Celebrating Summer 2015 With A Trunki Suitcase Giveaway 2

The summer months have seen us tackle several far flung adventures and make some amazing memories as a family and while on those adventures  we have discovered an easier way to travel with our little fella and kerb his frustrations and for us by giving him his much craved independence he has become quite the happy traveller!  Joshua has loved having his own hand luggage not only on the 2 foreign […]

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Magic Moments 31/8/15 3

Happy August Bank Holiday! .. not sure where that one came from it certainly crept up on me! I hope you have lots of lovely things planned with those closest to you!  So lets roll with the magic for this week …. If you are tweeting me this week please don’t forget my twitter account is … @JaimeOliverUK so if your new here just to let you know you are […]

Our Sky #MovieParty With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

It would be fair to say I love a get together and since the School holidays really are a great time to kick back a little and enjoy friends and family and that slightly slower pace we planned to have a #MovieParty with the help of Sky a few weeks back and with our movie of choice being the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles we needed some friends to come and […]

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Learning A Life Skill – Water Confidence 3

A while ago I wrote about how Joshua thankfully had given in crying in the water and had instead come in leaps and bounds in the water .. So much so he voluntarily went in with the aid of his trusty rubber ring while we were on holiday in Tunisia.  So on our more recent holiday to Rhodes we were anxious to make sure that his confidence had not slipped […]

Why Men Should Be Able To Stay On The Maternity Ward 10

I recently read an article in the Daily Mail that claimed Mums feel vulnerable if men stay overnight in maternity wards and as the title suggest some ladies feel that’s inappropriate and the article is totally one-sided in my humble opinion.  and I will explain why …  In 2011 I had an elective section on medical grounds with the most amazing delivery, with understanding and considerate staff who I felt made […]


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Starting To Make Space For Our New Baby 2

Now my pregnancy is all out in the open and life is soon to not only get back on track but have some degree of routine I am going to be one super happy lady!  What is also going to excite me is that next week we will be hopefully finding out if we have a blue or a pink on board this time and that added to my organising ways […]

Treating Back Pain In Pregnancy With Deep Freeze Cold Patches 4

I have posted in the past about my on going Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD or also known as Pelvic Girdle Pain) since my 7th month of pregnancy with Joshua now aged 4.  The fact I was one of the super unlucky people who condition never improved after the birth of my son and the consultant has confirmed that surgery and pinning the pieces of my pelvis together maybe my only […]

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Online Dating … Was It For Me? 2

It’s no secret on my blog that for many years I was a single parent with my daughter Beth and that for many of those years I found myself on online dating sites. But how did I really find them? Well, in terms of adult conversation there were some interesting conversations and certainly some one-sided versions that could not have been repeated…. Thank goodness for the blocking option! But I guess that’s just […]

Magic Moments 24/8/15 3

Happy Monday folks! … Thanks for all hanging in there with me on the comment catch up from last week I have been super busy creating memories with Joshua before he heads off to school in a few weeks! … eek … how did that time come so quickly? So lets roll with the magic for this week …. If you are tweeting me this week please don’t forget my twitter […]

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Topsy and Tim Go To The Zoo #LittleBigMoments 4

I am not sure exactly what it is about this cheeky pair but Topsy and Tim have captured Joshua’s heart for quite some time on Ceebies so when Ladybird Books asked us to take a look at the new Topsy and Tim books based on Little Big Moments that happen in life for little folks we got excited.  As my little guy has got bigger there are fewer firsts but it […]

Keeping Children Safe Online 1

For most parents who think of social media and their kids in the same sentence and it would be fair to say we shake in our boots. As children grow and social media is only ever going to increase in our children’s lives some recent information, about how little we as parents already know about our children’s online habits has to be the scariest thing I have read in a […]

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Summer Visit to Beefeater At Millers Barn Nottingham

Those of you that have followed our real life goings on will know this summer holidays has been anything but fun for most of us, with morning sickness for me  and spinal surgery for Ollie … getting out and about has been somewhat harder than normal.  With things finally turning around we decided to make the most of every given opportunity and make fun where we can find it and […]

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