Food Review: The Laundrette, Chorlton

September 24, 2016 Karen 0

Recently my sister and I found ourselves at a loose end in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. We had booked a photoshoot for my youngest son but on arrival had discovered they had double booked our appointment. So with a couple of hours to kill on a sunny day, we took a little stroll […]

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Getting outdoors this Autumn

September 2, 2016 Karen 0

Now that the weather is cooler, we do still try to get out as much as we can. We have the dog, so we’re out every day in some form or another, but we’re not really getting out as much as we were. We are big fans of organisations such […]

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Funny kids: What they say vs. what they mean

July 1, 2016 Karen 0

Kids are funny. Since becoming a parent I have learned that there are two types of listening I need to be able to do. I need to listen to the words coming from my children’s mouths, and then I need to hear what they’re really saying! Often, these are two […]


Betsy’s Story

June 24, 2016 Karen 0

I’ve written previously about our beautiful family dog, Betsy. We had Betsy come to live with us when she was just 10 weeks old and we celebrated her third birthday last month. She is as much a part of our family as one of the kids and she’s spoiled rotten. […]


My Epilepsy Story

June 23, 2016 Karen 0

My Story When I was 15 and revising for my GCSE exams, I suddenly started waking up in the morning unable to control all of the movement in my arms. One minute I’d be fine, the next I would have involuntarily jabbed myself in the gums with my toothbrush, or spilt an […]

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Win a Christmas Eve hamper with The Portland Hospital!

December 4, 2015 Karen 52

For the last two years I have put a box of goodies together for the boys to open on Christmas Eve. Inside, they usually get snacks for themselves and for their impending visitors, a blanket to snuggle up in, some Christmas activities and a book. Last year I put pyjamas […]

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Twinkl around the world

December 3, 2015 Karen 1

I really wanted to do some activities with the boys that introduced them in a fun way to the countries of the world. They’re in different key stages at school so my approach needed to be suitable for them both. As usual, twinkl was my first port of call. I wasn’t […]

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Yellow Moon Christmas Craft

December 2, 2015 Karen 0

We are always pleased to receive a parcel full of craft supplies from Yellow Moon. This time, our mystery review box was filled with Christmas craft kits, so like any regular person would in the middle of November we had a Christmas craft afternoon and really got into the Christmas […]

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Christmas Gift Guide: for the grown ups

December 1, 2015 Karen 2

Last week I did my little guide to stocking fillers under £10 and today I bring you my top five picks for grown ups. Some of these things are suitable for men and women but some are geared more towards one or the other. There are so many gift guides […]

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Writing to Father Christmas plus free Pip Ahoy! downloads!

November 23, 2015 Karen 0

It was the most important letter you wrote each year. You might have written several different version of it, all with similar content but perhaps with an extra item or two. I used to leaf through the Index (remember that?!) and Argos catalogues and list 30 or 40 things I […]

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