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Easy fried rice

This easy fried rice dish started out years ago because I had to rustle something together with leftovers from the fridge and freezer. It’s now become a firm favourite in […]

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Flying long haul with two children under 5

We are off to Hong Kong tomorrow evening and I am dreading the flight! It’s now 11pm and I have given up on packing properly until tomorrow….I still need to […]

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Easy dinner for the kids – mini toad in the hole

So following from my “Juggling work, school and family” post I have been making more of an organised effort with cooking dinner. I don’t know about anyone else, but invariably […]

Your tips on juggling work, school and family?

It’s been a hectic few weeks in our household with the new routine of school. We are all exhausted! I’m currently struggling with trying to fit everything in that needs […]

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Panda Drinks – review

Anyone remember Panda Drinks from their childhood or am I showing my age? I remember the Panda fizzy pops I had as a child and am pleased to say Panda Drinks […]

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Win a pair of tickets to the Baby Show

The Baby Show the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event is on at the London Olympia from October 24th – 26th October 2014 and I have a pair of tickets to […]

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Neglected second child….

Poor M….I do feel sorry for him sometimes. With all the changes that have gone on with E starting school and having spent the whole summer together 24/7 I think […]

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Day 3 of big school…

…and E told me all about his day at big school and what he had learnt. He showed me a “funky monkey” dance and another song where you pretend to […]

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So proud of my big boy!

It was finally E’s big day this morning – his first day at school! I have never felt so nervous or so proud of him. I felt my self welling […]

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We’re back from our short break

We’ve had such a lovely few days away, so much that so we didn’t want to come back! I’ll write up about our short break in more detail shortly but […]

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Last days of summer…

I’ve had a lovely summer with the boys and although I have been working, I managed to take a couple of weeks off to do things. We packed in lots […]

Joining the big boys in September

I am excited and nervous that my eldest will be starting school in September. It was rather sad to have said “goodbye” to his nursery in July and to begin […]