So after all the complaining by MANY of us on social media at just how cold, wet and miserable the weather has been lately (SO grey outside) – out of the blue came the most glorious of weeks and a UK heatwave! The windows have been flung open of our family home, the freezer stocked up with ice lollies and our…

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I can’t believe I am saying this but I’ve actually never been to Cornwall before. I know! Everyone that I have spoken to absolutely loves this part of the UK; with its pretty towns, seaside charm and beautiful coastline. I’ve stayed all over the UK during my childhood and in adult life and yet this is a place I have…

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Anyone who has lived with me will probably vouch that I’m not the most sprightly person first thing in the morning, to say the least. These days the twins run into our bedroom every single day, as soon as they wake up, (usually around 6.45am) and instantly want to chat, play and get up for breakfast. I really struggle to open…

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It’s not an exaggeration to say that our 4-year-old twins are incredibly excited about Christmas this year. Each morning they literally run into our bedroom asking to open their advent calendars and begin counting down the days until Santa visits our home. I didn’t think that they could sustain this level of euphoria for the whole of December…but it has proven to be…

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Like many people each year Dave and I take it in turn to visit/host our own families at Christmas. Last year my family came over to stay in our new-build home in Worcester where we had our very first Christmas! It was lovely because our twins and their two cousins excitedly opened all their presents together and then played with all…

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