Poppy pride

Why I think wearing a poppy is important. Today, the nation will fall silent for 2 minutes at 11am to remember those who have fought, and still are fighting, in

Lewis Moody

A Moody Englishman of the best kind

A surprise meeting with rugby star, Lewis Moody. It’s been one of those days today. Well, it started out as one of those days – you know, one of those

Getting ready for winter, winter weather, snow

Preparing for a winter wonderland

Refusing to be caught out by the weather this year. The weather has been fairly mild of late, only recently getting colder.  It’s finally starting to sink in for me

Guy Fawkes, babymoon, fireworks, family life

Guy Fawkes Night: how young is too young for fireworks?

I’ve recently been asked whether fireworks are unsuitable for a 2-year-old. It took me back to last year’s Guy Fawkes Night when Olivia saw her very first firework display. Olivia’s first

A perfect partnership, simple things,, family life

Why the simple things mean the most

Sometimes it’s the most simple things we hold the most dear. Ever since having children, I’ve discovered that I have lived 2 lives; one before my babies came along and

dressing up, fancy dress,

The time we went trick-or-treating in November

You may think that I’m a bit late with this post, Halloween being a couple of days ago and all, but I actually think I’m being quite efficient. You see,

Disney on Ice, Worlds of Fantasy, ice skating

Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy review

A whole new world… of ice. Last week, my husband, toddler (plus favourite teddy bear) and myself braved the M25 to go and see the ice skating spectacle Disney on

blog for working parents, family, consistent discipline, Chez Mummy

The one where it all begins

Welcome to The Brat Race, a new blog for working parents. No-one told me how hard it can be having children. Or maybe they did, but I was so caught up in the excitement and

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