George Osborne announced his 2014 Budget on the 19th of March. You can read the key points in this piece in The Guardian. But what did bloggers make of it? Well, the fairly tactless and now infamous ‘Bingo and Beer’ posting by Grant Shapps on Twitter was what got my goat, and inspired me to […]
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Spring has sprung, the Easter holidays have started (mostly) and we are beginning to enjoy some sunshine – thank heavens! This month I wanted to focus on how we can encourage our children to learn particular subjects at home,whether we home educate of just want to back up what is learnt at school. So how […]
I have really enjoyed putting together this month’s charity round-up partly because it features bloggers who I am honoured to call online friends. These are some of the bloggers who no matter what challenges they are facing in their own lives will be reaching out to raise awareness and/or funds whilst supporting individuals and families […]
Be Warned! - As you might expect, chocolate features heavily in this special edition Easter Foodie Round Up – there’s a lot of it about right now! Of course in this part of the world, consumers also go hopping mad for traditional Easter sweet treats – in Hare form – for there is no Easter Bunny here, […]
Phileas Fogg managed it in 80 days. I’m hoping we can get round the world a little quicker than that, thanks to the suggestions below. UK Some free time in London - A Guiding Life The Beaufort, Knightsbridge: a true boutique hotel – Mum’s Gone To… An amazing time at clueQuest - Family Travel Times Wales: Going down […]
It’s the Easter holidays for most of us and time for a break from school. Unless your kids are doing their GCSEs and A Levels, in which case they should be hard at work revising. Right? Would you believe the Teen and Tween Round-up has been going for a whole year now? It’s really grown […]
I just can’t believe how fast these months are flying by. We are in April already, the daffodils and hyacinths are dying off as they make way for roses and geraniums. I can’t wait for the summer to arrive, to potter in my garden while the radio plays, the hens forage and the kids play. […]
Our clocks have sprung forward. Nights are shortening. Easter is almost upon us and, with it, a two-week break from the daily grind of school runs. It seems that we bloggers have been doing some pre-planning on ways to keep the youngsters occupied when they’re not guzzling chocolate eggs or dodging April showers. This month’s […]
I can hardly believe that it is April already and that another Mother’s Day has now passed. For me Happy Mothers Day by The UnCheshire Wife, sums up the reality of the day when you have young children. Another piece which made me laugh out loud this month was Down At The Pool by Writing […]
Dare we begin to hope that spring is upon us? It seems from your photos this month that it might be and I’m sure we’re all more than a little thrilled that the long and difficult winter is over. Over at Insomniac Mummy we’re in the woods, it looks so peaceful there, a great place […]
I’ve had a whale of a time reading and bookmarking posts for you this month. New bloggers have hit the typeface without any pussyfooting around, saying what they want to say, and saying it loud! I like that. But because I’m a kind host, I’m going to start you off with something just lovely, you […]
Whoop whoop – another month has gone by and we are ready to help you find all those wonderful giveaways that are nestling nicely within the pages of the internet this month, just waiting to be entered, and hopefully bring you something extra special this month. Because I like to be different, I am looking […]
Spring brings with it lots of wonderful things, but when it comes to the home, it’s all about makeovers. And that’s what I want to dedicate this edition of the Homes and Design round-up to – the Spring Makeover. Amanda at The Ana Mum Diary has given her bedroom a brilliant, beautiful makeover courtesy of […]
Hi there and welcome to March’s Adoption and Fostering round up. I’m Vicki from The Boy’s Behaviour and I’m so pleased to be back editing this important round-up, along with Sarah from The Puffin Diaries. I’ve so many posts to share with you this month on a number of different topics, so forgive me if […]
As you are reading this post I am probably in the Watford central pool aiming to swim 2.5km (100 lengths) as taking part in the Swimathon and trying to raise £600 for the Team Honk #teamhonkrelay. I was impressed by the support I got on Twitter. So many RTs. If only every RT was £1, […]
March is here and it brought Spring: the leaves are beginning to bud on the tress, the daffodils are blooming in full force throughout the land and I feel at last that I can put my washing out on the line without it taking three days to dry! Of course Spring also means that we […]
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