Thursday, 27 April 2017

I Don't Know You...But Thank You

Dear reader of my blog...

...or follower of my Facebook page, liker of my instagram posts or subscriber to my YouTube channel. This is a letter to say "thank you". You probably don't realise that every time you like something, or comment, or share a post that it means SO much to me. Not only have you made me feel better about being a Mum but you have allowed my children to have the most wonderful lives. And I wonder if you even know that? So I thought I would tell you and give you amazing bunch of strangers a virtual high five.

When I started this blog I was an exhausted Mum of a baby and a toddler. And looking back I probably was struggling more than I would have liked to let on. As a teacher and a fairly strong character it's quite hard to admit to people that you sometimes cried when you woke up. That occasionally you walked to the back of the garden to phone your husband and scream "WHEN THE F*CK ARE YOU GETTING HOME". So I decided to write. Shouting into the black void of the internet not know if anyone would shout back. Jotting down things I was thinking or feeling. Wondering if I was losing the plot.

People pay me to pose like an idiot with gin...I mean amazing

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Are Rowntrees Reduced Sugar Sweets Worth The Hype?

I have always been obsessed with Fruit Pastilles. When I go on holiday? I take with me two packs of five just in case it's a country that doesn't sell them. You can often find a pack in my handbag and I love each and every flavour...bar the green ones. I mean who likes them? A heathen that's who. So when I received a mystery package from Rowntrees a while ago which looked like a Fruit Pastille and tasted like a Fruit Pastille I emailed them and said "Mmmmm these are just Fruit Pastilles right?". They mysteriously replied..."all will be revealed".

Rounders Reduced Sugar Sweets
Best way to eat sweets? In your dressing gown obvs

Monday, 24 April 2017

Dear Daddy...

Dear Daddy...

This is a little letter to say "thank you". It's not something I say often and I wanted it written down for you to refer to in the future. For those times I am cross. Or tired. For those times I shout when you get in late from work and everyone is fighting around me. Or the mornings when I have to get up with the children, despite you having had lie ins for the past seven weeks. Whilst these are the things that can annoy me, drive me mad and whisper swear "For f*cks sake", this is a letter about the other 90% of the things you do. That sometimes can go unnoticed.

Thank you for being an amazing Dad. It sometimes feel unfair that I am more often than not the bad cop but I'm so pleased that you're around to be the good one. The 6ft2 gentle giant that can throw my children high in the air and carry them on your shoulders (whilst I squeal "DON'T HURT THEM"). The one that will always get in the swimming pool and go flying down the slides when Mummy doesn't fancy getting her hair wet. You push them higher than I ever would on a swing and I've seen you knee deep in more ball pools than I would like to count.


Ten Things To Do With Kids At Chessington World Of Adventures

Last year we visited Chessington World of Adventures for the first time and I wrote about ten things that my kids loved whilst we were there. We loved it SO much that we decided to visit again with our Merlin Premium Passes a few weeks ago and found a whole heap of rides and animals that we didn't get round to seeing on our first trip. So here are ten more things to do with kids at Chessington World of Adventures...

Chessington World Of Adventures

Chessington World Of Adventures

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

So It Looks Like You're Off To School...

Dear Beautiful Boy

Today I got the email I had been avoiding thinking about. The one that says you are leaving me. The one that says that as of September you are no longer mine but you are are going off out into the big wide world. You are off to school. When I wrote a similar letter to your big sister two years ago it didn't hurt quite so much as I had you. You were there to fill my days with giggles and cuddles. You were there to snuggle in front of the tele with me. Go on adventures to parks or pop to Poundland for treats your sister didn't know about. But now you're off too.

starting school