Love and hate

On Sunday morning we had a lovely breakfast in a hotel and on the table they had marmite, not just any marmite it was in my favourite shape~a love heart.

We all know the saying you either love it or hate it. Well on my walk home from work today I was thinking just about general stuff and things that I’ve done or that have happened in my life. Decisions that I made good or bad. Choices I’ve made and paths I have taken.

These become memories some of which I love and some I do indeed hate.

However that’s the amazing thing about life~ the things we do lead us to the places we find ourselves at in different times of our life’s.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but when you look back at certain times which seemed bad then~would you really change them? Those times shape you and make you who you are. Although we cannot go back in time we can learn from these things and use that knowledge to move forwards.

Life is a learning curve, every day we are presented with new twists and turns to negotiate, it’s full of what ifs and maybes.

Life is what you make of it ,follow your heart, look forwards and smile.

Forgive others and apologise when you need to. Love well and with all of your heart.

Happy #humpday ❤️x



Some days you just have to laugh or you might well cry. Today which happens to be Monday was one of those days or should I say mornings.

It started off fairly normally, with me rolling out of bed and heading to the kitchen in search of coffee, everyone knows I’m best not spoken to until I at least have a cup in my hand!

It was at this point that I was greeted if you can call it a greeting by the whirlwind that is my teenage daughter. I decided that a new nickname was appropriate for her today and that became my status update over on ‘Crazy little thing called love’s’Facebook page~if you don’t already you can find and follow me here

Because sometimes laughter is the best medicine and the only way of surviving in this house at times!

After leaving the house with a flick of her hair and a door slam I sighed and rushed to get myself moving too.

I can’t lie I then spent most of the day like an over excited child looking for the snow and becoming very excited each time a flake or two fluttered about outside.

Needless to say I’m thoroughly disappointed that at the moment we are seriously lacking in the white stuff but who knows what tomorrow will bring.

This evening after having a nice roast dinner, my boy was helping me dry up and put the plates away, just as I dared to think I might be close to plonking myself on the sofa with yet another coffee (I’ve actually lost count of how many I’ve had today~oops) the kitchen was filled with a loud sound which was far worse than any of my appalling renditions, yep you’ve got it~it was the sound of falling plates out of the cupboard, as ever it felt like slow motion as a few tumbled out along with a glass casserole dish.

Fortunately there was only two casualties one plate and the casserole dish, we had both jumped out of the way and thus avoided any flying glass or China thankfully. I then spent what felt like an age picking it up and then sweeping and hoovering up all the little bits.

On the plus side I didn’t have to endure the sauna conditions we also know as swimming lessons, every cloud really does have a silver lining and all that.

I’m now contemplating whether watching ‘call the midwife’ in bed is a good idea or if I should play it safe and stick with ‘eastenders’. Decisions, decisions~ I’m not sure if I can cope with anymore emotional drama today!

Here’s hoping your Monday has been good to you and that your keeping warm in this freezing weather.❤️x


As I’m sure you’ll all very much aware it’s Sunday night already and the end of another weekend.

It’s been a very lovely weekend for us, we were lucky enough to have a night away last night and stayed at a nice hotel.

It was just so nice and relaxing, really nice to have some time on our own to recharge our batteries and chill out.

The view from our room was beautiful, seeing the pier all lit up in the evening was fab and watching the sun rise over it this morning was just stunning.

We braved the strong wind which was freezing and managed to walk along the pier without getting blown away! This was followed by a wander into town for some yummy dinner.

Whilst I managed to finish my Prosecco with raspberry and mint, the pizza beat me (it was delicious though). We headed back to our room for coffee and a box of Toffifee (I had to double check the spelling for that hee hee), which we spotted whilst out and decided we had to have.

After a very nice breakfast we headed home~back to reality with a bump, ironing and fixing the car, no rest for the wicked hey!

I’m now keeping a close eye on the weather and the promise of snow~the sledges are easily accessible in the garage and ready to go at a moments notice should the need arise! I guess as with everything we will just have to wait and see.

Happy Sunday everyone. ❤️x

Dreams can come true…

I’ve been sat here listening to ‘A million dreams’ from the greatest showman.

I love that film and I love the songs too, this one in particular.

I feel it captures the essence of life, that surely it’s never too late to dream and plan for the life you want, things you want to achieve.

It’s no secret that I’m now 40yrs eek how did that happen?! I’m sure last time I checked I was only 21yrs, still there are lots of things I’m looking forward to planning.

Sometimes life has different things in store to what you may have hoped/wished for. It can set you on an unexpected path, but who knows where that path may lead and what journey you might find yourself travelling.

Dream big and go for it, if some thing Is good grab it with both hands and hold on tight. After all you’ll never know unless you try. ❤️x

Crazy little thing does GoApe

We have been very lucky to have a fabulous family afternoon at GoApe at the beautiful Tilgate Park in Crawley.

