We’re off on our Mark Warner holiday!

Mama and baby beside a pool in Portugal

Just a quick one to say we are away this week on our Mark Warner holiday to Levante beach. Hooray!

This blog will be a very sunshiny place when we get back but for now I’ll leave you with a pic from our last holiday just so I can get into the holiday mood really ;-)

I shall be spamming you all over on Instagram and also taking over the Mark Warner Instagram so do look out for us over there if you want to see what we’re getting up to.

Normal service shall resume in a week or so…

Ps. don’t even think about burgling me as we have house sitters and a very large, hungry and unfriendly dog. *One of those statements may not be true.

See ya soon folks!

Mama and baby beside a pool in Portugal

The List #95

Profile pic holding a pen!

Hello, Happy Friday!  A very warm welcome to ‘The List’ from Aby and I. this is the place to link up all your list posts :)

The idea of The List is super simple, link up any post that is in list/bullet point format (a couple of bullet points in a post is fine too!). I link up my weekly blog/life round-up and quite often a recipe or a how-to. Yours could be a ‘top ten’ list or anything else you fancy.

Posts can be old or new, and all are most welcome.


Vlog Stars: 90s Tag

90s tag

Hello and a very warm welcome back to the July instalment of Vlog Stars the linky I co-host with the fabulous Aby from You Baby Me Mummy. Thanks to you all that linked up last time, we loved watching all your vids.

This month Aby and I asked you to join in with the 90s tag. This is such a fun tag and brought back lots of memories for me as I was a 90s kid!

Here’s my video with guest star Rose who basically just sticks out her tongue and tries to lick me the whole time (!)

The questions for the 90s tag are in the description box below the video. Scroll to the end of this post to see the questions for next month’s tag. Phew!

90s tag


Slendertone connect app driven abs toning belt review

Slendertone connect app driven abs belt review

I’ll tell you a little story…years ago I was working in a pub, so there I am crop top on and bare midriff. A woman comes up to the bar and she said to me ‘UGH! That stomach, wait until you’ve had a couple of kids and you’ll NEVER see it again!’

to which I replied ‘actually I have two children, they’re 18 months and 6 months old’


I was 20 years old and had a couple of kids, my tummy was as enviable and as flat as they come. I was young, I bounced back after childbirth and I took my figure for granted. Fast-forward a few years and at the grand old age of 31 (!) I had my third baby and with her came the dreaded MUMMY TUMMY and three years on I have this crinkled paunch and it doesn’t seem to matter how much work I put in at the gym, it showed no signs of budging whatsoever.

Absolutely no chance of any midriff-bearing, crop top wearing for this mama.


The Style Edit: Occasion wear from Quiz clothing

Navy blue chiffon dress with sweetheart neckline from Quiz clothing

I’ve got a very special event coming up in a few weeks. There is a regional blog awards ceremony and my blog has been shortlisted for ‘Best blog in the South West’ I don’t expect to win but you can bet I’ll be showing up to the awards ceremony in my best frock!

I was recently asked if I’d like to select something from the new line of occasion dresses at Quiz Clothing*. Shopping online can be a bit risky, I do enjoy the whole process of going into a shop and trying things on but I just don’t have time for that these days. Who really wants to go scouring the shops when you can have access to the latest trends right at your fingertips. The Quiz site has a nice easy layout with so many gorgeous dresses-I was spoilt for choice! I decided to opt for a floor-length maxi dress in a royal blue colour and it’s very lovely indeed.

Navy blue chiffon dress with sweetheart neckline from Quiz clothing


What is your mum (or dad!) salary?

mama lavender copy

I don’t normally bother with online quizzes, I can’t stand those ones on facebook that ask you to upload a recent photograph so a computer somewhere can guess your age which will inevitably come back at 21 even though you quite obviously look 46…I actually spotted the ‘What is your ‘Mum Salary’ quiz’ on facebook a couple of weeks ago and thought I’d whiz through the questions curious to find out what metrics go into putting a price on being a parent. According to the quiz, my mum salary is £50,025 and I was actually quite conservative with my answers. The idea being to break down into hours the amount of time you spend doing all the jobs being a parent entails.