making a keepsake - FI

Making a keepsake from babygrows

I held onto some babygrows and outfits that held special memories from the first few months of the kids lives. I had planned out what I wanted to make out of them, and it took a while for me to get the courage to cut into them, because of the memories they held . Finally I sat down and started making a keepsake from their old clothes.

Continue reading “Making a keepsake from babygrows”
Supporting through miscarriage - fi

Supporting through Miscarriage – Please don’t tell me that.

In that single moment when you find out you have lost your tiny baby growing inside of you, is devastating. Your world feels like it’s been shattered into a million pieces and you feel along. 

When you find the strength to talk about what you are going through, it can be met with some kind-hearted but ill thought out comments of support. Those words can actually achieve the opposite.

Continue reading “Supporting through Miscarriage – Please don’t tell me that.”
Penning Emotions FI

Penning Emotions – Disillusioned after Loss

I was sifting through some old files, doing a bit of a digital spring clean and came across a few pieces I had written years ago, before I claimed this little space of the internet. I had posted it to a little personal blogger account I had. Writing has always been the way I could express my emotions and after miscarriage, pregnancies are filled with so much anxiety.

Continue reading “Penning Emotions – Disillusioned after Loss”
BlogOnToys - FI

BlogOnToys – A Perfect Recipe for Bloggers

Since I attended my first BlogOn Conference in September last year, I have looked forward to the next one as soon as it ends. After this weekend I can’t wait until May.  I left Manchester last night feeling motivated, empowered and ready to write. The team at BlogOnUK have a fantastic way of getting the balance just right for everyone regardless of experience. The recipe is perfect.

Continue reading “BlogOnToys – A Perfect Recipe for Bloggers”
Easy Card Holder Sewing Pattern

Easy Card Holder Sewing Pattern

With most sewing projects, you end up with some left over fabric, and finding something useful to make with these scraps can sometimes take a bit of imagination. I wanted something to be able to hold a couple of cards but was small enough to attach to my keys or slip into a pocket so I didn’t have to take my purse or bag around with me.  Here is my easy card holder sewing pattern. 

Continue reading “Easy Card Holder Sewing Pattern”
Dare2Air Huddersfield- FI

Dare2Air Huddersfield – Family Activities in West Yorkshire

Everyone loves a bouncy castle, kids and adults alike. So when I heard about Dare2Air Huddersfield, a huge indoor zoned inflatable theme park at Huddersfield Leisure Centre, I had to take J there to try it out.  With Slides, obstacle courses, wipeout zone and even a toddler area, I booked some tickets and arranged a playdate.

Continue reading “Dare2Air Huddersfield – Family Activities in West Yorkshire”
Rebooting my weight loss journey - FI

Rebooting My Weight Loss Journey

Last year I started on a health eating and weight Loss journey and did pretty well, losing just over 2.5 stone. I didn’t want something that was just a fad diet but one that would change the way I viewed food. Joining Slimming World did just that, although earlier this year I lost my way and gained most of the weight back through no meal planning and stress comfort eating. Now i’ts time I get back on track. My motivation is the same, with an additional factor, my stepson is getting married in November.

Continue reading “Rebooting My Weight Loss Journey”
Staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers - FI

Staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers.


When we were driving home from our visit to Alton Towers in april, the conversation in the car centered on J making a case for staying at the Cbeebies Hotel. After some persuasive arguments from him, I booked a nights stay. So now we are back home after our mini break, here is what we thought of staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers. Continue reading “Staying at Cbeebies Hotel Alton Towers.”

CAT Mini Machines Playset FI

Playing Construction – CAT Mini Machines Playset Review

When you become a parent, it seems you are always replacing batteries in toys. Although the times my kids play together the best is with things like cars, building bricks and toys that spark imaginary play.  When we were sent the CAT Mini Machines Playset, both J and Ro were itching to play with it.

Continue reading “Playing Construction – CAT Mini Machines Playset Review”

A Farewell From the Other Side of the World - FI

A Farewell From the Other Side of the World

Recently I have found it hard to write, my mind not quite in the right head space to put pen to paper so to speak.  On the 16th, a day we normally mark with some family fun I woke to find a message that had been left telling me my Grandmother had passed away.

Since then I have not quite felt myself, a mixture of guilt, hurt and the loss of a big influence in my life. Being half way around the world, I haven’t had a chance to say goodbye so wanted to share my memories of such an inspirational woman. Continue reading “A Farewell From the Other Side of the World”