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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Summer in Sicily

As this summer comes to a close and our thoughts turn to summer 2015, Gretta Schifano author of the award winning travel blog Mums do travel shares her fabulous summer in Sicily with us. We think you might find a lot of reasons why Sicily should be on your bucket list, take a look. We went to the Italian […]

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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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Ohhhh, we have a storm on the way and for some reason I’m a little bit excited about that. Fortunately it’s been downgraded from a hurricane and I hope no damage is done over the country but it will shake up the system a bit and my garden needs watering! It has been so dry […]

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I must apologise. I completely, totally and utterly forgot to do My Best Post of the Week last week. There was me saying the previous week that I was going to take it easy and chill out a bit. I was going to spend more time with the children and ‘make memories’ with them but […]

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“Let the sunshine in, let the sunshine in, the sunshine…” I imagine all of you that have broken up have been out and about enjoying this fabulous weather this week? We are still at school but we’ve had a great sports day, a fabulous school trip and lots of birthday fun too as the twins […]

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My twins will be celebrating their 6th birthday midweek next week, they are extremely excited about it and have been writing ‘Who to invite?’ lists since last October so they are extremely organised. They have been throwing the odd hint of gifts into conversation (basically anything from the Disney Frozen range) and which cake they’d prefer […]

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Are food bloggers promoting health or stealing the thunder from health experts?

Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a Registered Nutritional Therapist who specialises in helping women find their health mojo with the best foods and supplements for their lifestyle. Emma’s blog Emma Nutrition reached the BiBs 2014 shortlist this year, today she shares her thoughts on food bloggers and nutritionists. What’s with all the foodie bloggers out there? […]

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A lot of schools have already broken up for the summer break but if you’re like us, we’re waiting until the 24th July! Ridiculous really when you think continental schools broke up on the 6th June. Still we are enjoying some wonderful weather to accompany the Sports Day, the school trip and the many other exciting […]

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  What a whirlwind of a brilliant time I just had. Admittedly it’s taken me all week to scramble back to some kind of ‘normality’ but I’m closing the gap people, closing the gap. BritMums Live, tickets are already on sale for next year and I still haven’t fully digested this one. I think my […]

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Hello, hello again….WHO is as excited as me? I bet none of you are because I can’t sit still for two minutes without a BritMums Live thought popping into my head. Wowzers guys, are you ready for the best blogging event of the year? Have you decided what to wear? Have you arranged to meet […]

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*sharp intake of breath* I missed last week’s #MBPW. I hadn’t planned to miss it, it just happened. We went to Devon over half term and had a wonderful time, we even had a few days of really good weather, however, the signal where we were staying was pathetic to say the least. This seems […]

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What I’m wearing to BritMums Live

  You are now officially allowed to get excited *squeal* BritMums Live is on the doorstep and bloggers aren’t talking of much else right now. There is a fantastic schedule lined up, some amazing speakers including Simon Calder, who I’m in awe of, and it’s going to be a ball. The question on everyone’s lips […]

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