I spent the morning wrapping bandages around Little Man today. No, there was no awful accident, he had chosen to go to the World Book Day celebrations at his preschool dressed as Mr Bump. World Book Day is quite a big event in my calendar. I am a School Librarian when I am not on maternity leave so have always celebrated it. Stressful costume finding aside though, celebrating is exactly what we should be doing today. Celebrating reading, books and trying to instil a love of reading in our kids. I spend my professional life trying to get kids to read but… View Post

Do you ever get to the point where your to do list is just too long? I am sat here staring at the list I wrote at the beginning of the week. There isn’t many things ticked off and I am one of those people who writes a couple of things on the list that I have already done so I can tick them off straight away. I am a list maker, it’s how I function. I have lists on my phone, lists on the board in the kitchen, lists in my notepad and then I have lists of the… View Post

‘What are your new years resolutions Rach?’ someone asked me the other day. Argh the dreaded question! Does anyone else feel like that? Don’t get me wrong, I like the feeling that comes with a new year; I’m a planner so I like to be able to look ahead into the year and plan what will happen. The difference with that and sharing it with the whole world or Facebook at least is that it’s private. I write them in my diary or even just keep them in my head but let’s be honest if I do them or not… View Post

*Runs in* I’m back!! Happy New Year! Okay so it’s 5 days into the new year but no more lazy mornings took a bit of getting used to! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas; it feels like a lifetime ago now! I do like a bit of reflection at the beginning of the year so I thought I would share my top 10 most read posts from 2016. I thought twice about doing this post to be honest as it contains some sad memories but this was my year and in a way it sums it all up beautifully.… View Post

So here we are, it’s Christmas Eve and I am about to take a week off the blog. I just wanted to wish everyone a really happy Christmas. I hope it is filled with happy chaos, too much food and a cheeky glass of something. For us, it will be a strange one but I am determined to make it perfect. Happy Christmas!