We've been invited out with friends for an anniversary meal next weekend. We said no. Here's why... We have 4 children and I brought them into this world so that I could look after them. Yes, I could look after them. Not my parents, not my in laws, not the babysitting teen down the road.… Continue reading The babysitting debate
He's here!..... I am so excited to introduce the latest addition to our family... meet REGGIE! This little boy is a Malshi which means he is a cross between a Maltese and a Shihtzuh. We finally brought him home after meeting him 5 weeks ago. The car journey home was 3 hours long in terrible weather… Continue reading Puppy Love
We have just returned from a week in South Wales. Last year we spent a week in North Wales and loved it. This year we hired a house in Aberporth. Unfortunately, the house just didn't work for us and the location was at least an hour from anywhere we wanted to be. The house had… Continue reading A holiday in Wales and perfect Tenby
I just ordered an iron and ironing board and it really got me thinking. Sounds dull right?! You see, I haven't ironed in years. I just wash, hang up to dry and hope for the best. I have been known to pay local laundry services to do ironing, but they aren't always reliable and it's… Continue reading The rubbish housewife?
Being a mum of 4 I literally get no time to myself. By the time they're finally in bed, the tidying, never ending washing and dishwasher duties means it's not long til bed for me. In a world full of technology, when I eventually sit down, I find it far too tempting to settle down… Continue reading Summer bookworm
Last weekend we celebrated our 5th Wedding Anniversary. It feels like a huge deal to us and we had a special romantic evening with dinner and drinks followed by a stroll along the beach as the sun was setting. A rare child free night out. A lovely couple we met and got chatting to had… Continue reading A perfect marriage?
When I left school I went straight to college to train as a hairdresser. Something I had wanted to do for as long as I could remember. I loved my college years, made some lovely friends and really enjoyed myself. Fast forward 2 years and I started working at a local salon. Life was good.… Continue reading I have a dream…
It wasn't until a Myers Briggs personality assessment at work defined me as an INFJ - the rarest personality type - that I realised why I am like I am! In a nutshell, the INFJ: Introvert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging... is a complex character. We are generalised as 'doers' and 'dreamers' that are deeply concerned with… Continue reading Living with an introvert
I worked for many years. In fact, I got my first part time job at 13 and was employed right up until the ripe old age of 31. My last employment was as a Human Resources manager at a large company employing over 40,000 people. I was made redundant in 2012. It was one of… Continue reading Being a ‘stay at home mummy’
When our little Esmie was 6 weeks old the doctor found she had a heart murmur. Hospital tests and scans followed and thankfully Esmie was given the all clear. So many babies at not so fortunate and every two hours a baby is born in the UK with a serious heart condition. Congenital heart disease… Continue reading Tiny Tickers BBC Lifeline Appeal