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  • Live Below The Line Challenge with Send A Cow

    Jess McGlynn March 2, 2015

    Regular readers will know that last November I was invited to go out to Uganda with the anti-poverty charity Send A Cow to see the fantastic work they are doing.  It was an amazing and life changing experience so when they got in touch to…

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  • Me & Mine {February}

    Jess McGlynn March 2, 2015

    This month we have loved:-*A week off for half term.  It was a much needed break for the two smaller people in the house.*Mummy finishing writing her book and getting some amazing feedback from people who have read it for her.*Making the most of the…

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  • Join Us for Nick Jr’s Blaze & the Monster Machines Twitter Party

    Jess McGlynn March 2, 2015

    Come and join us on Friday 6th March for a twitter party celebrating the release of the new Nick Jr show, Blaze and the Monster Machines.Blaze and the Monster Machines is an interactive series for pre-school children and features monster truck Blaze along with his…

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  • My February Reads

    Jess McGlynn February 27, 2015

    After my mammoth reading session in January, I haven’t done so well this month.  I’m blaming half term and now chicken pox for absorbing all my time! I did manage to complete my B for A-Z authors but should really be much further along than…

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  • My Top 5 Kitchen Life Hacks

    Jess McGlynn February 26, 2015

    I am a huge fan of taking shortcuts where possible in the kitchen.  Having two young children, there isn’t always time to do everything ‘properly’ and if you’ve ever seen me make a cake then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about (I go for…

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  • When Chicken Pox Strikes…

    Jess McGlynn February 25, 2015

    We have been more than lucky in the last 6 years when it comes to childhood illnesses.  Aside from the usual snuffles and sniffles, our kids don’t really ‘get’ sick.  I think Meg has vomited once in her whole 6 years and Eli the same.…

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  • Four Things…

    Jess McGlynn February 23, 2015

    I spotted this little questionnaire/meme on Holly’s blog (one of my favourites) and as I am all for procrastinating and not spending time novel writing I thought I’d give it a go.It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these too and it helps lovely…

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  • Me & My Camera…

    Jess McGlynn February 23, 2015

    Since becoming a blogger I have had a love affair with cameras.  I am always feeling the challenge of improving on my photography and capturing our family moments in high quality  and so last year we invested in a bridge camera.  Unfortunately, somehow the quality still…

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  • Review: Ravensburger Alphablocks Giant Floor Puzzle

    Jess McGlynn February 21, 2015

    Regular readers will know that I am not a fan of doing puzzles with my children.  It’s a terrible habit I have of simply lacking the patience needed to sit with them and watch them mash the pieces together.I realised recently, however, that my reluctance…

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  • The One Where…I Finish Writing A Book

    Jess McGlynn February 20, 2015

    Last Saturday I wrote the sentence: ‘Yes,’ she answered, ‘I really think I am.’ …and I sat, and I waited for the fanfare.  This was the final sentence in the novel which has taken me just short of two years to write. Of course there…

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  • Cuerden Valley Park, Chorley

    Jess McGlynn February 18, 2015

    On Sunday we got the first hint of Spring; gorgeous sunshine and mild weather.  It was the ideal opportunity to get on with our mission this year of getting outside more and exploring our local area.Cuerden Valley Park is less than half an hour’s drive…

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