Competition Winner announcement for Andy & Mike’s Big Box of Bananas

Our competition to win ticket to see Andy & Mike’s Big Box of Bananas Show at Hertford Theatre is now closed. I have randomly chosen a winner using Random.org: Well done to Stacey Arnold – Please email me clarenich@googlemail.com stating your preferred show time 11am or 2pm and I will have the tickets emailed acrossRead more

Day 2 – Battle of Bedtime with my daughter

Where did my baby angel go? My perfect baby who slept through the night from 10 weeks old, my pride and joy who never cried, napped and everyone envied….. Fast forward to a child who never naps, or rarely naps….now this isn’t a new thing really – Emmy got used to falling asleep in theRead more

ITNG Live Review

Yesterday we drove to the O2 with a very excited little girlie on board, we were off to see In The Night Garden Live.  She was over excited as we also took her last year and she remembered, she kept repeating on the drive there “I cuddle Upsy Daisy” – this time around I hadRead more

Win a Family to ticket to see Andy and Mike’s…Big Box of Bananas at Hertford Theatre

Andy and Mike’s … Big Box of Bananas is back on the road this June and I have a family ticket (for 4, max 2 adults) to give away for the Hertford Theatre on Saturday 2nd June!! (You can choose which showing 11am or 2pm – subject to availability) In this exciting new theatre show you areRead more

Combating stress as a parent

Most people have some understanding of what we mean when we say we are suffering from stress but, in reality, the word covers a broad spectrum of feelings. Stress, experienced fleetingly as a reaction to a common life experience, is a normal part of life. Bringing up children can be stressful and myriad incidents happenRead more

Competition to win a Family ticket to the Sainsbury’s Jubilee Event in Hyde Park!

As you know I am part of the Sainsbury’s Bank Family Bloggers network, you will also know from my post yesterday that I have been shortlisted in the top 10 as a finalist in the Family Blog Awards – which is very exciting as you can imagine!  The Blog Award finalists were all chosen andRead more

Sainsbury’s Blog Award – Finalist

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you may have seen me mention that I was entered into the Sainsbury’s Blog Awards along with lots of other fantastic blogs. Well now is the time to Thank every single one of you who voted for me as I have made the Final shortlist of 10!! Read more

Pregnancy update – 18 weeks

Since my last update at 15 weeks I have seen a lovely VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) midwife, had a lovely chat, been through my medical notes for the first time ever and made a complete u-turn on my birth choice.  Not bad going for 3 weeks. When I saw my consultant at 15 weeks I was convincedRead more

Gourmet Probiotic Yogurt Review

The Collective Diary have introduced a range of Gourmet Probiotic Yogurts which I was asked if I would like to try.  I have never really had a sweet tooth so choose to have fruit or a yogurt for pudding when at home over chocolate which is over-filling my fridge (we still have Easter eggs leftRead more