Win a stationery bundle

| Giveaways

Win a stationery bundle

  As we enter the home straight of the academic year, it is vital that all children are kept motivated to finish the year off strong. Preparation is key for them and we all have a responsibility to push them towards excellence. A healthy diet, positive reinforcement and our full support, to name a few. […] Read more…


The ordinary moments #55

| Diary

Lucas and his great grandma sat on the sofa looking at the camera

On Monday, we returned from the UK. We went for a week during half term to visit family. Lucas turned 5 on the 15th Feb but his school didn’t break up until the 21st and he wanted to see family and friends for his birthday so we did a belated birthday trip for him. It […] Read more…


Free stories for children

| Family, Lifestyle

A selection of free children’s stories on sooper books

  Have you seen my new header? It has been designed by Charlene Mitchell. Charlene trained as a professional illustrator at one of the UK’s top Art Schools. She has worked with some of the world’s most famous greetings card companies and won awards for her wonderful illustrations.     She now works with her […] Read more…


A big Mother’s Day giveaway

| Giveaways

Not long until Mother’s Day now, if you haven’t already seen it, please do check out my Mother’s Day gift ideas and head over for a chance to win a bouquet worth up to £30 from Blossoming Gifts. I won’t be celebrating in France as they celebrate Mother’s Day in June but for all of […] Read more…


Slow cooker lemon chicken recipe

| Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Lemon and basil chicken on a white plate served with rice, carrots and leeks

  One of my favourite meals has always been lemon chicken. I love how versatile it is, it goes perfectly with chips, wedges, roast potatoes, rice, cous cous or salad. I’ve often made it in the oven but for those days where I don’t want to cook after the school run, I’ve adapted the recipe […] Read more…


Do Energy Saving Devices Work?

| Home & Garden

  Ever wonder if such energy-saving devices work or they are more of a marketing strategy? The truth is, you haven’t tried using one, you will never know how efficient they are when helping you reduce and manage energy consumption. All of these devices are made to simplify and help you monitor your energy usage […] Read more…

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Mothers Day gift ideas 2020 – giveaway

| Giveaways, Shopping

Blossoming gifts bright bloom bouquet. A stunning and bright bouquet of cerise germini, vibrant wow and tara roses with blue agapanthus complemented by foliage.

So Bomb, Crystal Geode Case. Mums love the time and thought that only a homemade gift can bring. Create your own exciting selection of DIY bath bombs featuring colourful geode crystals in minutes with this new kit. Everything you need is inside the Geode case, mix your colourful powder with water, add a hidden surprise, and decorate […] Read more…


2020 Fashion trends for spring

| Fashion, Lifestyle

2020 Fashion trends for spring

  It’s that time of the year when spring fashion is starting to trickle in the stores! Auspicious it is to go shopping online, especially on premier online fashion stores such as Hush Style. Getting hold of info on what the 2020 fashion trends for spring are can have you walking through your personal runway […] Read more…