There was a time when I would do some form of crafting every day. My go to crafts used to be crochet or scrapbooking. The past 18 months/2 years these has all changed. Life just got hectic and my health deteriorated.  By the time I got home from work and did all the little jobs that needed doing I was just too physically and mentally worn out to do anything but go to bed.  Having chronic pain from fibromyalgia had a huge impact on my life. I needed to rest and physically prepare my body for the next day. The… View Post

In our house we are big fans of keeping pets.  Currently we are owned by 4 cats, 1 rabbit and 7 chickens.  Tomorrow we are adopting another chicken who sadly is unable to stay in her current forever home.  I have previously owned 3 other cats who are sadly no longer with us.  All of these cats apart from two of our current cats, who we adopted last year, have come to live with us as kittens.  To me kittens are just cute and cuddly and they all have their own mischievous personalities.  Cats are loyal and all of ours… View Post

Growing up is hard.  One day you are a child then suddenly you wake up and your body is changing.  These changes can be hard for a young one to get there head around.  I feel that 30 years on from when I went through this The Girl will be far more prepared then I was. My Experience My Mother was never one to discuss things like puberty with me.  To be honest by the time we got to the talk at school it was too late for me.  I think I was the first in my school year to… View Post

Last weekend was a gloriously sunny one here in The Midlands and we just had to get out and enjoy the sun before the typical Bank Holiday weather arrived. Surprisingly the typical rain didn’t arrive here although it did get a little duller on Monday but the weather remained dry. Needing to stay close to home as we didn’t have time to drive far, we drove in to the West Midlands conurbation and not out in to the countryside. A couple of miles away and we were alongside the Stourbridge  canal. All quiet and peaceful. Only a short walk today… View Post

This week British Chemist Boots launch their #teentalk campaign along with Procter and Gamble who make may household and toiletry products that we all use everyday. The idea behind the campaign is to  encourage parents and their teens to talk talk about changes the that will happen to them during puberty and to talk some more when they do. Basically just talk! The #teentalk campaign is being endorsed by celebrity Mum of 2 Nadia Sawalha and her eldest daughter Maddie,13. “Up until this point, all problems have been easy to solve….a kiss, a biscuit, a cuddle and now, things don’t… View Post