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Day trip out to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

During half term last week, I only had the one day off work with the kids.  Wanting to do something with them that didn’t cost the earth; my daughter, who is an art student, suggested the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a good day trip.  She had been for a visit with college and enjoyed it, however, she […]

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Celebrating our 23rd Wedding Anniversary – we deserve a medal!

This weekend just gone was spent celebrating our Wedding Anniversary – 23 years!!!  I know that is a long long time – I was a young bride honest.   You would think after being married for 23 years but together for about 30 (child sweet hearts) I should be able to impart some wisdom for […]

Ewan happy at the park despite the bullying

Bullying : Helping your child get through a tough time

So this week, I had all sorts of posts in mind for my blog.  But I really didn’t expect to be writing one on bullying and the effect it has on a family. 13 Reasons Why? I think most people have been watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix – its on the list of TV […]

Finally Time to meet our Jack Chi Puppy Luna

I have been dying to write this post about our new puppy called Luna; this is one the reasons I wanted to start a blog! A few years ago we used to have rescue dog. Biscuit had been badly treated in her previous two years of life, so came to us from a dog rescue called Babington Rescue.  She […]

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Beauty purchases from East Midlands Outlet

Happy Easter!  Hope you all had a lovely break and the Easter Bunny visited you!  Thought I would post a mini Beauty haul today. Next weekend we are away for the weekend, well from Friday morning to Sunday evening.  We (just hubbie and me) are off to London as Eddie is doing the London Marathon.  Expect posts about my […]

Busy Week

So this week has been super busy, lots of things going on at work all with tight deadlines, parents evening for my youngest, physio for my foot (injured my foot last September training for a half marathon and finally decided to try to get it fixed) and I was trying so hard to get 10k steps in […]

Day off with Eddie

Work has been really stressful and busy of late, so when Eddie said he was taking the day off to get his car serviced I jumped at the chance and booked the day off too.  With nothing in mind for what to do for the day, we headed into Derby to do a bit of […]

Family day out to Matlock Bath

As part of Mothers Day 2017, and with a nice day on the cards we decided to head up to Matlock Bath in Derbyshire after I got back from my Weigh in (which actually went ok). Traffic going in to Matlock was, as always on a nice day, terrible!  But once we managed to get […]

Mother’s Day 2017

As Mothers Days go, this was not a bad one.  It actually all started on Friday morning when a knock on the door revealed the delivery of a lovely bunch of flowers.  Eddie had chosen well as the bouquet included my favourite flowers – Freesias and Roses – and was beautiful. As we knew that […]