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I Think I Had A Panic Attack

I have never classed myself as a mummy that worries. I guess what I mean by that is, I have never wrapped my girls in cotton wool.

If they drop something on the floor then put it in their mouth I don’t have a meltdown. If they go upstairs to play, I don’t panic about them falling back down and I have never cut their dinner into teeny tiny pieces, for the fear that they might choke.

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You Could Say I Was Bowled Over!

Angel Delight is one of those items on the supermarket shelf that I often pass by without a second glance. I’m not sure why this is, because I have always loved any kind of mousse like dessert and enjoyed it immensely when I was a kid.

I ate it many a day at secondary school, where I would choose it from a selection of desserts in the canteen. The pink strawberry mousse in the 80’s style glass bowl, would always scream out to me. Pick me, pick me! Continue reading

Matlock Farm Park Review

Last week we were very kindly invited to Matlock Farm Park to do a review. We were visiting family in the Matlock area over half term anyway, so couldn’t resist the opportunity to pop up to the farm as surprisingly, it’s a place I have never been before.

I spoke to a few family members who are regulars there and they said it was a lovely place to go, but quite small. Therefore, I only expected to stay a couple of hours maximum and go back to my mum’s for a bit of baking in the afternoon.

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Actually, we got to the farm at 11am and didn’t leave till just after 3pm. It was much bigger than I expected and there was much more to do. Beside the normal animal feeding times, there was sheep and ferret racing, and a special Halloween marquee where you could do seasonal crafts and pumpkin carving.

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Teaching Twins That Life Sucks Sometimes

Everybody knows siblings can be competitive regardless of age or sex, but I think there is always more of a competitive streak with twins. The reason for this is that they do everything at the same time, same place, with the same people.

Take school for instance, most other siblings are in different years which means they’re doing different things at different times. However, with twins, they are studying the same subjects at the same time as each other and I am finding the competition between my two quite draining.

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Barbie Malibu House Giveaway

What little girl doesn’t love Barbie? If they are anything like my Monkey, they will be Barbie crazy and their whole room will be kitted top to bottom in PINK. Of course, whenever we enter the realms of any toy store, Monkey will head straight to the pink section to pick out her favourite Barbie.

So imagine my excitement when I was asked to review a Barbie Malibu house for Tesco’s worth £99.99. Monkey always eyes this up every time she sees one, but to be honest I just can’t justify the money so she has always gone without.

I didn’t tell the girls about it beforehand, I just built it while they were at school and let them find it when they walked in that night. I must admit seeing all the pieces in the box was a bit daunting, but being a single mum you learn to tackle even the most technical of toys single handed.

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Awful Moments Of Twin Parenting

After being with the girls constantly over the summer holidays and having a lot of fun, I was sorry to see them go back to school in September. Not only do we enjoy lazy mornings now, but we also enjoy each other’s company more too and the thought of them not being around again was awful.

Starting year one was going to be a big step for the girls with stricter lessons and less playing, but they were also going to be split up completely into different classrooms. This thought terrified me, especially as they share only one special friend and one twin was always going to be left out.

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