A normal week

This week is a normal week. "Nothing strange nor startling here!", as my Irish mother-in-law says to us most weeks when we phone her.  A great expression, which comforts me when I hear it.  The day she has strange or startling news, we are all in trouble... So this...

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Family Games Night: Review of Arokah and Pandemic

I am a very proud and happy member of the Blogger Board Game Club, which means that our family reviews one new board game per month.  Over Christmas we were gifted with two lovely things; one game and one single player puzzle. Please read on to see what our geeky...

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Blogger Board Game Club: Review of Cortex

Cortex is the latest game that was sent to us by the Blogger Board Games Club. This looks like a perfect family after dinner game - for 2-6 people aged 8+ and with an average game lasting 15 minutes. I was really looking forward to testing this one with the family and...

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Mumpreneur – who me?

So it seems that the term 'mumpreneur' has entered the English language officially, as it has been recognised by the Collins dictionary in its 11th edition. I'm sure a fair few of you are really happy about this, happy that the status which you use to define...

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Review and giveaway: TOAD Diaries

I was contacted by the lovely people at TOAD diaries. They produce a great range of personalised diaries and notebooks in all sizes and with plenty of customisation options. Are you a pen and paper person or do you like to keep your diary online? I do have a digital...

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A Mumpreneur is born Part 6

Is this the final chapter of my mumpreneur story?  Is anybody still reading?  I'll never know! So, let's go back to the start.  I decided not to go back to work so I was an NCT postnatal leader and signed up with Usborne books. Then I trained to be a personal trainer...

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A Mumpreneur is born: part 5 – moving into profit

This is part 5 of my mumpreneur story - the earlier parts are here.... part 1, part 2, part3, part 4  As I  came to the end of my PT training I felt a bit backed into a corner - I had spent all my available money on training for something that I didn't feel right to...

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The London Eye and Me

I have been on the London Eye more times than I care to think about in the last 10 years, and it occupies a very emotional place in my heart. I love the fact that this year, while I am a Merlin Annual Pass blog Ambassador I can just rock up and go on it whenever I...

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