Sunday, 26 June 2016

Thing's I Loved In June

As it is nearing the end of the month I thought that I would write about things that I have been loving this month. I love writing these posts as they are always full of happy memories and are nice to look back on. I know I say this every single month but it really does not seem like it was so long ago since I was writing last months post. 

June has been a fairly quiet month for us, we have not had any big days out, events or anything important happen. It has been nice to just relax and spend time at home and in the garden and have lots of family time and local days out. 


So let's have a look at what I have been loving in June. 

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Trolley Bags - Review

Since having my littlest two children I rarely go food shopping these days as I find it so much easier to just order it online. However sometimes when the other half is off or if we just need a small shop we head to the local supermarket or aldi to stock up. Every single time I go shopping I forget to take bags with me and end up having to pay for plastic ones which I throw away as soon as we get home, which I know is bad for the environment and a waste of money. I also hate plastic bags as they always seem to rip, don't hold much and they are just a pain to carry when full. 

Trolley Bags

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Mummy Tag Questions

If you are a regular blog reader then you have probably seen so many bloggers write about something called 'The Mummy Tag' it is basically just a few questions about motherhood. I don't normally take part in these kind of things as I always think no-one would actually want to read them. Recently though my blog has lost its way a bit and I find I am writing less and less personal posts, so I thought I would take part so people can either find out more about me or so my children can find out more about life in 2016. 



I was tagged by two other bloggers to take part in these questions my good friend Beth from Twinderelmo and the lovely Rachel from Parenthood highs and lows. So here is my answers to the mummy tag questions. 

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Saving Money On Airport Parking

Today has been a one of those days, you know the ones where everything that can go wrong inevitability does go wrong? I feel stressed and grumpy and in desperate need of a break, a chance to just relax and have some time out. I am long overdue a holiday so I have just spent the last hour looking online for a holiday for next year. Whilst browsing I began to wonder if maybe we should just get married abroad, it would probably be cheaper than in this country. I also think I would rather spend the money giving my children an amazing holiday then wasting money on inviting loads of family that we never see to our wedding. 

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Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring Nomipalony

Welcome back to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives. This week I am featuring a fellow North East blogger the lovely Nyomi from Nomipalony. Nyomi only started blogging a few months ago but her blog is full of parenting posts, restaurant reviews and family days out and she also makes lovely vlogs too. 

Nomipalong UK parent blogger

So lets find out more about the family behind Nomipalony. 

Friday, 17 June 2016

Education Quizzes - Helping Children Learn At Home

It was a long time since I was last at school and so much has changed since I was a student back in the late 90's, so much so that I don't even understand what some of the subjects my teen is learning about. I often find myself having to google what her homework means when she asks me for help, as I simply don't understand some of the subjects she studies. My youngest daughter will be starting primary school next year and I don't want to be googling her homework too, hopefully I am smarter then a 5 year old.


So when I heard about Education Quizzes a brilliant site that has quick fun quizzes for all children from key stage 1 (reception age) right up to GSCE age I just had to have a look and see how much of the curriculum I actually know. The site is nice and colourful and super easy to use and is broken up into individual sections such as key stage 1, Key stage 2, 11 plus, Key stage 3 and GCSE. When you click on each section it will give you a description what that section is about and then a list of subjects for you to choose from and then you can start the quizzes.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Falling In Love With The Teletubbies Again

 When my eldest daughter who is now 13 was a baby she absolutely adored the Teletubbies, she watched them every single day on Cbeebies and would get so excited when it came on TV. She was such a big fan that she had all four characters in ted version which she would take to bed each night. Now she is a teenager and her Teletubbie days are long behind her but whenever I hear them mentioned I always remember them fondly and they instantly remind me of her toddler days.