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Finance Round-up: Black Friday & beyond

We can’t ignore it now. Christmas is just over a month away. Wherever you go it seems there is a festival of shopping going on and of course that means spending! Black Friday this year is 24th November when temptation comes along to get us to part with our cash. Should we ignore it completely […]

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Newbie Round-up: Something to warm your cockles

Well hello there! How are you feeling? We’re settling back into our routine after our 2 week half term break here in France and boy has the weather changed! It’s gone from t-shirt weather to literally arctic seemingly overnight. Where was the warning?! While I’ve been wrapped up under blankets and thick socks, I’ve been […]

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Dads Round-up: Halloween happiness, Halloween horror

It feels like summer is barely over and already half a term has passed at school, the clocks have gone back and it’s dark when I leave the office in the evening. Winter is coming. (They should use that as the slogan for a TV show …) But what did my fellow dads get up […]

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Mums in Business Round-up: Preparing your business for Christmas

December is a manic time of the year for on and offline retail and something that will sneak up on you before you know. Having a game plan is super important both for your small business and personally, well those presents don’t buy and wrap themselves! Keep on top of key dates : Black Friday […]

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Expat Round-up: On nostalgia identity comfort & food

There are now 7 Sundays before Christmas, as the festive season draws nearer is natural for expats to think of ‘home’. My Trini food makes me feel closer; memories of my childhood come flooding back with every spoonful. I’ve tried to share my favourite dishes with my own children but they prefer European food and […]

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Allergies Round-up: Lists, lists & more lists

Welcome back to this month’s Allergies Round-up. This month I’m indulging my love for lists! Here are some of my favourite and most useful lists, written by some really inspirational fellow bloggers. My whole blog started as a list on my phone, full of dairy and soya free treats. Screenshots of my note section were […]

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LOL Round-up: I can’t get no sleep

Sleep.  The joke of the parenting world.  The commodity we fiercely negotiate over with our partners.  The thing we miss most from our life before kids.  This month’s LOL round-up is all about the shut eye, the land of nod, the thing that we seem can’t get enough of.  Sleep!   Stage One of No […]

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Travel round-up: Winter sports

This month’s round-up is all about winter sports – and that doesn’t just mean skiing (although skiing is definitely included). There are loads of great ways to get active outdoors during the winter, both at home and on your travels. One of my favourite ever travel experiences is dog-sledding in France – it was truly […]

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Teens & Tweens Round-up: Learn, laugh & think!

So here we are, nicely settled into autumn. Hopefully we have established some sort of routine with our big kids. Those of us who waved goodbye to university students will be getting used to the new dynamics within the household. Those of us with high school kids will have battled through those early teething problems […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Amazing children & being happy

What an amazing way to start this month’s positively inspirational round-up with a quote from a true icon, John Lennon – ‘When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew […]

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Education Round-up: Settling in & asking questions

September was a lovely month, little ones going into school full-time, families starting their home education journeys. As for the bigger kids? Away to college or 6th form they went – wow, time flies. October is where it all falls in to place, routine are perfected, lunch boxes are whipped up in a jiffy, Hallowe’en […]

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Charity Round-up: Using our voice

Our newest round-up focuses on the spirit of giving and goodwill. There are many bloggers out there raising awareness for charities and good causes, taking part in fundraising, supporting others and rolling up their sleeves to make the world a better place. This round-up celebrates them all. There are so many charities out there doing […]

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Books Round-up: Dinosaurs, autumn, adult fiction & personalised stories

Welcome to November’s Books Round-up, Halloween has passed and now it’s time to think about bonfires, fireworks and of course Christmas. I will be bringing you lots of Christmas book reviews in December’s round-up, but for now here are some great books for your to enjoy and read about in November. Dinosaurs If you have […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Woolly hats & welly boots

With a pinch of pumpkin spice… October has passed in a blur of pumpkins, conkers, woolly hats and welly boots. We have celebrated our very first half term for our eldest as she started “Big School” this year. Along with the obligatory Harvest Festival we have enjoyed getting to grips with all of the new […]

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Post-40 Bloggers Round-up: If you read only one post – My Girl

In a month where we had International Day of the Girl, I read one post which has stayed with me in the subsequent days. As parents, most of us try to do our best. As a person first, we do not suddenly become super beings when we have children. We are people who become parents […]

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Baking Round-up: Autumn

Hello there once again. Welcome to the Baking Round-up, this month it’s all about cosy autumnal bakes. I’ve managed to pull together an amazing collection of baking recipes that really embraces this time of year thanks to a very talented bunch of bloggers. Halloween fun These Halloween Cake Pops from Cooking with my kids would […]

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