Well that’s it people, as of midnight you can say goodbye to November and we all step in to the Countdown of The Year. There’s no need for me to remind you, you’re going to be bombarded with it on every single medium possible. Can you believe a school local to me forbid their primary […]
About Marianne WhooleyBLOGS 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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I met with a couple of blogging friends for lunch this week at a shopping centre central to us all and making the most of my time I turned up early to do a bit of Christmas shopping. Now I thought I was ahead of everyone else. As I parked the car I smiled to […]
You know what my late father always said to me? ‘Never count your chickens until they’re hatched.’ and never has it proven to be such good advice as this week. I miss you Dad. You may remember that last week I mentioned my family were lucky enough to be one of the final three families […]
Have you ever come so close to wanting something it’s almost within reach? Have you ever desired something with your entire heart, soul and being? That is where I am now and today I am going to unashamedly ask for your help. I entered a competition with the Royal Caribbean, they were looking for a […]
Half term draws to an end, Halloween has been partied on down and now we gather wood for Bonfire Night on Tuesday – people I am officially knackered. Can you say cream crackered online without it being classed as a swear word? Do I have the strength to be bothered about it? I didn’t have […]
The sun was shining brightly and we were all in fresh summer clothes. Christmas couldn’t have been further from our minds that day in July but as the lift doors of The Westbury Hotel opened, each guest was immediately ensconced in a fabulous winter grotto-like atmosphere. BritMums, along with a group of BritMums bloggers, got […]
This week was the week I baked my first ever Christmas Cake. Now it’s good to bake your Crimbo cake months in advance so you can mature all the lovely fruit and, more importantly, you can feed it. With Brandy. And Jamaican Rum. And whatever takes your fancy really. By the time I’m cutting into […]
Yay, I’m a grandma – again! Allow me to welcome into the world little Sophie Rose who was born on Sunday 13th just in time for roast dinner, sadly I haven’t seen her or cuddled her yet as she lives in Italy so I am scouring the net for flights that will fit in with […]
One of my major ‘let’s keep positive’ tactics to help me through the daily humdrum of what can at times become a tiresome life is to have something to look forward to; a date in the diary, somewhere to go, a person to meet up with. It doesn’t have to be exceedingly expensive, it doesn’t […]
It’s October and there’s so much going on, how many of you signed up to go Sober in October? I didn’t I’m afraid. I don’t drink every night of the week but come the weekend it’s my one treat of an evening a glass of wine and I just don’t want to give that up […]
This week saw a birthday in our family but we are countries apart so the celebrations are on hold until November. However invites from our school friends have started to arrive, a bowling party last weekend, a pamper party to come in October and some disco dancing to throw into the mix too. So how […]
Hooray for the weekend again! Isn’t it just the best when the weekend turns up? Is it just me or has life got really hectic since we all hit September? Whilst lying by the pool in August the odd time I did manage to connect to the WiFi I checked emails and thought ‘That sounds […]
What happened to the sunshine? What happened to all the open windows and drying laundry on the washing line? I guess summer is over now which is a shame as I would have loved an Indian summer to draw it out a little longer, you can’t have everything I suppose but there is one thing […]
What a month! It’s whizzed by and we had so much fun, I really hope you did too. I hope memories were made and family shone through. I had so many funny things to tell you, I was going to be a star for you this week but alas it’s all gone. I’m cream crackered. […]
I visited Guernsey for the first time this summer, a short two day visit. The island is the perfect size for short breaks and has many secrets to discover. We felt at home from the moment we came off the ferry; the people of Guernsey are incredibly friendly, the food is excellent and the small […]
It’s happened. The last weekend in August is here and then we’ll be moving into September with a whole new agenda; school, office, morning alarms and lunch boxes to prepare. That’s even more reason to make the most of this weekend and fill it with fun and laughter wherever you are and whomever you are […]
I’m going to keep this very short and very sweet this week reason being time; this is fun time and who wants to spend hours in front of a laptop/tablet/smartphone when they could be out there having fun with friends and family? Just in case you are on your tablet or smartphone, take a look […]
Isn’t it quiet around here? I think everyone has left the house and is hopefully having the most fantastic time. One of the joys of the long summer holidays is we do get to spend time with our children and make memories that they too will remember and pass on as parents to their own […]
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