Fun in the forest at New Park Manor

As soon as we stepped through the door of New Park Manor I felt my shoulders relax.They have such a laid back, nothing is too much trouble, attitude that it makes you feel great immediately. After petting the beagle puppy in reception, which my daughter is convinced was brought in specially, we were taken to our room, Susan. Yes, all the […]

Fathers Day, where’s my Father?

Father’s Day, so how’d you get past that one when she’s never even met him? He’s never said her name, bought her a birthday present or picked her up when she fell. It’s probably the only conversation she starts that I don’t really know where it’s going to finish. She asked me once who I’d […]

Arrrrgggghhhh World Book Day!

Tomorrow is World book day, our school didn’t dress up last year and I felt like they missed out a bit, but now I’m thinking it was great cos it took all of the stress away. You know how it goes, the email comes out from the school , everyone goes crazy for a couple […]

Father’s day with no father

Father’s Day, so how’d you get past that one when she’s never even met him? He’s never said her name, bought her a birthday present or picked her up when she fell. It’s probably the only conversation she starts that I don’t really know where it’s going to finish. She asked me once who I’d […]

The Cosy Club

We were very lucky to be invited along to the launch of The Cosy Club in Gunwharf Quays last week and I would thoroughly recommend it. The restaurant has a kind of 1920’s feel to it with all the staff dressed in frilly puffy skirts and red lipstick and the paintings on the walls make […]

Mother’s Day lessons

Mother’s Day is coming up and I’m looking forward to my yearly cry in the card shop at the words that say so much to my mum. I’ve been loving the thread on Twitter this week about lessons your mother has taught you. My mum has taught me so much over the years but my […]

There have to be some perks to being a mum?

Being a mum is pretty much a one way street, kids are very much take, take, take. Food, time and money, those little monkeys will grab whatever you have and still come back for more. So I’ve been looking for a few perks and come up with a list of my favourite 3. 1)      Having […]

The day out in London

I really do try and get the best and the most out of life I think that it should be about experiences and new things and yesterday we had is just an amazing experience. We took the kids on the train to London I’ve researched it and try to work out where to be and […]

The kick start I needed to lose weight

I can tell you that faced with a video of your bare behind is one of the most shocking things that can happen! I was deleting videos from my phone cos it’s January and I’m having a clear up, when I came across said film. I thought my daughter had been creating a movie with […]

Nans are the best….

Nans always come into their own at this time of year when they’ve had a little drink. My daughters Nan was the quizmaster on Christmas evening, only problem being because the questions were in black on red card, she couldn’t read the answers! That made for some loud debate. I remember very fondly my own […]