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Leslie Rickerby

Letters To My Children

Paisley, now you are three.

Dearest Pais,  You are my wild child. You drive me batshit crazy most days with your antics… but I wouldn’t change you for the world. Every morning, you wake with giggles and smiles, not just for me and Daddy, but you go off in…

January 14, 2019

A sort of ‘goals’ post for 2019-ish

I was going to write a post telling you all about my goals for the year ahead. It’s January so naturally, a lot of people start to think of ways to improve themselves and ‘do more of this’ and be ‘more like that’ and ‘give…

January 5, 2019
Reviews / Giveaways

Getting through Christmas with Mrs Mactivity

This past December was a manic one, to say the least. The parties and school plays and everything else would have been enough to handle without the 2 hospital visits on top and the dreaded sickness bug. Thankfully though, we’ve had Mrs Mactivity on hand to…

January 3, 2019
Travel and Local

Bah Humbug Fest, Peterborough – Review

This year, I am so completely off the mark from my normal level of festive cheer. Our advent calendar has been abandoned, we haven’t visited a Father Christmas, in fact we haven’t even written him a letter. Never have I ever been the Humbug…

December 21, 2018
Reviews / Giveaways

Our Christmas Forest Real Christmas Tree

Christmas is really a treat for the senses. The sights of the festive twinkly lights and rosy cheeks. The Christmas songs playing everywhere you go. The tasty treats, mince pies, pigs in blankets and alllll the chocolates and then there are the6 smells! Oh…

December 18, 2018

Peter Pan at Peterborough

This years key theatre Pantomime is Peter Pan. My children have never been to a Panto so when we were offered press tickets to come along an join in the festive fun we couldn’t say no. However, in the week leading to up to…

December 18, 2018

Christmas Gift Guide for Him

Bored of giving him socks and aftershave? Don’t want to buy another geeky t’shirt? I’ve got a few ideas here that will make the men in your life super happy this Christmas morning. For the lager drinker. With Many people lately discovering gluten intolerance’s, it…

December 6, 2018

Christmas with the Rickerbys 2018

I’m very conscious that a lot of my posts lately have been reviews and things and not much in the way of personal posts. I’ve got a list of things that I’ve been wanting to write about but sometimes paid work comes in and…

December 2, 2018

Christmas Gift Guide for Babies

Babies change so much so quickly and buying gifts for their age range often means that in a few months time, that gift is no longer needed because they’ve grown out of it or it was to teach them a skill that they’ve now…

December 2, 2018

Creating the Perfect Playroom From the Floor up!

Since Dexter was born, I’ve been creating the perfect playroom in my head. I long to have a spare room just for the kids – big enough to house wonderful toys and things that they have and make magical memories. So, now I’m putting…

December 1, 2018