8 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

8 weeks pregnant – pregnancy update – baby number 3

Eek, we’ve had quite an exciting week, and everything in this pregnancy seems so much more real now. I’m finally allowing myself to imagine that I’m actually going to be having a baby this year! How far along? 8 weeks and 2 days Due date? 21st August 2018, although this could change. How is baby doing? Baby is now around the size of a raspberry, 1.6cm. His/her eyes are now beginning to form, including the iris which will determine baby’s…

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Our Eurocamp family holiday in France

Our Eurocamp family holiday in France

In June this year, we travelled to France for our very first Eurocamp holiday as a family. Ten days of sun, beautiful countryside, and of course, wine. All the wine. My personal experience of Eurocamp holidays were when we used to go every year as children. My memories were made up of BBQ’s, LOTS of time spent in the swimming pool, and generally, loads of fun! Therefore, when we saw Eurocamp had a great 30% off deal 6 months before,…

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7 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

7 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

Can’t quite believe I’m 7 weeks already. With the Mister being off the last two weeks, and the eldest off nursery, we’ve been so busy I’ve not had time to think! 7 weeks has come around very quickly, and I am so pleased. These first few weeks are never enjoyable, and the sooner 12 weeks gets here, the better. How many weeks? 7 weeks Due date? 21st of August 2018, if my dates are correct. How’s baby doing? My little…

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Monday night meal plan – 1/1/18

Monday night meal plan – 1/1/18

Is anyone else glad to be getting back to a bit of normality this week? I swear I’ve eaten my body weight in cheese and chocolate over the last 10 days, and as lovely as it’s been, my body is craving anything healthy. I never thought I’d say this, but junk food is turning my stomach at the moment! There can definitely be too much of a good thing sometimes. So expect some (relatively) healthy meal plans coming your way…

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6 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

6 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

Back again! I’m so pleased to be writing another one of these, and that, thus far, everything seems to be going okay, How many weeks? 6 weeks. Due date? 21st August 2018 How’s baby doing? Little one is the size of a grain of rice, so still teeny tiny. Also, he or she is looking a bit like a tadpole at the moment! Baby now has a two-chambered heart, which will have now started beating, how exciting! As well as…

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4-5 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

4-5 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Update – Baby Number 3

It feels so odd to be writing this! I uhmmed and ahhed over writing a pregnancy update. It doesn’t exactly fit with my blog, as such. However, it is such a big part of my life at the moment. Also, ever since being pregnant with my first, I have always loved to read other people’s pregnancy updates, there’s just something nice about feeling like you’re not alone. Especially in these early weeks, when no-one really knows, there’s no one to…

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Monday Meal Plan – 18/12/2017

Monday Meal Plan – 18/12/2017

I’ve totally lost my mojo when it comes to thinking of new meals at the moment! In the holidays i’m going to be getting my recipe books out for some inspiration, in the hope that it’ll get me interested in cooking again. What are your favourite recipe books? Any that I desperately need in my kitchen? Both my kids are going through a really fussy phase, basically demanding beans on toast for every meal. I’ve ended up just cooking things…

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How to Survive on Maternity Pay

How to Survive on Maternity Pay

Maternity leave! Endless coffee dates with friends, trips out for lunch, days out at the local farm, frequent soft play visits. Sounds like bliss doesn’t it? (Well, maybe not the soft play part!!). However, all this costs money. If you were like me, and unfortunately did not have any kind of enhanced maternity pay, the big drop in income can feel daunting. Here are my top ways to not only survive on maternity pay, but to actually enjoy the time:…

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Monday Meal Plan – 11/12/2017

Monday Meal Plan – 11/12/2017

There’s nothing worse than trying to write a meal plan when you’re full of food! That’s what I’ve been doing this evening. I’m full of my tea and also not feeling 100%, so sorry if this isn’t a very imaginative menu! Monday – Jacket potatoes Tuesday – Gammon pasta bake Wednesday – Tomatoes, chorizo and eggs with halloumi Thursday – Chicken Kiev’s, wedges and peas Friday – sausage, mash and brocolli Saturday – Out! Sunday – beef stew with mash…

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5 Frugal Things I’ve done this week – 10/12/2017

5 Frugal Things I’ve done this week – 10/12/2017

A quiet week here, We’ve had a few days just chilling out at home. After a busy week last week, I think it’s important to have time at home. It grounds me and gives me chance to have fun with the kids without distraction! Here are the 5 things that made my week more frugal!   As I said, we’ve had a quiet week at home, so only used the car for the weekly shop at Aldi. Saving diesel and…

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