5 of the best family friendly ski resorts in France

Thinking ahead to your next holiday? Can’t bear the thought of your next getaway being next summer? Then a skiing holiday in France could be for you! With the French ski season typically running from December to April and resorts a two hour flight or [...]


When was the last time you went in an outdoor swimming pool in the UK? I couldn't remember either, until last weekend when we were invited to Hoburne Park in Dorset to see what a UK staycation has to offer. #MySundayPhoto this week is of [...]

10 things I hate most about being a mum

What do you hate most about being a mum? If the answer’s nothing then I’m sorry but I don’t believe you! Motherhood is without a doubt one of the best things I’ve ever done, but at the same time there’s no getting away from the [...]

8 things I’ve learnt in 8 years of marriage

Eight years. That's how long Misery Guts and I have been married for this week - and with the exception of one year they've all been good ones. We tied the knot in July 2010 and to mark our eighth wedding anniversary I thought it [...]

5 easy ways to make money fast

Need to make a bit of extra money fast? Or simply fancy bolstering your bank account with minimum effort? Then read on! With the school holidays looming (I don’t know about you but I always seem to shell out money hand over fist) a bit [...]

5 life lessons from England’s World Cup defeat

‘England is the worst team ever’. Those were the words of my six-year-old daughter when England was knocked out of the World Cup by Croatia in the semi-final. She’s wrong, of course. England got further in the tournament than they have in 28 years - [...]


They say a picture says a thousand words and I think #MySundayPhoto this week really does! This was the look on Little B's face when I took him to London to see the Royal Air Force's centenary flypast over Buckingham Palace - he was in [...]

10 simple ways to look after yourself as a mum #ad

A person who does the work of many. For free. That’s one of the definitions of being a mum I’ve seen bandied about on social media, and the job description is spot on. The question is who’s looking after the person who’s busy looking after [...]

10 reasons to take kids on a P&O Cruise

Planned your summer holiday yet? Ever thought about taking the kids on a cruise? We live fairly close to Southampton where lots of the big ships sail from and it's something I've always thought would be rather fun. Assuming the kids are well catered for, [...]

How to keep your baby hydrated in hot weather & win one of 4 glittery Doidy Cups!

Do babies need water as well as milk when it’s hot? Should you boil it first? And do a formula fed baby’s needs differ from those of a breastfed baby? When the weather hots up making sure your baby is hydrated can be a constant [...]


I wish I could take the credit for #MySundayPhoto this week, but sadly I can't. I'd like to be able to say this is the latest offering from our allotment, but as you can see it's far more professional than that! These roses formed an [...]

10 things I didn’t expect when I was expecting

What to expect when you’re expecting. There's tons of advice out there, from how you’ll feel to how you’ll look to how you should go about surviving the next nine months. But what about what not to expect? Despite reading all the books and going [...]

10 cheap & free things to do with kids in London

Planning a trip to London this summer? Looking for things to do with kids in London that won’t break the bank? Then you’ve come to the right place! As a family of five I know only too well days out can be expensive, but you [...]

Should I let my daughter have her ears pierced?

'Mummy when can I have my ears pierced?' That's the question I'm being asked a gazzilion times a day by the oldest at the moment. She's six and desperate to have them done. So desperate it's all she talks about morning, noon and night. The [...]


#MySundayPhoto this week pretty much sums up our week: trying to stay cool in a heatwave (if you're in need of some inspiration see 10 fun & free things to do with kids in a heatwave). Who knew a cup and water could keep them [...]