About Marianne Weekes

BLOGS AT: Mari's World; TWITTER: @maris_world. Mother of four and nana to three, Marianne Weekes has spent half her life in the UK and the other half in Italy. Blogging since Jan 2010, she finds it hard to drag herself away from her laptop. She likes to dabble in the kitchen, mess around with a camera, play at gardening, and she’s an expert in packing suitcases. She’d quite like to be an author translated into 25 languages but what she’s really good at is being a mum, a woman and a good friend.

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Most exciting news of the week? The BritMums Christmas Meet-up to be held at the Imperial War Museum on the 4th December. I’m going and I’d love to see you all there too. Mince pies and festive fun all round, a cheerful tune and the shop is open offering us all a discount too. Most […]

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I don’t know how many people this week on various social timelines are counting down to Christmas already and I find that scary seeing as my weeks fly by way too quickly. The only thing I am glad about right now is that it is Friday and that means lie in in the morning and […]

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Weekend time again, yoohoo, and I’ve been trying to keep up with the #SnapHappyBritMums this month having seen we were mentioned in the Daily Telegraph no less. I love Instagram and at the moment it is one of my favourite communities as it’s all about inspiration and creativity. The more I dig in the more […]

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My week has been very Halloween orientated, pumpkins, monsters, Hotel Transylvania and dressing up. It’s been exhausting and I still (Friday afternoon) have to carve the pumpkins although I’m hoping I’ll get away with just one to be honest. Half term saw us visit the Tower of London to see the poppies and get caught […]

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My feet do not touch the ground anymore, the world and his wife have woken up and everyone seems to be knocking on my door. Busy does not cover it but along with busy I should add happy – apart from the cough that is. Second course of antibiotics and if they don’t work x-ray […]

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This week has been a super busy one for me, London trips twice, products to review, more turning up on the doorstep I shall be glad to sit down this weekend, oh no I can’t I’m off to London again on Saturday. I mustn’t complain though as I have had a relatively easy start to […]

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How to choose a luxury family friendly hotel

Jo MacGregor is the founder of Quo Vadis Travel, the family holidays company and she shares with BritMums her six insider tips to make sure you pick the best hotel or resort for your family holiday. The Pool This might look gorgeous in the photos but depending on where you are going and when it […]

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If I was a robot I’d be driving my master insane. I am acting perfectly normally and for the most part getting everything done on time, kids to school, after school activities attended, on time, with uniform and smiling kids – not bad but there’s a little something that’s not quite right. It’s as if […]

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One thing I love about the blogging community is we are all intelligent and opinionated people who aren’t afraid to say what we think. This is great, we all love debate and even opposite thoughts to our own can work in such a way that they allow us to contemplate what others are thinking and […]

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Top five places to see in Paris

As we were in France this year on our annual holiday I managed to convince the husband to let me go to Paris for one day on my own and whizz around the beautiful capital taking in as much as I possible could before returning to my family. I did some research and discovered that […]

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I’m a Star Baker, I’m a Star Baker. I’ve been taking part in Mummy Mishaps Great Bloggers Bake Off and for the European Cakes challenge last week I produced, with these fair hands, a Sacher torte just like we used to love eating in Italy (I lived on the boarder of Sud Tirol) It was […]

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Some weeks are good and others are bad and as this one goes it’s been pretty much middle of the road, I still feel like I have one foot firmly in Summer holiday mode and I can’t quite get my enthusiasm back yet to throw myself into work again as I know it’s a long […]

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I always find I hit September running as fast as I can with so many things to prepare and organise no matter how much preparation I put in place to try and avoid it, do you? Return from the holidays, bags to empty, wash, clean, put away, school uniform to label, book bags to find and […]

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That’s it, summer is nearly over and I am packing my bags and returning to the UK to get ready for the Back to School time of year. I hope you all had a wonderful summer I’m sure you must have written something about it so please add your My Best Post of The Week […]

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Top street foods at Camp Bestival

I was lucky to go to Camp Bestival for the first time this year with my family; as newbies it can be a little overwhelming until you get an idea of where things are and what you’d like to do as I don’t feel we even scratched the surface and yet we didn’t stop for the […]

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As I explained last week I am currently on holiday and (hopefully as I writing and scheduling this post in advance) having a fantastic time but for those of you who have returned or stayca’ed this year then then please find the BritMums #MBPW below to add your favourite writing from the past week to. […]

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A Royal Day Out in London

  If there’s one good idea I had this summer holiday it was to buy tickets for a tour of Buckingham Palace with the children. There are a few different tickets available and I chose the State Rooms and Gardens Highlight Tour. (£63.75 for 1 adult and 2 children ordered from The Royal Collection) My twins are 6 […]

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My timelines across social media are full of people on their holidays and it’s so lovely to see them having fun but frustrating whilst you’re sitting at home still waiting for your holiday date to arrive. Well that for us is today! We’re off to France for a fortnight and I can’t wait to spend […]

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