Life or death

A real-life situation of life or death

Ever been in a situation where your actions literally meant the difference between life and death?  It is terrifying stuff, and it has happened to me. So a lot of you know that I used to be a nurse.  I say used to be, you never really stop.  Once you have the training in you, a lot of it stays.  Much of your ‘nursey’ thought … Continue reading A real-life situation of life or death

The Beacon

Magical Garden Restaurants

Ian and I have been doing recces of various places in our bid for finding a place to live.  Our voyages have taken us all over the southeast (and beyond) to some lovely places and some less lovely places.  It has been a learning experience, and we’re getting closer to making a decision and finding ‘home’. On a recent journey out towards the southeast corner … Continue reading Magical Garden Restaurants

camping in Cornwall

Camping with friends in Cornwall

Back in May we went camping.  It was our first family holiday and first holiday for Ian and I since our honeymoon back in 2010. Being seasoned campers (well, not really, we’ve just been camping a handful of times), we were mentally prepared for the work and effort that goes into camping.  Not to mention the freezing cold nights and perpetual feeling of being unwashed. … Continue reading Camping with friends in Cornwall

Palmer's Cocoa Butter

My Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Habit

*Disclaimer: This IS NOT a sponsored post* I know people who are loyal to a particular brand for their entire lives.  They’ll stick with the exact same cosmetics products forever, I guess with the philosophy that, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t try and fix it’. I’m not one of those people.  I flit from brand to brand, trying out new products to see if the … Continue reading My Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Habit

St. Bert's Clothing Company

St. Bert’s: Bringing fresh new unisex clothes for kids

My blogging pal Vicki recently brought to my attention this brilliant kids’ clothing company.  It was after I had a mini rant about gender-stereotyping of kids’ clothes – you know, the pink-is-for-girls, trains-are-for-boys mentality (jeez, are we really in the year 2015?). Anyway, the company was St Bert’s Clothing Company, and they had sent her out some clothes for her sons.  I had a browse … Continue reading St. Bert’s: Bringing fresh new unisex clothes for kids

OAK Jewellery

Styling for Britmums Live 2015

I was recently lucky enough to attend one of the biggest blogging conferences in the UK – Britmums Live 2015. I had the opportunity to meet many blogging pals that I had virtually met during the last 18 months of my blogging life.  It was a joyful experience being able to converse with all of the blogging talent I’ve come across in person, or live, … Continue reading Styling for Britmums Live 2015

Alcatel One Touch Pixi 7

Alcatel One Touch Pixi 7: Helping busy parents get organised

Three Mobile got in touch with me last week to ask if I’d be interested in having a look at an entry-level mini tablet.  The tablet was the Alcatel One Touch Pixi 7, and Three Mobile wanted to find out how this device could help busy parents organise their lives. I am one of those busy parents, and I could do with every bit of help … Continue reading Alcatel One Touch Pixi 7: Helping busy parents get organised

Finley time

The Irreversible Reality of Time

Since when did time start speeding up? For years the years seem to have been passing by more rapidly than the last.  As a child, I remember adults commenting on how quickly I had grown, and how time was flying, but never really got it. As children, time is such a fascinating and sometimes frustrating concept.  As children, we’d clock-watch all day at school, waiting … Continue reading The Irreversible Reality of Time