It's Halloween!! Yippee!! We've taken the kids to the nearest organic pumpkin field and purchased the biggest orange vegetable that they could carry (actually we didn't - mr fhb picked up a couple in Tesco's the other day) we've hollowed it out, wrestled with slimy innards and crudely carved some sort of 'face' with a … Continue reading Halloween for dummies
Disclaimer - what you are about to read may offend. If so, I am sorry but ... this is how I feel about most of the weddings that I have been to (not all) but most. However I am sure yours was brilliant, a great knees up and opportunity to share your special day with … Continue reading Weddings and other momentous occasions
I'm struggling with current kid party etiquette. Why do most parents treat kids parties as a parents social? Controversial opinion I know, but hear me out .. My eldest is 22, when she was little everyone dropped and left, most people valuing a bit of time to themselves. I do remember a mum hanging about … Continue reading Kids birthday party etiquette
Christmas is definitely an excuse to crack open the glitter, although I love metallics anytime of the year I do like to go a bit overboard at this time of the year. One of the easiest ways to indulge is a bit of glittery make up. Stila magnificent metals is my current favourite.. … Continue reading A bit of razzle dazzle
What do you eat at Christmas then?! The horrified look says it all. "Nut roast" I reply. They look at me stunned. I feel compelled to reassure them that I will be ok, I'm not going to die of iron deficiency or miss out on any festive tradition just because I won't have 'a bird' … Continue reading Wot no turkey?!!
This year we opted for a small gathering at home. Previously we have been sucked into whole class parties but found that Alice was overwhelmed by so many children and even sharing the party with a friend and splitting the cost with another school mum the whole thing worked out ludicrously expensive. Not having oodles … Continue reading Alice is 7!