Ever needed Emergency Happiness

This is my #emergencyhappiness box sent by Viking (Viking_chat on twitter) thanks to Marylin from SoftThistle Life My #emergencyhappiness box from @Viking_Chat thanks @marylin.muir I was having a rough week before our #reenactment break, and a friend nominated me for an emergency happiness box. It arrived while I was away, and then I popped it in […]

The Magic Paperboat Treasurehunt

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I don’t remember where or when we got this book. A long time ago anyway – it’s out of print, although available secondhand on Amazon (picture to left is affiliate link). Anyway, it’s not the most eloquent story, or the best illustrated picture book. But what it does have is instructions for you to join […]

Win an amazing gift set with Warner Bros DC Super Friends


I’ve been having great fun tonight, creating my ultimate super hero with right down to a fun name, look, powers and more! You can have a go yourself on the DC Kids site here. Here’s my superhero – Blue Vapor. Do you like her? While you’re at it, why don’t you check out some of […]

New Bob the Builder coming on Milkshake! on Channel 5.


Tomorrow morning UKMums.TV is holding a twitter frenzy between 6.30 and 7.45 to celebrate the brand new Bob the Builder TV series starting on Milkshake! on channel 5! I’m one of a select few mums who will be tweeting from home in the morning to let you know all about the new programme. You can […]


Big and Smallest

My beautiful girls. We were at my sister’s wedding renewal vows, 10 years after her wedding. My younger two are similar ages now to what the older two were back first time around, so there were some very odd deja vu moments through the day. And a few bittersweet moments too. As when we raised […]

Saturday snippets 29 August 2015


{Pondering} blogging. I went kind of cold turkey this week at Kentwell and I didn’t miss it nearly as much as I thought I would. (I went cold turkey on stats as well which probably helped with the not missing! ) need to find my focus really. {Enjoying} dancing. I really do like cheesy disco […]

Have you heard of Funfest UK?

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It’s billing itself as the UK’s first family-friendly blogger conference and brand ambassador exhibition. Taking place on Saturday, September 12th 2015 at Whittlebury Hall (near Milton Keynes) in Northampton, Funfest will provide bloggers from across the UK with the opportunity to Learn from their peers and leading media experts Attend masterclasses on how to grow […]

Saturday snippets 21 August 2015

The cott at kentwell hall

{putting} a tent up Kentwell Hall, ready for this week’s hands on living history reenactment. Forecast was for a very hot day, so I went as early as I could to get sorted before the heat set in. Still hot work, particularly putting it up on my own, but I have now cracked how to […]

Playing with light, and doodling

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I love experimenting with my camera, which is not something I expected to be saying here. Today I was scrabbling around in the garden, trying to get the angle to get a shot against the sinking sun. I think it went pretty well. Then I finally got around to doing a sketch for sketchalong. Which […]

Where do you think you’ll be in 5 years time?

How about in 10? 20? In 20 years time my youngest child will be 23 and presumably have flown the nest. My eldest will be 35 (eek!) and I guess we could well be grandparents. It’s hard to look that far into the future and come up with plans, and that’s with the benefit of […]

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