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

The Post Christmas Toy Cull

In any normal family with children you know that you’re going to end up with way more toys than you have room for. We’re lucky to have a fairly nice sized house, not massive by any means but probably bigger than we really need. However, when your child’s birthday is on New Year’s Day, you end up with a crazy amount of toys in a very short space of time. Although I cleared out some before we still needed a post Christmas toy cull! Erin received some wonderful toys as presents this year for both her birthday and Christmas and

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

How We Will Be Spending New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve 2015 was one I will never forget. Well, actually, I can’t quite remember all of it to be perfectly honest but it was the day before my beautiful little girl was born. From then, New Year’s Eve was never going to be the same again. Even before Erin was born, John and I never really did anything on New Year’s Eve. I spent more than enough years going out to a pub or club or a party somewhere and I don’t really drink alcohol any more. Going out and celebrating at a party seems a bit pointless

Weekends With The Family And A BBQ

A couple of weeks ago it was John’s birthday and we had my sister and her fiance Chris to stay for the weekend. The weather was supposed to be nice so we decided to have a BBQ. We had recently got one from Weber Compact Charcoal BBQ from Hayes Garden World so it was the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Luckily, the BBQ was super easy to put together. It took me, John and Chris about 10 minutes to put together but it could easily be done if you’re on your own. The BBQ also comes with a users

Birthday Gift Ideas For Men

John’s birthday was this weekend just passed and this year I set out to find him some cool birthday presents. Men seem to get boring presents like socks so I thought it was about time I showed you all some Birthday Gift Ideas For Men. Food! We are very lucky to have a large garden and we love to spend time out there on a weekend. Erin loves to play outside and it’s a great place to have quality time as a family. What better way to way to do that more than with a BBQ! The Weber Compact Charcoal

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.