Valentines then & now

Valentines oh how I love thee. The romance, the love, the gifts (especially the gifts). Before children Valentines would consist of fancy meals, pink champagne, sexy underwear,roses and if your lucky the night will end with bouncy cuddles. Fast forward to Valentine’s with children and the fancy meals are replaced with a quick ready meals, […]

My favourite places to visit in Ilford

Ilford has a number of hidden gems that are just waiting to be explored all you need to know is where to look for them. Here are my favourite places to eat, play & shop. Food Global buffet – http://www.jrc-globalbuffet.com/restaurants/world-banquet/ilford/ This is great if you don’t know what you fancy to eat, why not have […]

20 things to help get you in the festive spirit

 As you may have guessed I LOVE Christmas. If you need help getting in to the festive spirit here are my 20 things I recommend you do…. Watch ALL the Christmas films Have a festive hot chocolate or coffee from Costa/Starbucks Enjoy a mince-pie Buy a festive smelling candle Have a festive tipple – my […]

A-Z of Me

This is a little fun post to learn a little bit more about me. Her we go….. ANORAK….do you have a sad side? I don’t think it’s sad, but I love the 80s. The music, the film’s and even some of the fashion! I was born in the early 80’s and therefore too young to […]

My first Netmums meeting

I have recently become a Netmums chairman for the Ilford and Newbury Park area. Many of you would have already heard about Netmums https://www.netmums.com/ as they have a big social media following and is a great place to go for advise for mums, old and new. When I see them advertising on Facebook for group chairmen […]

Funny tales from a 3 year old

Chloe is going through a funny phase at the moment of telling stories of when she was a baby. Now these stories are completely made up and some are absolutely bonkers. Her favourite ones at the moment include “when I was a baby I had 2 dad’s, but only for 2 weeks!” “When I was […]

V&A Museum of Childhood

If you are looking for a great day out, which doesn’t cost the earth and is easy to get to the V&A Museum of Childhood is for you. Located in Bethnal Green and a stones throw from the station this is a great day out for all age groups. There are always different events going […]

Half term activities in Essex & East London

  Half term is fast approaching and it can work out expensive trying to find activities to keep the kids occupied especially with Christmas just around the corner. Here is a list inexpensive ideas, The big Draw – Design your own money. Bank of England museum – http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/Pages/museum/visiting/default.aspx From 23-27th October  you can join the […]