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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Camping in North Yorkshire – Scarborough Has it All For Fabulous Camping Holidays

Going camping in North Yorkshire is a family experience I can highly recommend. While the reluctant teen was desperate to check out the remotest of wild camping spots in North Yorkshire, I decided we (OK I) were not quite ready to step that far away from civilisation. So we compromised… Camping In North Yorkshire – Our Summer Holiday We…

Quotes on Parenting – Funny, Motivating and Inspirational Quotes

 I love collecting quotes on parenting. They help to keep me just about sane and to remind me that there are millions of other parents out there just trying to do their best for their kids. And some of them just give me a good old belly laugh too! After all, parenting is said to be the hardest job…

Single Parent Travel – Travel Tips From a Globe-Trotting Single Mum

Single parent travel comes with one big downside! It’s rare to be able to take advantage of any special offers or discounts for your kids, as these are usually based on 2 fare paying adults Plus you’ll be looking after your little cherub 24/7, so there’s limited opportunity to relax! But – Single Parent Travel Can…

Bucket List Ideas – Are You Daring to Live A Full Life Before You Die?

Here’s my list of things that I absolutely will do before I die. It’s my slightly crazy, seriously ambitious, very personal and totally achievable bucket list ideas. I’m actively working through my list and ticking some items off faster than others. The only problem with my bucket list is that I’ll never…

Tooth Fairy Ideas – How to Make Tooth Fairy Pillows

Last week I was on the hunt for  tooth fairy ideas to make the Tooth Fairy’s visit fun for a colleague’s daughter. She’s got a wobbly tooth and it’s the first one, so I wanted to give her something pretty to make the ‘big day’ special. As I love…

How To Make Fabric Flowers – Free Step-by-Step Guide and Photos

Learning how to make fabric flowers is rewarding, easy and fun! ! They are some of the cutest, most effective of decorations and they can be run up from the teeniest leftover scraps of fabric. So, whether you’re looking to make your flowers in a luxury fabric to really jazz up an outfit, you fancy making a brooch or…

Healthy Cauliflower Recipes – Guilt and Gluten Free

Healthy cauliflower recipes are hot right now, with cauliflower being the Paleo diet replacement for rice. Everyone seems to be looking for exciting and healthy ways to cook the humble cauliflower. There’s been so much hype, I just had to get cooking to try out these recipe ideas, as I live gluten-free and dairy-free too. Healthy…

Travel Bucket List Planning – Watch Out World We’re Coming!

We’ve started to create our travel bucket list after hearing about the adventure a friend is off on! She’s taking a 6 month sabbatical and is heading off to Vietnam. She’s travelled all around the world and has almost managed to complete her long-held mission to travel to 26 countries. Her plan was for…

Weekend Harrogate – Entertaining The Reluctant Teen in Harrogate

Weekend Harrogate – what is there to do with a reluctant teen? I was sorely tempted to batten down the hatches, curl up on the sofa with a packet of chocolate digestives and watch a pile of DVDs, but I definitely needed some fresh air and so did the boy. I’m a firm believer that children are like…

Parenting a Teenager – Keeping Sane with Teen Bingo

Parenting a teenager is wonderful, challenging, rewarding and frustrating all bundled up together If you’re anything like me, there are days that feel weirdly like a cross between Groundhog Day and a game of Teen Bingo. If you have a teenager, you’ll know where I’m coming from. There are phrases you find yourself repeating…