All you need to know about why Anglesey is the ideal choice for a family holiday in the UK


Holidays in Anglesey   It is only the start of the year and – like the rest of the population – I am planning my holidays.  Top of the holiday list is Anglesey.  I live in North Wales so you would imagine I would choose to holiday somewhere else.  However I am in love with […]

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My Week In Pictures // Week 7

My Week In Pictures

Party Time Top – This week we celebrated my sister’s 50th birthday.  I was really nervous because she had said she didn’t want a party.  In fact she was allergic to the idea.  Her husband died 2 years ago and the plan was they would have a joint one.  So I understand why she felt […]

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Crunchie Bar Tiffin Slice

Family Food

These Crunchie bar tiffin slices are so easy to make that even your children can make them. There is no baking involved so it is safe to get your children involved. Crunchie bar tiffin slices are so cheap to make as they require just a handful of ingredients. But don’t let that fool you, because […]

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What is a cervical screening test and what happens during one?


Ladies, you should have noticed a lot of coverage recently highlighting the need to book in for a cervical screening test (in old school money this was referred to as a smear test).  This is because in January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.  As it would happen, my appointment was this week.  So I thought […]

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My Week at a Glance

Magic Moments 2015

It’s been a great week to be out and about due to that strange yellow circle in the sky that we don’t see often enough in this country (especially Up North).  The week started off inhaling ice cream in the park on a family outing that included my grown up step daughter.  I have just hit […]

April 11, 2015

Husband Howlers


My husband is an eloquent man. I have always been in awe of the way he effortlessly puts people at ease with his choice of words and polite manner. But during my pregnancy something very strange has happened to him. It is as if my pregnancy hormones have affected his brain resulting in him saying highly inappropriate things at completely the wrong moments. Here are just a few examples to prove my point…

March 30, 2015

Top Parenting Trends 2015…..apparently…..


I read with interest today the following article And, indeed it was interesting.  Some I was bemused at, others baffled, and some I kind of agreed with.    So here goes with my honest account of the ones that stood out for me: Brelfies – No one and I mean no-one wants to take – […]

February 25, 2015



How our cat puts up with my little cheeky monkey is beyond me. But he keeps on coming back for more which can only mean one thing to Harry – playtime!

February 24, 2015

Monkey Business


I love the zoo. Monkeys, primates, chimps, whatever it is you want to call them, I just love anything that can nonchalantly scratch its own bare bum whilst swinging through the trees. My favourite stop-off is the chimpanzee enclosure. Co-incidentally it is also my son’s favourite…..

February 10, 2015



We mothers should have more recognition for our efforts. Could this come in the form of a Degree? Definitely a lot more useful in the world than some other Degrees out there….

February 8, 2015