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‘The rainbow is for everyone’, Little Monkey, March 2017

Little Monkey has been wearing glasses since he was two years old. I’ve lost count of how many pairs he has had but through trial and error we have narrowed down the options available and we have two or three styles that we know suit him and feel comfortable on his face. The Husband and… Continue reading ‘The rainbow is for everyone’, Little Monkey, March 2017

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Fluffy Bunnies 

Pancakes have always been one of those delicious comfort foods that suits everyone in our family. Feeling poorly? Make pancakes. Not sure what to have for breakfast? Whip up some pancakes. Having a family brunch? Pancakes. Traditionally I am a fan of a roll-up crepe with lemon and sugar; its what my nana used to… Continue reading Fluffy Bunnies 

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An open letter to Ben Shephard…or ‘Daddy Tipping Point’ as he is known to us.

Dear Ben, I feel as if I can call you Ben, rather than Mr Shephard, because I feel as if I know you quite well. I see you at least three times a day; I often see more of you than I do my own husband. Neither me or my husband are wholly comfortable with this… Continue reading An open letter to Ben Shephard…or ‘Daddy Tipping Point’ as he is known to us.

eating out · Raising children · Uncategorized

Eating Out With Kids – one of those things that sane parents probably don’t do.

We do try and eat out with the boys, we like eating out and I think it’s important to introduce them to new foods and new situations. Little Monkey is a dream to dine out with; he will choose a good table, peruse the menu, take full advantage of the coloured pencils and activity sheets… Continue reading Eating Out With Kids – one of those things that sane parents probably don’t do.

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Christmas and being spotted…no autographs please! 

‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…’I don’t know if it’s because I’m an Autumn baby or because I just never know how to dress for boiling hot weather, but I love the cold. I love the rainbow of multicoloured leaves, I love layers of snuggly jumpers, I love walks in boots and coats… Continue reading Christmas and being spotted…no autographs please!