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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#SnapHappyBritMums September 2015

Like taking pics? Enjoy taking part in a little fun? Join in #SnapHappyBritMums, our daily photo challenge! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative and snap away! Save the image above as a daily reminder to refer to. Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and  your photo sharing […]

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Tree top adventures: ‘I wanna be like you-ou-ou!’

Want to really show the kids a good time this summer, or even autumn for that matter? Well book them in to a Tree Top Junior session like I did. I organised the twins 7th birthday this year at Go Ape, a group of pretty little princesses who are so fixed on Frozen and tiaras […]

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on the swings

What makes the perfect holiday?

Hello everyone *stretches arms and smiles lazily* I’m back! Back from a two week complete switch off and if I am totally honest I’m struggling to leave this newfound state of pure relax that I have become accustomed too. I want it to continue and last forever I like it so much. No television and […]

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100 word challenge and night zookeeper

100 Word Challenge and Night Zookeeper join forces

A match made in heaven or in the classroom as this case may be. Julia Skinner, founder of 100 Word Challenge is very excited to share the great news of the new Night Zookeeper connection and how will this is going to help children up and down the country fall in love with writing. Last […]

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summer 2015 snaphappybritmums instagram prompts

50 #SnapHappy BritMums Summer prompts >> Join us!

  Everyone has different plans over the summer, some schools are already breaking up but some, like mine, don’t break up until the 24th July. There are those families who are going abroad and those who are staying home. Those with wedding invites in the diary, those with park play dates and well, everyone’s summer […]

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BritMums live world record

I was at BritMums Live 2015! Add your post to our Linky

How are you feeling today after such a fabulous BritMums Live? Personally I am still not back to normal, I’m still trying to process all of the tips, advice and information I took on board over the two days but I am on such a high, it’s really quite exhausting. Well done to everyone who […]

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June 2015 #snaphappybritmums

June #SnapHappy BritMums: A prompt a day on Instagram

Like taking pics? Enjoy taking part in a little fun? Join in #SnapHappyBritMums, our daily photo challenge! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative and snap away! Save the image above as a daily reminder to refer to. Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and  your photo sharing […]

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Stephanie Chapman

Interview with Stephanie Chapman blogger turned novelist

Stephanie Chapman has been blogging at I’m counting UFO‘s for a long time and was in the Food BiB Shortlist last year but today her novel Getting Over Jesse Franklin is out on Kindle, BritMums got in touch with Stephanie to congratulate her and to ask her how she did it? Have you got a book […]

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Foodie Round-up: Top 10 BritMums Food blogs of 2015

This month’s Foodie round-up is dedicated to the shortlisted blogs of the 2015 BiBs awards. (The ones that have been nominated by you.) As part of the judging panel for the first two stages this year it was very clear from the first click that the bar has been raised yet again. Choosing the BritMums […]

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May #SnapHappy BritMums: A prompt a day on Instagram

  Like taking pics? Enjoy taking part in a little fun? Join in #SnapHappyBritMums, our daily photo challenge! Each day we set a theme, and all you need to do is be creative and snap away! Save the image above as a daily reminder to refer to. Go crazy on your blog, Twitter and  your photo […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add Yours!

The first week back from a holiday for me equals madness. It seems as if I am running uphill all week only to arrive at Friday and feeling like you have achieved nothing. So next week is looking a toughie already. It’s the time of year for sorting out the garden, starting the DIY projects […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add Yours!

Where some are finishing off homework this weekend and ironing the school uniform ready for Monday morning, I am not. We have another week to go and we’re off to sunny Spain to discover a brand new place that none of us have ever been to. That is the perfect holiday in my book. I […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the break and have great plans or quality family time ahead. Ours was one of the last schools to break up on Wednesday and I was really looking forward to my first lie-in on Thursday morning, no alarm and lazy pyjama morning as I checked my […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours!

Click your heels, swing your feet and tap till your heart’s content everyone as I am taking the girls to see Lord of the Dance this weekend. I can’t wait. I love the theatre, the thrill of the curtain going up, of being mesmerised by a dance or play on stage, the costumes, the music, the […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours

Sometimes in life you get a really good week, this week has been one of those for me. Yes I have the usual mess indoors, an overflowing inbox to muddle through at some point and a dog who won’t leave my side since he was neutered on Thursday but I got to interview Antonio Banderas in […]

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Interview with Antonio Banderas: Sponge out of Water

Much to the delight of Britain’s children, there’s a new SpongeBob movie, Sponge Out of the Water. Much to the delight of Britain’s mums, Antonio Banderas is playing Burger-Beard the pirate, the baddie of the story. Paramount invited me along to watch Sponge Out of the Water and then to chat with Antonio Banderas in […]

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My Best Post of The Week >> Add yours

Yay, it’s the weekend! Plus there is so much to look forward to. Mother’s Day, the spring, Easter, summer, it’s all on the way. I have been noticing signs of spring all around me this week and I’ve really been enjoying the extra few degrees of warmth that are starting to shine through. However I […]

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Foodie Round-up: Spring is in the air

I can’t believe I didn’t get round to posting one recipe in February, I had plans to do many but time slipped away from me. However I did get to eat a sumptuous meal at The Savoy and I am always so inspired by these great chefs that I have great plans for March. Luckily for […]

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