Last week Sophia left pre-school ready to start nursery school in September, I know that every parent say's this but I can not believe that she will be starting actual nursery school as she seems to have grown so quickly! I remember sitting down last September and writing about my worries for her starting pre-school, I was so unsure of sending her as I did not need to as I was a stay at home mum and would be home with her younger brother. I also thought she was too young as she had only just turned two and she was not used to be with anyone other then myself and her dad, she rarely even spends time with family.
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Regular readers will know by now that I am in the process of moving home, as my current home is just too small for us as a family. LetsLiveHere a property letting service for students and professionals based here in Newcastle Upon Tyne, have recently sent me a handy rental inspections checklist and I thought I would share it with you all. I think this checklist is super useful to those of you who rent properties especially at this time of year when many people - especially students are moving into rented accommodation.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Welcome to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives. This week I am featuring fellow Geordie Laura from Three Days Later - which is a new blog about family life with a toddler, tips and general lifestyle posts.
So let's find out more about the family behind Three Days Later.
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Since Sophia turned three a couple of months ago she has really started to develop her own interested, two things that she seems to adore are fairies (thanks to Tinkerbell) and gardening (thanks to pre-school). So when she seen an advert on TV for the My Fairy Garden range from Interplay she was mesmerised and kept asking for a one. We had planned to buy her a one to keep her occupied in the summer holidays, but luckily we were sent one to review.
Sunday, 17 July 2016
I have always wanted to try Thai food, I am not sure why I have never tried it before as everyone always raves about how delicious it is. I guess it was just that until recently there was not many Thai restaurants in Newcastle (unless there was and I just didn't realise). So imagine my delight when I heard that Thaikhun was opening in the Metrocentre, just a fifteen minute drive from where we live. I have wanted to visit Thaikhun ever since I heard that it had opened, however having a partner who works shifts and a one year old little boy who is a handful when eating out I just never found the time to visit.
So when we were recently invited to Thaikhun to try out the new menu I made sure that the other half had the weekend off work and Jacob was sent out for the day with his Grandad. Meaning that myself, the other half and the two girls could spend a leisurely day shopping in the Metrocentre and enjoying lunch at Thaikhun.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Back in May we visited Edinburgh Zoo for Sophia's third birthday as she is animal crazy. We decided to travel to the Zoo via train as like most toddlers she loves trains and is always asking to go on them, the journey from Newcastle takes just over an hour and the tickets were really cheap at around £15 each return. I have visited Edinburgh many times in the past but I have never actually been to the zoo before, I had no idea it was so close to the city centre. We hopped on a bus outside of Waverly train station that dropped us right outside the Zoo five minutes later.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Welcome to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives. This week I am featuring the lovely Eve from Little Miss And Mummy, a blog that I discovered a few months ago now and adore. Eve is a member of the RAF and I find it fascinating hearing about life as a military family, her blog is full of snippets of her family life and lots of Slimming World recipes and meal plans.
So let's find out more about the family behind Little Miss And Mummy.