7 Top Tips on How to deal with stressful people at Christmas or special occasions

If you ignore the money worries, which are frankly caused by buying presents or stuff for people, then the next biggest cause for trouble at Christmas or other big family events and parties is PEOPLE! So this months feature for Danny Smith from Radio Verulam‘s drive time show (92.6FM) was all about them and how to deal with the stress. I love people, […]

Tips on getting the right gifts without spending a fortune!

I was asked to come up with top tips for people worried about what to by for friends and loved ones from Christmas and Birthdays by the lovely Danny Smith from Radio Verulam‘s drive time show (92.6FM). It’s a tough job to come up with a present or gift that you can afford, and that they love getting.  But it’s not impossible!  My […]

Tips on affording and buying birthday or christmas presents for children

I was asked to come up with top tips for parents worried about affording presents for their kids at Christmas and Birthdays by the lovely Danny Smith from Radio Verulam‘s drive time show (92.6FM). I’ve written my tips below, but if you fancy listening to our dulcet tones, then head to the bottom for the audio clip. Stress It can […]

Problem Corner: When the Mum is supporting the family.

So many people I know have been affected by redundancy like us. It is now a FACT OF LIFE and something that no one should be ashamed of (easier said than done). This guest post is from a lovely blogging friend of mine Muddling Mummy.  I’m sure many Mums who are having to work at the moment feel the pressure, […]

Do our kids really know that we love them?

We love out kids right? Even when they are being little sh*ts! But we do get frustrated and angry sometimes.  We do let ‘life’ get in the way. And with horror we sometimes realise that our kids don’t know how much we love them. It can even get to the awful stage that they get hurt and angry and tell […]

A Hidden Pain and Silent Fog: Fibromyalgia

  I have some news. It has good bits and not so good bits, but that’s life heh! It explains why I’ve been a little quiet (but you may not have noticed). It explains why I’ve been a bit flakey and unreliable (I hope you haven’t noticed). It’s also about the next 6 months         What’s been […]

Are you a stress junkie or got your stress habit under control?

So last months LifeStyle feature with Radio Verulam and the lovely Dapper Danny Smith on his Drive Time show was all about stress. Sorry for the delay in posting it, my life has been a bit stressful!! The big question is, when should you do something about being stressed and when is it just normal every day stress that goes […]

My ‘Healthy Eating For Rubbish Cooks’ has been featured in Woman and Home Magazine

Ok, so don’t choke on your coffee, but I’ve been picked as one of Woman and Home’s BEST FOOD BLOGS! Yes, I know that’s a bit ironic as I’m a rubbish cook. And I really hope the other foodies aren’t upset, as I know that food blogging is a serious thing in the UK! But I’m really chuffed. It’s because […]

I’m in The Times … squeal!

Little Dimples and Curly Headed Boy are very unimpressed that Mummy is in a posh newspaper, but I’m chuffed and rather surprised that Mumsnet suggested me (thank you!). However, newspapers being what they are, The Times obviously only added the one sentence that worked for their story, so I thought I’d finish the story.   How much is it possible […]

I love the idea of being the best at something

It’s not that I’m ambitious; or maybe I am.  But I love the idea of being the best at something. I was always a ‘generalist’ at school.  A bit of a geek, good at everything, but not ‘the best’ at anything, so that’s probably where it comes from. I think this is why I love the fun behind the Guinness […]