• Great North Elmer Parade helped us keep fit

    As a new mum over 40, one of my priorities is to keep fit and healthy. So joining in the fun of this year’s St Oswald’s Hospice Great North Elmer Parade was just the tonic. A brisk walk always helps to blow away the cobwebs and…

    Dinosaurs at the London Natural History Museum

    We travelled back in time on a mini-break in London and came face-to-face with dinosaurs at the London Natural History Museum. In 1975 a film was made that captured my imagination as a tot. That film was Disney’s One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing. From the…

    We travelled to London for some sight-seeing and dinosaur-spotting.

    Dinosaur mini golf and adventure for young kids

    If you’re looking for mini golf and adventure and crazy Jurassic fun, set your Sat Nav for Heighley Gate Garden Centre in Morpeth. You’ll find a whole range of roarsome beasts waiting to greet you! Our experience Like many parents, I’ve a competitive streak and want…

    Organic baby skincare range ideal for baby showers

    Organic baby skincare products are perfect for new mums looking for chemical-free toiletries for their newborn. Here are some of our firm favourites, ideal for baby shower gifts. Today’s generation of new mums and dads are more eco-savvy. They are also more aware of the environmental…

    Tips to improve well-being and boost happiness

    Writing about my emotions, even negative ones helps me improve my well-being and gives me happiness. Ultimately, combined with exercise, it means I’m more positive about life as a new mum over 40. When mum died at 65, the day before starting my new job, it…

    Handbag essentials for the working mum of a toddler

    Handbag essentials tend to change when you have a toddler in tow.

    Handbag essentials tend to change when you have a toddler in tow.

    A toddler’s guide to going wild in the countryside

    Find out why our family loves the great outdoors with our toddler’s guide to going wild.

    Find out why our family loves the great outdoors with our toddler's guide to going wild.