If your cat had a career what would it be? This was a question I was recently asked by Whiskas, after thinking of what our family cat Marmalade's personality is like I decided that his perfect job would be a security guard. Marmalade is seven years old now, so I guess you could class him as middle aged in cat years. He is my eldest daughter Chloe's cat and we have had him since he was a tiny little kitten, so we have seen his personality grow and know exactly what he is like as he is an indoor cat who likes to make his presence known.
Friday, 16 June 2017
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
This week on Other Bloggers Family Lives I am featuring Kelly from the self-named blog Kelly Allen Writer. Kelly blogs about her family, books, theatre shows and reviews, so let's find out more about the family behind Kelly Allen Writer.
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Last year Turtle Bay opened in Newcastle, in the old Co-op building outside the Gate complex and I have been meaning to visit for ages, I have heard so many great things about the food and cocktails. Last Thursday I eventually got around to visiting and we were greeted by the super friendly manager Steve and shown to a table which instantly made us feel welcome. Turtle Bay has a lovely relaxed atmosphere with reggae music in the background and a Jamaican look about it, groups of friends, couples and families were relaxing enjoying drinks or meals together.
Monday, 12 June 2017
A couple of week's ago, my middle child, Sophia turned four years old! To celebrate her birthday she had a party at our local Wacky Warehouse soft play which is at the Wheatsheaf pub near Newcastle airport, about 15 minutes away from where we live. We had never actually been to this Wacky Warehouse branch before so had no idea what to expect, so read on to see what we thought.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
This week I am featuring fellow North East blogger Carol from Family Makes on Other Bloggers Family Lives. Carol blogs about her family life, her holiday home in France, travel, crafts and reviews. So let's find out more about the family behind Family Makes.
Monday, 5 June 2017
May seem's to have passed by in a flash, I am not sure if it was because of the two bank holidays or because we have been super busy lately. I know I say this every single month but I can not believe how fast the year is whizzing by and that it is now June! May was a really nice month and we actually managed a full month with no illnesses. Sophia turned four, we went on a little holiday and we have had lots of day's out in the sunshine. We have so many lovely things planned for June too, so let's have a look at what May was like for us.
Sunday, 4 June 2017
The last few years have seen so many changes for our family, we had two children very close in age which meant that I had back to back maternity leave, and I ended up leaving my full-time job to become a stay at home mum. The other half completely changed his job and has spent the last few years working his way back up the career ladder in a totally different sector, resulting in a huge drop in our disposable income. Add into that the fact we recently moved into a bigger, family home which needs a lot of work done to it has meant that things like holiday's and new cars have been at the bottom of our list of priorities.