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”

Shiply – the Low Cost Delivery Service

I don’t know about you but I love browsing eBay. I also actually love buying things and seem to get deliveries frequently when I can’t recall what I’ve bought! Oops. Especially at this time of year, with the nights drawing in, when Cheeky Chap is in bed and the husband is still at work. It’s an excellent way to waste time. We are currently on the hunt for a new dining table and chairs. Our current table is just too… Continue Reading “Shiply – the Low Cost Delivery Service”