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Wife, Mother, Educator, Photographer, Multi Tasker, Reviewer and anything else a woman is meant to be!
Interests: gardening, health, property, pregnancy, reading, writing, photography, breastfeeding, home improvements, coronation street.
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This photo was taken in my local church and illustrates just how beautifully designed such windows are. They capture varying degrees of light depending upon the weather, the season and the position of the sun. In this instance the photo was taken on a Spring morning when the sun was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Just Photos
Delicious, Beautifully Photographed Recipes for Glowing Health, From Pre-Conception to Post-Baby When professional chef and highly successful catering business owner Sophie Wright discovered she was pregnant, like many-mums-to-be, she decided to take a closer look at her diet. However, instead... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Mummy in the Middle!
I mentioned in my last post that for a number of reasons I've decided to let my hair go back to its natural colour. Whereas in my younger days that simply meant returning to its deep chocolate brown, these days... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at Mummy in the Middle!
Well, I haven't been on here for a very long time and that's simply because my life is crazy busy these days. With 4 children ranging in age from 3 to 15 I am dealing with everything from toddler tantrums... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Mummy in the Middle!
The Five O'Clock Apron Claire Thomson works as a chef in her busy Bristol restaurant, Flinty Red where she is co-owner. She is also the author of one of the loveliest recipe books I've had the pleasure to review, The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Mummy in the Middle!
Sophia enjoying A Little More... Vitamin C It's that time of the year again when all the dreaded bugs and colds begin to re-surface... and with 4 children of my own, I always dread the inevitable spread from one child... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Mummy in the Middle!
A short time ago I wrote about an ongoing problem I've been experiencing with my Samsung American Style Fridge Freezer. Following on from this, I was compelled to write this little poem in a somewhat futile attempt to vent my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Mummy in the Middle!
Looks can be deceiving! Our Samsung American Style Fridge Freezer Model RSH1DBRS certainly looked the part, but performance wise has been a huge disappointment! Around 6 years ago we decided to buy a new kitchen from B&Q. That was our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Mummy in the Middle!
Hardwall Takker Hardwall Takker Kit I brandish my Hardwall Takker like I'm on a true mission. Pencil in one hand I mark my target, HardWall Takker in the other, I approach with confidence. Placing the HardWall Takker on my pencil... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Mummy in the Middle!
The Allergy-Free Baby and Toddler Book is the guide that worried parents have been waiting for. Written by Charlotte Muquit, a mum whose own son has severe food allergies, and Dr Adam Fox, one of the country's top allergy specialists,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Mummy in the Middle!
Acclaimed cartoonist Kate Evans delivers a no-nonsense illustrated guide to the joys and pains of getting pregnant and giving birth in a much-awaited sequel to her breastfeeding bestseller, The Food of Love. Evans deftly handles the physical and emotional changes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Mummy in the Middle!
Keep Calm - The New Mum's Manual by GP and mother of two Dr Ellie Cannon is a new parenting book which hails as "the perfect antidote to guilt-inducing parenting guides". Having four children of my own, I was keen... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Mummy in the Middle!
The Blissful Baby Expert by Lisa Clegg As a first-time mother or father, having a baby often comes with a huge dose of the unexpected. How can such a tiny little being cause so much upheaval and mayhem and how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Mummy in the Middle!
UK company Perilla's Alpaca short ribbed socks are "the most comfortable, cosy warm socks in the world" - so says my daughter, Tara, who, believe me, loves her new socks! She's the sort of child who feels the cold much... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!
Recently I had the good fortune to review a fun new ebook by David Walliams. With two of my older children aged 8 and 10 already huge David Walliams fans, I was interested to see how Sophia, my 2 year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!
Chimney Sheep vs Chimney Balloons : A Personal Comparison Living in the UK we are fortunate in that our climate is pretty mild most of the time. Summer-time tends to be warmish to hot on a really good day and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!
Choosing a baby name, you'd think it would be pretty easy really. Go through a few lists, check out family names, find one that you like and bingo, your baby has a name, right? Wrong. For many prospective parents there's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!
Is it just me or do all parents find helping the children with their homework an exhausting, not to mention daunting, task at times? Having spent yet another night of broken sleep feeding my baby girl and all day running... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!
Goo.ey Skin for iPad Like most parents of young children, I rely fairly heavily on the internet and since I work from home, quick and easy online access is a must. From researching material for an article I'm writing, to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!
Woohoo, big news today that Tesco is rumoured to be about to release its own brand 7 inch tablet in the very near future. Like many parents, with Christmas just around the corner, my family are currently in the market... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!
In recent and even not so recent years I've often found it difficult to relax. Most likely, the sole reason for this is simply that I lead a busy life, caring for our four children and my husband. It doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!
Recently I reviewed Annabel Karmel's latest recipe book and it's certainly become one of our family favourites. Full of tasty and easy to adapt recipes, there's something to suit everyone's tastes in the family. So, I was excited to receive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!
Every year, around the end of December, I treat myself to a nice new diary. The kids all head back to school and at some point in June they all come home with a year's worth of special dates for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!
Mikey Digital Like most parents, my husband and I enjoy keeping a record of special moments and fun times in the lives of our children, and as such, we are always on the lookout for gadgets that will make recording... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!
I've been testing out a lovely book this week, Annabel Karmel Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes, the first in her Quick and Easy series. The book is a 144-page, 100 recipe full colour book teeming full of healthy, balanced meals... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Mummy in the Middle!