Dealing with Fibromyalgia

As you know by now, I recently got a formal diagnosis of fibromyalgia. With my parental responsibilities, the occasional migraines and the new pain, things haven’t gotten easier but, we fight on, making the best out of every day. To deal with this disease, an understanding of what it is, how and why it occurs is important. Fibromyalgia, which also goes by the name Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a long-term medical disorder characterized by musculoskeletal pain. The pain is widespread,… Continue Reading “Dealing with Fibromyalgia”

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”

Hire a Handyman When You Holiday Away

Skiing holidays have become increasingly popular in the UK over the past several years, both in the summertime as well as during the winter months. The range of activities on offer vary slightly due to the time of year, but no matter when you go, there’s a lot of fun to be had for the whole family. More recently however, a trend is starting in London whereby you schedule a handyman service to complete your snagging list while you’re away;… Continue Reading “Hire a Handyman When You Holiday Away”

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”