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defibrillator roleplay
Mar 19

I heard in the news recently that Asda is to be placing defibrillators in all of its 609 stores across the UK, through an agreement with the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Until last August, I had absolutely no idea that any member of the public can use a defibrillator within an emergency situation, if one […]

Child with phone
Jan 29

It’s a very different world that my children are growing up in, compared to the world that I knew as a child. Technological advances over the past 30 years have been immense, and I truly believe that as a result, our children’s minds are being wired in a completely different way to our own. Technology […]

siblings
Oct 12

It’s been a few weeks since my last post, but I have a very good excuse I promise! On 2 September I gave birth to our gorgeous new son. We’re all doing really well, if a little sleep deprived. As my regular readers will know, I choose not to use my daughter’s real name on […]

inside hospital bag
Aug 24

I’m sure every pregnant woman gets excited to pack her hospital bag. After all it’s a sign that you’re nearing the finishing line, and getting ready to meet the baby you’ve felt growing and wriggling inside you for the past nine months. I packed my hospital bag a week or so ago, but it’s certainly […]

garden
Jul 10

I don’t want to jinx things so I’ll whisper it very quietly…summer is here! When the weather’s like this, I don’t think there’s anything nicer than hanging out in your own garden, with the sun beating down and the paddling pool out. Thankfully Little I agrees – she’s definitely a garden girl too. At 32 […]

sports day
Jul 04

Last week was Little I’s sports day. Her preschool joined forces with the infants for a lovely morning event, and believe it or not, the sun came out! Little I was incredibly excited for it, and had been training in the garden (of her own accord!) for weeks. She even had The Mobot rehearsed for […]

once upon a time
Jun 18

I’m a bookworm and always have been, but bizarrely, my parents and sister have never shared my enthusiasm for reading (nor does my husband!). Growing up I always had my nose in a book, and most of my childhood memories are of me reading under my duvet with a torch, probably much further into the […]

sugar craft making
May 29

I had a tough challenge on my hands when it came to making Little I’s 4th birthday cake. For months she had been adamant that she wanted a Rapunzel cake. I desperately wanted it to live up to her high expectations and I’d spent quite a lot of time researching online for ideas…but all seemed […]

bowl of granola
May 09

I’ve always bought into the school of thought that breakfast is the most important meal in the day. I don’t always have a massive appetite for it, but I never skip it. Little I simply adores breakfast time. One of the first things she always says to me in the morning is “what are we […]

pregnancy bump
May 07

A few weeks ago I mentioned that there was a reason why I hadn’t been blogging so much recently. I was cautious about saying anything too soon, but now that I’ve passed the half-way mark I can let you in on my secret…I’m pregnant! Yes, Little I is soon to become a big sister, to […]

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