Liked and Loved

I’m not sure where February disappeared to but here are some things I liked and loved during the month that was!


My #incowrimo2017 spread is filling up nicely!! #incowrimo #bulletjournal #bujojunkies #penpals

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I’m taking part in INCOWRIMO for the first time! I haven’t managed to get a letter done daily but I have managed to write over 20 letters/cards so far and the final batch is going out this week!

Sisterly Love

It was half term last week and I had three days off. It was a struggle watching after both girls because oh my god they’re naughty together! However, there was a few moments that were just lovely. For example, I dressed both in my t-shirts and Little Miss started posing. I then caught Miss Mostyn copying her and it was just so hilarious and lovely all at the same time. I caught some fantastic photos. Shame I can’t share them here.

Slate Museum Visit

On Friday it was just me and Little Miss so we took a trip to the Slate Museum as there was a model railway exhibition. Little Miss wasn’t interested in the model trains but we did enjoy going on the small train. I took her around the Fron Haul houses which was more for me than her. If she hadn’t have run off I would have loved to watch the video of the making of the houses. Pretty sure I would be in the background somewhere!

Picnic Lunch

Llanberis Lake

Whilst at the Slate Museum we had a picnic by the lake. Just Little Miss and I. Talk about a lunch with a view! It was lovely!

Work Meal at Dylan’s

Not entirely sure why it was decided to go out but we went for a post self assessment meal to Dylan’s in Criccieth. I decided not to have a starter as there wasn’t anything too appealing so instead I went for the steak. I did ask work if I could have it since it was around £21 but as my boss pointed out, I don’t drink so the alcohol bill from me would be zero!! It was SO nice! It was a really fun night as well!

Birthday Parties

Attended a few kiddies birthday parties including one at Glasu in Pwllheli. It’s a lovely little ice cream parlour and I will certainly be going back.

How was February for you?

A Cornish Mum

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Stationery Wishlist

This week’s Planner Girls Collective post was budget craft ideas but I’m changing it up to being my current stationery wishlist. I don’t have any budget craft ideas at the moment…. not unless colouring in kids colouring books count?! No instead, here’s my current stationery wishlist.

Star Wars Notebooks

Star Wars Princess Leia Notebook

I’ll be honest and say I am not a huuuuge fan of Star Wars BUT I have to admit that the Princess Leia notebook looks ace! She has some sass! And I’m totally loving her kimono outfit.

Star Wars Stationery Range

It’s a new range of stationery coming out soon from Paladone. It features the above notebook, some other notebooks, awesome Star Wars sticky notes (I am SO getting a set to jazz up files at work!), and a cute little stationery set which I believe includes some washi tape. I may just have to buy a set for the washi!!

Tombow Pastel Pens

As you may know, I’m a member of the Boho Berry Tribe on Facebook. And I can tell you there is a fair amount of lusting after these Tombow pens! It’s all Kara’s fault because she uses them a lot in her bullet journal. Trouble is they’re expensive but they look good quality! I’ve managed to collect enough Swagbucks now to get an Amazon voucher so will go towards buying a set of these beauties.

Moleskine Dotted Notebook

I currently have an A6 dotted Moleskine notebook as my bullet journal. I love it!!! The only problem I have is that the A6 version is a tiniest bit small so I think next time I’d rather an A5 version.

Planner Girls Collective

Check out these lovely lasses….

The Stationery Geekette / A Beautiful Plan  / UglyBugPlans / The Vintage Planner / Rebecca Project Life / zzz0eee / PlannerMontanah / An Ocean Glimmer / Kerry May Makes / A Life Lived in Words /A Ska Loving Geek / The Royal Planner Blog / Plan With Hannah / My Chaotically Eclectic Life

What’s on your stationery wishlist?


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Ho to tell when your child is ready to learn to drive

I was recently thinking back to days of learning to drive. Most 17 year olds are eager to jump in the car and get started. Personally, I wasn’t that eager but from listening to some conversations of teens at the bus stop over the last few years, it would seem that they just can’t wait to get a car (ahem for reasons not necessarily linked to driving!!).

How to Tell When Your Child is Ready to Learn to Drive

Just because your teen expresses an interest in learning to drive doesn’t mean they are ready to do so. After all, didn’t that toddler at age two or three pretend to be driving while at play? So then, if being interested in learning to drive doesn’t mean your child is ready to learn, how can you tell they are? There should be a few tell-tale signs that indicate readiness, which you can easily learn to spot.

Driving Lessons for Children

Until your teen is 17, they won’t be getting a driving licence in the UK, but there are schools that teach driving to children as young as 8 years of age. Few countries around the world actually offer classes like these and so you should take advantage of them whenever possible. Why? These instructors will tell you when it comes near the time to take the actual revised driving theory exam whether or not your child is ready and responsible to be behind the wheel of a car. That is the key right then and there. If they cannot be trusted to be responsible enough to be a safe driver, they are not ready. Who would know better than a teacher who has been working with them all along?

