Giving Jewellery As The Perfect Present

It’s my birthday in just under a week and I’ll be turning 32. I had to check that though because I’m terrible for forgetting how old I really am. I spent so many years lying about my age as a teenager to get into pubs years before I should have been in them so now it all gets a bit fuzzy. Anyway, it’s gotten me thinking about what I would really like for my birthday this year and jewellery is always a great option! For Christmas in 2016 Mum bought me a charm bracelet, something I have wanted for a

The Problem With A New Year’s Day Birthday

In some ways, Erin being born on New Year’s Day is something pretty amazing. When she’s older I can’t wait to let her stay up to watch the fireworks to celebrate her birthday and I can’t wait for that to be something really special that we can do together each year. However, there are loads of reasons why having a New Year’s Day birthday really sucks! We live in a small-ish town in North Norfolk and neither me or John drive. This means that there are very few options for things to do. For Erin’s first birthday we went into

How We Spent Erin’s Birthday

New Year’s Day is Erin’s Birthday and this year we decided not to do very much at all. Last year Erin had a fantastic farm themed birthday party and it was special but this year we wanted something different. Christmas was extremely busy as we had three family members staying so for Erin’s Birthday we thought it would be nice to have a quiet day with just me, John and Erin. As she had a hectic couple of weeks, Erin had been going to bed a bit later than normal and sleeping in until roughly 8am so she didn’t get up too

My London Getaway!

Last week I did something I didn’t think I’d do for a really long time. I went away for a couple of days without Erin or John. Part of realising that I have PND also meant that I realised that I need some me time now and again. So, I headed off to London for a night to see my sister and her fiance (Nat & Chris). It was also a kind of late birthday present too. I arrived late morning on the Thursday and we started off with a Wetherspoons breakfast before heading off to Jurassic Kingdom (Review coming

First Birthday Party Food

I have never hosted a birthday party before and that meant really not having any idea what I was doing. We had 8 children come to Erin’s 1st birthday party and adults made total numbers up to about 20.  I had absolutely no clue how much food to buy, what to buy or what to do with it! My mum and I went to the supermarket a couple of days before the party to buy everything we needed. I had a list of a couple of things I wanted but really, we walked around guessing for some of the food.

A Farm Themed Birthday Party

I don’t really remember having birthday parties as a child. I do, however, remember my sister’s party at McDonald’s with the big pirate ship that I was insanely jealous about. Well, until I hit my head on that pirate ship anyway. Erin was always going to be having a birthday party, whether she’d remember it or not. As this was her 1st birthday, I wanted to do something that was fun for everyone. We have been going to a class called Music in Motion now and Erin loves it. The woman who runs that was an obvious choice plus, we

Homemade Smash Cake Shoot

I have known for months that I wanted Erin to have a smash cake for her 1st birthday. This is the only year she’ll get to do this I think and I wanted her to do something really fun on her birthday. I know you can go and have professional smash cake photo shoots done but I wanted this to be something John and I did together at home. I am crap at baking so I didn’t even attempt to make a cake myself. My wonderful friend from work picked us up a chocolate smash cake from Asda. I can’t

How Erin Spent Her Birthday

So yesterday was Erin’s 1st birthday ad seeing as we’ve never done this before, neither John or I knew what to expect. I don’t really think it went as we thought it would. We started the day off getting up quite early. Erin doesn’t really sleep at the minute. She obviously didn’t understand that it was her birthday but we did try to make a big deal about it. After how long presents took on Christmas Day we did things a bit differently. Erin showed no interest whatsoever in actually opening presents. She would pick one, bring it over and