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Sponsored Video – Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted in 3D

Bex and Oscar are getting older and finding a film to go and see at the cinema that both would love and us too is getting increasingly tricky. Many a holiday we would have a family treat to the cinema and I kind of miss that. While watching the trailer to Madagascar 3 I was sat there thinking yes I am sure I could at least get Oscar to see it with me. The film makers at Dreamworks think about us parents too. Many a Dreamworks film I have watched and sat there giggling and smiling sometimes as much as the children, quite often even more. The humour of the film makers often come through for us adults too whilst making in totally child friendly. So these guys have ended up in Europe … Read entire article »

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A Meningitis reminder

A Meningitis reminder

Just over a year ago I typed this post. It was a very sad time and one for me now thinking about it makes me feel as sad. Today I am writing this post just as a reminder that meningitis can strike at anytime to anyone. When Eloise passed away one thing that striked me as most terrifying was people’s lack of information on it. The number of parents who said my child is immunised to … Read entire article »

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Kitchen Inventions – My top 5 that save me money and time

Kitchen Inventions – My top 5 that save me money and time

Recently I joined the Foodies 100 Uk index I hadn’t joined before as I thought it was for only solely food blogs, but no I am foodie enough. For fear of being transparent I will also say  I had followed the link from Make it, Bake it which mentioned that Morphy Richards were looking for Home Innovators so here I am using one of their suggested blog post prompts ‘Kitchen Inventions and turned it into … Read entire article »

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Easter bargains at Aldi and a few idea’s for them

Easter bargains at Aldi and a few idea’s for them

Look at these, some of the yummy treats that Aldi have for Easter. Gabby kindly sent us a lovely Easter basket full of Easter things for us to try. As I have a bit of a soft spot for Easter and like doing little extra’s I thought it be good to show you the fantastic, yummy and excellent value range Aldi have and also a few simple idea’s for them too! Aldi range includes lots of … Read entire article »

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Tortilla & Chilli Layer Recipe

Tortilla & Chilli Layer Recipe

This is a super easy recipe and if you’re an organised person like I am not, you make double the chilli recipe and freeze half the mixture. Then you can make this yummy meal very quickly another day. It serves 4-6 people. First your need to make my super easy but totally gorgeous chilli. You will need: 500g of Minced Beef. (I use lean steak mince, it costs a bit more but for the lack of fat and extra … Read entire article »

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So how was Mother’s Day for you?

So how was Mother’s Day for you?

It’s funny one Mother’s Day isn’t it? As I am more of a giving rather than receiving kind of person and sadly I don’t as such have a Mum to share Mother’s Day with it leaves me on the receiving end. My wish for a great Mother’s Day would be home-made cards, and yes I was lucky enough to get two beautiful cards made by the fair hands of my children. A cup of tea made … Read entire article »

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Love and hate of decluttering

Love and hate of decluttering

In the last day or so I have been doing a bit of decluttering and general blitzing of the house. Yesterday afternoon brought the ‘Linen cupboard’  the name ‘linen cupboard’ conjures up images of Egyptian cotton sheets and soft fluffy towels. The reality of course is perhaps slightly different! The fact that you needed an avalanche warning when getting out a fresh towel will give you more of a true picture. Now I admit that hoarding … Read entire article »

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Sponsored Video – Mum

Over the year’s I have been called many things. The obvious being Ali, Alison when in trouble, Ally Pally, Al (least favourite!), peaches, flossy, gorgeous (had to put that in!) and Phoebe ( after Phoebe from Friends, similar apparently!). My sister used to call me ‘Smell’ which to be fair to her was possibly true. Bed wetting till a late age doesn’t do much for your odour!!! But over the years and all those different names, that have been used by lots of different people, the one name that is my favourite is ‘Mum’. I gladly share this name with so many women and most probably you. It is a name I am most proud of, it’s the name I like the best. The one and only problem with sharing this name … Read entire article »

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I missed my birthday

I missed my birthday

No not my real one obviously as if I would do something that silly!!! On Saturday here this little place I call my blog was one. Can you believe it, it only felt like yesterday……. So one year on and have things changed. Well I still have appalling grammar that even my fab little WordPress plug-in thingy doesn’t always pick up on! I write things, then twitter them out with phrases I wished I … Read entire article »

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Pillow pets

Pillow pets

Cuddly toys and cushions are quite popular in our house. Despite that my two are getting older they still have remained so! So when Cody asked if we like to try out a pillow pets, well the answer quite frankly had to be yes. Firstly when it arrived my two were at School so I got first cuddle. We were sent the ‘Puppy’ one, which is Bex’s favourite animal and her most popular cuddly toy choice. How … Read entire article »

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