Review: Tea with Santa at Wyevale Garden Centre

Going to visit Father Christmas is something of a rite of passage for all children. Most years we visit Father Christmas at the same place, the Ice Palace outside the Mall at Cribbs Causeway. This year however, Wyevale Garden Centres at Cadbury invited us to have breakfast or tea with Santa. As the garden centre is about 30 minute drive from us, I chose to go along for tea. The garden centre itself was easy to find and the car… Continue Reading “Review: Tea with Santa at Wyevale Garden Centre”

Ernie: Lost and Found {The Ordinary Moments}

Like many children, Cheeky Chap has a soft toy that he adores, a Jellycat elephant named Ernie. Ernie was given to Cheeky Chap on the day he was born and has spent every night with him since. Despite many attempts over the last seven and a half years, I have been unable to track down a ‘back up’. I could find different Jellycat elephants, different soft elephants, but never THE elephant. I could never find Ernie. As such¬†Ernie is rarely… Continue Reading “Ernie: Lost and Found {The Ordinary Moments}”

Fantastic Mr Fox, Person of Interest and Parents Evening. #LittleLoves

It’s been a funny few months here. Those of you who follow me on social media will know that following our separation, the husband came home in August, in time for our tenth wedding anniversary. It took us a little while to get used that again. We’ve had numerous issues with the husband’s car, my health has been up and down (and includes a new, not unexpected diagnosis of fibromyalgia) and I’ve started a new part-time job. I have a… Continue Reading “Fantastic Mr Fox, Person of Interest and Parents Evening. #LittleLoves”

Dealing With Migraines

I have been a long time sufferer of migraines since my early teens. Migraines are very different to headaches, even severe headaches. Symptoms include a severe headache that gets worse when you move, nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light. When I get a migraine, I’m usually pretty much bed ridden for the duration. As a parent, of course literally staying in bed the whole time isn’t possible, especially during the week when there are school runs to do etc.… Continue Reading “Dealing With Migraines”

How You Can Help Your Kids Get on the Property Ladder

These days, one of the most incredible things that a parent can give their child, is the opportunity to start building on their own independence. Across the UK young adults are struggling to find a way to leave the nest, because they simply don’t have enough money to save up and place a deposit on their own home. With the average home in the UK costing around ¬£200,000, there are a lot of financial concerns to think about before a… Continue Reading “How You Can Help Your Kids Get on the Property Ladder”