A cautionary bunny tale – why a pet rabbit isn’t always the …

As a young child my best friend had a pet rabbit. Actually she must have had at least two because they had babies – lots of them. They were all cute, gentle and friendly. How lovely they were observed through…

Blog Tour: Alice @K_L_Loveley @emmamitchellfpr #bookreview

Today it’s my turn to join in with the blog tour promoting the fabulous new book titled  “Alice” by author K L Loveley. Giveaway! One lucky person will win the following #GoodieBag!! Signed copy of Alice ‘Mindfulness for the frazzled’…

How To Grow a Magical, Living Bean Tent

How To Grow a Magical, Living Bean Tent My twin’s returned home from school just before Easter proudly clutching (or battling with!) a runner bean plant that had grown to triffid proportions. Swiftly transported to the conservatory windowsill, they have…

Indy Luxe makeup brushes – how gorgeous are these!

I am very excited to have discovered these gorgeous makeup brush sets. Which one to choose though? Perhaps I should get both, the pink unicorn set are perfect for holidays and lets face it, who can resist anything with “unicorn”…

Raising Money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity – Institute In The Park

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool is world renowned and is one of the UK’s leading children’s hospitals. When the Alder Hey Children’s Charity reached out looking for blogger’s and influencers to spread awareness of the charity, I accepted without hesitation. As a mother…

Mother’s Day and mixed emotions

Mother’s Day always holds mixed emotions for me. On the one hand I have 4 beautiful children, who are basically my world! On the other hand, my own mum died when I was 19 and I miss her everyday. My lovely…

Acrylic painting tutorial by The Art Sherpa – along with cheap art supplies …

I appear to have a little time to myself at the moment, totally unheard of in recent times following the twins arrival combined with home education. At last I now have all 4 children in school! I’ve always enjoyed art,…

14 frugal ways to reduce your weekly grocery bill

As a family of six, our grocery have the potential to be colossal! It’s important that my family have a well balanced, healthy diet, but the cost of healthy food in comparison to unhealthy options can be a lot higher. I think the main…

The plight of the red squirrel in the UK

We have recently returned from a stay at Center Parcs Whinfell, which is in Penrith, Cumbria. It just so happens that Whinfell forest is one of the few remaining areas of the UK that has a population of red squirrels.…

My attempt at free range parenting! Signed up for an allotment

I have fond memories of pottering around the garden as a child, digging up worms and planting seeds. Most of my childhood was spent in some garden or other, not glued to screens, as is unfortunately, so often the case today.  Hence…

Truly Madly Cuckoo

What did Katy do next? She changed her blog name to Truly Madly Cuckoo! Katy isn’t my real name anyway. Onwards and upwards to pastures new! No, I’m not still taking Codeine for my back. In fact I’m feeling quite…