#BornToBeBrave with Kingswood Camps

  Phew, what a week. I’m back from BritMums Live and looking forward to what else 2015 has to offer. OK, I’m particularly looking forward to Turkey next month, but there are lots of exciting things afoot!   In the meantime, a company called Kingswood Camps...

Child-free for a week – what now?

6.50am It’s the big day! We’ve been building up to Dexter going away for a week’s residential to the Isle of Wight with his school for six months now. I’ve been saving like mad and paying off a little bit each week and today’s the day. I’ve woken up early and beat the...

Tastecard vs. Marks & Spencer

  If you were to put Tastecard and Marks & Spencer in a boxing ring, who do you think would come out on top? You would think that M&S, being the retailing powerhouse that it is, would win … and you’d be right. Bearing in mind they are two very different...

Drinking Lindeman’s with Dad

    Unless you’ve been living in a cave (which is something I may well end up having to do), you’ll know I live with Dad at the moment. This will be the third long long month but we have settled into some type of routine now, Dad more so than me as he...

Memories Fade, They Don’t Die

    I decided not to say anything on social media yesterday, but it was the ten year anniversary of Mum’s death on Sunday. In fact, I don’t think I said much at all. Except to Dexter of course, I always make an exception for him.   Dexter had just...

Birthday Fun with Balloon Time

    You may have seen me mention online, but it was Dexter’s birthday yesterday. I’m now the proud mother of two boys aged 20 and 11, although to this day, I maintain I don’t look nearly old enough.   I told Dexter, perhaps somewhat naïvely, that...

Blogger’s Block

    I’ve tried to write a blog post for weeks now. No big announcement or anything, but just to write something. Anything. But every time I try, the words haven’t quite made it from my head through to my fingers. I have procrastinated like mad –...
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