#Blogstravaganza #12


Happy weekend all, welcome back to #Blogstravaganza! I’ve decided to run this linky over two days from now on, so we’ll kick the party off on a Saturday morning and close on Sunday night! Here’s hoping you’ve all had a lovely week, it’s been all systems go over here – I’ve been daydreaming about holidays just to get through it! This…

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Explaining Terrorism – They won’t be Young Forever


As more details emerge from the London attacks, my heart sinks lower and lower.  The families of the victims are at the forefront of my mind.  I’m in a state of mourning, not only for the lives that have been lost but for the world that was.  Once again, it has been changed forever. As I watch the news I…

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The Adventures of Brian: Children’s Book Review & Giveaway


I have always loved reading, as child I would hide away and get lost in my favourite books.  It’s a trait that I sincerely hope both of my girls will inherit, I find myself adding to their book collection every week hoping to entice them into the wonderful world of books.  This week I got the opportunity to read my girls The…

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Making the Most of Life Around Shift Work


Since Hub’s changed his job two years ago, as a family we’ve had to get used to living life around his shift patterns.  Previously he worked Monday to Friday.  They were long hours and he brought a lot of work home, but it was Monday to Friday nonetheless.  He was always here during the night and our weekends were guaranteed downtime from the daily grind.…

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#Blogstravaganza #11


Welcome back to #Blogstravaganza! It’s been an absolutely gorgeous week, we’ve had our first picnic in the sunshine which was lush!  I’ve also had my first official day back at work, it was so nice to head out feeling like a human being and to have conversations with adults.  Roll on next week so I can do it all over again!…

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Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Long Tong: Review & Giveaway


I recently tried out the Lee Stafford Blow Dry & Go Hair Kit and absolutely loved it.  So when the opportunity came up to test out the Lee Stafford CoCo Loco Long Tong, I just couldn’t resist! As a hairdresser I love to try out the latest products and equipment, if I rate them I always let my clients in on the…

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I’m not the Mother I Thought I’d be.


Even before I was pregnant I had a clear idea of who I would be as a mother.  My children would listen to me, they wouldn’t throw tantrums and we would enjoy playing all day.  I also didn’t feel like I would need to work, being a SAHM would be enough.  I had the rest of my life planned out. After…

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Spring Garden Inspiration


Spring is soon to be upon us and I for one cannot wait.  It’s my favourite time of year, the nights begin to get lighter and the weather (hopefully) starts to improve.  At this time of year our thoughts turn to ‘Spring cleaning’ our garden, saving it from its dishevelled Winter state! I love getting the girls outside into the…

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#Blogstravaganza #10


Hey Guys! #Blogstravaganza is back!  This week has been so nice.  Life is stepping up a notch now that I’m back at work, the weather has been gorgeous so the girls and I have been making the most of being outdoors.  Finally, those nights are getting lighter which means no more hibernating after 4pm every evening! I must admit, fitting everything in…

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Turning 30 – A Gift Guide for Men


This year Hubs is going to be 30.  The big 3-0!  He and I have never been much good when it comes to present buying, often not bothering at all.  It’s not everyday one of my favourite humans turns 30 though, so this year I’ve put some real thought into what I’m going to buy him! Since having children we…

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