Alternative beach activities

It might strike you as a bit odd but last year when we visited Barbados we didn’t spend a single day on the beach.  Not one.   When I think about it now it does sound odd but at the time it didn’t feel odd.   You see, we aren’t the “lying on the beach”

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Is this how we should use social media?

It is safe to say that social media has changed my life.   Without it this blog wouldn’t exist because it started from Twitter.   Without social media we wouldn’t be packing for a week away next week on what is known as a “press trip”.   Time away arranged via a travel company (in

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The kitchen appliance you can’t live without

I don’t mean the small things like the kettle (or in my case the toaster, tea maker, coffee machine, waffle maker or Thermomix.   Blimey I am not sure I could live without any of them).  I mean the bigger things, the “white goods”.   Beko recently commissioned a survey to find the kitchen appliance

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No more school runs

that is it.  There are no more school runs. Today is the start of my first week where I don’t need to leave the house and take children to school. I have been doing a daily school run for 18 years.   Initially juggling a school run with a toddler and then two school runs

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It’s the insignificant things

I saw this picture on a friend’s Facebook wall this morning and had a lovely few minutes as I scrolled through what people had said (the friend by the way is Zoe who runs Saying Goodbye, if you don’t know the charity do look them here:  Saying Goodbye  They do the most extraordinary work) My

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Like magazines? You will love Readly

It’s like Netflix for magazines I was trying to explain to Caity just what exactly Readly is.   “It’s an app and you can download all the magazines you like.  And you can have up to five profiles on one account so different people can have a virtual shelf of different magazines.  And it is

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Dear Kids. I am sorry

I don’t know what else to say, really. I am so sorry that your future has, effectively, just been ruined.   Everything we have worked for in the past thirty years towards your future has been destroyed by a pencil mark on a piece of paper. I went to sleep at 2am proud to be

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Holiday planning and saving money

I am in full blown holiday planning mode at the moment.  We have two trips next month so I have been trying to find ways to save money during the planning and preparations so we have more money for ice cream in Rome, and rum in Barbados. All about the priorities you see 🙂 First

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