Friday, 19 December 2014

Embrace The Weird

We're all weird in our own way. Sometimes we don't fit in, sometimes we feel ridiculous, silly, afraid, lonely in a room full of people.

I have long since realised that I am pretty weird. And I am not all that quiet about it either. It seems whatever I say, whatever I do - I can't help being a bit of a dick.

And now, I'm not trying to change it. I'm trying to embrace it. Trying to embrace the weird.

Monday, 15 December 2014

The Mark Warner Holiday Blog Competition Thingy

We would very much like to be Mark Warner ambassadors for lots of reasons:


a) We like holidays. They are boss.

b) We are a normal family. We like to talk about 'normal family' stuff.

3) We lost track of the number/letter thing. Whaaat??

Sunday, 14 December 2014

New Year New You!

**This post was written by K. Watson who is a freelance writer** 

It’s that time again where all of our problems will be solved – hurray! Of course, everyone sticks to their New Year’s Resolutions… right? Well, probably not, but it’s the thought that counts. When it comes to some frankly ridiculous ones like getting a body like Beyonce or winning the lottery, there’s not a lot you can do. But as for some of the simpler ones – I’ve got you covered! So, with January 1st right around the corner (scary!) here goes…

Saturday, 13 December 2014

What to do with NO FRIGGING BATHROOM!!

So we are having the bathroom renovated. It has been a long time in coming and it desperately needed it. However, in between plastering and the new suite being fitted has been a gap of about erm.... A WEEK.

The bathroom door is just shut.

So everything is shit.

*sighs*

Carbon Monoxide Awareness

Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas emitted by unsafe appliances. It is colourless, odourless and tasteless and this makes it especially dangerous. When I was asked to write about carbon monoxide awareness I read up on this and was quite surprised at just how dangerous carbon monoxide can be.

My University Survival Kit



I have been a student for almost six years now, and in those six years we have got married, bought a house, had two babies – life continues as usual of course! So in amongst all of this real life-stuff going on, I ha desperately have to try and stay organised. This can be really hard with two little ones running around and the tween pulling on my arm and ear. I thought I would share with you what helps to keep me organised amongst the chaos – sometimes it’s the little things that really help!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Review: Me and My World 'I Want To Be A Vet' Kit

At ours, we really love educational toys. I like watching the girls play together and enjoy seeing them learn and growing together. I was really excited to hear about meandmyworld.com. They produce educational and fun kits aimed at teaching children about a variety of professions and roles whilst being fun and engaging at the same time. We couldn’t wait to get started with ours!

Help For My Hair!


So I have been pretty good to my hair over the years.

OK I lied. I haven't at all. I have had my hair every colour under the sun. I especially like reds and auburn tones. Then there was that one time that I bleached it blonde using home hair-dyes. I used six different hair lighteners, and a toner, and a... I forget.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

I Can't Do Christmas Right


There is something about the festive season that makes me feel grossly inadequate. Maybe grossly inadequate is a bit strong. I like Christmas and time with my family – we stuff our faces, sit  in Christmas pyjamas for a few days and give each other gifts.  But in the run up to Christmas – I tend to feel like I am not quite doing it right – do you?

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Review: Asda Wooden 2 in 1 Hob & Grill

My kids love role-play toys. I love them playing with toys where they can pretend - it fires their imagination and I love to watch them interact with each other. That's why I was so excited to take delivery of Asda's 2 in 1 Hob & BBQ Grill.


Saturday, 6 December 2014

Review: QV Skincare - Emollient Therapy

Most of us in or house have dry skin conditions. I have contact dermatitis on my hands and have to wear gloves in every aspect of cleaning around the house - the cold exacerbates the pain in my hands and even peeling vegetables can sting if I am not careful.

Alice and Rosie also suffer with dryness and some eczema  on the backs of their knees - this can get very red and angry at times - I have took them both to the Doctor about this and we are prescribed medicated cream at times.

So all things considered, I was definitely willing to try out QV Skincare to see if this would make any difference. 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

What Do My Children Think of Me?

I often wonder this.

I don't need to guess what my tween  thinks. I tell her she is lazy and pollutes her own bed with sweet wrappers - she tells me I am lazy and that I'm wearing so much make-up that I look like the un-dead. (She's going through that whole teen thing - I can deal with it.)

I also have two younger girls Alice is three, and Rosie is almost two. What on earth do they think of me?

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

How Do You Unwind?

Unwinding is very difficult for me, I'll be honest. The title of this blog suggests that I am quite busy. I have three young children, work part time in the University, run this blog and also have started to do some freelance writing. Things are hectic.

But I do need to relax and have some leisure time. In fact it has always been a bug-bear of mine that I tend to spend a lot of my time "doing" - and you know what I mean by that - always doing something. I can go literally weeks without doing anything for leisure, and I'm not kidding. If I have an exam coming up then I rarely sit down and relax - I don't watch TV and I don't have any way to unwind.

It is part of my resolution to change that!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The Buy Buy Buy BUY BUY my HOUSE Campaign (Christmas Edition) !

I've had my lovely little house up for sale for one year now. I don't live in it.

It's a lovely little house. But I need to sell it because I am brass o skinty McSkinterson.

It's Christmas so I've even done the tree up and put some presents outside for whoever wants to buy it.

One slight problem though - I'm stuck on top of the tree and I'm not coming down until someone phones the estate agent, puts and offer in and signs on the dotted line. *shivers*


Travelling: Plane or Ferry?

Me and Warren have been on a fair few holidays together, both by plane and by ferry. We are currently in the process of planning a family trip to Berlin next year - really looking forward to it. We usually take the plane -  but we have been to Amsterdam on the ferry a couple of times - and each time we have loved it.

Brittany Ferries have given me this lovely infographic to share with you. Check it out.

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