Places to visit with children in County Durham


Here are my tips for places to visit with children in County Durham. Ten months into this parenting job and I’m still a little bit scared of being stuck on the A1, at the Angel of the North with the little one, so many of the great things to do I have seen online in

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I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai


If you love animals – Elephant Nature Park,  elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand is an absolute must. Ran by Lek Chailert – who has been named Asian Hero of the Year by Times Magazine, because of her amazing achievements and tenacity to educate on the hideous tourist trap of riding elephants. The park

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I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

MMR – What are the options


I have been against the MMR vaccination since before I had a child. Now I have a nine-month-old, the time is fast approaching where he is going to get that appointment letter through the door and I am terrified. I wasn’t given some of my childhood vaccinations due to seizures when one of my parents

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I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

NINE AND A BIT MONTHS


My blogging has been somewhat sporadic recently. I’m finding it hard to adjust to being back at work full time. I don’t have enough time for anything. I don’t feel like I have enough time to give my baby the attention he needs or deserves, I left for work this morning before he was even

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I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

Open letter to my cousin on Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day


Dear Lewis Today is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for being you. We may have been born fifteen years and one day apart, but I really can’t remember you not being there and filling my life with laughs. We didn’t know you had Down’s Syndrome until

Being a working mum


Being a full time working mum, got me feeling like… via GIPHY Trying to pretend that my brain actually works, whilst remembering nothing about what I used to do before the baby was born: via GIPHY Feeling like I’ve done a shift at work before 8am thanks to changing nappies, feeding baby, packing up food,

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I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

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I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood! We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives! To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as

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