2018-05-11

Car Troubles – how often do you check your tyres?

Readers of my blog will be all too familiar with my bad luck when it comes to cars, remember the tyre blow out on the way to Blog on?  Or the engine fire in Winchester? I thought I had broken the curse of my car troubles, until recently that is. My car had been having some
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Chocolate pot garden

Dine well with The Worsley Marriot Hotel

You may have read our blog post about testing out the delightful breakfast at The Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club earlier this year. When we were invited back for a bloggers evening to sample the new menu from The Grill, who are we to say no to such an offer when we had
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Teaching children to drive with Young Driver

At first when I heard that children could start driving at specialised courses from as young as 10 in a full sized car, I could not quite believe it.  Part of me thought the idea was crazy and how on earth could children manage to drive a car being that small – then I realised,
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Half Term Boredom Buster Suggestions

With the half term just around the corner, you may be looking forward to the week long break with the children, but all of us parents know that by the end of the holidays we are wishing the normality of day to day life to arrive back, and quickly. The crowd of “I’m bored!”, “I’m
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Getting a passport renewal

It is one of those things I had been putting off for ages and then all of a sudden, I needed a passport and quickly.  I filled in my details online and discovered that my first attempt at renewing my passport using the online service was declined because my photos were not quite right –
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40 things to do before turning 40 – the realistic parents version

I have three years, and seven months to go until I hit 40. This only dawned on me properly recently. I’m getting older, I am the grown up! Turning 30 was not such a big deal, it was marked by a wonderful holiday, but I didn’t feel any different and even now, in my own
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Tired of worn out tyres!

If you have followed my blog and social media channels for some time you may know my ongoing saga with my car.  Let’s just give you a little recap in case you are new or have not been kept up to date with my car woes.  Blown out tyre on m62 junction 9  Blown out
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Christmas comes but once a year – but if you are a blogger it lasts for MONTHS!

Yes, I am already thinking about Christmas, and I have already got the decorations out.  You may think I am mad but as a blogger this is quite normal.  This year I am undertaking a task that has had me up at night counting the days till Christmas, and not in a good way –
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Hotel Review – Ibis Styles Southwark Rose

Recently I was invited to attend BritMums 16 as a room monitor and for my visit to the Big Smoke, I was lucky enough to get the chance to work with the Ibis Hotel group who provided me with accommodation in their Southwark Bridge Hotel.  I have to admit, I am not a fan of
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BritMums Live 2016 Round Up

Cake was eaten, wine was drunk, there we discussions about women’s fluidity and plenty of hugs. That can only mean that BritMums is over for another year. This year I did feel like something was missing. With the event being shorter than previous years and many long standing bloggers who I have met throughout the
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