Unless you have been living under a rock you will know that the Royal Wedding took place yesterday. To celebrate this the children’s school held a ‘dress to impress’ non-school uniform on Friday. Encouraging the children (and teachers too) to dress up for a picnic party to celebrate and congratulate Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

This was quite a special occasion as the school don’t normally get involved with National celebrations. So the children were very excited – Roo more so as she finally fits into a dress we bought two years ago! and looked every inch the princess. Opting to raise money for one of Harry and Meghan’s chosen charities, Scotty’s Little Soldiers helping bereaved British Forces children.… View Post

Book Fair, Chatterbox and LEGOLAND Windsor #LittleLoves

Book Fair, Chatterbox and LEGOLAND Windsor #LittleLoves

With a mixture of sun, wind and rain that is another week almost over.  It’s been a here, there and everywhere kind of week.  With numerous appointments, meetings and surprises that I’m quite looking forward to a quiet weekend at home. Although having completed next to no housework all week I need to have a bit of a blitz.… View Post

The Crown, Kiss The Rain and Barry Island #…

The Crown, Kiss The Rain and Barry Island #LittleLoves

This week Mr. Boo has been off with us and I can’t tell you how wonderful that is.  We miss him terribly when he is at work.  So family time is most welcomed when we get the chance of it.  I snapped the photo of us earlier this week as I was busy packing bits and pieces.  Whilst I could easily focus on the mess behind us, the garden bits visible through the patio doors etc.  Instead, I choose to focus on us.  A silly moment taken 15 seconds after he’d swept me up for a dance around the kitchen whilst the children were playing.… View Post

Flu, Period Dramas and Haircuts #LittleLoves

Flu, Period Dramas and Haircuts #LittleLoves

I’m a day late in sharing my usual #LittleLoves post with you this week.  Although if I’m honest I’m surprised that I’m only a day late.  The truth is that I’m on the slow recovery from flu, which hit me like a ton of bricks and has knocked me sideways.  Being a parent and being ill is never fun at the best of times but flu and the school holidays are not a good combination.  It has given me the time to regroup and reassess priorities in life and my workload.… View Post

A Postcard From… The Fat Controller at Drayton …

A Postcard From… The Fat Controller at Drayton Manor

When it comes to parenting, I find myself saying no more often than I do yes to the children. Whilst some of their 101 requests throughout the day are ones that require a no answer. There are a proportion that I could say yes to but don’t for whatever reason.

Earlier this week Drayton Manor challenged me to a #YesDay. A day for me to say yes to the children rather than no. One where they get to go to a theme park instead of completing the food shop. One where they get to go on the same ride three times in a row if they so wish (and Piglet did).… View Post

Easter Holidays, Spotify in the car and family …

Easter Holidays, Spotify in the car and family travels #LittleLoves

The Easter holidays are here and we are looking forward to lots of family days outs and activities.  In some ways, it doesn’t feel like five minutes since the last half term yet in another way it feels like it has been a long time since all the children were at home.  It’s been a busy week attempting to get things straight ready for the holidays.  I’m not quite there yet but the holidays are here so everything else will have to wait.… View Post

Gaining perspective, White Flag and a Joules Scarf #…

Gaining perspective, White Flag and a Joules Scarf #LittleLoves

How life can change in a matter of hours.  Last week as I published my #LittleLoves post I was casually enjoying a drink and snack with Piglet and Tigger in London.  Just hours later I was sat in our local A&E department with Piglet who had taken a turn for the worse and ended up in resus.  There is nothing like a wake-up call to put your usual moans and groans into perspective.… View Post

Mother’s Day, Jane Austen and Joules #LittleLoves

Mother’s Day, Jane Austen and Joules #LittleLoves

A belated Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. This year’s celebrations crept up on me and I was woefully unprepared with a card and gift sent at the last minute. Although with flowers ordered I think I just about pulled it off. It is always a bittersweet day for me as my mum lives ‘Up North’ so little opportunity to spend the day with her. It is what it is and I can’t change it so I just have to accept the situation.… View Post