From the mouths of babes #73

From the mouths of babes is a weekly linky which invites you to share a post, old or new, about something your children have said. Those adorable mispronounced words, the glimpses into their imaginations, the blunt observations – whatever it is, I’d love to hear about it!


A big thank you to everyone who linked up last week.  I loved Becoming A Stay At Home Mum’s latest update on Monkey at 4 and all the things that he’s been saying and Susan K.Read more

#366daysofgratitude – Week 21

Throughout 2016 I will be posting a photo on Instagram each day, sharing something that I am grateful for each day as part of my #366daysofgratitude project.  Here are the things I have been grateful for this week:

Playing the piano, new dresses, jigsaws, playdates, Lego Friends show, sibling bond and time with friends - the things I've been grateful for this week

Day 143 – I am grateful for the opportunity to play the piano at this morning’s church service – I so rarely play these days that it was nice to get a chance to.… Read more

Riding the trains at Ickenham Miniature Railway - Little Hearts, Big Love

Ickenham Miniature Railway

Despite having lived in the area for more than ten years, I never knew that Ickenham Miniature Railway even existed until I read The Mummy Stylist’s account of her afternoon out there.  I used to go to the quiz night at the Coach and Horses in Ickenham with a group of friends every Tuesday night for several years and had no idea that there was an alleyway just down the side of the car park leading to a miniature railway.  Having discovered that the railway opened on the first Saturday of each month, I resolved that we would pay a visit the next time it was open.… Read more

Friday Fabulous Five #65

The Friday Fabulous Five is my regular feature where I share five of my favourite blog posts that I have read in the previous fortnight – posts that have made me laugh, made me cry or made me think.  Here is my latest selection of five fabulous blog posts:


  • Feeling insecure in our own worth as a blogger, getting obsessed over stats and dealing with trolls can really suck the joy out of blogging.  Pouting in Heels shares a fabulous post on how to deal with the dark side of blogging.
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The Friday Focus 27/05/16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

The Friday Focus – 27/05/16

I feel like I’ve been juggling an awful lot of balls this week – although thankfully I think I’ve managed to keep them all in the air despite quite a few moments when I wasn’t sure I could do so! It’s been another week of solo parenting combined with a big impending deadline for something I’m responsible for at work and an approaching deadline for a group project on my HR course.  I’ve had to do video conference calls with a small child wanting to wave hello and chat to the interesting-looking people on Mummy’s laptop screen and there have been quite a few stressful moments, not helped by having two nights where Jessica refused to go to sleep until way past 10pm at night.… Read more

Parenting Pep Talk #15 – Plutonium Sox

Parenting Pep Talk is a weekly series of guest posts all about encouraging other parents by sharing some of our happy moments, the advice that has worked for us and some positive words of encouragement.


Today’s post is from Natalie who blogs at Plutonium Sox.  Here’s a little more about Natalie:

“I am a freelance writer specialising in travel and law.… Read more

I'm going to #BML16 - Little Hearts, Big Love

I’m going to #BML16

There’s just a month to go until #BML16 and I’m getting quite excited at the prospect of a day to learn more about blogging and social media, not to mention the opportunity to meet so many other bloggers who have been such a huge part of my online social life (which sadly is much more active than my real-life social life!) as well as those whose blogs I have yet to discover.  Here’s a little more about me and what I’m hoping to get out of my #BML16 experience.… Read more

Dr. Beckmann products for washing machine and dishwasher – Review and Giveaway

My washing machine and dishwasher are essential items in my house – both of them feeling like they are in almost constant use at time. The thought of either of them breaking down is enough to leave me in a cold sweat.  I know that cleaning and limescale removal are both important in helping prolong the life of them both and was recently sent some products from Dr.Read more