Best Books, Toys & Games, which have ever graced my household! 📚🎲

I loved playing games when I was younger, still do now… but only if I’m winning!  When I was a child, I remember playing with my all-time favourite Christmas present, ‘Babytalk’. I loved this baby doll, looking back now it was quite heavy, and quite scary looking… can’t remember how long I had this doll…

☀Our Good Friday day out in Sunny Yorkshire/Lancashire☀

Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour at Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire is a fantastic family trip out.  It has a great American style diner with lots to choose from including burgers, ice-creams, pancakes and many more! We last came here at Halloween, where they go all out with their massive pumpkins and decorations.  You can…

Dear daughter…

Dear daughter, How these past 8 years have flown by. From being my tiny precious little baby to my beautiful little girl, the things you have taught me are endless.  I’ve gone from being that selfish, absorbed person who didn’t know or understand unconditional love, I  only knew the love for your daddy, my family…

The Story behind ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ 🎶

This story has nothing to do with the highly regarded, greatest Hollywood actresses of all time ‘Bette Davis’ herself, but the song performed by Kim Carnes, which was released back in 1981. In March 2008, my daughter decided she wanted to arrive 6 weeks early.  I had no indications at all leading up to her…

‘You’re either up or down never in the middle!’ 💭

When I was in late teens, my mam used to always say to me, ‘You’re either really high, or really low never happy in the middle’… never quite understood what she meant by this, but I used turn around and give her a look and say ‘Yes I am happy, what you talking about?’  Actually…

All I want is a piece of Chocolate Orange! 🍫

Yep, that’s me I eat crap when I feel like crap! For years now I’ve always been quite self-conscious of what I eat, as I know once I start eating rubbish food… it just spirals out of control, especially if I start the day off bad.  I think right that’s it, I’ve started bad, it’s…

It’s all about that DIY ‘Shabby Chic’ Style🎨

When we moved house last September, I wanted to get some new furniture especially for my daughter’s bedroom. I’m always trying to find ways to save a bit money, so I turned my attention to upcycling some old pieces of furniture.  I looked on Ebay & Gumtree religiously for a week, trying to see if…

Why my friends mean everything to me ♡

It’s very rare that you still keep in touch with friends from school.  As you get older, you meet and make different friends, move to different areas, different countries, begin friendships with work colleagues, husbands friends wives etc.  You might still see the odd friend you knew from school, out and about in supermarkets, events,…

My Childhood Summers…. 🌼

I don’t know about you but I had the BEST childhood I could have wished for… not that I would have known any different!  I grow up in late 80’s, early 90’s. I lived in the same house, Percy Gardens, Whitley Bay, where there was also about 20 other kids just wanting to play out…

Pretty Wetherby 📷

I took this stunning photo of the River Wharfe last October on my way back home from Brownies, of all places! Since moving down to Wetherby, I’ve loved taking photos of all the places we go. I love capturing images that other people might have missed. I think Yorkshire has some fantastic scenery, but my…

Girls V’s Boys… 👫

‘Mummy can you wipe my bum?‘… half the time I’m so busy flying about doing things in the house, but as soon as I hear that little voice of my 5 year old boy I drop everything and go and make sure ‘the bum’ has been wiped properly….. yes there’s a difference already.  I definitely…