Get running for Alder Hey children’s hospital

| Charity

Daniel and scarlet Moffat in stars pyjamas

  It’s every parents worst nightmare for their child to become seriously ill and living in Lancashire I do know people who have been through this and have used he services that Alder Hey children’s hospital provide. Every year Alder Hey cares for over 275,000 patients and their families. I wanted to share a story […] Read more…


Win a Baby Born doll and feeding chair

| Competitions

Baby born soft touch doll

  I have teamed up with BABY born to give you the chance to win a BABY born Soft Touch Doll and Feeding Chair! BABY born Soft Touch dolls are a child’s best friend and partner in play for children aged three years and above, with realistic functions and endless opportunities for imaginative play. You […] Read more…


Exploring the Dordogne – week 6

| Diary, Travel

Lucas and I stood next to a violin sculpture in Brantome

  This week we have been out a couple of times for meals, once in Édon which is actually classed as Charente rather than the Dordogne. Edon is a beautiful little village, when we went there was a christening party going on and a boules match being played. It was lovely seeing so many people […] Read more…


Getting more active through play

| Health & Beauty

Lucas and I are on a seesaw getting active through play

    ESP Play recently carried out some research with Liverpool John Moores University about childhood obesity. They found that in a child’s PE lesson at school 68% is spent stationary. I think that is ridiculously high, especially when PE lessons aren’t that long or regular. I know the school Lucas is meant to be […] Read more…


Beautiful gifts for her under £15

| Shopping

Heart earrings

  Whether you have a summer birthday to buy for, you are looking for some inspiration preparing for Christmas gifts or you want to buy someone something special to congratulate them on graduating from university, I have found some beautiful some some beautiful gifts for her here, hope you like them x   Sweet Cecily’s […] Read more…


Exploring the Dordogne – week 5

| Diary, Travel

Lauzen street with umbrellas hanging

    Last Sunday Champagne had its annual fete. We went down and there was a couple of fairground rides and a hook a duck that Lucas enjoyed going on. He won at hook a duck and was so excited he didn’t really concentrate on his options for prizes, he quickly chose a small inflatable […] Read more…


How to help children cope with death

| Family

How to help children cope with death

  I hope this guide will help you help children cope with death. First, before I go further, it is essential to acknowledge that dealing with your feelings is challenging, without the addition of caring for young people. Therefore, before you can help others, you need to take care of your needs too. Talking to […] Read more…


Stop overthinking & Calm Down your Mind

| Health & Beauty

Have you ever wondered what is really holding you back from everything that you want to do? More often than not, people overthink, and that’s actually worse than you think it is. For someone who tends to overthink, a little obstacle or hurdle can turn into a giant problem, which can cripple them and their […] Read more…


Creating an exotic garden

| Home & Garden

Red canna lillies

If you are trying to create a unique garden or backyard atmosphere, you may be hoping to make it look exotic, or look a lot less like every other garden in the neighbourhood. Everyone has their own idea of what constitutes exotic, but no one can argue that a tropical looking garden in a non-tropical […] Read more…