Middle age…

Minimalist tattoo

So I am totally middle-aged.  Some might say the wrong side of... Mr B and I have now turned from serial wedding guests to serial 40th birthday party-ers...and very fun it is too.  We, as a generation, and I assume like most generations before us, have relaxed with age.  Parties are MORE fun now.  Partly because of the sheer rarity of them but also the fact that you're not worried about who you might end up with.  We are together. Who you're going to talk to doesn't matter.  We've been there.  We've done that.  I know full well that there are three ...

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Puddle-jumping Pandemonium

Puddle jumping pandemonium jbmumofone.com

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche It's been a funny old week.  With my folks having managed to sell their house at lightning speed they unexpectedly, and welcomely,  descended upon us to start some proper house hunting. This meant our normal Mummy and Emily day was shaken up a bit.  We decided if they were going house hunting in Teignmouth we may as well head off to the beach.  And we did. It was beautiful...and breezy, very breezy. So much so I figured it may be best to head inland a little and we went to the ...

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Guest Post: Fun With Family Indoors

Build a fort

Right now then the weather is not very welcoming, and we tend to spend more time indoors, our kids might get a little bit bored. That is totally normal since staying at home then the weather outside if windy and cold is pretty natural. Going out might seem as not a perfect solution as well, especially if your family’s budget is tight and you wish to save some money for a holiday. To help you out and help your kids have fun indoors without spending tons of money, I gathered a few frugal and fun activities for your family. These activities will help you spend cold winter evenings cosy, warm and ...

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The Last Year…

So, the last year...where to begin? At the beginning I guess. January this year we were just starting to settle into our new home in Devon.  It was still feeling very new.  People here seemed to move VERY slowly.  There may have been a little bit of rage in supermarket queues when folks just stopped for a chat, but we got used to that. We booked in several workmen to do varying bits about the house.  Occasionally they turned up at the scheduled times.  Mostly they didn't, but we got used to that too. This year Mr B and I have both, without doubt, slowed ...

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A Letter From Santa via the NSPCC

NSPCC Letter from Santa

Children’s charity NSPCC have been bringing Christmas to life with their latest activity, Letter’s From Santa and asked me to get involved – spreading the word keeping the magic of Santa alive. To this end, I provided them with information about my son William including hobbies, achievements, friends and siblings and then the wonderful people at NSPCC worked their own Santa magic to produce an incredible response to William’s information provided. And here it is... LFS NSPCC to William   There is still time to create one for your own children and print out ahead of ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #129

Parenting Pin It Party Badge

In our final parenting pin-it-party before Xmas we are heading on over to the inspirational Otilia from Romanian Mum.  Do pop by and see who she has chosen as her featured pinners from last week's  awesome lot. It is so strange to think that this time last year we had only just moved to the countryside and couldn't light a fire.  Thankfully, the house is a lot warmer this year and we pretty much live now in our wellies.  I hope it has been a good year for all of you. If you are new to the party, it is very lovely to have you here and, if you wish to join in, here is ...

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Icon Wall Stickers…Too Cool For School

Dino Icon Wall Sticker

We get asked to review A LOT of stuff on this blog, which is lovely, but I have really been trying to scale back on this a bit lately.  However, when I received an offer from Icon Wall Stickers and I clicked through...they had me.  Straight away. I spent literally hours on their site staring at their gorgeous decals trying to narrow down which one to try out. Eventually the dinosaurs won. The dinosaurs always win. So, introducing the newest addition to Casa B, aptly named by my daughter as 'Big Dinosaur'... He is so cool.  He was also surprisingly easy to ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #128

Parenting Pin It Party Badge

Welcome to a brand new week lovely pinners.  Hope you all had a fab weekend. This week I am happy to be hosting another monday #pinitparty.  Please come join us this week and link up any family/parenting/craft/recipe posts you might want to share.  They don't even need to be recent.  Perhaps show some old classic posts some love. As host I get to choose two of my favourites from last week's entries to feature. My first are these brilliant, and fantastically frugal, advent calendar bags from the awesome Dabbling Momma.  Her blog is so full of great craft ideas ...

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Our Little Morning Dance

A letter to my daughter

  This morning was an unexpected one.  To be perfectly honest, having had my work clinic cancelled due to too few patients, I had kind of scheduled in a hiding-under-the-duvet-day. But yesterday you threw up at nursery.  Just a little but you were pale enough to worry them enough to send you home.  I was in Bristol, sorry darling, but Daddy came to get you.  And, thankfully, although today you are completely fine you are on the dreaded 48 hour nursery ban. So now, today, it is just me and you. I love this time.  It is only since your brother started ...

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Nothing more than feelings…

Nothing more than feelings...

So my apologies in advance, I fear this post will be a rambling one.  Feel free to click away now as I am about to begin some major brain dumping.  It may not be terribly coherent. I have been struggling a bit lately.  I say a bit.  Really quite a lot.  My anxiety levels have been soaring and my mood so up, then so down, it's like the worst roller-coaster that I can't seem to make stop.  And the feeling that I should be able to stop it only makes it worse.  That's the real kicker.  But hey ho, a little extra guilt mixed in with all the angst won't ...

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