This week Hubby has been away on business and since Ellie hasn’t shown her usual signs of separation anxiety I said she could pick whatever activity she wanted and we would do it.  She asked if we could make chocolate biscuits, it was one of those moments where you know the apple hasn’t fallen too far from the tree! I…

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I was nominated by Cathryn at Little Paper Swans to complete the £2 Challenge.  This is a campaign started by Voucherbox.co.uk and Zamcoc teaming up together to raise awareness and money for the most at risk children in Zambia.  For every blog post published Voucherbox are going to donate £50 to Zamcoc to help their cause. The other reason behind the idea…

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A little while ago I wrote the A-Z of Parenthood. I really enjoyed righting it and thought it was something I would definitely like to do a few more posts along those lines. Todays little snippet is all about toddlers. A is for Attitude. I think they do this to prepare us for their teenage years. If I am right…

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As anyone who follows me on the blog or social media, I am a regular baker. It is something that I am really passionate about; it is slowly become more than just a hobby and one day I hope for it to be my job. I have written about some of my favourite bakes from last year here. A few…

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If we are honest we all have those things that we said we would never do as a parent. I had a few myself and I have broken them all! One of the biggest things for me was fussy eating. I vowed that I wouldn’t have fussy eaters, that I wouldn’t bend to the will of a toddler regarding food!…

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To give 2017 a good start I have taken part in the lovely Geraldine from Over Heaven’s Hill In Conversation With Series. Being a new year she has a new set of questions and what fabulous questions they are too! Here are all my answers, you can also find the interview on Geraldine’s blog along with all the other Conversations…

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I was recently tagged by Care Johnson and Emma from Me and B Make Tea to complete the #RockingMotherhood tag and I was more than happy to partake. Thank you so much for the tag, I really appreciate it. The idea of this to think of ten ways that you rock as a mother. It was created by Patricia at…

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I’m at it again! The first baking post of 2017 and the first of many. I had a little baking break for a couple of weeks because I have been at it at least once a week since October. If it were an illegal substance I would be at a meeting by now! So to take things easy I decided…

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When I started this blog about 18 months ago Hubby and I spoke about it at length. He was very supportive and helped me set it all up; he is the technical one of the relationship. At the time we felt is was appropriate to use pseudonyms for the girls and after a few discussions we settled on using Pinky…

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I have recently posted about my blogging goals for 2017, but with a huge sigh of relief, as we wave goodbye to 2016, I thought it would be nice to write about my 20 wishes for 2017 as I was kindly tagged by Hayley at Devon Mama. I love writing posts like this every now and again because it gives…

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Gooooood Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night everyone!!!! How are you all? Well that’s 2016 done. I’m in the ‘thank goodness for that!’ camp. How about you? This is a very different type of post for me….. I need your vote! The Tribal Chat blogger awards are open and I would be thrilled/ecstatic/over the flippin’ moon if you would vote for me. Of course normally…

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With 2017 just around the corner I have been evaluating the blog and planning where I want to take it. It took me a long time to really get into writing again; it used to be a huge passion of mine when I was younger. I found myself at a cross roads in my life about 9 years ago and…

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Having seen a lot of ‘Instagram Best Nine’ posts recently I couldn’t help but join in. I did it last year too so how could I resist seeing the difference. As I wrote in my previous post My Instagram 2016 I loved the best nine but because it was based on number of likes theses weren’t reflective of my favourite.…

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Well Sparkle Heart (seriously Pinky did that have to be her name?) has been with us a little while now and it is starting to show….! The cheeky madam seems to have had a little party for one on Friday night! Day 15: Day 16: Naturally on Saturday she was a little hung over! So she decided it was best…

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