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5 ways to stop living for the weekend 

21 Apr 17

*A collaborative post Do you live for the weekend? I know I do and I’m really guilty of wishing precious time away.


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The schooldays are (officially) coming 

19 Apr 17

Like many parents of three and four year olds, on Tuesday morning we found out officially which primary school Olly will be going to in September.


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Home decor interior ideas from UncommonGoods 

19 Apr 17

*This is a collaborative post I love online shopping and always love finding new online retailers.


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Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years Of Magic // Genting Arena, Birmingham 

17 Apr 17

To kick off our Easter holidays in style last week, Olly and I were invited to see the latest Disney On Ice show, 100 years of Magic, at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.


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Mister Maker and The Shapes LIVE – Ticket Giveaway 

14 Apr 17

Coming to a theatre near you soon, Mister Maker and The Shapes Live! I’m really excited to bring to you news of the latest tour from CBeebies favourite, Mister Maker as he’s touring throughout the Summer with his friends the Shapes; Circle, …


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Frustrated and self-sabotage.. 

12 Apr 17

I feel I need to write this down.


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Planning our Easter holiday road trips 

11 Apr 17

*This is a collaborative post To make the most of our time off over the Easter holidays this year, we’re planning a couple of mini road trips.


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Have you tried Teepee yet? | the new recommendations app 

11 Apr 17

*This is a collaborative post How many times do you recommend your favourite things to your friends? I’m pretty sure, if you’re anything like me, it’ll be countless times a day – or it would be, if there was an easy, quick way to do it …


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 6 – 2017) 

9 Apr 17

Welcome back to #SlimmingSunday, the new weightloss, fitness and healthy lifestyle linky with me, MrsShilts and Michelle from Mummy From The Heart.


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Win with Sudocrem Nappy Rush 

7 Apr 17

*This is a collaborative post The days of Olly wearing nappies are thankfully long gone and just a distant memory for me but the one thing that’s stayed with us over the last four years has been Sudocrem.


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Our Mother’s Day Lunch at Aria, Birmingham 

6 Apr 17

For Mother’s Day this year, we took my husband’s Mum and Dad to Aria in Birmingham for a Mother’s Day lunch.


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Encouraging children to write with Write My Name 

3 Apr 17

*A collaborative post Ever since Olly was old enough to hold a pencil, he’s been scribbling away.


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Exploring Cheshire in the Lexus RX 

2 Apr 17

A couple of weekends ago, we took an hours drive up the motorway to leafy Cheshire.


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 5 – 2017) 

2 Apr 17

Welcome back to #SlimmingSunday, the new weightloss, fitness and healthy lifestyle linky with me, MrsShilts and Michelle from Mummy From The Heart.


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The Me and Mine Project {March 2017} 

31 Mar 17

The month of March had so much promise and yet it’s been a bit of a blur.


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MyFairyTaleBooks Personalised Children’s Book // Review and Giveaway 

31 Mar 17

*A collaborative review My four year old Olly is a huge book fan.


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Making Thyme for smoothies 

28 Mar 17

*A collaborative review Getting my family to eat fruit is a bit of a struggle.


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Doing the Bacofoil Baco-Shake 

27 Mar 17

*A collaborative post As a busy Mummy of one, time is usually against me.


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 4 – 2017) 

26 Mar 17

Welcome back to #SlimmingSunday, the new weightloss, fitness and healthy lifestyle linky with me, MrsShilts and Michelle from Mummy From The Heart.


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Truckfest Peterborough, revving into action in April 

24 Mar 17

*An awareness post Family day outs can come in all shapes and sizes.


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Looking after the family’s ears with Earex 

24 Mar 17

*Post in collaboration with Earex Ears.


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Celebrating Mothers Day with Tesco 

23 Mar 17

*A collaborative post in partnership with Tesco In case you had forgotten, it’s Mothers Day this coming Sunday and it’s the one day of the year when Mums really should come first.


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Meal Planning Monday 20th March 2017 

20 Mar 17

I didn’t get chance to write up last week’s meal planning post.


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An afternoon of family fun at Hollywood Bowl Birmingham 

19 Mar 17

Last Sunday, we were invited over to Hollywood Bowl Birmingham for an afternoon of tenpin bowling.


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 3 – 2017) 

19 Mar 17

It’s Sunday which means it’s #SlimmingSunday here on Life According to MrsShilts.


