I sit here with half packed bags around me ready to go away with the family on a half term break, I imagine lots of families all over the UK are preparing to do the same, only this time dads really will be exclaiming ‘How many bags for one week??’ Excuse me while I rant [...]
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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What are your tips for bringing a good wholesome meal to the table night after night? What are the staple ingredients in your cupboards you can always fall back on? What are your favourite recipes that always work and never fail to please and what are you cooking tonight? Jen chats to Aly Hodge from [...]
Half term here for some, just around the corner for others and snow in Scotland!! I have to admit I put the heating back on this week we were so cold. What is wrong with our weather system? Where did Spring go? If you find it please bring it back we’re off to Devon next [...]
Helen McGinn writer of the Knackered Mother’s Wine Club and winner of the Fortnum & Mason Online Drink Writer award joined us to talk about her journey from blog to book and to pass on some of her top wine secrets too. Our food editor Emma Raphael and author of A Bavarian Sojourn and Sarah [...]
With a hefty price tag, many mothers can’t afford to sign up to antenatal classes run by the National Childbirth Trust. But when Emily Payne was told by her midwife that the alternative offered by the National Health Service was not always up to scratch, she couldn’t decide what to do. In the end, she [...]
Tonight at 20:00 we are as pleased as punch to be hanging out with Helen McGinn aka Knackered Mother’s Wine Club, who has recently published her eponymous book with Macmillan. If you haven’t got the book, go find it now as it is the perfect tool for every busy mum’s shopping basket. Even India Knight [...]
My Two Mums is written by Kirsty and Clara and details their story of having a baby and all that it entails, here they focus on time and how it’s passing by so quickly. Before Monkey was born we were constantly told how time flies once you have a child. I was slightly aware that [...]
Have you put your BiB votes in? You’d better hurry as the whole place shuts down at midnight 12th May alla Cinderella and no more voting can be made. Go here now and vote your favourites See, I’ve made it easy for you. This week I have had the pleasure of introducing you to some [...]
We’re on countdown here at BritMums HQ before we know it we’ll be throwing open the doors for 24 hours of blogging fun and we want to make sure everyone is ready and that includes YOU. Some of us aren’t as forward as others, some of us are a bit overwhelmed at the idea of [...]
Sun, sun, sun and a bank holiday weekend, what could be better than that? Our BBQ is being dragged out of the garage and cleaned of cobwebs ready for action and I’m looking forward to a fab relaxing weekend. Pass the Pimms dah-ling. Last week saw the focus on four of the BiBs categories and [...]
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