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Our week in a nutshell...

11 Feb, 2016

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My List 4 - Dry February

It’s my second week of Dry February and I’ve been out with the girls, I’ve survived the weekend and I’m feeling good about it – don’t break the chain is really working for me!

My List 4 - food videoing in the kitchen

On Monday I made my first foodie video sharing a pancake recipe and it was loads of fun. (more…)


Our week in a nutshell...

05 Feb, 2016

Real life

My List 4 - Adrianos in Gosforth

We went to a Ball on Saturday night which was amazing but we didn’t take a single photo – I don’t deserve to be a blogger. But what I do have is a picture of this Carbonara.

It turned out that one the people in our group was Adriano, as the owner of my FAVOURITE restaurant, Adrianos in Gosforth. So on Monday I had to go and get myself some Carbonara! (more…)

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Our week in a nutshell...

11 Dec, 2015

Well, it’s the end of an era! If you’re here for #TheList, you will now need to go to the lovely Aby from You Baby Me Mummy and her *new* cohost, the luscious Amy from Mr and Mrs T Plus Three.

I’m so happy to be passing on the baton to Amy! She’s such a wonderful, kind, supportive person – only the very best for the future of this linky and community of great bloggers.

#TheList was sort of my baby – 18 months ago I started it as #MumsList, a teeny tiny linky. Then we rebranded when Aby came on board as my cohost and her entrance transformed it into the mega linky it is now.

It would have died a death without Aby and I was finding it harder and harder to give #Thelist the attention it deserves, so I felt it only fair that I move aside.

I believe Amy’s entrance and ideas will help to breath new life into what is almost a veteran in the Linky field! Good luck my lovely friends and I will of course continue to link up as I love a good list…speaking of which, I plan to carry on doing My List each week, not least as a journaling exercise.

I literally don’t know what I do week to week if I haven’t written it down!

Here’s our week in a nutshell…

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My List 1 - Druidge Bay (more…)


...my last List!

04 Dec, 2015

Welcome to The List! This is a blogging linky which I host with the gorgeous Aby from You Baby Me Mummy, all about lists! And we have some exciting news as this week The List is being sponsored by Zazzle, The Make Engine™. They have given us a £50 voucher to give to one of you lucky listers! Aby will use a random number generator to pick the winner next week.  Good luck!

Zazzle want to help everyone to make whatever they can imagine. You can add personal touches to their products and they have sooooo many products to customise! More than you can shake a stick at, some might say. From cards to clothing to mugs, watch, business cards and wall art, they offer super high quality personalised products!

On to this week’s List! If you’re a blogger, please join us with your posts (you’ll see how at the end). If you’re not a blogger, you can still enjoy #Thelist. Explore the posts linked by clicking one of the tiles below. It will take you off to a new blog, which you will love! On to my week’s list…

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The List 65 - with Zazzle



27 Nov, 2015

Welcome to The List! This is a blogging linky which I host with the gorgeous Aby from You Baby Me Mummy, all about, well, lists!

If you’re a blogger join us with your posts (you’ll see how at the end). If you’re not, you can still enjoy it by exploring all the posts linked below. Just clicking one of the tiles below will take you off to a new blog, which you will love! On to my week’s list…

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The List 64 - skiing in Sunderland, Silksworth Sports Complex with Everyone Active

  • Saturday was Mumsnet’s Blogfest and I loved it! Although the majority of the speakers I saw weren’t bloggers (which was a bit odd for a blogging conference), they were awesome writers and I got so much inspiration and enjoyment from listening to their stories. I also had a blast with my blogging buddies.
  • I’ve had 3 hours of Ski lessons this week, so I’ve spent a lot of time in the car travelling to and from Sunderland – but it is so worth it. Look at that view!!
  • We have the contents of our utility room in our dining room – but it should all be worth it by next week..!
  • I also met with some lovely blogging pals, Sam from North East Family Fun and Ashlie from Sugar Rushed (who was in the dailymail last week for being awesome!) for a much over-due coffee. Really lovely to see them, but I can’t believe we didn’t get a selfie!


I am having the time of my life learning how to ski. I honestly feel like a little kid again and I even enjoyed falling over today. I know I’m doing it for work, but it doesn’t feel like it and it’s helping me put a few things into perspective…not to mention giving me lots of time to listen to podcasts on my drive over to Sunderland. Apparently doing something that requires you to get in the zone is also amazing for your creativity. We shall see but I certainly feel less stressy after an hour of it! You can see how I’m getting on here:

Speaking of Podcasts, I have loved the following…

  • Elizabeth Gilbert on The Lively Show, if you’re planning on quitting your day job anytime soon to follow a creative path, listen to this first!!
  • Amander Gummer on the Baby Toddler Me Show – a brand new podcast from our very own Fatima! I loved this show, Amander was great and Fatima was just a wonderful interviewer. I’m looking forward to listening to more of her shows. Do check her out and give her a high five for launching her show! Such an achievement, and she’s inspired me to crack on with mine…!

Your Turn 

I am very sad to announce that after 64 weeks of #TheList I have decided that I can’t co-host any longer. I’ve had so much fun with and we both love this linky, but I’m ready to move on to other things.  All the best to Aby and I will miss The List so much!

The happy news is that Aby’s new co-host will be Amy from Mr and Mrs T Plus Three, one of her best friends, and co-collaborator on a number of other projects.  Amy can’t wait to get stuck in and her first week of #TheList will be 11th December.

Otherwise….This week I am linking How to Ski and Black Friday Tips and Aby is linking 15 awesome Christmas cards you can make with kids and my round-up of #LittleFierceOnes.

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