A Parents Day Out

For Christmas my sister bought Sam two tickets for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National History Museum. So on Thursday last week – just before the bank holiday weekend – Sam and I took a day off work to go, leaving Mini H in nursery as normal. It’s the first time since the Christmas break where we’ve both had time together without her at least being in the house. It didn’t feel strange because we spend

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Big Hero 6 – my review


I know ‘Big Hero 6’ came out ages ago back in 2014, but I’ve seen it a few times and love it. So I decided it deserved a review. Whenever I write a film review, it’s always published on Sam’s website, Revado. So please go and take a look at my thoughts and if you haven’t seen it then go and watch it! Also, take a look at my past reviews!

What does “Work/Life balance” actually mean?

I’ve been back at work for two months now (has it really only been that long?!) and it has been a real rollercoaster of emotions. Normal post-Maternity Leave anxieties aside, I had always been looking forward to going back to work; But I also knew it wouldn’t be easy. I haven’t yet regretted my decision to go back. I am enjoying seeing my work colleagues again and using my brain more. H also really, really enjoys nursery so I am

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How do you drop to one nap?

H is almost fourteen months old and is still on two naps a day. From everything I’ve read, and from what her baby peers are doing, it’s common for babies/toddlers to stick with two naps until anywhere between 12 – 18 months approximately. At the start of this year she actually started sleeping longer for her naps too – the effort of walking more and more taking it’s toll on her energy stores. But over the last few weeks, we’ve

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The first garden session of the spring

Last week I was feeling a bit fed-up about the state of the garden and the fact I couldn’t get out to do anything. But the weather has really picked up over the last week and some of the days have been delightfully sunny. Yesterday was one such day and when H went for her afternoon nap it was the optimal temperature (about 12 degrees in the shade) for gardening. Cut lawn and edged borders. A step forward!

Why I kinda like the night wake-ups

I’m massively tempting fate by committing these words to digital ‘paper’ but as much as I miss sleeping soundly through the night I have a confession to make…[in a whisper] I sort of like the nights where H needs me. I’ll be clear at this point; I do not mean those nights where I get woken up every 10 minutes from the moment I first lay my head on my pillow through until the birds decide it’s time to get

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5 awesome things about today’s spring sunshine!

One of the things I love most about living in England is the changing of the seasons. Since I was a child I have found it quite magical to watch the weather progress from the bitter cold of winter in to the gentle warm damp of spring then onwards to the often dry arid and sticky summer days that leave you yearning for those slowly cooling breezes that the autumn brings. Every year is slightly different too; Whilst following the

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Missing my garden

When we moved in to our last house in 2007, the garden was just bare patches of grass. After years of effort, with support from my Mother-in-Law, it had really matured and came back looking stunning every spring with minimal effort. When we finally moved in September last year, the thing I felt the most gut-wrenching about leaving was the garden; Many of those plants I had nurtured from something as small as my hand to fully matured and established

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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