Review: Smashers Sludge Bus

Review: Smashers Sludge Bus

The boy recently turned four and he's very much into anything gross at the moment.  Life is all poo, wee and slime so it seemed apt to review a Smasher Sludge Bus which is a little bit of all those...Read More
A confession: tattoo regrets

A confession: tattoo regrets

I always said I'd never regret my tattoos - every single one I have I'm proud of for various reasons. I got my first tattoo when I was 18 - a simple butterfly on my right shoulder, in pastel colours...Read More
Planning a weekend away to Liverpool

Planning a weekend away to Liverpool

It's been so long since me and the hubs have had a weekend away - December 2012 in Eastbourne, to be precise, six whole years ago.  Now the little man is growing up we've decided to indulge a little and...Read More
The Winter coat dilemma

The Winter coat dilemma

It's that chilly time of year again - and I'm faced with the dilemma of needing a new winter coat. I know it's not exactly a hard thing to do, just go to a shop and buy one, right?  But...Read More
Getting the car Winter ready

Getting the car Winter ready

After a long hot Summer we've been spoilt weather wise and the cold, wet weather is a total shock to the system.  Although the UK is strangely still mild(it's November) the chilly weather is on it's way. The car has...Read More
Dressing for the Autumn

Dressing for the Autumn

**This is a collaborative post** I'm rubbish at fashion.  There, I said it. Most mornings it's a huge effort to get out of bed and get going, let alone dress nicely and apply a face of makeup, but I do...Read More
Plans for a home office

Plans for a home office

**This is a collaborative post** Things have been a little stressful on the work front recently - as of today I've handed my notice in and I'm starting a new job next week, which hopefully is a step in the...Read More
Will I ever decorate the living room?

Will I ever decorate the living room?

**This is a collaborative post** It's been 84 years since we moved in(it feels like it) and we desperately need to decorate this house.  It's a rented house so we moved into copious amounts of Magnolia everywhere and I'm, well,...Read More
PCOS: life after laparoscopy

PCOS: life after laparoscopy

I've written about PCOS before and it's something that has continued to cause problems for a long time. PCOS(Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a condition that affects the ovaries.  Not to be confused with PCO(Polycystic Ovaries), which is cysts on the...Read More
Review: Smashers Series 2 Gross 3 pack

Review: Smashers Series 2 Gross 3 pack

The Summer has long gone(although it's still been rather warm) and we are slipping into Autumn.  Christmas will be here before we know if and I've already started looking for presents, especially for the boy. He's hit an age where...Read More
WIN – an Elf for Christmas

WIN – an Elf for Christmas

Okay so I appreciate it's October - but how many of us parental-types start thinking about Christmas around now?  I mean, I know there are some that have more than likely bought and wrapped every present by March but I'm...Read More
DAODS Presents… Top Hat

DAODS Presents… Top Hat

After last week's trip to Dartford to see Dirty Dancing I've been in a musical daydream ever since; listening to the soundtrack on repeat and indulging in Evita, Cats, Les Miserables and more. (more…)
What’s going on? Surgery nerves

What’s going on? Surgery nerves

I've not written in a while - life has been a little hectic, my mood a little low and I've been guilty of just shutting down and not talking about things, which isn't good. Health wise things have been up...Read More