Win 6 tickets to the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley! #TogetherWeCan
Apr12

Win 6 tickets to the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley! #TogetherWeCan

Does your daughter play football? Mine tried it out last Autumn with the SSE Wildcats, and loved it so much; and I’m thrilled that there’s now a real choice for girls to play the sport When I was young, girls could only play football at the park, there was no ‘real’ training for them at all, even though boys clubs abounded. Next month the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final returns to Wembley for a fourth...

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KitchenAid Stand Mixers are 30% off at House of Fraser – under £350!
Apr06

KitchenAid Stand Mixers are 30% off at House of Fraser – under £350!

If, like me, you’re lucky enough to already have one, then you’ll know how lovely they are. Mine’s called Doris, she’s candy apple red, has pride of place on the work surface, and gets a loving pat on her beautiful soft round curves on a regular basis when I’m passing. If you don’t have one, then it’s possibly you’ve been eyeing them up for a while, hesitating at the eye-watering initial...

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Canvas Holidays Discount 50% Off – FABULOUS bargain, but be quick!
Mar29

Canvas Holidays Discount 50% Off – FABULOUS bargain, but be quick!

We properly love Canvas Holidays – we’re never snooty about holiday parks, we had our very first family holiday ‘abroad’ thanks to one of these brilliantly family-oriented camping sites, and we loved every single second of it. Not only are they perfectly designed for families, with lots of activities, safe spaces and lots of other families for your kids to make friends with, but they’re also always...

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Surviving Exam Season – Top Insider Tips From a Family Who’ve Been There
Mar25

Surviving Exam Season – Top Insider Tips From a Family Who’ve Been There

Exam season is upon us – and I’m definitely feeling your pain and your fear of ever Surviving Exam Season. I’ve parented through GCSE’s and A Levels, and child No.3 sits his GCSE’s next year – I’m becoming a pro at this. There’s an old Zen saying which I love; ‘Everything the same; everything different’. Every teen is unique, of course, with different struggles, different...

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Egg Cups! Real Proper Animal Ones. We LOVE.
Mar24

Egg Cups! Real Proper Animal Ones. We LOVE.

Noodling about the interwebs, as I do (what? It’s my job, people!), I just stuck my head in the door of PenelopeTom to see what was new – and fell instantly and deeply in love with a hare and a zebra. Oh yes I did. Now tell me you’re not ooh-ing a little bit too, way down deep inside. Yes they’re a bit weird, definitely kitsch, oddly whimsical… but they’re downright HAPPY-MAKING. And they’re...

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Spotted! It’s A Gorgeous Hare Mug. *happy face*
Mar19

Spotted! It’s A Gorgeous Hare Mug. *happy face*

It’s no secret round here that we love a good mug. Possibly less well-known is that I have a bit of a thing for hares. Especially mad-eyed, scrappily visualised artistic ones (the March Hare I spotted in this post currently hangs on my bedroom wall, making me smile every day). So letting out a little “Oooh!” at this hare mug when I saw it on Etsy wasn’t terribly surprising. Isn’t it a beauty? I love the...

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