The Me and Mine Project {May 2017}

May has been another busy month for us. We’ve had weekends away (three in fact; Penkridge, Manchester and Warwickshire) and although it’s been busy we’ve been able to spend some time together which has been lovely. There’s been days out to spot the Gruffalo, a…

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Five things to do when your child …

*A collaborative post  I remember getting chickenpox as a child. I was covered in spots and it was miserable. I’ve still got the everlasting scars etched on my face and upper body where the itch was just unbearable. It’s a common childhood illness that is contagious…

Mister Maker Live // an afternoon of fun …

Yesterday we had the pleasure of going to see Mister Maker live on tour at The Garrick in Lichfield. Olly is a big Mister Maker fan and has watched the CBeebies show so when we heard it was kicking off the tour at a theatre…

#SlimmingSunday (Week 13 – 2017)

Welcome back to #SlimmingSunday, the new weightloss, fitness and healthy lifestyle linky with me, MrsShilts and Michelle from Mummy From The Heart. My lovely co-host Michelle is away on holiday so it’s just me with the linky this week and next. I’ve had a terrible week…

Are UK households saving enough for a …

*A collaborative post How much do you save each month? £50? £100? A recent report has discovered that UK low income families have just £95 in their savings to fall back on, should the month take a turn for the worse while their ability to…

Staying local at The Littleton Arms, Penkridge

A couple of weekends ago we were invited to stay at The Littleton Arms in Penkridge for a weekend of good food and local exploration. Penkridge is only a short drive up the motorway from our home so it was a chance to pack an overnight…

Putting his best foot forward // Start-rite school …

When it comes to school shoes, I’ve quickly learnt that they need to be robust, strong and durable. Olly’s only been in pre-school for 8 months and his current pair of black school shoes are completely ruined. If I’m honest, I was worried how they would…