Competition – Win a Curled Up Cat Necklace by Jana Reinhardt

As you know by now I love hosting competitions, and of course entering a few myself! If you have any birthdays coming up, on the lookout for a gift or just want to treat yourself this is one giveaway for you.

I’m pleased to offer a handmade curled up cat necklace to one of you from Jana Reinhardt. It’s worth £89. A curled up sleepy cat pendant, suspended from a fine trace chain. Handmade from solid sterling silver. It’s truly one of a kind.

The perfect little cat measures 13mm across and the chain can be worn at 16 or 18 inches (41 or 46cm).

Win a Curled Up Cat Necklace

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Our Weekend Project – Chicken Coop Building

Over the past few weekends, my husband has been putting together our chicken coop and making a run for my dad’s three hens. As you may have read, I lost my dad 3 months ago and he had a small holding. All of my dad’s life he kept animals. The cattle went at the start of last week and now the last animals to go were the chickens that my mum asked me to have.

Our Weekend Project - Chicken Coop Building

I used to keep my own chickens as a child so she knew I would be very touched to have dads hens. Keeping hens in the garden is pretty easy. I’d rather have them than a cat or dog. They make excellent pets plus give you fresh eggs everyday. Since Sunday when I picked them up we have had two eggs each day.

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Binge Watching With Now TV

On maternity leave with baby girl back in 2016 I was big into binge watching TV box sets during the day. I used to sit on the sofa when my husband went back to work watching Game of Thrones, 24, Lost and Friends. Cuddling up breastfeeding a newborn is the best.

This time around with a toddler a well, I can’t do that during the day. All I’m watching is Paw Patrol and Fireman Sam! But in the evenings, well some of them, while baby dottie is cluster feeding on the boob the box sets are back.

Thanks to NOW TV who sent us their swanky new smart stick we are binge watching Grey’s Anatomy. Right from the start. I have seen some of the episodes before but watching a load in one go is awesome.

Binge watching with now tv - smart stick

Binge watching with Now TV

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The Grandma Z Blog Tour

Today It’s my turn for the blog Tour of Grandma Z by Daniel Gray-Barnett. A wonderful debut children’s book that will appeal to everyone.

Grandma Z

Book Description

On an ordinary day, in an even more ordinary town, it was Albert’s birthday.

When Grandma Z roars into town on her motorcycle, Albert is swept up in a very extraordinary adventure. Life may never be the same again!

This glorious debut from Daniel Gray-Barnett is filled with wonder, imagination, and a wild, magical spirit that will thrill young and old.

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The Pros and Cons of having a Third Child

I have a 2 year old and a 11 week old. Two children. An even number. Would I consider having a third child? What are the pros and cons of having a third child? I’m the second of four. My mum had us three girls before having a boy. As you can see I’m from a family of six and wouldn’t have changed it for the world. I was great fun growing up in a large family. We obviously were not The Duggars thats crazy!

Pros and Cons of having a Third Child

But would having just one more baby enrich our lives further?

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Blog Tour: The Distance Between Us

Today it’s my turn to be on the blog tour for The Distance Between Us by Georgie Capron. Before you read my review here is a little about this fantastic read.

The Distance Between Us by Georgie Capron

Book Description

Tasha knows that she should count her blessings: married for eleven years, mother to three healthy children, she should be content with her lot. However, feelings of frustration have settled over her like a dark cloud. Despite living under the same roof and sharing the same bed, Tasha has never felt so distant from her husband, Charlie. She feels worn down by the mental load of motherhood, drowning in the never-ending chores that keep the family and household afloat. Most of all she worries that her once happy marriage is slipping away from her.

Tasha longs for something to change, but when change comes calling will it really be the answer she was hoping for? And is it possible to fall in love with the same person twice?

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