As a kid, every Sunday without fail we would have a roast dinner. Whether my Mum cooked it, or my Nan – even when we were on holiday we would even find a Carvery or somewhere serving Sunday lunch. Since being married and having children, I have to say it isn’t a tradition that I’ve continued. Personally I find it too much to cook a roast dinner every week, as our weekends are always super busy, with homework, and trying to squeeze in the all important family time together. By the time you have shopped for what you need, cooked…

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I’m not sure if it is that Izzie is the eldest, that she’s a born muddler, or that she takes after her mother and hoards everything, but wow does she have a messy bedroom full of things. Having the smallest room probably doesn’t help, but believe me when I say, Izzie likes to collect thing. From little toys, to bits of string (that she may later need for a ‘craft project’), you name it and you will probably find it in her bedroom. The thing we probably have to most of though, is hair accessories. From a tiny baby, Izzie…

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The last month from October to November  has again been a whirl of hectic family life. Clubs, homework and school runs are our normal these days. I think with the weather getting colder (and the in the run up to Christmas) snuggling on the sofa and keeping warm has been our main goal this month. When we can we like to try and get out for some fresh air – especially with the dog. All three of the kids get so excited when they see that ‘Jack Frost’ has been in the mornings too. We’ve also embraced the dreaded germs…

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*that I would REALLY love (*hint hint wink wink*) I’m sat under a blanket compiling this list. It’s a Monday morning, I’ve got two poorly boys, one who is home from school, and I’m feeling not so great myself. I’ve been in a lot of pain with a cyst on my ovary – the first I’ve had in nearly three years – and I’ve had to cancel a planned trip to London on Wednesday, where I was going to be visiting Youtube HQ. I needed some serious cheering up, and so thought I would write my Christmas list – my…

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*This post is an entry for the Britmums Christmas #sdfiverchallenge, sponsored by Sportsdirect.com Having sports mad husband (now he’s given up football, he thrown himself full on into playing golf guys!), the mention of Sports Direct usually brings me out in a cold sweat – usually at thought of spending a riculous amount of money on some item of golf paraphernalia . I – and I’m guessing I would be right in thinking most others probably associate Sports Direct with trainers and sporting equipment, but did you know they also have huge selection of other things, including gifts for £5…

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We are huge fans of a self catering holiday. As a family on the ‘larger side’ it is usually the most affordable option for us. It is also the easiest option, as despite our children getting older now, and being out of the bottle stage (and not too far from being out of the nappy stage), we still seem to take a ridiculous amount of things with us when we go anywhere. We couldn’t wait for our visit to beautiful Bluestone Resort in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is not an area of the UK that we’ve previously explored and everyone who…

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