Milestone Moments

Sebastian car seat

Having a baby opens up a whole world of milestone moments. I always think that people should be given a pink flashing light to put on top of the car for baby’s first journey home as it is probably the slowest, most careful drive you have ever undertaken………well that and when carrying a delicate birthday / wedding cake in the passenger seat. Keeping babies and young children safe in the car is essential these days, although as a child of the… Continue Reading “Milestone Moments”

Top Ten Tips for Christmas Food Shopping

Trolley Bags

Shopping for food at Christmas is possibly one of the most stressful parts of Christmas. I worked in a supermarket for 16 years and Christmas was always one of my favourite times of year, everyone was (mostly) cheerier, the time just flew past and it was the one time you could eat on the shopfloor – chocolate anyone? However, there are some tips I have to share: Don’t leave the Christmas essentials to the last minute. They’ve been in stock… Continue Reading “Top Ten Tips for Christmas Food Shopping”

The most rough and ready winter coats for boys

Beach fun

Those with boys know all too well that they seem to have an in-built magnet that draws them towards mud and puddles. When choosing a winter coat it’s important that they’re made to withstand lots of outdoor play and regular washing, as well as being warm and cosy enough to see them through the season. Plenty of padding is a bonus, alongside waterproof fabrics and a stylish design. After all, you want the little fellas to look great too. Luckily,… Continue Reading “The most rough and ready winter coats for boys”

Gift Ideas for the whole family

Elf

I am normally really organised for Christmas and would have finished my Christmas shopping by now, but this year has been a spectacular fail. I always take advantage of the voucher system like Nectar and Clubcard, but this year they have changed how they work and we were not able to double up our Clubcard points and our Nectar points just didn’t add up to much. I tried to get presents on Black Friday / Cyber Monday but the ones… Continue Reading “Gift Ideas for the whole family”

Choosing a Memorable Christmas Gift

Christmas Presents

Do you remember what you got for Christmas as a child. Although I remember the big things like a much-longed for bike, it is the silly little presents that hold the fondest of memories for me. One of my very favourite presents was a colour changing torch! I used to spend hours changing the lens to turn the torch light from red to green to white and back again. Another favourite was a reversible dalmation jumper, a strange padded sweatshirt-like… Continue Reading “Choosing a Memorable Christmas Gift”