Christmas Is Coming. How Ready Is Your Wallet?

**This is a collaborative post** In case you couldn’t already tell from the cold, dark mornings. Or the dull, gloomy afternoons. Or the fact that your heating bills have begun to skyrocket… December is well and truly with us. There’s...Read More
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
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
Holiday goals: next year?

Holiday goals: next year?

I am really lucky to have been on holiday once a year; we had a lovely week in Cornwall this year, Dorset last year and we have family on the Isle of Wight which always feels like a mini break...Read More
Starting Keto: week one plans

Starting Keto: week one plans

Yesterday I wrote about my reasons for going keto and I'm now on day one - I'll update at the end of the week on how it's going; however I wanted to write a little bit about meal planning and essentials....Read More
I’m going Keto… argh!

I’m going Keto… argh!

I stand before you, dear reader, as a fat mum of one who has attempted just about every diet going.  I've tried calorie counting, Weight Watchers, Slimming World, shakes and all sorts. And I'm still fat.  Not quite as fat...Read More
Making a display board

Making a display board

I wrote a little bit about how I've changed job recently; going from working in a dental surgery to now working in a hotel - a huge change and a steep learning curve! (more…)
Supplements from Care

Supplements from Care

The shops are full of health food and supplements these days - as much as we try to eat a balanced diet it's tricky to get a little bit of everything we need. (more…)
Review: NutreeLife

Review: NutreeLife

I've been veggie for well over a year now; and I'm really trying to get my diet more balanced - which means finding more protein in the food that I eat. (more…)
Summer holidays week 3: I’m skint

Summer holidays week 3: I’m skint

We have so far survived three weeks of the summer holidays, we are half way - huzzah.  So far we have found our new favourite messy play group, had the chickenpox that didn't turn out to be the chickenpox, fallen...Read More
Review: My Personalised Case

Review: My Personalised Case

A couple of weeks back my trusty wallet-flip-style phone case fell apart; of course it happened the day before we went on holiday.  Gaaaa. I learnt the hard way - three days into our holiday my phone fell out of...Read More
Water Birth

Water Birth

What is a water birth? A water birth is essentially birthing in the water. You may choose to have your water birth in a tub or a birthing bath at home, in a hospital or in a birthing centre. The...Read More
Moving with the times: Meetchu

Moving with the times: Meetchu

I met my husband seven(maybe eight) years ago this year; we were set up on a blind date by his sister who I worked with at the time.  We went for a very nervous drink where he didn't say very...Read More
The holiday blues

The holiday blues

Hi, my name is Lisa and I massively suffer from the holiday blues. We got back from our holiday a mere two weeks ago - we spent a week in Cornwall.  It was fabulous, and I cried when we left....Read More
Review: Hedbanz

Review: Hedbanz

We recently returned from a lovely week in Cornwall; we stayed in a caravan in a holiday park near Looe and it was fabulous - me and the hubs have been together for eight years and have never been abroad...Read More
Another month another road trip – tyre care

Another month another road trip – tyre care

Last month the trusty mum-mobile did some serious miles - over a thousand, to be exact.  Last year we had tyre dramas on holiday and this year I REALLY don't want that panic all over again. (more…)
Review: The Fay Farm Warm Muscle Rub

Review: The Fay Farm Warm Muscle Rub

I've been really struggling recently; my legs, hips, back and just about everything hurts and I'm EXHAUSTED. I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis(AS) back in 2017 after struggling for years with pain - AS is a long-term chronic illness that...Read More