What We’d Like To Do Around The House In 2020

Our house isn’t in the best condition. In fact, it’s in pretty bad condition although definitely not as bad as it could be I guess. We bought our house in 2014 and we haven’t really been able to do much to it. We started off well, having a new garden fence and turf as well as having 2 bedrooms re-plastered with new skirting boards and doors. When I found out I was pregnant with Erin everything stopped. We ran out of money so we have had absolutely nothing else done since I think 2015. We have unfortunately been in a

Erin’s First Mud Kitchen

We’re very lucky to have big back garden, even if it’s not the nicest of spaces. However, we have a big patch of lawn and we have a decent sized patio area so there is plenty of room for Erin to play. Something that I’ve wanted to get her for quite a long time is a mud kitchen. She had one at her first nursery and LOVED playing with it. I knew if we had one it would be something Erin got a lot out of and this was what we got her for her 4th birthday. It wasn’t originally

The Surprise Of A Panic Attack

At the beginning of December I went on a weekend away to London with my Mum. It had been something that I’d planned months before and it was my Mum’s Christmas present. I had a hotel booked, theatre tickets and meals out as well as some exploring time. It was also the first weekend away I’d had without John or Erin for about 2 years so I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, right at this time Greater Anglia had some horrendous problems with the trains in our area. At about 6pm on the day before I was due

Saying Goodbye To Naps

From the day she was born Erin has always been a great sleeper. Back when we used to go to baby classes, such as Baby Sensory and Baby Yoga, it became a joke that Erin wouldn’t last through a whole class. It took right until Erin was 1, and in one of her last classes, to get to the end of Baby Sensory. I remember the whole class clapping because it had never happened before. I think we’ve been really lucky when it came to Erin and napping. Up until the age of 2 she napped pretty much every day

5 Tips For Renting With Pets

AD | Collaborative post We might have bought our very first house 5 years ago now but before then both John and I have rented in various different places. There are so many different things to look for when choosing a rented property, especially if you have pets, so I thought I would share some of my tips! Start looking early One of the biggest problems with trying to rent with pets is that a lot of landlords or agencies just wont accept tenants with pets. There is a large rental market but if you are restricting your options then

A Taste Of Freedom After 4 Years At The White Horse, Crostwick

When Erin was born my family either lived in London or Grimsby (where I’m originally from). We did have John’s family quite close by but unfortunately circumstances have meant that we don’t speak to some of them now and others we have only recently mended our relationship with. This has meant that since Erin was born John and I have managed to have 1 meal out together in 4 years. I know a lot of you will think that’s absolutely crazy but that’s just how it has been. You may have read a while back that my sister was living

Looking Back At Our Wedding With Motif

AD | Gifted item With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it got me thinking back to our wedding. This year we’ll be celebrating our 7th anniversary and it honestly feels like it wasn’t that long ago. I used to have photos printed out all the time but now that we have Erin and a living room overtaken by toys, photo albums just take up a lot of room. But, I want to remember the special memories and I want Erin to be able to see the pictures too. So, when I was asked to put together a photobook from

Lingerie For The Fuller Bust From Tutti Rouge

AD | Gifted items Being a larger lady and someone with a bigger bust means bra shopping can be a nightmare. A lot of shops don’t stock the size I need and traipsing around for hours trying to find something just isn’t fun. The options either seem to be really boring or for people a lot older than me. Trying to find something stylish but that also fits seemed to be nearly impossible. A website that was introduced to me at the end of last year was Tutti Rouge, a company who offers bras for the fuller bust! I was