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Lighting our dream home

In about four years, I will be close to being able to purchase my first house.  I will be close to 40 years old which I think is quite old for first-time buyers but nonetheless, that’s what I’ll be. The closer I get to…

June 13, 2018

11 Ways To Prevent Your Child From Going Missing

Last week, I lost Dexter. It turns out that he was just hiding behind a bush from me but I can honestly tell you, I panicked. I had to call my sister in law out (we were near her house) and she came running across…

June 1, 2018

A Drink for Dad with Flavourly (PLUS 10% off your first order)

Fathers day. I never really understood it as a kid. You get Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, when was Childs day? Yet if you ever dared ask when kids they was, every adult within earshot would master the ability to shout in unison and inform…

May 24, 2018

5 Amazing Tips for Picnics with Little People

I can feel the warmth of the sun coming through the kitchen window, I’m having to water my flowers and not just rely on the weather gods to do it for me and I can actually hang my washing on the line. Yes, it’s…

May 18, 2018

Decluttering: Where do I start?

Since having Dexter almost 5 years ago, I’ve been hanging on to all manner of baby stuff from clothes to blankets and buggies to weaning books. But we decided ages ago that Bridget will be our last and with her turning one next month, we…

May 2, 2018

Small girls bedroom makeover

Over the last month or so, we have been preparing for Bridget to start sharing a room with Paisley. The house we live in is small and the rooms are pokey, so it was always going to be a challenge to get 2 separate people in…

April 29, 2018

How and when to introduce Pocket Money

Liam and I are awful with money. Dreadful in fact. So I’ve always wanted to give our children some sort of financial sense. I’ve been in debt to the point where you are using credit cards to pay off other credit cards and I…

April 24, 2018

Starting school – A look back over the last two terms

As we head into the summer term, my newsfeed is awash with people finding out their child’s schools place for September. It’s crazy to think that this time last year we were excited to find out that Dexter had been given our first choice of school…

April 18, 2018
In the kitchen

Our Weaning Favourites.

I feel like I have been weaning forever. It doesn’t feel like that long ago since I was steaming and pureeing all manner of veg for Dexter and now here we are, with 2 more children and it’s Bridget turn to explore food. I…

April 1, 2018

Me and Mine in March – An update of MessyBlog Life

Hi Everyone, How are you all enjoying the warmer weather we’ve had over the last couple of days? We’ve actually had a bit of a play in the garden over the last couple of days. It’s been lovely. Spring is definitely in the air. There…

March 23, 2018