The sun was shining and it was a lovely day, Nanny and Grandad came along to spectate and generally give advice from the ground below with their feet firmly planted on it!

We received a warm welcome and after reading through some safety instructions we were given wrist bands and off we went to get our safety harnesses on.

This part complete we were given instructions of how to use the equipment safely and shown how to move around whilst safely attached at all times.

We lined up and off we went, the children are 3yrs,7yrs,11yrs and 13yrs they confidently got started, lots of smiles all round having been very excited for this day to arrive.

It’s fair to say I’m not keen on heights at all but it’s something I’ve always wanted to try, I did ask several times if there was any other way of getting down and also what would happen if I fell off! I was reassured that I would be fine as I was completely harnessed and clipped onto the equipment at all times.

Whilst the kids zoomed around the course I took a more leisurely pace stopping to call down to Mum and Dad a few times and to also try to adjust my jumper(to cover my backside) as I was very aware of my lovely boyfriend behind me wearing the go pro hee hee.

The course was fab and at the end the zip wire proved to be a big hit all round even with me, I loved it and although I probably had the most ungraceful landing it was definitely one of my favourite parts.

The scenery was beautiful, being up in the trees in the sunshine together as a family was great, everyone working together and encouraging one and another long as we went round.

I was so proud of each and everyone of them as I took a moment to watch them, climbing, stretching and swinging through the great outdoors with massive smiles on their faces. Who could ask for more.

We love to get out and about and this really was a memory making afternoon.

So on behalf of myself and all of us here at ‘crazy little thing called love’

thank you so much for having us, we can’t wait to do it again.

Last but by no means least I must also give a big shout out to the instructor who came up and helped me finish the last bit of the course, and to all the other fab instructors at GoApe Tilgate. ❤️x

Sleepless Wonder

This sleep business or indeed lack of really isn’t much fun. Just lately it’s lured me into a false sense of security I’ve been happily going to bed earlier and pretty much having some good nights sleep.

However last night had different ideas for me and I awoke after probably only an hours sleep having had one of the most frightening night terrors I’ve had in a very long time.

I was screaming (goodness knows what the neighbours must think!) and had thrown the pillows and duvet all over the place. I couldn’t get back to sleep for a while because my heart was racing it really was horrible. Tonight I’m finding it hard to nod off, so I decided to do one of my favourite things and write. I find it calming and it also clears my head.

I’m hoping that having done that and after a few pages of my book, tonight will be better.

Wishing you all sweet dreams.❤️x

Half~Term Happiness

So today’s been a fairly rubbish day all in all with yet more problems with the car I’m sure I’ve jinxed the poor thing! However I have decided not to dwell on that and the things I can’t change right now so I’m sharing something happy about our lovely half~term because that was full of smiles and happy things.

Half term where have you gone, Half term it’s been much fun.

There’s been laughter, there’s been tears (from me anyway!) I even had a go at conquering one of my fears.

We’ve been football playing, roller~skating, making play dough as well as baking.

Not to forget high up in the trees this really made me go weak at the knees!

The cinema was so good we had to go and visit twice~that was really nice.

Above all else it’s been togetherness that has made me smile it’s been lovely to have extra time together for a while.

So now it’s Sunday and so it seems that early nights are needed and plenty of sweet dreams, to get set for the week ahead.

I know I certainly need my bed!❤️X




Ultimate Spy Bag

Who can resist this fantastic ultimate spy bag from project Mc 2, from the popular series on Netflix.

The spy bag comes complete with lots of exciting gadgets including the very cool and very popular finger print kit!

Let’s not forget the magnifying glass, secret message launcher and of course the decoder ring to name but a few of the wonderful items.

You can also download the Project Mc 2 app to increase the fun and test out your skills.

With all this and a lovely spy bag to keep it all in, young minds can keep busy inspecting clues and testing evidence all the while extending science and investigation skills.

All in all this wonderful set contains all you need to bring being a spy to life just like your favourite characters.

*The ultimate spy bag was sent to us to review, all opinions are my own.*

VR Glasses Review

Half~Term is well and truly upon us and we have been busy dodging the very wet and cold weather we have been typically having.

We have been lucky enough to recieve a Trust GXT 720 VR Headset from Maplin to enjoy.

Both the children and myself have had lots of fun with this, it’s easy to use and we have found various apps to download and play.

The picture quality is very clear and we found ourselves transported and fully absorbed in a range of activities. The headset is fully adjustable making it easily accessible for various ages.

Our personal favourite has to be the roller coaster ride~you felt that you were actually riding it and we even got Nanny and Grandad involved, both gave it a big thumbs up!

The VR glasses get our vote for all round fun and entertainment.❤️x

*this product was sent to us to review, all views are my own*