital, and the time after this was in his last final moments. Although I didn’t have a relationship with him, my sister and I are his next of kin. My mum, his daughter, passed away 11… [Read More]