A couple of weeks ago we submitted our extension plans to the local council.  We are now waiting for them to send out the appropriate letters to our neighbours and for them to reach a decision (keeping our fingers crossed for a YES).  One of the reasons for our house plans is that it feels that the boys toys and games are taking over the house, especially after Christmas and O’s birthday. The conservatory in our house often ends up being a bit of a dumping ground.  As it is accessed through the utility room it isn’t easily viewed from… View Post

Being a mum of two, especially when the youngest is only 8 months old, means that there isn’t too much me-time going on.  When I was invited by the Rejuvenate Skin Clinic in Manchester to pop along and have a try of a couple of their treatments I jumped at the chance.  I arranged for my mum to have G whilst O was at school and I headed to the Northern Quarter for a few hours being pampered. I had been in contact with Leena (the clinic manager) prior to the day to discuss what treatments I would be interested… View Post

Moving your baby into their own room is such a big step.  I put it off for as long as I possibly could with G.  I loved having him beside me in his Moses basket but at almost 6 months it was no longer a comfortable option for him.  Whilst he could just about fit it didn’t leave any space for him to wriggle around.  With a very heavy heart I started to think about how to make the transition to his nursery as easy as possible. When the lovely people from The Little Green Sheep got in contact to… View Post

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with patterns.  I go through phases when I love them and almost everything I buy has a pattern on it and then I swing the other way and stick to plain colours.  When I decorated O’s nursery during my first pregnancy I was a huge fan of the Mamas and Papas Gingerbread range, but then after looking at it for a couple of years I was longing for something plainer. I’ve mentioned before that I am a big fan of Mamas and Papas and I was recently contacted to see if I would… View Post