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Imaginative play with Disney Cars Mack Truck & Diecast Cars 

17 Mar 17

Ever since Olly was a toddler, he’s been a fan of Disney Cars.


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Afternoon tea at Aria | Hyatt Regency, Birmingham 

12 Mar 17

Last Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting up with friends for afternoon tea and a good catch up.


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#SlimmingSunday (Week 2 – 2017) 

12 Mar 17

Welcome back to #SlimmingSunday, the new weight loss and fitness linky from me, MrsShilts and Michelle from Mummy From The Heart.


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A new way to work out with Fatkiller Club 

12 Mar 17

*A collaborative post As a health-conscious family, we do try and make decisions about our lives that are going to be positive, both in terms of our meals and also our fitness.


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The one with the Greatest Loser award 2017 #SlimmingWorld 

11 Mar 17

Ever since I walked through the doors at my local Slimming World group, I have wanted to do well.


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ChewyMoon Kids Snack Boxes | a review 

10 Mar 17

Whenever we get home from a busy day at work and Olly’s been to pre-school there’s always that lull period.


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A morning with Rush Hair and Beauty, Birmingham 

10 Mar 17

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to spend some time with the team from Rush Hair and Beauty in Birmingham City Centre for a much needed hour of hair pampering.


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Helping kids #DreamBig with Primula and NSPCC 

7 Mar 17

As a parent, naturally I want the best for my son.


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Meal Planning Monday 6th March 2017 

6 Mar 17

This weekend we didn’t write a meal plan as I was away for the weekend with friends but my lovely husband went food shopping (as he always does) and bought our usual groceries; salad, meat, yogurts etc.


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Introducing #SlimmingSunday | a new weight loss linky 

5 Mar 17

Hello, welcome to #SlimmingSunday, the new linky from Michelle at Mummy From The Heart and me, Emma at Life According to MrsShilts.


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We would love a Mark Warner moment #MarkWarnerMum 

28 Feb 17

You may have heard that Mark Warner are on the lookout for family ambassadors for 2017.


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The Me and Mine Project {February 2017} 

28 Feb 17

February has been a really good month for us.


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10 things that made me smile | February 2017 

27 Feb 17

February has been a really lovely month for us all.


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Meal Planning Monday 27th February 2017 

27 Feb 17

We skipped Meal Planning Monday last week as it was half term for us but it’s now back to school and back to work and routine awaits.


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BRIO Railway Starter Set and Starter Track Set | review 

26 Feb 17

I‘ve written before that Olly is a huge BRIO trains fan and our Friday afternoons wouldn’t be the same without a complicated railway being laid out on our play room floor.


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Keeping eyewear on trend with Perfect Glasses 

26 Feb 17

*Post written by Shilts If you are a family who depend upon digital devices like we do, it is no great surprise when one or more members of that family require a pair of perfect glasses to function.


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Tools of the {blogging} trade | Venturer Elite S 2-in-1 notebook 

24 Feb 17

As a busy Mum, part-time worker and blogger on the side, I like to make the most of my ‘free’ time.


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A weekend away with the Toyota C-HR 

20 Feb 17

Last weekend we had the pleasure of test driving the new Toyota C-HR, a beautiful beast of a hybrid car that simply wowed me.


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Going back to Edinburgh 

20 Feb 17

Back in December 2004, Greg and I celebrated Hogmanay on Princes Street in Edinburgh.


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Our weekend at Butlin’s Bognor Regis | Part Three 

17 Feb 17

We had premium dining as part of our stay which allowed us to eat in The Deck restaurant for breakfast and dinner.


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Activities for pre-schoolers at Butlin’s Bognor Regis | Part Two 

17 Feb 17

We recently stayed at Butlin’s in Bognor Regis for a weekend of birthday fun for Olly’s fourth birthday.


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A birthday weekend at Butlin’s Bognor Regis | Part One 

17 Feb 17

Last weekend we spent 3 nights at Butlin’s Bognor Regis on the south coast of England.


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My plans for bringing life back into our lounge 

14 Feb 17

*This is a collaborative post At the start of the year we decided to make plans to bring our home into 2017.


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New Year’s resolutions: sorting your home in 2017 

14 Feb 17

*Post in collaboration with Jessica Foreman The arrival of a new year always gives us a great excuse to make some changes.


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A cold February afternoon on the beach with Blacks & Millets 

13 Feb 17

This weekend we have been away on a little mini break to the seaside.







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