Lying to my Husband and Acqua Alta – Venice

The Lies It started in January, the secrets and the planning. I began to search the Internet extensively, reading forums and finding the best possible outcome. I squirelled money away for months in my son’s shoe box under the bed and made countless secret phone calls making arrangements. As the date to leave came closerContinue reading “Lying to my Husband and Acqua Alta – Venice”

Toy Review – Bandai Bananas Series 3

We received a lovely treat today when a package arrived with a rather posh looking hamper from the Bananas Collectibles range from Bandai Toys. The toys are all themed around pieces of fruit therefore the hamper was full of fresh fruit and packaged beautifully. The children loved delving into the hamper and finding the hiddenContinue reading “Toy Review – Bandai Bananas Series 3”

My Marathon Journey – Weeks 1 – 4

https://www.justgiving.com/Cockneyinthecountryside I would love to be able to tell you how I applied for the London 2020 Marathon and wrote out my well thought through application but the truth is I can’t remember. The first I knew about my marathon application was when a man from the National Autistic Society called offering me a place.Continue reading “My Marathon Journey – Weeks 1 – 4”

Jazwares Angry Birds Toys and Collectables

After much excitement my three were super excited to see the release of Angry Birds the Movie 2 and be reunited with all their favourite birds on screen Red, Chuck, Bomb and many more. Feuding with the green pigs the angry birds are forced to join forces when a fret against both islands emerge! TheContinue reading “Jazwares Angry Birds Toys and Collectables”

Survival of the Six Weeks Holidays

The end of the school year is looming and a monumental challenge is ready and waiting for us parents as we embark on 6 full weeks with our children. Over the past week I have seen various posts on blogs and across social media which I have found quite honestly a bit “preachy.” The postsContinue reading “Survival of the Six Weeks Holidays”

In Loving Memory of The Sainsbury’s Cat aka Garfield.

Today I stood in the foyer of Sainsbury’s I looked at all of the carefully laid flowers, tributes, photos and memoirs of a beautiful soul who sadly left us last week. Just two weeks prior I had stood in this exact same spot talking to him, tickling him behind the ears and petting his handsomeContinue reading “In Loving Memory of The Sainsbury’s Cat aka Garfield.”

Being a Parent at a Wedding – A Realistic Account

Wedding season is upon us. Throughout our social media feeds there are plentiful pictures of gushing brides and grooms in the usual staged poses, next to hotel water fountains or the ever so non staged, yet staged photos of them laughing into each other’s eyes. Several months ago you may have received your invite withContinue reading “Being a Parent at a Wedding – A Realistic Account”

Potty Training – A Realistic Guide

Recently on my social media accounts I shared that I was beginning potty training with the Boss Baby (a couple of days after his 2nd birthday) I received countless messages from concerned and anxious parents asking me if they thought they should start potty training and how did I know when to start him? AsContinue reading “Potty Training – A Realistic Guide”