A birthday trip to see ‘Aladdin’ on stage

Like every other kid I know, I loved Disney growing-up. One of my all time favourites was ‘Aladdin’. (It’s joint top 3 with ‘Frozen’ falling just short of ‘Mulan’ and ‘The Lion King’ which are joint 1st – in case you’re interested!) My sister and I were both quiet excited when we heard ‘Aladdin’ was being adapted for the stage; If it was anything like the stage adaptation of ‘The Lion King’, which Sam took me to for my birthday

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A room fit for a toddler – some new decoration

When we first moved in to our house I was still breastfeeding H in the morning. She also wasn’t crawling, let alone walking, so we put the sofa-bed from our old spare room (which had been H’s first room for a short time) in her room to give us something to sit on for feeding and story time. But 8 months on and H is a very different child; She’s a toddler. Her room is an okay size but with

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My thoughts on the EU Referendum results

I voted ‘Remain’. I read some of the facts; Not loads but enough to know that there wasn’t anything fundamental to sway me from my gut belief we should stay. So when I woke this morning to the referendum result – the Britain had voted to leave – I was genuinely shocked. I knew it would be close, but I never thought it would go the way it did. I am open to change but I don’t think the benefits

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A long overdue garden update


Over my birthday weekend we went to my in-laws (my Father-in-Laws birthday is the day before mine). My Mother-in-Law is an exceptional gardener and her garden is both wonderfully matured and maintained. So we arrived to see borders bursting with colour and life. I got back home and peered out to our garden – immature in my view, having only lived in the house since Autumn last year – and also neglected because I don’t have the time to spend

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The Parenting Guessing Game!

I’m pretty darn sure that upon reaching their Toddlerhood milestone, each toddler is secretly issued with ‘The Ultimate Toddler Guide: How to Give Your Parents the Best Toddler Experience’. I imagine it covers the variety of ways to approach eating, how to determine whether you like a particular food on a given day (or hour) and when to nap or not based on your parents plan for the day. It guarantees that every parent of a toddler gets the same

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Happy to be back in our routine

I went back to work last week after 10 days off. Once I’d got past the going-back-to-work dread I think most people feel, I realised I was happy to be back. I really enjoyed having some time off but after the Lisbon trip not going as well as planned and our routine being thrown out by travel and toddler illness, I felt much more comfortable being back in to my normal routine.

How do you stop over-using the ‘N’ word?

Since H was quite small we have been quite careful about saying “No” when talking to her. Even back when she started her Sing and Sign class, we actively started using alternative phrases such as “Please don’t do that” accompanied by the sign which also meant “no” so she could understand these things consistently meant that she shouldn’t do something, but that the actual word “no” could be reserved for the serious things. And it was going really well…until she

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My Top 10 Online Reads #1

I read a lot of blog posts and articles online and whilst I share a lot of them through tweets, it’s easy to miss them and hard to come back to them at another time. So another monthly feature I’m introducing (along with my ‘Five Favourite Finds‘) is a list of my top ten reads for the month. They will be a mixture of formal news articles and blog posts. Enjoy!

Does the Mummy-Worry ever end?

As some of you may have read in my recent post about our holiday to Lisbon, whilst we were away H became unwell. It started with a bit of grumpiness, then it continued on to a low grade fever, poor sleep, refusing to eat and resulted in a teary, hungry and energy-drained mess. We were pretty confident it was her molars cutting coupled with a minor bug from nursery / travelling. But as we were abroad and armed with only

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Five Favourite Finds #1

Inspired by other blogger ideas, I have decide to introduce a new feature to my site – a monthly post on my ‘Five Favourite Finds’ for the month. They can be absolutely anything new that I have come across. The challenge: making sure I find five each month. I’m hoping it will both encourage me to find new things and also share my finds with you all to save you the leg work! So without further ado and in no

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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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