Mar 16

March 16, 2014


Run like a 3 year old

The other day I was watching my 3 year old daughter and started thinking about how children gradually lose that ability to have fun with the smallest of things. At the time she was giggling to herself as she watched the blossom bounce and swirl, as it was blown across the road by the breeze. It didn’t even occur to me and I had to ask what it was that was so amusing. Just this morning she drew a dog’s…

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Feb 27

February 27, 2014


Random Revelation #1

‘Random Revelations’ is our new regular feature on fidelimum. There is no manual for becoming a parent or running a family home. So many things we come to incorporate into our daily lives are nothing more than chance discoveries, stumbled up because there’s no other option, no time, or out of sheer desperation. Random Revelation #1- Perfect Shirts Late evening. I go to get the kids school shirts out of the tumble dryer. Tumble dryer clearly not working. Now what?…

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Feb 25

February 25, 2014


Ferrying your family on holiday. Si señor!

As parents, we do an awful lot of ferrying about, but it’s not necessarily our first thought when it comes to holidays. Summer is just around the corner and flights will get the inevitable price hike as soon as the schools break up. Have you considered a ferry to northern Spain? With family in both the UK and Spain, as young singletons and newly marrieds, we thought nothing of hopping on a plane or even a leisurely drive through France,…

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Feb 24

February 24, 2014


The Lego Movie Review

As it hits the top of the charts for the third week running, critics are predicting The Lego Movie will be one of the biggest films of the year. Rearing my head from the half term fog, here is our experience. I know, we weren’t actually the first out of the gate to see the film, but we were so sure it would be a sell out, that we held off to avoid cramped cinemas. We made a big family…

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Feb 18

February 18, 2014


The mummy midlife crisis

As I was sitting on the kitchen floor pulling the hair from around the hoover beater bar, it swept over me again….that sense of ‘is this what my life has come to?’.  Job done, I proceeded to hoover up all the dried neon orange plasticine and bits of drinking straws off the kitchen floor, after the girls had finished ‘baking’ birthday cakes. Instead of feeling like a good mummy for getting creative with the kids and drawing them away from…

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Feb 14

February 14, 2014


“It’s ‘I love you’ day”….

….according to my three year old and I have to say that as much as I don’t enjoy the commercialization of Valentine’s, I have to admire her simplification. Love is such a pure, unrivalled emotion, why spoil it with tacky plastic heart-shaped champagne flutes and ‘comedy’ socks for your ‘hot stuff’ partner? I don’t need to buy a Valentine’s card for our pet guinea pigs either- they know they are loved by the lovely red pepper I put in for…

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Feb 8

February 8, 2014


Gillette Venus Embrace Product Review

If, like me, you can barely snatch 2 minutes to yourself during the day, let alone shower without little people interrupting, you probably don’t have time for salon visits to get yourself fuzz free. You can’t beat a razor for speed! My last razor was on its last legs and as I was doing my shopping, I noticed they had the Gillette Venus Embrace on offer for just £3, which was cheaper than buying new blades.  So, was it any…

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Feb 5

February 5, 2014


Do you have the eye of the tiger, or are you a hoverer?

This week, as most parents do at some point, I had to have a ‘chat’ with the school. Whenever this happens, I find myself bizarrely self-analyzing, wondering if they will think I am one of ‘those’ parents. You know the sort-”Why did Johnny go without a drink until lunchtime in this heat. You should have checked!” Johnny is 15 and it’s 18 degrees in the shade. “I only want my Juniper sitting next to other children with the same coloured…

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Feb 3

February 3, 2014


Bad things happen on Mondays

The day started well. For once we actually left the house early. Easy school run despite loads of roadworks. Dropped little one at nursery. All good so far, right? Hmmm. Started the car and it sounded a bit ‘off’, then I noticed a light on the dashboard which wasn’t there before. Who actually knows what they mean, apart from the obviously designed low washer fluid and oil ones? There are so many things to go wrong, soon dashboards will look…

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Feb 2

February 2, 2014


A peek in my handbag and my life

They say the contents of a woman’s handbag reflects her mind and lifestyle. So I thought this would be a fun getting to know me exercise, albeit a little embarrassing. To be honest, I haven’t fully emptied my bag in…..well, let’s just say in was sometime in 2013. I won’t bore you with the usual phone, purse, keys, cheque book, tissues combo. Let’s get to the interesting stuff. A pink woolly hat and pair of tights- both my 3 year…

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