The budget is broken

Yesterday evening you would’ve found me counting out my coppers at the Sainsbury’s self checkout because I am absolutely, 100%, completely, utterly skint. School summer holidays have been a complete eye opener this year and, despite attempting to budget for it and budgeting well for Charlotte’s birthday […]

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I have a 6 year old!

It's Charlotte's 6th birthday today, which for some reason has me feeling incredibly old! I have a 6 year old daughter who is going into year 1. Who's loosing teeth to make room for grown up ones. Who's choosing her own outfits and, to be […]

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I’m sorry I’m the mum you hate. 

I’ve recently realised that I’m one of those mum’s. I sewed buttons and cuffs on one of Charlotte’s dresses and hunted down gold balloons so she could be Veruca Salt for Reading Week’s fancy dress day. I sent my daughter to school on Red Nose […]

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An alternative Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day everyone, or Mothering Sunday if you’re the traditional type! I hope you’ve all managed to get a lie in (what that means with the clocks going forward I don’t actually know), some version of breakfast in bed and have been presented with […]

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Road Trip to the National Space Centre

Charlotte and I had a well deserved day out yesterday. We had nothing planned for the weekend and, because Charlotte’s theme at school is Space and because we’ve watched, what seems like 101 experiments with Tim Peake and Chris Hadfield on YouTube over the past […]

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Sayonara 2016, welcome 2017.

Happy new year everyone. I hope you had a good one last night, whatever that may mean.  Despite being childfree, I spent the evening at my best friends house and drank absolutely nothing. I got back home just as Big Ben chimed on the car […]

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The gall of it…

Two days ago I had surgery to have my gallbladder removed. It was planned as I’ve been having issues with it for a few months but up until the very last minute I didn’t think about the fact that I was about to go into […]

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I have a confession…

I have a confession and those of you who follow me on Instagram may have twigged by now… Nope, I haven’t had a mental breakdown…well not quite anyway!   Nope, I’m not pregnant (thank goodness)   Nope, I’ve not killed someone at work and writing […]

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