The Following Week…

Michael Gove

So, a few days have passed.  The country has not yet entirely imploded, although the protests in London did appear to fall victim to somewhat of a media blackout, and we have begun the next five years of Tory rule. There is a positive right there.  We can tick off five.  We are five sleeps closer to our next chance to change things. And, I know it seems unlikely, this is the point of this post.  What can we POSITIVELY do now?  I have read many articles about this in the last few days and this is my somewhat re-hashed version of the bits that work for me.  We ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #104

After all the election drama of  last week I am happy to be beginning a new one and taking my mind off things for a bit.   Please do link up and offer me some distraction!  This week is being hosted by Jayne from Mum's The Word.  Please pop by and see who she has chosen as her featured pinners from last week's  fantastic lot. If you are new to the party, it is very lovely to have you here and, if you wish to join in, here is what to do: 1. Link up one, or more, of your own parenting/family posts. You can link either the post itself or a pinterest pin, ...

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Out of the mouths of babes…

My little genius

Weird conversations I have had with my pre-schooler this week... (Any insights/interpretation most welcome)   Him: Mummy, we need a flower house. Me: What's a flower house? Him: You know, like the one we saw. Me: When love? Where?  Him: You know Mummy!  The one with the man on the roof and the soft-play. Me: *Blank stare*   Him: If Daddy's head gets any bigger we will need a bigger house. Me: Hmmm? Him: But don't worry Mummy it probably won't happen. Me: That's good. Him:  Yes, you'll probably die before then. Me: *Blank ...

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The Morning After The Night Before…

UK election 2015

Last night I approached with much excitement.  Last night I was prepared.  I had wine, I had snacks, I even had a fully kitted out sofa bed in front of the TV. At 11pm I marched an asleep Mr B off to bed and settled in.  I was excited.  I was excited to see how this general election would change the face of the last five years of British politics under Tory (Coalition) rule. And then the BBC exit poll happened.  My heart in my mouth I searched #GE2015 and #BBCexitpoll frantically on twitter looking for some solace.  For confirmation that it couldn't possibly ...

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Dear So and So…

Dear Man in the cafe, I am truly sorry that my son announced "Look Mummy, that man doesn't know that too much food and no exercise makes you fat" whilst staring at you this week.  I can only apologise and assure you that if I could have ordered the ground to swallow me up right then and there I would have done so.  A hasty exit was my next best alternative so, being possible and all, I opted for this. Yours truly, An embarrassed mother.   Dear Little Miss, I love you dearly, I promise, and I do REALLY love to spend time with you, but not at three in the ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #103

Parenting Pin It Party Badge

Bonjour lovely pinners.  This week our party is being hosted by the amazing Aly form Bug, Bird, Bee.  Please pop by and see who she has chosen as her featured pinners from last week's  fantastic lot. If you are new to the party, it is very lovely to have you here and, if you wish to join in, here is what to do: 1. Link up one, or more, of your own parenting/family posts. You can link either the post itself or a pinterest pin, whichever you prefer. Each entry will be pinned to the Monday Parenting Pin-It Party board on Pinterest. 2. Follow the Monday ...

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Children’s Holiday Fashion with Melijoe

Boys Summer Fashion

We are now in full blown holiday countdown. With just four weeks to go until our two week vacation in Halkidiki excitement levels are increasing daily. For Mr B and I this is also extra special as it may well be the last holiday we stay somewhere quite as nice as our hotel this year. With The Boy starting school in September we are soon to become victims to the ridiculous hike in flight and holiday prices during the limited school holiday season so, this summer, we are going to grab a little bit of luxury while we still can. We have stayed at this hotel twice in the past and one aspect I do ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #102

Parenting Pin It Party Badge

Happy Monday lovely folks.  This week our party is being hosted by the gorgeous Carolin from Mummy Alarm.  It would be awesome if you would pop by and see who she has chosen as her featured pinners from last week's  fantastic lot. If you are new to the party, it is very lovely to have you here and, if you wish to join in, here is what to do: 1. Link up one, or more, of your own parenting/family posts. You can link either the post itself or a pinterest pin, whichever you prefer. Each entry will be pinned to the Monday Parenting Pin-It Party board on ...

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Anthem Of The Seas: The Perfect Family Holiday

Anthem of the Seas: FlowRider

Anyone following my Instagram or twitter feeds last weekend will have noticed many excitable posts from myself.  The reason for this was that on Saturday 18th April Mr B and I were invited onboard Royal Caribbean's brand new Quantum Class ship, Anthem Of The Seas, for a two night voyage. There is just so much to tell you that it may require another post, but I will try to share with you all of the best bits we discovered whilst onboard, and show you why this really could make the PERFECT family holiday.   We, like many others, have often wondered if a cruise is really an ...

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