2017 you sucked! I haven't written a blog post in 6 months. I can't believe it's been so long. That's how bad 2017 got for me. Off social media, off blogging, off life quite honestly. It all started with a miscarriage and spiralled from there to the worst year I've ever had. The miscarriage. An… Continue reading 2017… the highs and mostly shitty lows… Part 1
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
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
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?
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’
Hi I'm Riley, I'm 10 years old and I am Natasha's son. I have been badgering my mum for ages to write on her blog, so today, for my first attempt, I'm going to talk about moving up to high school in September and also my wonderful mum. Firstly I'm a bit nervous about going… Continue reading A guest post by Riley, aged 10
I have been offered a 'Coping with your teenager' course from the High School my eldest will join in September. Do I need a course to face the issues that come with being a teenager? Do I need a course on how to cope with my own son? What pressures and changes will we face… Continue reading A Teen of my own
A controversial post, sure to divide opinion. Smacking. Is it ever ok? The subject has been on my mind for weeks. I witnessed a very hard smack on the bottom of a 3 year old at the park and it shook me to my core. It's the hardest I have ever seen an adult hit… Continue reading Is it ever ok?
I never used to care about brands. When I lived on my own, pre hubby and children, I would always buy 'value' over brand and couldn't understand why my parents would recoil if the beans weren't Heinz. Is it really a case of what we can afford, or what is best? I am now a… Continue reading The thrifty brandaholic
That little face says it all. Hopton is definitely our happy place. We have a caravan on the Haven site and we're back for our 1st weekend of the new season. We have all missed the place so much. The children are playing outside on the swings, slide, running wild in the beautiful sunshine where… Continue reading We’re backkkk!