About Marianne Whooley

BLOGS AT: Mari's World; TWITTER: @maris_world. Mother of four and gran to two Marianne Whooley 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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Happy Easter everyone! By the time you read this you’ll be up to your ears in chocolate I imagine. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing may your days be filled with sunshine and joy. If by any chance you are looking for  questions for an Easter Egg Treasure Hunt, you’ll find a downloadable set […]

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I am very embarrassed to say that my twins have already devoured 3 Easter Eggs each and I have another pair sitting in the kitchen and we’re still a week off Easter! “In my day” you didn’t get your egg (note single tense) until the big day nowadays you get eggs at a drop of […]

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Meet BritMums fabulous Round up editors

One of the greatest regular features on the BritMums blog has to be the Round-ups which are compiled monthly by our wonderful contributors. These are the bloggers who keep a beady eye on what’s happening in the blogosphere and share with us the crème de la crème, after all not all of us have time […]

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Top tips for a family day out at Ascot Racecourse

I didn’t know about the family days held at Ascot racecourse until I visited recently and we had so much fun I wanted to pass on the tips we picked up on the day to make it a memorable and special family day out. Ascot Racecourse have five family days throughout the year and they […]

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Easter, Spring, sunshine, flowers, longer days, chocolate – maybe too much chocolate but it’s happy days ahead everyone. It’s shorts and t shirts, it’s BBQ’s and outside fun, oh and it’s April which could mean April showers, in fact there have been some Aprils that have seen snow and with our weird weather who knows […]

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And bang went March. Does anyone else feel they’re on a time machine just touching down every now and then before flying off to the next month? This year is galloping by and I for one am really looking forward to the Easter break when hopefully I can relax a little and enjoy my family. […]

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Linky: I’m going to BritMums Live 2014!

Ready, steady GO! It’s BritMums Live season again, most of the tickets are sold so if you’re still ‘thinking about it’ you’d best be quick or you’ll miss out on the Greatest Blogging Event of the year. BritMums Live runs over two days and brings together bloggers from all over the UK. A two-day social […]

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With only one week to go we want to make sure you’re ready for Mother’s Day and if you’re not well this post should give you some fabulous ideas and inspiration to make sure your Mother’s Day is perfect. So what goes into making the perfect Mother’s Day? Breakfast in bed, a handmade card and […]

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I love sitting down to write this weekly post as it means the weekend is here and for me weekend’s are precious. Usually they are way too busy as I like to do things with my family that is just not possible during the week, plus there’s gardening, DIY and family to go and visit […]

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Hello, hello, come on in. I hope you’ve had a good week, enjoyed the sunshine and the milder temps. I was so pleased to get my washing on the line this week, on the line people! Fluttering in the wind, it’s the small things in life right and this one makes me so happy. The […]

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Here we are again, as happy as can be, all good friends and jolly good company. Yay, it’s the weekend, who’s got plans? They say the sun will shine which means we can get outdoors. I love the bulbs poking their heads through the soil and giving that promise that better weather is on its […]

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I have been on my toes all week this week, have you? Back to school, back to work, new projects, a groaning inbox and computer mishaps, why does every upgrade have to bring with it a tone of petty problems? I also was led to believe that Spring had sprung this week, were you? A […]

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Well that’s half term done and dusted, mine was a lot of fun as we were invited to Cornwall and although the weather has been a bit hit and miss on some days we have had a superb time, I cannot wait to tell you all about what we’ve been up to. How about you? […]

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Yay for half term, are you ready for it? I’m afraid the weather is not looking good so make sure you have a plan B to hand for wet, windy days indoors. We recently completed The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, the twins adored it and as a surprise I had a go at making […]

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Last week ended with one twin down with a virus, this week started with twin 2 down with the virus and me too! I still feel like I have acorns in my throat and have zero energy. I have drunk more tea this week than all the other cups in January put together. My social […]

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Welcome to February, the shortest month of the year and if the weatherman is anything to go by it could be a cold, grey month. Another one! Never mind, half term will be upon us very soon and Valentine’s Day too for the lovers out there. On that note did you see our fabulous Valentine […]

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Depending what time you read this I could be splashing all over your social media today – you’ve been warned. Today it is my task to get the #teamhonkrelay baton over to Southend in Essex from my hometown of Gravesend in Kent. I shall be cycling the majority of the way – 17 miles to […]

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And so my love affair (not) with my bike continues along a very bumpy road. I had every intention of riding every day this week but a twin was struck down with a virus and stayed home from school for 3 days, so on Thursday I went to the gym. I hopped on one of […]

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