Father Knows Best

There was an old American television show way back in the mid-1990s called Father Knows Best. In this show, the children were always getting themselves into situations that dad had to help them out of. Sometimes they didn’t listen and things got out of control quite quickly. This can be similar to seeing whether or not your child is ready to learn to drive. How often do they come to you for help figuring out real-life situations that a bit of thought would help them resolve? How often do they actually take time our of their schedule to practice their driving theory? If you feel your child doesn’t have the cognitive skills to be a safe driver and you have noticed that they are not doing as well as they should on the theory portion when studying, go with your instinct.

I remember when my Dad taught me to drive… it didn’t go down well! I think we were too close and it ended up in blazing rows! NOT what you need behind the wheel. So in the end I opted for professional driving lessons. Should have done that from the start – would have saved a lot of tears!

They Understand the Very Real Difference between Good and Safe

Another misconception many young drivers have is to consider a good driver a safe driver. Just because you can navigate quickly around cones without skidding off the road doesn’t mean you will be a safe driver behind the wheel. A safe driver knows enough not to try navigating those cones in inclement weather, but a good driver may wish to show off his or her skills. Being good doesn’t give you the logical thought processes necessary to being safe. If you feel your child is a good driver but not yet a safe driver, he or she is definitely not ready to be licenced.

Take the time to really know your child’s driving skills before letting them behind a wheel. While it may take some amount of time to help them understand the difference between good and safe, it is your role as a parent to ensure their safety and the safety of others around them. When they are a safe driver, they are ready to take their driving test.

Teaching My Girls to Be Safe Drivers

I know my girls are only 3 and 1.5 but it’s not too early to teach them road safety. My eldest has recently got a scooter which she loves but she fails to review her hazards and so goes careering into people’s legs. She most definitely is not a safe driver at the moment! When the day comes that they start to drive, I will be making sure that they seek professional help! I will not be putting them (or me) through the self learning experience that I had because I don’t want the heartache!

Have you got children of driving age? How were they taught? How did you assess when they were ready to learn to drive?

(This is a collaborative post)


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Valentine's Tag

As it happens we don’t have any plans for Valentine’s this year. Looking back, I’m not entirely sure if we ever have any real plans for Valentine’s. We did once go back to Caer Rhun Hall for a Valentine’s meal but that was 3 years ago and around a month after Little Miss was born. I needed to get out of the house!

No today I have no plans in my planner. Even if I did I would’ve cancelled as I’m full of a headcold and really just want to crawl into bed (to sleep I might add!!). Today has been a struggle… to the point that I didn’t even manage to open my bullet journal! So instead I’m giving you the Valentine’s Tag which I saw someone post on Facebook!

The Valentine’s Tag

  • Anniversary? 8 April 2008
  • Wedding anniversary?  15 September 2012
  • Who asked who out? He asked me out
  • Do you have any children together? Yes two beautiful (but thingy) girls!
  • What about pets? Two mucky pups
  • Did you go to the same school? No
  • Who said I love you first? I think I might have done. Couldn’t tell you when though
  • Who is the most sensitive? We’re both pretty sensitive.
  • Where do you eat out most as a couple? Pizza Hut
  • Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Florida for our honeymoon.
  • Who’s older? Him by about three months
  • Who has the craziest ex? Neither of us
  • Who has the worst temper? Me but he does have a temper
  • Who does the cooking? Pretty equal these days.
  • Who is more social? He is.
  • Who is the neat freak? Hahaha!!
  • Most romantic? Him
  • Who is the most stubborn? Me
  • Who wakes up earlier? Me
  • Who’s the funniest? Hmmm
  • Who has the bigger family? Me
  • How long did it take to get serious? A month!
  • Who eats more? Me
  • Plans date night? We have to!
  • Who was interested first? Him
  • Who’s better with the computer? Me not that he’d agree
  • Who picks where you go to dinner? Joint decision
  • Best driver? Me!!
  • Hogs the remote? Him
  • Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong? Him. I’m never wrong!
  • Who wears the pants in the relationship? Me
  • Who eats more sweets? Me
  • Who cries more? Me
  • Who shows the most affection? Him
  • How long have you been together? 9 years

So that’s our story in brief but I would have a look at The Story Of Us for more in depth knowledge!

Planner Girls Collective

Linking up with fellow PGC bloggers so go check out what they have planned for this day.

The Stationery Geekette / A Beautiful Plan  / UglyBugPlans / The Vintage Planner / Rebecca Project Life / zzz0eee / PlannerMontanah / An Ocean Glimmer / Kerry May Makes / A Life Lived in Words /A Ska Loving Geek / The Royal Planner Blog / Plan With Hannah / My Chaotically Eclectic Life

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? A re you a shower of rose petals, a low key thing or maybe “death to all the Valentine cards” type?!


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First time taking part in My Sunday Photo for a while. I’m going to try and take part weekly from now on. 

Saturday was just me and the girls (human and furry variety). Whilst Dadi’s away the pups shall play! 

Megs had a great time playing and didn’t quite know what to do with herself. 

Gemma on the other hand was a bit overwhelmed so she hid in the play tent. Made for a cute photo! She’s getting a lot of love on Instagram.

How was your weekend?


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