It’s that time of year again. The children are drawing up their Christmas lists, plans are being made to eat enough food we will explode and every other advert on TV is a product which we apparently desperately NEED to buy. Christmas is a minefield for those of us who are living on a budget.… Continue reading Christmas on a Budget
When I was little, I was taught that family comes first. It was everything. Family was to be cherished and prioritised before anything else. I remember one Christmas when my dad sat down with myself and the next brother down from me. We wrote an agreement on a scrap of paper. It said that no… Continue reading Does Family Still Come First?
At the beginning of October, I had surgery for gallbladder removal. I had been having issues with it on-and-off for eight years. Eventually, it had gotten to the stage that I couldn’t eat anything without being in pain and medications weren’t helping. It had also started to cause issues with other areas of my health,… Continue reading Gallbladder Removal: 3 Things I Wish I had Known
I posted on my Instagram recently about a family trip we took to watch the Mini Festival at Brands Hatch and got quite a few questions about it. I thought it might be easier to write about it in a blog. This way I can hopefully answer everything in one go. I don’t claim to… Continue reading Family Days: Mini Festival at Brands Hatch
My husband and I really are the definition of opposites attracting. I am an extrovert, he is an introvert. I like adventures, he is more than happy to stay at home. I see the opportunities in a situation, he sees the dangers. I want to jump feet first, he dips his toe while trying to… Continue reading The Husband and I
Recently I saw an article which said that millennial women were worried about out-earning their partners . It got me thinking. The article was originally published in 2017, but I wondered if it could still be true, or whether attitudes have changed. In my relationship, it is something we have talked about a lot. We… Continue reading Out-Earning my Husband Doesn’t Worry Me.
I’m going to start this with a bit of a disclaimer. I love my husband. He makes me smile, he is my team mate and he gives the best hugs. But, having said that, I don’t believe it is possible to have a fairy tale ending or happily ever after and there are times when… Continue reading I Don’t Believe in a Fairy Tale Ending
I was talking to someone on LinkedIn recently and was reminded of some of the strange and, quite honestly, hilarious things that children say. It’s well known that young children especially have no filter. They literally say whatever pops into their heads and don’t worry about how what they say is received. More often than… Continue reading The Things Children Say
Yes, you did read that right. I have read 60 books in just 4 months. No, I didn’t spend all day, everyday reading. Yes, I still managed to work, look after my children and keep the house looking (semi) presentable. How it happened: When I started this year, I had no intention of reading so… Continue reading I Read 60 Books in 4 Months
Growing up, I only had one grandmother. My mother’s mum had died before I was born. Over the years, I learned that it was because of Cervical Cancer. She had been diagnosed when she was 30, purely by chance as she had been bleeding during her 6th pregnancy. Until that point, she had never had… Continue reading Smear Testing: Why I Support #TheSmearCampaign