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Our Favourite Toys for Pre-School Children and Toddlers

I’ve joked in the past that our home could be opened up as its own Toys’r’Us franchise, there’s toys dominating every inch of our home. Over time I’ve noticed something about my two little toddler beasts, they don’t play with all of their toys. They probably don’t even play with half of them. So why is every toy they own covering our entire floor space? That’s what they enjoy doing more, making ...
Blog Posts, Honest Ramblings

Sometimes it’s Best to Leave them at Nursery and Run

My son has been at Nursery for a couple of weeks now and while his first day went amazingly well, the second day was heartbreaking. I knew it was going to be a tough transition for us all and I think I was a little too relaxed after how well it went on his first day. His second drop-off would have gone perfectly too if it wasn’t for me. I made a mistake that I’ve not made since and the consequences broke every piece of my heart. ...
Blog Posts, Life, Planning a Wedding

The Kent Wedding Fair we Visited {Flawless Friday}

About a week after we got engaged Darren had a look online at any local wedding fairs. I was quite surprised actually because usually it’s us girls that trip over themselves to get the ball rolling, but he’s getting very involved in it all. I love it. We live in Kent so of course we looked for any fairs in our county and happened to find one for the following weekend. It was at the Kent Cricket Ground, so we popped it in our ...
Blog Posts, Health & Fitness, Life

Giving up Caffeine and Takeaways has Been the Best Decision

After Christmas Darren and I agreed to cut back on takeaways and I decided I’d cut caffeine out completely. It’s not been easy, let me tell you. I used to have around three cups of tea a day and inside I felt like I needed them, I had a genuine craving for it. I used to get excited at the thought of a tea break in the day or a cuppa at playgroup. It was a real addiction. Just the same as we both had an addiction to our weekly ...
Blog Posts, Food, Light Bites, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

Sea Salt and Rosemary Fries – The Best You’ll Ever Taste

Now thing that many of us have in common is that we love chips. Whether it’s chunky, crinkly, soggy, fries or from the chip shop. Those little pieces of potato melt in our mouths and are little pieces of heaven next to our side dish. One thing that’s for certain is that homemade tastes much better than those stuffed in a bag in our freezer. Homemade chips or fries don’t have to take a long time to make. With a little ...
Blog Posts, Life, Planning a Wedding

8 Top Tips When Going to a Wedding Fair

Wedding fairs are a brilliant opportunity to connect with local businesses, feel inspired, find unique or necessary additions to your day. And best of all it’s a chance for you and your partner to get excited about you special day. The majority of wedding fairs are free and your local free fairs tend to provide much more incite into what’s available nearby than those you pay for. To find a wedding fair local to you, simply search ...
Blog Posts, Health & Fitness, Life

What Happened when I Decided to Fast for a Day

Yesterday I tried something I’d never done before, and that’s fasting. I have an unhealthy obsession with food and heard that fasting for aΒ day can help with weight loss. Deciding to fast one day a week or even one day a monthΒ apparently helps to burn fat. I personally don’t think it’s healthy because our bodies need a certain amount of calories everyday to function properly. I need a certain amount of calories to ...
Blog Posts, Planning a Wedding

6 Reasons We’re Having a Very Small Wedding

We wrote our guest list the other day and although a couple of extra people were added we still have a very tiny list. We seem to have capped the numbers at 30 but I thinkΒ there may stillΒ be a few alterations along the way, because nothing is set in stone right now. There’s a variety of reasons why we’re having a small and intimate wedding, and it may not be for the reasons you think. Or maybe it will be, depending on how much ...
Blog Posts, Family, Flawless Friday, Honest Ramblings

His Face was all I Wanted to see {Flawless Friday}

This Monday our son had his first day at nursery. While most children will only spend a few hours at most on their first day, we jumped right in at the deep end with a full day. I’ve been pushing the thought of him starting nursery to the back of my mind. Knowing it’s coming but not thinking too much about it. It was only the morning of that I could have sworn, wondering what on earth I’d just agreed to. Volunteering this ...
Blog Posts, Food, Main Meals

Slow Cooked Melt in the Middle Steak and Ale Pie

A few months ago my family and I went out for lunch to an old pub in a very quaint village. There were candles burning, the fire was roaring and the whole pub had a very cosy atmosphere. When I think cosy, I think comfort food. So there was no question as to which meal I’d be ordering off their menu and that was their Steak and Ale Pie. It was the most delicious pie I’ve ever tasted, the steak crumbled in my mouth, the vegetables ...