Summer shorts for my shortie

Some casual summer style with House of Fraser. It doesn't seem that long ago that my children and I started 'operation springtime' because we were so fed up of the seemingly never-ending winter weather. That was actually just over three months ago now. Since that post, not only did spring arrive (eventually!), but summer is now knocking on the door. (more…)

The time I became a football mum

Launching McDonald's new ‘Football Mum of the Year’ award. It was a dry, but cool day. The sky was tinged with the faintest grey from the myriad of clouds floating by. At times it seemed to threaten with rain, but never did, preferring instead to allow the wind to blow in fits across the open ground. I could see my children running around the field in front of me, practising their agility and learning basic football skills. "So this,” I thought, “is what it’s like to be a football mum.” (more…)

April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.

— Mark Twain

Sewing the seeds of confidence with DryNites

Getting crafty and boosting confidence at bedtime. There are so many milestones when it comes to raising children; from weaning and crawling to walking, talking and starting school. One of the most major milestones has to be toilet training. Graduating from a nappy to a potty or toilet is a very big deal: a rite of passage. All of sudden your baby is not an actual baby any more.  (more…)

How Ocean Florida saved the day and made it awesome

The tale of one company - Ocean Florida - going above and beyond the call of duty. A little over one month ago, my husband and I awoke one morning, our bodies caressed by warm fingers of bright, yellow light creeping into our room through the gaps in the window blinds. It was the fourth day of our Florida holiday and the fourth day of blue skies and pleasant sunshine. (more…)