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Living Arrows 2019 – 49/52

Things have started to feel a bit Christmassy around here. We started with Nerys' Christmas concert at school on Tuesday.  Her year did 'Christmas around the world' and it was brilliant; they all did so well and sang their hearts out. Then on Wednes ...

Easy Christmas chocolate bark

2 simple recipes for Christmas chocolate bark

If you're looking for a quick and easy but utterly yummy treat to make this Christmas then you can stop your search right now. Chocolate bark is one of my favourite things to make to either give as a present or keep to enjoy at home. I've got 2 diff ...

Best service stations in the UK

The best service stations in the UK

It feels like a bit of a strange thing to say, but I have some quite fond memories of stops at motorway service stations. When I was younger we would go to the south of France on holiday every summer, with my dad driving us the entire way.  We would le ...

How to soothe a cough at night

The magic trick to soothe a cough at night

This may well by the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also the time of year when everyone and his dog seems to be suffering with bugs and coughs and colds. School-age children in particular seem to like sharing germs among themselves, and then ...

major life events more stressful for parents

Are major life events more stressful for parents?

I remember my mum telling me not long after I had Rhys that you lose several layers of skin when you become a mum. Not literally of course, but metaphorically. You open yourself and your heart up to so much more when you have a child.  I was never p ...

Living Arrows

Living Arrows 2019 – 48/52

Well after having Nerys home from school the week before, last week it was Rhys' turn to be poorly. There are so many bugs and viruses going round their school at the moment it's unbelievable.  Rhys had a temperature, headache and kept saying he felt d ...