Sunday, 27 May 2018

#MySundayPhoto: Week 2


Every picture tells a story! So here's my favourite photo from our week.


"Flying High"




“Children Are Like Kites
You spend years trying to get them off the ground.
You run with them until you are both breathless. They crash ... they hit the roof ... you patch, comfort and assure them that someday they will fly.
Finally, they are airborne.
They need more string, and you keep letting it out.
They tug, and with each twist of the twine, there is sadness that goes with joy.
The kite becomes more distant, and you know it won't be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you together and will soar as meant to soar ... free and alone.
Only then do you know that you have done your job.”


Erma Bombeck






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Monday, 21 May 2018

How I came to terms with cystic acne

This is a post I've been contemplating writing for quite a while, but I've come to the conclusion that sharing my story may help others, so here it goes...

** There's a bit of pus and pimple talk here, so don't read over your breakfast if you have a weak stomach! **

I've struggled with nodulocystic acne since I was 14 or 15. It still haunts me today, as I approach my mid-thirties, rearing its ugly head (pardon the pun!) when I least expect it and lingering for what can be months at a time. I have come to the conclusion that this is a condition that will never go away forever. For me there is no cure, just treatment to try and control the outbreaks. Read on to find out how I have finally come to terms with this painful condition.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

#MySundayPhoto: Week 1


Every picture tells a story! So here's my favourite photo from our week.


"Pup in a Pushchair"




I heard a lot of giggling coming from the playroom. I walked in to find this...!






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Monday, 14 May 2018

Easy bird feeders to make with children

The children love to feed the birds when we're out and about, so I decided to bring some of that excitement into our own garden. We chose to make some bird seed feeders to hang outside, to attract some birds into our back yard. They are really quick and easy to do, making it a simple activity for children of all ages to join in with. 
Here's how to make your own easy bird seed feeders!

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

5 great ways children benefit from having dogs

Are you thinking about introducing a pet dog into your family home? Do you have young children too? 


If you're anything like me, I worried about having dogs and children together. Will I be able to trust the dog around my children? Will I manage the feeding / walking / toileting alongside our busy daily life with school runs, playgroups, housework, washing, cooking, a part-time job, etc? What are the benefits of having a pet dog around? Do they outweigh the negatives?

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Introducing the dachshund pups, Dottie and Martha

I thought it was about time that I formally introduced you to the two new members of our family, Dottie and Martha the dachshund puppies! Yes, I did just say two! In all my posts to date, I've only mentioned Dottie as she was the first to arrive mid March, when she was 8 weeks old! Two weeks ago, we picked up Martha as a companion for Dottie, she's only 1 day younger! Here's a little bit about them now they're 14 weeks old...