Exploring More Of Our Local Area In 2019

Growing up we didn’t go on loads of days out and there wasn’t any short breaks away to nearby cities. As soon as I was able to, I wanted to go anywhere else I could to see what other places were like. Now, I am lucky to live in a place as beautiful as Norfolk but after living here for 6 years I haven’t even begun to know what wonderful places there are close by. I know that this is largely due to not being able to drive as a lot of places just aren’t accessible by public transport. This

Introducing… Me!

You might not know it but I have actually been blogging for 10 years this coming summer. Way back when I started I had moved back home from Canada the previous year and I was getting ready to go to university as a mature student to read English. At the time, I was reading quite a lot and writing reviews on some websites which I got paid tiny amounts for. A member of one of those sites gave me some great advice and that was to also create a blog as somewhere to cross post the reviews. I got on

Teaching Erin About The World

Growing up I don’t particularly remember learning too much about the world. Of course, in school we learn about history, geography and religion but personally, I don’t feel as though I really learned enough about the world we live in. My school certainly wasn’t a diverse one and apart from I think about 3 students, everyone was white. As soon as I was old enough with enough money, I started going on holiday, visiting new places around the UK and I even lived in Toronto for a year. I wanted to broaden my knowledge and have experiences different to everything

10 Films I’m Looking Forward To in 2019

If you are a regular reader you might have seen our monthly ‘What We’ve Been Watching‘ feature where we talk about everything and anything that we watch in that month. Something we haven’t done much of in the last year though is to watch films. I only went to the cinema once last year (actually in the last 3 years) and it was only because we got a deal for Now TV on Black Friday that we watched a lot more towards the end of the year. However, there are still plenty of films I’m looking forward to in 2019.

Do We Expect Too Much From Our Toddlers?

I’ll be the first to admit that I regularly lose my shit when it comes to Erin. I would say that I have a bit of a meltdown on at least a monthly basis, if not more often. If we hadn’t decided to put Erin into nursery as soon as she turned 2 last January I think you would find me rocking in a corner somewhere crying my eyes out every single day. Being a parent has never come easily or naturally to me but I have found the last 6 months to a year incredibly hard. A lot of

5 Achievable Steps To A Healthier New Year

I have to be completely honest and say that I am not the healthiest person. The thing is, when you have a busy life, children, a partner who works a lot and a million other things going on, being really fit and healthy just isn’t realistic. With that in mind I wanted to post some ideas for being fitter and healthier this new year but in ways that are actually achievable. Portion size If you’re looking to lose a bit of weight this year but find it impossible to diet then there are other things you can do. I am

Swimmer Of The Year

I never had proper swimming lessons. I know being forced to get into a swimming pool as a teenager at school doesn’t really count even thought they liked to class them as lessons. I can barely keep myself from drowning and I’m not sure I could manage a while width, let alone a length, of any swimming pool. As soon as I was sort of recovered from my emergency C-section and 2nd surgery, I signed Erin up to swimming classes. I had always planned on doing this as soon as possible because I didn’t want her to ever not know

A New Year With Big Changes

This time last year I was writing about Erin’s first day at nursery and wondering how the hell I was going to cope not having her at home with me every day like normal. The settling in sessions and those first few weeks were absolutely heartbreaking for both of us. Erin ran off to explore on her settling in days but when it came to dropping her off for full nursery days she screamed, cried and clung to me for dear life. I spent most of the time walking home crying and feeling lost in a quiet house when I