• Me Time

    Interior design trends for 2020

    Now that our baby is growing up so quickly (we are fast approaching her third birthday!) we have been thinking that it is time to focus on updating the house a little. Inevitably when you have small children all of your best laid plans get put on hold. This is why our decorating projects have taken a backseat. Interior design trends Now it’s time to push the house up on the ‘to do’ list I’ve been looking at 2020 interior trends. I’m not really one for trends, preferring to go with what we like rather than what is fashionable. But…

  • Food Time,  Me Time

    A brew and a book

    I’m a bit of a coffee fiend at the moment, especially to keep me going when we’ve had a few sleepless nights with the little lady! When I discovered that one of my favourite foodie brands, The Black Farmer, was…

  • Food Time

    Ethical eating with Oggs

    As part of my drive towards more sustainable food and drink, I’ve been excitedly exploring more plant-based options. Luckily, plant-based and vegan food options are becoming increasingly available, and loads of them are delicious! My latest foodie find is Oggs,…

  • Food Time

    Healthy snacking with Nim’s

    I’ve been making an increased effort to buy food and drink from sustainable and eco-friendly brands. As part of this, I’ve come across some fab (and tasty of course) products. My latest discovery is Nim’s, who make fruit and vegetable…

  • Family Time

    The signs of an allergic reaction in your child

    Whether you’re a new parent, or have yet to face your child suffering an allergic reaction, it’s extremely important that you identify the signs of one. This will help you offer immediate care to your child. It will also alert…

  • Family Time

    Should I let my child have a smart phone?

    Mobile phones are a great way for us to keep in touch anytime and anywhere. This is ideal for parents who are beginning to give their teenagers a little more freedom. However, when is the right time to let your…

  • Family Time

    Co-education vs single sex education

    Parents choose to send their children to mixed schools and single-sex schools for many different reasons. Some parents feel that there are fewer distractions at a single-sex school, while others believe that a co-educational school is better for their child’s…

  • Family Time

    Top tips to help prepare your child for school

    Starting school is a big step for children. They will face many new challenges, such as learning their way around, meeting new teachers and making new friends. This can make some children feel anxious. However, there are many ways that…

  • Family Time

    How to tell if your child is happy in school

    The beginning of a new term at school can sometimes feel quite daunting for children after they’ve had time off, such as the summer or Christmas holidays. They might not have seen their friends over the break and their routine…

  • Food Time

    Delicious and romantic cocktail recipes

    With Valentine’s Day approaching, for those of us who like a tipple I thought I would share a few ideas for a romantic cocktail. And whether you’re marking the day with a loved one, friends, or just looking for something…

  • Food Time

    Delicious and Healthy Pork Yuk Sung

    If you’re a fan of Chinese food or you fancy trying something different, I’m confident you will love this recipe. The preparation time is longer than the actual cooking time, and can be a bit fiddly, but persevere as it is…

  • Family Time

    What are the Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities?

    Extra-curricular activities could be anything from drama club to piano lessons, or even something like volunteering at a local charity shop. Essentially, they are hobbies or interests that your kids choose to take part in outside of school. There are…

  • Family Time

    Mermaid Adoptions

    Our little miss is growing up so fast now. At almost three she is getting into lots of new things including watching films. The Little Mermaid is on our must see list, so when we were offered our very own…

  • Food Time

    Edible Stocking Fillers Gift Guide

    Stockings are such a wonderfully festive tradition. Yet I sometimes do feel it creates a sense of panic buying just to get them filled up. We are trying to buy less ‘stuff’ in our family for lots of reasons. One…