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    #MySundayPhoto

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    I knitted this crazy little hat when Princess was a baby.  I felt the urge to make her something, like I had done for teen when he was a baby.  It was a simple thing and had a look of the fragile about it.

    It now lives in a toy …

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    Spinach & Mushroom Brunch Recipe

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    It’s been a long while since I’ve shared any recipes on my blog to be honest, which I have to apologise to you for.  As life has got busier with growing children, finding the time to cook properly has been a real challenge.

    When I’m home alone with the 3 …

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    5 Things We Love About Daddy With Free Printables

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    Father’s Day is just round the corner, and it presents me with the same issue every year.  What on earth do I buy to celebrate what a wonderful Dad my children have.  I don’t think I’m alone here, am I Mummy’s?

    My husband doesn’t have a particular hobby, apart from …

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    Bubabloon Review

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    There are some things that stand the test of time when it comes to play, and the simple good old fashioned ballon is one of them.  I’ve yet to see a kid that doesn’t get excited when a ballon is inflated and my two are no exception.

    Recently we were …

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    Why Is It Good Living In The UK?

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    I’ve lived in the UK all my life, and I have to say I feel both lucky and privileged to have been born here.  I believe that UK residents enjoy a great quality of life when you look at people’s living standards globally.  Here’s a few of the reasons I …

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    #MySundayPhoto

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    This photo is from our visit to the Arboria, the latest structure from the Architects of Air.  I really wish I was a more accomplished photographer as I don’t think I’ve done it justice.  I must get better so that next year, I can really wow you!

    If you want …

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    Mum & Daughter Time At Brewers Fayre

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    My 3 year old and I got the unusual opportunity this week to spend some quality time together, just me and her.  Her baby sister was having a settling in session at nursery so we too our selves off for a special lunch date, followed by a spot of shopping, …

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    Has Your Blog Got Talent?

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    First off, your reader has seen your search result, been hooked by the headline and clicked through to your post.  It grabbed their attention from the outset, and helped them with how to tackle the problem they came to your blog for.  Awesome!

    Then they thought, I wonder if she’s …

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    Arboria at Wheee! Festival Nottingham

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    You’ve probably gathered that we are not a family who likes to stay indoors and do nothing.  If there is something to see or do we are there.  This is why I love Nottingham so much as it has a great calendar of events through out the year, and there …

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    Barclays LifeSkills: Diary Of A Parent Part 1

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    My son isn’t far of leaving school, and as a parent I worry that he doesn’t appreciate how difficult getting into work will be.  He’s 17, and typically quite grumpy and refuses to accept help from Mum most all of the time.

    He hides himself away in his room, plugged …

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    The MAD Blog Awards #madblogawards

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    The awards season is well and truly in full swing in blog land and I found out yesterday I had been nominated in the ‘Family Fun’ category.  Well I have to be honest and admit that I nearly fell off my chair.  Who ever out there decided I was worthy …

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    5 Reasons To Go To Larmer Tree Festival

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    Larmer Tree Festival is now in it’s 25th Year and is simply a must for families wanting to experience a genuine festival atmosphere.  It is two time winner of the Festival Kidz Gold Award, and each year goes from strength to strength with it’s line up of exceptional music, outrageous …

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    Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom Live Tour Review

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    This week two very excited little girls made their way to the Theatre Royal Nottingham, escorted by their Mummy’s of course, to see the all new Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom Live Tour.

    Leading up to the show had been a little like the long journey to that long awaited …

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    Exam Stress Runs High!

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    The exam timetable started a week ago, and a long with it arrived high levels of exam stress.  It descends the entire house like the biggest darkest cloud.  It’s set to stay with us until the last week of June, with a slight reprieve for half term. Maybe.

    Exams are …

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    The Ultimate Kids Bucket & Spade List

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    Do you ever find when you sit down to think about your next big holiday or even what to do at the weekend you draw a complete blank?  With so many possibilities, decisions like this can be tricky and before you know it the moments are lost.

    The team at …

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    5 Free Things To Do With Kids

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    I’m always desperate to find activities to do with my children that don’t break the bank, or even better are free.    When teen was small, money was pretty tight so I had to learn to be inventive and make the most of things that were available to us at little …

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    The First Swimming Lesson

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    I really feel it’s important for my children to be able to swim.  My teen can swim, and I took him to the pool regularly when he was a baby, even though I couldn’t swim.  I didn’t want him to be like me.  I haven’t been nearly so on the …

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