Advent day 2 update and realisation (5 calories! Really?)

Very happy to report I doubled my target of 30 seconds Plank, yay for me! The Plank is definitely and exercise I need to do to build my code strength, I am loving being back at pole dancing classes, but have realised that my core strength is shot after time off whilst pregnant with D…

Alternative Advent Calendar 2nd December

Today’s advent hunt for the boys was for wooden playfood I bought yesterday while out with the boys and my Mum We had a lovely time (not without the odd stressful moment but think that’s a given really), but wow my boys are too old to go shopping with anymore! D wanted every balloon we…

Alternative Advent calendar 1st December

My finished Advent bags for the boys and my non alcoholic mulled wine in the background (still Breastfeeding D so none of the real stuff for me again this year). The 1st of December snuck up on me so the boys are having an edible treat today, a pack of Goodies alphabet biscuits each, as…

Alternative advent calendar 2015 preparation begins

I had always planned on making a traditional Advent calendar for my children, before I was even pregnant with our first little boy. Well last year life got in the way and I had not made one in time for Christmas, L was 2 years old (coming up for 3) and it was our first…

Out of Sync with my children – Reset day needed

Stress, my stress, my boys stress and by extension my (self-employed working from home) husbands stress, it all seamed very out of sync recently, Baby D (who is officially now a toddler not a baby!) was not napping properly, L was getting super abstinent about getting dressed in the morning to go out to groups,…

Boobalou – Review

Boobalou is an online eco shop, it sells such a wide range of things from reusable nappies to plastic free hair brushes and everything eco you could need really, my latest order from them was for a nappy wrap, large wet bag deodorants and shampoo bars and I am super happy with them all, this…

Faith, Hope and Magic (Page 1)

As I am getting close to finishing pages 3 & 4 of my story and will be hopefully posting them up for my Patrons in the next few days (children allowing of course), I thought I would put the first page of my work out for everyone to see, as currently my only patrons are…

Making jam tarts with toddler tomorrow

My writing warm up blog post today was going to be about upcycling packaging from amazon (ludicrous amounts for the tinniest item so plenty of materials to play with) into toddler art wrapping paper and underwater scenes, but whilst search the pictures on my computer I realised the one I want was on my phone…

Dyslexic Writer

I started this blog to get myself writing and despite being absent from it for some time now, my sails were rather windless on the writing front, it has proved to have been a great jump point, I have now well and truly hurled myself off the hay bale (something I could never bring myself…

Slow cookers, not just for those out at work all day

I have been hearing all about slow cookers for a while now, they seam to be the latest trend, I briefly thought it would have been handy when I worked in an office all day and never got home before 6pm but as I am now a mum and my ‘work’ is raising my two…