Ad Hoar Cross Hall – A Luxury Spa Day

On October 24th, Mum and I ventured to Burton-upon-Trent to visit the stunning Hoar Cross Hall for a day spa treatment, having been invited by SpaSeekers – experts in luxury hotel and spas. Having spent much time reading reviews prior, I was more than excited to say the least and jumped at the opportunity.   Upon arrival we were astounded by the gorgeous reception and the serene attendees cocooned in their gowns. The welcoming reception team explained the days plan, handed us our very

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Blood Brothers – A Review

What a treat it was to be invited to the multi award winning, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers at the Birmingham Hippodrome. We’ve all taken part in an adaptation during GCSE drama, we’ve all heard the songs but seeing the performance first hand was an incredible opportunity. The harrowing tale of twins; born together and raised apart. One a life of squalor and the other a life of luxury. Edward Lyons and Mickey Johnstone, best friends and brothers, unbeknownst to the pair as their paths

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Stay at home Mum

If anyone asks I either say I’m still on maternity leave or that I’m a stay at home Mum. I was completing a form recently and the option Homemaker was there. Is that what I am? Technically yes. I make home. I raise my son. It’s a lot nicer word than unemployed but that’s what I am. I handed my notice in during maternity leave with the naivety/hope (delete as appropriate) of finding a new role before May. What’s that, August already? Damn, that

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Dudley Zoo

It’s hard knowing who your child will grow up to be but one quality I’d love Quinn to have, would be my love for the outdoors and nature. I love the woods, I love farms, zoos and nature reserves. And I’m lucky that Quinn does too. I will be writing a series of trips and days out around Birmingham and the Midlands, suitable for families with small children, first on the list is a trip we took to Dudley Zoological Gardens This is actually

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More than Mumdays

Labour doesn’t only result in the birth of a baby, but of a mother‘ is a quote that’s stuck with me since I was pregnant. I remember reading it and saving it, along with many others. I’m partial to a good quote! And how true that quote was. It’s hard to look back now and imagine a life without this wonderful Mum tag and spending my days with my little sidekick. Trips Sam and I took as a couple and spa days I’d go on

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Writer’s Block

Oh, look at that – a blog post on not being able to write a blog post, how original Bec. See, when I blogged many moons ago I did it as and when I wanted, I didn’t have an Instagram (not even sure Instagram was a thing, and yes I am that old). I would watch something on TV that inspired me, people watch, listen to something ect but now I’m one of those Mummy Blogger types I have days where I believe I

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Nine Months of Lovin’

It’s bizarre to think of a life without Quinn. I know that for 28 years I had a life as Rebecca, but now it feels like I’ve been Mummy forever. As Quinn turns nine months old I thought I’d write a post on how he is, moments he’s made me proud and just an excuse to write since it’s been so long! My lovely friend Chloe Woodcock has built this blog for me so now I have a domain and hopefully improve my blogging

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Sealife Centre Birmingham

We were kindly gifted a visit to the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, so as a family of three we popped along on Tuesday afternoon. Now I’ve been a number of times in the past but this was my first time as a mother, and nothing quite beats seeing the wonderment on your little ones face. It amazes me that this was the first time he’s seen such beauty. We met clownfish, seahorses, sea turtles and for the first time ever I saw an

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#dressthemcool

Apart from all the wonderful joys parenting brings, dressing Quinn up is one of my favourite things. I was never a girlie girl and dressing my son I’ve unintentionally gone down the Primary colours and jungle theme. He owns a lot of yellow and orange* and red. Even more so since Vertbaudet kindly gifted a selection of items. My favourites have to be the denim jacket (pictured bottom left), ripped denim dungarees, orange fleece joggers and orange denim shorts we lived in over the

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Please stop chewing your fists

It can be both sad and amazing watching your baby grow and develop. I don’t feel sad that he isn’t small anymore (was he ever?) I’m just sad that he’ll no longer do certain things for the first time. His first smile after I changed him, his first laugh as I spoke to him in a cockney accent for no reason at all or most recently holding and shaking a rattle. Quinn is chewing pretty much e v e r y t h i

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‘I’m in a glass case of emotion’

I haven’t blogged as often as I thought I would. At this stage I’m just writing to myself, for myself, addressing myself like I’m reading this for the first time. I think I’ve been away from blogging/writing in general for far too long. Plus I feel a bit of pressure, a bit of worry ‘of course she’s a blogger’, for some reason I’ve started to care so much about what others think of me. Long story short, my beautiful baby boy was born 12th

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‘This is nothing like One Born Every Minute’ – Birth Story Part 1

I’ve created this blog a little late to discuss my pregnancy but to summarise it was uncomfortable and gross. I somehow didn’t think that growing a baby would weigh so much on my (former) petite frame. At 5ft 1 and 8 stone my body stretched and pained and a little human made himself cosy in my womb. Mad isn’t it? I gained a whopping 4 stone! Most of that was the two chocolate bars a night, whole pack of biscuits and two lunches but

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