At the end of the last half-term we took a very excited Curly Headed Boy (nearly 8) and Little Dimples (3.5) to the National Space Centre in Leicester for the first time for the launch of ‘Back to the moon for good’.
Honestly I had absolutely no idea what on earth the launch was about! But I’d wanted to go to the space centre for years, so when they contacted us to go and have a look we jumped at the chance.
Some people suggested that possibly the kids were still a little too young for it all.
Did they like it?
When . . . → Read More: Will we make it ‘Back to the moon for good’?
About 6 months ago I decided to cut back on TV watching and banned Cbeebies etc from being on as much. It took me several weeks to discover that Little Dimples (then just turned 3) had worked out to use YouTube – argh!
Not just that, but she had worked out how to stick the headphones on for the computer so that I wouldn’t hear the tell tale signs! Little Minx!
It was during this that she discovered My Little Pony and fell head over heels in love (how she found it I have NO IDEA!). Obviously there is a lot to love – . . . → Read More: Why a ‘cutie mark’ is so important for my daughter
Last month I talked about 5 tips for working out what to do with your life and making a big change with Radio Verulam.
This month I wanted to talk about what gets in the way: FEAR.
A few weeks ago someone asked me ‘Aren’t you scared about opening up your new Salon and Spa‘ – well I was fine until that point! It put me into a bit of a tailspin for a couple of days I can tell you. Since then I’ve seen . . . → Read More: Facing Fear And Not Letting It Ruin You
Kirstie Allsopp Britmumslive
Yay, the summer holidays are over, so I was back over with the gorgeous Danny Smith on Radio Verulam today. Listen again here.
I thought I’d share what I’ve been doing all summer – embracing the Kirstie Allsopp revolution!
I love the whole crafting/upcycling revolution that has been birthed by the recession. I believe that creativity is good for the soul, even if you aren’t a natural at it. Plus it SAVES MONEY! Money which can be spent on other stuff, or that can keep us out of debt. So it’s a good plan!
The question is, . . . → Read More: Can you really upcycle if you aren’t Kirstie Allsopp?
I can’t believe it was so long ago that we went to Folk By the Oak 2013 at the beginning of the summer in July.
Folk By Oak
I’m a fan of family festivals as you know, but I’ve never been to a ‘folk’ festival, so I was intrigued to see what it would be like.
I needn’t have worried and I can tell you now that if you aren’t sure about going along to a big family festival, then this is definitely the chilled way to go!
Also, if you live in London it’s so easy to get to . . . → Read More: Never been to a Folk Festival? Nows the time to try it …
I was over at Radio Verulam with the gorgeous Dapper Danny Smith last month – sorry but I forgot to download the audio, so no dulcet tones this time!
Loads of people have been asking me about making a big life change, so I thought I would give some tips. It could be any big change job, relationship, house, country, anything.
I’ve made several BIG job changes in my life. I spent 13yrs working in IT. When I say ‘IT’, I’m not talking doing a little bit of light computing stuff. I’m talking proper full on programming and heavy duty . . . → Read More: Five Tips For Working Out How To Change What You Are Doing With Your Life
6 Steps To A Sparkling You
I’ve got some more great news!
The 2nd Edition of my book ‘6 Steps To A Sparkling You And Enjoying Being A Mum‘ is going to be available in a week!
Anyone who has already bought a copy will automatically get a chance to *upgrade (I love kindle!).
Remember you don’t need a kindle to read it.
It is still only 89p!!!
I AM going to put the price up though, so make the most of it.
Who is my book for?
Anything from when you are a mildly stressed mum, to . . . → Read More: More BIG News – The 2nd Edition Of My Book Will Be Available In A Week!
I love synchronicity!
I was just leaving Radio Verulam a couple of months ago when I saw a sign for ‘Homespun Living‘ and thought ‘Oh that’s a small business I should contact to see if I can help’ (check out my tips for small businesses). As soon as I got home, there was an email from Helen asking if I’d like to review her course on ‘How to use your sewing machine’!
So a couple of weeks ago I appeared in her classroom, very nervous, along with 4 other women. I was having . . . → Read More: The Power of making a cushion!
Agony Aunt for Mums
I received this email a couple of days ago:
I’m a big fan of your blog and practical approach, so wondered if you could help me at all?
I am 40 next week (!), mum of a 4 year old boy, who is in nursery 3 days and off to school in Sept. He’s lovely, mostly pretty good and generally very lovable and entertaining.
When he was 2 we decided to try and have another baby. It took about 15 months to get pregnant, and then when we went for the 12 week scan realised we had . . . → Read More: Problem Corner – Stressed out mum with fertility problems