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What’s in your bag? Mums, Kids & Car Journeys

It is only a couple of weeks until the Hopes, Dreams and Chocolate household departs for its Devon holiday. Mrs Hopes, Dreams and Chocolate is now starting to think panic about what to pack. This year I am going to try and put together a bag each for the girls, to *try* and keep them amused for the… Continue reading What’s in your bag? Mums, Kids & Car Journeys

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A Mother’s Love

What does a Mother’s love feel like? It most probably feels different for every Mother out there. I could ask all my friends that question and they would answer differently. I felt something during half-term week that I have never felt before, since becoming a mum six years ago. Let me try and explain… It… Continue reading A Mother’s Love

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6 year old’s party – Top Tips

So I want to be all helpful and that and spread some useful knowledge to help you plan a birthday party for your six insert age year old girl. Me and the hubby took seven girls bowling and then to a local eatery for lunch. We also dropped the girls back home afterwards. We left… Continue reading 6 year old’s party – Top Tips

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Valentine’s Day, before the shops stole it

I was asked to write a post about Valentine’s Day, by a friend who feels similarly to me, because we are both quite cynical about the day, and the novelty wore off for us after working together in retail. I believe the day has turned more into an over-hyped commercialised event, causing people (mainly women… Continue reading Valentine’s Day, before the shops stole it

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What weekends are for..

We had a really nice weekend. Very simple but just perfect. Although I should point out I don’t include the Saturday morning kids clubs runs in that. What a sweaty, stressy palaver that is… So after we were back from various clubs, we were off up to stay with our friends in Surrey, Maria over… Continue reading What weekends are for..

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My Social Media Addiction

I have a social media addiction. I am pretty sure of it, and probably my friends and family would agree. And I am also pretty sure I am one of thousands.. Since I joined up to Facebook in 2007 and later upgraded to my first smartphone, there has been no looking back for me. And… Continue reading My Social Media Addiction

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Spa Break Review – The Spread Eagle, Midhurst

I have just come back from a very nice overnight spa break we booked to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I haven’t been asked to review it, but it was fab and I wanted to give a little shout out to support a local business. The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa is a very established venue located in… Continue reading Spa Break Review – The Spread Eagle, Midhurst

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My Top Five Dashing Heroes

So I have been unable to think of a serious-type post for my #OurFaveFive linky post this month hosted by Suburban Mum. So I though..sod it..I am going to pay homage to men on horses brandishing sharp things. In recognition of War and Peace which I am finding most enjoyable January TV viewing and made… Continue reading My Top Five Dashing Heroes

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Birthday gifts for the girl who will be six

So my hubby and I are finding it very fecking difficult to think of birthday gift ideas for our soon-to-be six year old, L. Firstly, when she turns 6, she will actually be 16 (well, if current mood swings and attitude are anything to go by..) Secondly, she doesn’t really play with toys. This makes… Continue reading Birthday gifts for the girl who will be six

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

I have not had a good week. Last week, and indeed the last few months, have been positive. I have started blogging, I coped well with and actually enjoyed Christmas and had great time with my family and friends. Last week I was eating well and was motivated. I charged my Fitbit Flex back up… Continue reading Two Steps Forward, One Step Back