My Year in Review

In January of this year, I decided that I would keep a record of all of the good things that happen throughout 2017. I’ve surprised myself because I’ve actually managed to write in this book every month and I’m so pleased that I have because it’s been lovely looking back through it, and reading about things that I’d forgotten about. I’ll definitely be doing the same thing in 2018! Until then, I thought I’d share with you my ‘Year in Review’… January I turned 30 years old We made bird feeders I went to spin class and did yoga Had… [Read More]

Mealtime battles! Just eat your food!

One of the most frustrating things for me as a parent is the relationship that our girls have with food. They love fruit. M will eat blueberries like sweets and they eat bananas, oranges and grapes in abundance. Every Sunday we have a cooked chicken dinner with lots of veg and the girls always eat their brocolli. So, what’s the problem you may be wondering? Aside from Sunday dinner and their fruit eating moments, dinner time has become a battle. Mainly with R to be honest! Breakfast is ok, but when it comes to lunch and dinner I feel like… [Read More]

M’s first ballet class

You’d think that having twins would mean that our girls have the same likes and dislikes, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. M is girly. She loves princesses, fairies and ballet. R isn’t as girly and loves football, spiderman and Captain America. Of course she also likes princesses and fairies, but nowhere near as much as her football and the other things mentioned above. If you asked R about ballet, she would probably say that she doesn’t like it. When a new ballet class started yesterday I asked M if she wanted to go. She very keen, as… [Read More]

Today is our fourth year wedding anniversary

Who would have thought that this day would come. The day that my husband, Nigel and I got married four years ago. People said we wouldn’t last, but I think it’s fair to say that love has proven those people wrong. We’re still just as much in love now as we were when we first met. We’ve been through a lot together and we’re always there together. Standing with one another. We now have beautiful twin girls who are nearly four years old. It’s amazing to think that four years ago today, they were at our wedding. They hadn’t been… [Read More]

It’s December Already!

I can’t believe it’s December already. This year really has flown by in a blur. We’ve done so much. Experienced lots of new things and our girls have grown so much in the last year too. They’ve gone from toddlers to proper little girls. They started nursery and are doing so well there. They really enjoy it there and I’m so pleased with how well they’ve both settled in. I’m so proud of them both. This year we’ve taken our girls to lots of new places. New farms, days out and new experiences for them such as the cinema, bowling… [Read More]

Travel Guide: Nightlife and Clubbing for 18-30 year olds

Oh to be young and have no responsibilities! I remember the days well! I lived for the weekend! I could do what I wanted, when I wanted and where I wanted! Saturday would typically be spent travelling – to the beach, a new restaurant or entertainment venue whereas Sunday was usually a day to spend lazing on the sofa watching TV. If I was lucky I might even nod off for an hour or two! Things have changed a lot since becoming a parent! My days are now filled with play groups, crafts, swimming trips, play dates and trips to… [Read More]

Stressful toddler meal times

R and M are very good eaters. They’re constantly saying that they’re hungry! So why is it that when meal time arrives they somehow regress and turn into babies?! We literally have to spoon feed them! I remember a time when they’d quite happily sit down at the table with us, pick up their own fork, spoon or knife and just get on with it. What’s happened? I don’t understand! Not only that I’ll feed them half a chicken nugget and then they’ll tell me they’re not hungry anymore and don’t want anything else to eat! I’d never force them… [Read More]

Collins Academic Leadership Diary Review

I love diaries. I have a few of them and they all serve me different purposes. One is a diary that I use to write about my everyday life with my husband and twin girls. It’s a way of me recording important milestones and happy memories with the hope that one day when I’m no longer here, it will make a good read for my children. A way for them to know more about their mum and also about themselves when they were children. My other diary I use to keep track of my blog. Which posts are due to… [Read More]

10 Year Anniversary of Mums Death

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of my mums death. I was 18 years old when she passed away from ovarian cancer. She’d been battling cancer for a number of years. I can’t remember exactly how old I was when my parents sat me down to tell my sister and I. I can’t remember how I reacted either. What I can remember is this. The first few years weren’t too bad. Well,  weren’t too bad in terms of having cancer, which as you can imagine is pretty bad. My parents obviously shielded my sister and I from most of the details, but I do… [Read More]