I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer holidays.  Obviously I am using the term 'summer' in a very loose manner... where did it go?  Or, where is it to be more precise?  I swear we used to always have heatwaves in August... when I was a kid LOL!

Well, as August draws to a close I am now making arrangements for Retired Sergeant, Rudi Lewis to draw the lucky winning ticket for the t-shirt signed by Michael Sheen.  As the competition closes on the last day of August and you have not yet made an entry, you can do so here   Good luck and thank you.

In the meantime, I would like, once again, to say thank you to all those that have entered and made a donation to the Healing the Wounds charity.

I'm off now to print some personalised t-shirt orders.

Take care and have fun.



OOOOOH!  I came across this...

The site was actually recommended to me by a friend who's washing machine came to a sudden end!  My own washing machine had done the same only a few weeks prior but as mine is a rather aged Hotpoint it is worth repairing as many moons ago they were built to last and fixing it was half the price of a new one:)


Appliances online was recommended to her by one of her friends and she purchased a washing machine from them and said they were definitely worth using.  I have had a look at the site (much to my husband's dismay LOL!) and seen the new cooker that I have now put on my wishlist!


They also have competitions so you may be in with a chance of winning a white appliance if you are feeling lucky... certainly looks worth a visit given their prices etc.

Good luck






Happy New Year






I hope you all had a fantastic time seeing in the New Year.  This year, for the first time, both my children stayed up to see in the New Year, London, England, celebrations and firework on the TV.  I must say, it made my New Year extra special.  The firework display on the London Eye was the best I have ever seen them... so far!


Myself, hubby and two children stayed up until 1.30 a.m. and then watched half hour of Tom and Jerry cartoons until bed at 2.00 a.m.  Why did we watch Tom and Jerry cartoons?... because the children wanted to and it was fun!  Thankfully we were all able to sleep in until late the next day.  I'm glad we did it because it will be the first memory the children really have of New Year's Eve and it will always be special to them, it certainly will be for me.

To all parents who had a new baby... Congratulations.  Remember, you will get more sleep, eventually!

This year I will do my best to find you lots of freebies for you, baby and children and lots of appropriate articles and websites where you will find appropriate advice and opinions to help you through the many years of decisions you make for you and your family.

The most important thing to remember is... Life is supposed to be Fun!



Photograph courtesy of nuttkit