Category Archives: Family life

Catch Up with My Days – December 2016

dec-selfie

Hello hello hello!!! And Happy New Year! I do apologise for my absence on the blog over the last while. I  do have an excuse though – I returned to work. So no more lazing around watching day time t.v. No more spontaneous outings. My life is now run with military precision. Well… that might be an exaggeration, but it will be, just as soon as I get organised. If that is even possible as a working mum? I’m going to give it a try anyway!

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A Northern Irish BBQ

Sausages on BBQ

What makes a really great Northern Irish BBQ? Sheltering from the rain? Yes, of course that can be part of the fun, but that’s not what I meant. What I mean, is how better to enjoy spending quality time with your family than by getting outdoors and eating al fresco, while taking advantage of all the great local produce we have available. Also, as it is the Northern Ireland year of food and drink, we should make as much effort as possible to support and showcase local business.

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Summer So Far… 2016

Lewis Plane

There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. That’s how the saying goes isn’t it? Of course, I totally disagree. As I sit here typing this with the rain bouncing off the windows, I just cannot reconcil it with the thought that this could be summer. I’m sure when I was a child, summers were sunny!

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Keeping the Kids Clothes Clean: Vanish Review and Competition

Vanish Review

One of my least favourite chores is the laundry. It is my ground-hog day. Wash, dry, iron, put away. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Actually… stop. That item is for the bin. I know it was only bought last week, but look at the stains on that! It is definitely only fit for the bin… I’m only kidding… we don’t throw out stained clothes, we wear them in the house and just hope no-one comes to visit!

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Tips for Safe Car Journeys

I remember the first car journey with my first baby. Mr C drove, and I sat in the back, unprepared to take my eyes off my newborn for even a few minutes. The journey home was a slow one. We probably didn’t make it much over 20mph. That is how determined we were to protect this new life that we had created. I’m sure we probably Googled, tips for safe car journeys with a baby, in advance!

Of course as time went on we became less nervous. I returned to sitting in the front, and speed limits once again became something to be adhered to as opposed to something only to be reached by complete idiots!

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