Welcome to my new series for 2015 – From My Bookshelf. As I have mentioned in previous posts my other job is as a School Librarian. I am a fully fledged professionally qualified Librarian; always trying to quash the stereotypical ideas of Librarians (FYI I don’t wear a twin set, I don’t spend all day putting books in order or stamping them). I read a lot and although I already share my favourite books for kids on the blog with my Bedtime Story of the Month series I wanted to share a bit more of my reading world with you.… View Post

I have noticed a lot of bloggers doing their round ups for the year. I love this idea but as I have only been blogging for a year, I don’t have much to compare things with. So instead, I thought I would share with you some of most read posts of 2015 and why I love them too. I published 194 posts last year which with a high maintenance toddler & a part time job I am pretty pleased about. So here we go, my top 10. Post-natal Anxiety & Me – Having A 2nd Child – This was a post very close… View Post

Hi! Remember me?! I may have taken a slight extended break from blogging. I don’t know about you but all routines go  out of the window over the Christmas break and so does all sense of what day it is!! I do know, however that it is New Years Eve and I can’t quite bring myself to post about Christmas in January so here I am. We have had such a lovely Christmas; it has been hectic but also a really lovely relaxing break too. I have been able to catch up with and spend time with friends, spend some… View Post

So we made it! We are in Christmas week. I have an excited 3 year old who simply cannot wait any longer for Santa to come. Almost all of the advent calendar doors have been opened. My wrapping is done and cards have been sent. We have all broken up for our annual 2 week break together. We have done some lovely Christmasey things in the last few weeks to build up to Christmas (concerts, nativities,  buses and letters to Santa to name a few) and we’ve had a ball but we are most definitely ready now! So with a… View Post

Christmas is just full of health and safety nightmares isn’t it?! Although it might not be our first thought we do have to make sure that things like fairy lights are safe and the kitchen is safe for our little people. I was asked by Shields to share my top health and safety tip for Christmas along with some other fab bloggers. Take a look at their Tip Share, there are some great tips; so simple but so easy to forget in the madness of Christmas. This is a collaborative post with Shields.