A New Italian Sunday – Bella Italia Review

As a family there is nothing we like more than eating out together and we are huge fans of Italian food.  I’ve written before how we have a bit of a tradition of Italian Sundays and when we were given the opportunity to review the newly refurbished Bella Italia in Didsbury it seemed only fitting that we should go on a Sunday.  My parents are huge Bella Italia fans but I have never been and was excited to see what it was they liked so much about the place. We arrived 10 minutes late for our 4:30pm booking, but were…

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Are you a PMT sufferer? (Pre Me-Time Tension)

I recognise the signs well in advance. I start to get a bit grumpy, the patience starts to wear a bit thin, hubby starts to get “the look” more often than not and he gets very snappy answers to any of his questions. It’s that time, I’m suffering from PMT (pre me-time tension)! When I get like this I know perfectly well I’m due a bit of me-time to get my head back in gear. It doesn’t need to be much. A coffee and trashy mag for an hour or a wander round M&S (alone!). Yesterday I ended up in…

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Teach Your Kids Some Manners Please!

If I was ever asked what I would put into Room 101 I know what would be top of my list. People with bad manners! Drives me crazy. The people who never say please or thank you, don’t acknowledge that you’ve held a door open for them and then, in return, would let it slam in your face (usually when you are weighed down with bags, and barely a spare arm). Don’t even get me started on lack of manners when someone gets behind a wheel! I can feel the anger rising already. Generally, I’m a fairly placid person, but…

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Our First Rugbytots Lesson

Little O is obsessed with balls! And balloons! We have far too many toys scattered around the house but he will choose a balloon or ball over all of them. As soon as his daddy gets in from work he races over with a balloon to play kick or catch. So when a friend told me her little boy went to a class called Rugbytots, it seemed perfect for O. The classes start from aged 2, and as his Christmas present we booked him in for a block of sessions. Usually hubby isn’t really that keen on attending any baby/toddler…

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