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 […]
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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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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Welcome back to normality! Festivities are out of the way, kids are back to school, workers are back to work and life has resumed it’s normal tick tock that we love and crave BUT how come this week has been so exhausting then? Not just for me, I noticed my children were more-than-usual tired of […]
Welcome ladies and gentlemen to 2014! The weather is atrocious and I hope none of you have been affected by the floods in the UK this past week. We’ve been staying snug indoors with the odd escape to feed squirrels and visiting Daddy at work, I have fond memories as a child of visiting my […]
Do you have a Best Post of The Week? Have you written about the Christmas festivities chez toi? I’m afraid I haven’t this week as I have been so busy preparing the house and food for 11 of us – it kind of sucked up all my time BUT I am so happy to report […]
I have visions of us all running frantically everywhere; shops, school run, nativity plays, work parties and the supermarket too. We’re all like formula 1 racing cars whizzing noisily around the track and one week from today it will all be calm and peace again and what hasn’t been done, well it can wait. We […]
You won’t believe this but I have already been telling Christmas cracker jokes and I got laughs from them too! I bet it’s a different story by the time I get to Boxing Day, the family will be throwing tomatoes at me and telling me to put a sock in it. Why was I telling […]
In 1984, I was 18. I’d read the book 1984 by George Orwell as part of my ‘O’ level curriculum, that’s what GCSE’s were called back then and I was curious to see how our world was evolving. Would it ever end up like Big Brother was watching over you 24/7? Maybe not quite on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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