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Scrapbook Loves September 2019

Three months till the end of the year, blimey! More importantly this month is Brexit month aka Halloween – fitting isn’t it! This month was a big month for us as a family as Arlo started school and both kids started at after-school club and with a new childminder and we’re all more or less back into a routine! Read…

Sodastream: 3 Reasons to love Sodastream

Sam loves fizzy drinks and he used to be addicted to diet coke, but has cut that out in favour of tonic water and sparkling fruit-flavoured water. But with each bottle bought it means another bottle to be recycled .  An alternative option  is for him to carbonate his own drinks with a Soda Stream!  Now I remember a friends…

A Canadian Road Trip

Wanderlust: A Canadian Road Trip

Canada has been high up on our ‘to visit’ list for a while – but it’s definitely the sort of place we’d want to spend more than a week travelling around so that we can make the most of it! Sam wants to go for the amazing snowboarding and I want to go for the lakes and hiking in the…

the pirate cruncher

The Pirate Cruncher [Theatre Review]

Sam and the kids went to the theatre this weekend to see The Pirate Cruncher at The Connaught in Worthing. It’s a ‘rollicking adventure told through thrilling action, daft nonsense, stirring shanties, and the weirdest of mechanical contraptions’.     Adapted from the best-selling picture book by Jonny Duddle and scored by multi award winning folk musician Jon Boden it’s…

3 tips to organise your school mornings

3 tips for less stressful school mornings & Giveaway!

The beginning of the new school year always rolls round so quickly after a summer of great weather and beach holidays. I always feel like September is like a fake New Year… the kids are in new classes, new shoes and new routines. I am also trying to get into a proper routine after a summer of slotting in work…

winter warmers for NYC

Style: Winter Warmers for NYC

Collaborative post.  I am off to New York for my birthday in January – and it seems like ages away but I’m sure it will be upon us before we know it! New York is notoriously cold in winter and often snows, with an average of around 4 degrees celsius during the day plus wind chills making it feel lower.…

Athena & Arlo – September 2019

The Summer holidays are well and truly behind us and we’re a couple of weeks into a new school year – one where BOTH my kids are at school! Arlo started reception and now merrily heads into his classroom without looking back – I wasn’t convinced it would be this easy as on the first day there was some trepidation…

Scrapbook Loves August 19

Hello! It’s me, writer and neglector of this blog. What can I say, the summer holidays have consumed all my time! Here’s what I’ve been reading, watching, wearing etc in August! Read The four books above are the fiction books I read this month. The Rabbit Girls is the stand out favourite – it’s about a woman who is looking…

Athena and Arlo august 19

Athena and Arlo – August 19

The end of the Summer holidays are in sight – hurrah! One more week at home and then a week in Norfolk with family and we’re done! I mean, I would say that I’m not wishing them away but I sort of am… It’s just been a huge juggle this year due to various factors and I think the kids…

Book Review: The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Today’s post is a guest post from Asha at Yeah Lifestyle. She loves reading as much as I do so I was more than happy to host her review here. I’ve read another book by this author, and really enjoyed it so have added this one to my ‘to read’ pile! You can find out more about Asha at the…

MicroScooter Cruiser review

[contains a gifted item & affiliate links] As a Microscooter ambassador Athena was lucky enough to be sent a Cruiser Scooter and has been putting it to the test, ready to review it! Athena started scooting at two with a micro-scooter, then moved to a maxi-micro when she started school two years ago. She and her brother scoot to and…

me and mine july 19

Me and Mine – July 19

We took our family photo in the middle of our festival weekend, camera hastily balanced on top of our trolley… But we’re all the happiest we’ve been this year probably! The summer stretching out ahead of us! The kids are both getting so tall too, I don’t normally notice it but this photo makes them both seem like giants! Hope…