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    Sofa Time With Newman & Bright


    Getting the right sofa is such an important investment for your home.  Our sofa is definitely the most important piece of furniture in our house, above everything else.  Sinking into a comfy spot at the end of the day and snuggling up with the family is one of life’s pleasures, …

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    Half term for us means there is a teenager in the house frequenting his pyjamas more often than normal.  It also means the girls get more sofa time with their big brother.  I know it’s not the greatest pic in the world, but it did jump out at me and …

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    Chickenpox Can Kiss My Butt!


    We’ve had a rough time of it these last few weeks with the children and getting sick.  To say I’m sleep deprived is an understatement, but so is everyone else in the house.  We are passing a grumpy hat round as we can only have one person be grouchy at …

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    7 Things Parents Must Not Do At Bedtime


    Right, stop the press. Prepare yourselves readers, I have an astonishing announcement to make. It may surprise you all to know that I am not a perfect parent.  I know, I had you fooled didn’t I!

    I can make this declaration safe in the knowledge that I have got many …

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    Restaurant Review: Beefeater


    This weekend we took a trip to the Beefeater at Castle Marina in Nottingham for Sunday lunch.  It was a first time for all of us and being a family who likes to eat out we were really looking forward to giving it a try.

    First brownie point is it …

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    Review: ToddlePak Reins From Trunki


    Princess has been affectionately known as a flight risk for quite sometime now. She can be a lot  a bit of a liability when we go out to say the least. Sometimes she is really good and knows that cars and roads are dangerous and will stay firmly by your …

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    My new friend arrived last Sunday and made me very happy indeed.  I have ventured into the realms of beginners photography and purchased a Nikon D3200.  I new it wouldn’t be long before I had to have a proper camera.  I think it’s going to take me a while to …

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    Is It To Soon To Celebrate Valentines Day?


    This is always such a difficult dilemma.  When, in a new relationship is it OK to celebrate Valentines Day?  The problem is you are still getting to know each other, and no one wants to appear too keen do they?  There is still an element of being cool and aloof …

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    #Theatre For Kids: Whatever The Weather


    We really love taking the girls to the theatre, it is definitely one of our favourite places to go.  Princess really enjoys it now, and gets really excited when she knows we are going to see a performance.  Even Little Pudding, at 8 months, is transfixed by the storytelling that …

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    Project 365 #6


    This week has been a long week!  In the last post Princess had come out with chicken pox, so wasn’t at nursery or able to go to her usual activities at the beginning of the week. This led to quite a bit of frustration all round, as she is usually …

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    This week I’ve been taking a lot of pictures.  You can find out more about why here.  This isn’t the most perfect picture, but it just makes me smile.

    It’s Little Pudding’s first time on a swing, so she is taking it easy, but her enthusiastic sister is going for …

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    She’s Not A Toddler Anymore!


    This week Princess graduated from being a toddler to a preschooler, so you know that stinky wet fish I was talking about in this post, it’s only gone and slapped me round the other side of the face.  I know us bloggers talk a lot about our kids growing …

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    Review: From You To Me Journals


    Every now and again, I get contacted about a product that gets me really excited.  It’s always something that strikes me as a little bit different, that would make a unique and special gift.  Those kind of products don’t come along everyday.

    The lovely Kerri got in touch to tell …

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    This was just the picture that made me smile from the week when I went through my phone.  I love how she isn’t even looking at the woodpecker!

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    Project 365 #5


    So here I am at 23.09pm putting together my #project365 post.  Fingers crossed I get to the end of it before the baby wakes up for her feed!  It’s been an interesting week, and I’ll try my best to sum it up in pictures for you….

    Day 25/365 Dirty

    Turned …

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    10 Simple Steps To Change Your Life


    You’ve read those posts haven’t you?  The ones that tell you to follow your dreams, be who you want to be and that you’re the master of your own destiny.  They pop up all over the place every new year, well written and crafted words to inspire and motivate, right?…

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    My 3 Favourite Places in Barcelona: #3Cities


    I love Spain so much, and everything that goes with it.  When I’m thinking of where I want to go for my holidays or a short break, Spain is always my first choice.  Practically, it’s not far from the UK, so flying with children and a husband who isn’t ever …

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    Letting Go – A Mother’s Journey


    Every so often, a realisation hits me a bit like a stinky wet fish to the face, that it’s time to let go a little more. These not so gentle jolts of reality are gearing up for one thing and one thing only.  The day when Teen flies the nest.  …

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