Colette

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Steps towards independence for our tween

Steps towards independence for our tween

Ben will turn ten at the end of this month and for the last year we have been taking small steps towards independence for … View Post
Tips for surving the school holidays

Tips for surving the school holidays

With the summer holidays on the horizon (anyone else literally counting down the get ups?) I wanted to share some of my top tips … View Post
Hiring a Cleaner

Hiring a Cleaner

Having a cleaner has been a bit of a life-goal of mine for some time. We’ve talked about it for years, in fact … View Post
BIC® KIDS Young Artist Awards 2019

BIC® KIDS Young Artist Awards 2019

Whilst Ben has never really been a fan of putting pen to paper, Chloe is pretty much the exact opposite and can often be … View Post
End of year teacher gift ideas!

End of year teacher gift ideas!

Teacher gifts can be something of a contentious issue – and I can totally see both sides of the argument. As a teacher I would … View Post
Modius results after three months!

Modius results after three months!

Today marks the end of my three month Modius trial. So it’s time to update you on my progress and how give some … View Post
Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiet headphones for kids

Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiet headphones for kids

We’ve had quite a few pairs of headphones for the kids over the years – from soft headband types which they found too hot … View Post
13 things to do at Smithills Farm

13 things to do at Smithills Farm

Smithills Open Farm near Bolton is, at it’s heart, a dairy farm and as such cows feature heavily in any visit!  From … View Post
Making Money Online with 20Cogs

Making Money Online with 20Cogs

Advertorial content for 20Cogs Long before I started blogging, I was making money online by completing surveys online – I’ve always been fairly opinionated … View Post
Family Days Out in Yorkshire

Family Days Out in Yorkshire

As you know, we love a good day out. If you’re looking for Yorkshire attractions or family days out in Yorkshire, this post … View Post
Soundcore Icon Mini – Review

Soundcore Icon Mini – Review

Earlier this year I wrote about our new waterproof, bluetooth speaker – the Anker Soundcore Flare, today I want to introduce you to it’s … View Post
Eurocamp Avant holiday home – Review

Eurocamp Avant holiday home – Review

This May half term we took a 2000 mile road trip to the South of France to stay with Eurocamp. We stayed in a 3 bedroom, 1 … View Post
Ezra & Gil, Manchester – Review

Ezra & Gil, Manchester – Review

Kirsty and I stumbled across Ezra & Gil on Hilton Street in the Northern Quarter, Manchester when we didn’t get into Alabamas one … View Post
Ben is raising money for Diabetes UK

Ben is raising money for Diabetes UK

At the start of the year, Grandad set Ben a challenge When Ben got his road bike for Christmas, Grandad set him the challenge … View Post
Why we chose to drive to the South of France on holiday!

Why we chose to drive to the South of France on holiday!

This May half term we drove to the South of France in search of sunshine! We spent last May half term in France but … View Post
Aviva Community Fund Winners – A4 Studios, Altrincham

Aviva Community Fund Winners – A4 Studios, Altrincham

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been thrilled to be able to chat to some amazing community groups who have benefited from … View Post
Me & Mine – May 2019

Me & Mine – May 2019

I knew it had been a long time since I’d managed to do a Me & Mine post – but actually searching back through … View Post
Siblings – May 2019

Siblings – May 2019

Despite the fact I have a repeating reminder on my calendar, I somehow missed last month’s Siblings post and this one is a … View Post
A Modius update – Is it working?

A Modius update – Is it working?

I’ve been using the Modius headset for about a month and a half now so it’s time for an update! I haven’… View Post
The perfect unisex waterproof jacket from Reima

The perfect unisex waterproof jacket from Reima

As I write this, it’s getting on for the middle of May but the rain is lashing down and the temperatures have been … View Post