The Hottest (Coldest) Real Estate in Town

The Hottest (Coldest) Real Estate in Town

"For Sale:  Two highly sought after, desirable spaces within a harmonious and pastoral setting.  Nestled within a tranquil corner of a highly prestigious location and surrounded by tasteful, ornamental and timeless architecture these plots are sure to sell very fast so do not delay.  The neighbours are quiet." What are we selling?   My parents graves. No kidding. Having decided that they may well follow us in our move to the country my parents are now left with two highly desirable plots within the graveyard of their current hometown.  Plots ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #126

Craft-Time_thumb

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. With Halloween approaching I could not resist my two featured picks. First these amazing crafts from Royal Little Lambs Second, these adorable ...

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Teaching Your Little Ones How to Manage Money

Teaching Little Ones How To Manage Money

It doesn’t seem like two minutes ago that I was holding my little ones in my arms for the first time and, although I would love them to stay small forever, I am under no illusion that they are going to grow up so quickly that I’ll wonder where the time has gone! It’s true what they say - time really does fly when you’re having fun! I love being a mum. I can honestly say that it is the loveliest and most rewarding job in the world but, since my little ones have found their voices, I have encountered that dreaded stage of parenthood when the only words that seem to come out of my little ones’ ...

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A Whole New World…

The cost of a kids birthday party

With The Boy now at 'big school' we are embracing a new era as a family.  He could not have made it any easier for us.  He has literally run inside each and every day.  There have been no tears, no tantrums, no clinging to our legs and each night he leaves proudly clutching his book bag and eager to do his homework. I'm so proud of him. With school though also comes a new minefield for me to manoeuvre my way through-birthday parties.  Up until now birthday parties for the smalls have only ever really involved family members and the odd neighbour.  This year The ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #124

Parenting Pin It Party Badge

Morning folks, it is that time of the week again and this week the party is being hosted by the wonderful Helen from Kiddycharts/Mummy's Little Stars.  Please do pop by to see who she has chosen to feature from last week's wonderful pins. If you are new to the party, welcome, and here is what to do: 1. Link up one, or more, of your own parenting/family posts. This can be anything you like but below are some examples: A family friendly recipe A child friendy craft Parenting tips or advice A post about a recent family experience A review of a child's book/product A ...

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Hi, My Name is JB and I am a…

OCD nightmare #1

Hi, my name is JB and I am an obsessive compulsive...of sorts.  Or perhaps I am just a neat-freak.  Or maybe just a little odd. On arriving in the kitchen this morning I was faced with a sight that made me growl.  Actually growl, out loud.  The washing up sponge had once again been left perched midway between the two sinks instead of the obvious 'this is where I should sit, I am the perfect size/shape/everything-gap' above the left sink.     I turn around to find Mr B grinning. "You know I hate that." "I know.  But it's funny." It ...

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#biteme

I haven't posted much recently.  It's not that there isn't stuff going on in my life, or life in general, it's just that what is going on is massively hard to articulate and not all of it is mine to share. Writing about the Syrian refugee crisis I was finding massively difficult.  There just aren't enough of the right words, or there are, I just can't put them together coherently.  Getting involved with the Save The Children appeal was for me a no brainer.  ANYTHING that helps has to be good and if my little corner of the internet can contribute then go us. The ...

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Monday parenting Pin It Party #121

abc school bus craft

Happy monday folks and hope you all had a lovely weekend. This week I am happy to be hosting another monday #pinitparty.  I do hope that you will 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. With The Boy starting school for the very first time tomorrow I could not resist featuring this super cute Back to School Bus Craft from the awesome DabblingMomma. ...

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It could have been us #savesyriaschildren

savesyriaschildren

  "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke   For several days I have been trying to find the words to write this post.  Trying and failing.  We have all seen the footage, we have read the articles and the more and more awful it becomes the stronger the desire to simply look away becomes.  I know it.  I feel it too. Then yesterday a photo of 3 year old Aylan Kurdi emerged lying face down, drowned, dead on a Turkish beach.  His family having fled the Syrian town of Kobani, then denied asylum in Canada, ...

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Much Needed Help at Hand From Mum’s Office

The Big Family Diary

I like to be organised. I try to be organised. I am not very organised. I do, however, keep a diary.  It is the only way anything in my life that is meant to happen will actually happen.  If it's written in the diary it is THE LAW.  If it ain't in, it ain't happening.  Sadly this once meant due to a minor entry error I turned up for a flight a day late because that is what the diary said, and who am I to argue? My diary is also pretty big.  It is, oh Lord this sounds so nineties, a filofax if you will.  Lately however it is not quite big enough. You ...

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