Wicked Wednesday 

“Mummy is just popping to the toilet” 

Toddler comes running in, grabs stool and says “Me watch mummy” 

(Followed by a running commentary) 


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7 signs you’re in your 30’s

I am 32 and have realised that whoever said “30 is where the fun begins” are actually full of shit! There are the odd positives but there are far more negatives when you hit 30! In my case it all went tits up from my 30th birthday.

1) You have a pee and get into bed. All is fine, you sleep all night and drink nothing. Morning comes and you’re desperate for a wee! You may be offered a lie in, but long gone are the days you could just lay in for hours and not visit the loo. No, now, you have to go, or you will piss yourself!

2) Remember when you used to colour your hair for the fun of it? Well now you will be doing it because you need to! Those little grey hairs, or in my case disco fever silver, start to creep out.

3) It takes a decade to get over anything. Remember when you caught a cold but would take a few pills and it’s gone in a couple of days? Now? You get a cold, expect that bastard for 2 weeks!

4) You no longer get asked for ID. Remember when you would get asked for ID and be offended? Of course you looked old enough. Well you wait until you’re no longer asked. It’s not that fun.

5) Your brain is no more. Gone are the days of going shopping without a list or remembering all phone numbers and all birthdays. Now, you need a calendar, Filofax and several notebooks. (The positive to this is you get to spend money of pretty stationary) Now you will find you need lists to try and remember your lists!

6) You see ‘kids’ that you used to babysit and they’re now sporting a beard or are working full time and go out and get pissed on a weekend. And you think surely they’re not old enough for that? I was only in school….how many years ago?! Shit!

7) You go for a night out (And now a meal at a restaurant is also classed as a night out) and you dress appropriately for the weather and you look at ‘girls’ and think “God are they not cold in that?’ or ‘do they not realise how stupid they look with no coat on in this weather?’

You see there are some positives (I won’t list them here as I’m struggling with coming up with any) but there are far more negatives not so good factors about being 30. Anymore you can think of?

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The Butterfly Club by Jacqueline Wilson Book Review 


We were recently sent The Butterfly Club to read.

The blurb:

Tina is a triplet, but she’s always been the odd one out. Her sisters Phil and Maddie are bigger and stronger and better at just about everything. Luckily, they look after teeny-tiny Tina wherever they go – but when the girls start in scary, super-strict Miss Lovejoy’s class, they’re split up, and Tina has to fend for herself for the first time.

Tina is horrified when she’s paired up with angry bully Selma, who nobody wants to be friends with. But when Miss Lovejoy asks them to help her create a butterfly garden in the school playground, Tina discovers she doesn’t always need her sisters – and that there’s a lot more to Selma than first meets the eye.


My daughter has been a fan of Jacqueline Wilson for years so she was eager to give it a read.

I have not read it because it’s not something I think I would enjoy as an adult so I can’t give me opinion on the contents but the cover looks so bright and fun and it’s something I would have picked out if I had seen it on the shelf.


Here’s my daughters review of the book…

I  really enjoyed this book but I knew I would because I’ve liked all of her books. The story line is really good, it’s something that you can imagine would happen in real life. It made me laugh in parts too. It is a bit of a big book but it’s easy to read so doesn’t take too long to read. I would recommend it to my friends. I give it a 4/5


If you like the look of this book, you can get yourself a copy on Amazon



This is not a sponsored post. I was sent this book for the purposes of this review but all words and opinions are my own. 

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Silent Sunday!


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Win Tickets to the Baby and Toddler Show- Sandown Park


Another year and another Baby and Toddler Show. These shows offer parents and parents to be so much, including….

  • More than 150 brands
  • Free goody bag 
  • Best prices guaranteed 
  • Free expert advice workshops
  • Try, compare and buy
  • Free facilities (baby changing and feeding areas)
  • Try a baby carrier for free


Brands include


So if you’re a parent to be, a parent, grandparent of a baby or toddler, this is the place for you!

And I have two tickets up for grabs to one lucky winner :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Saturday is Caption Day!






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Word of the week

ALMOST! It’s almost time for….

No school runs

Lie-ins (sort of) 

Easter eggs

My niece to stay for two weeks

Days out

Bored kids moaning 

And my OH off for a week :) 

The Reading Residence
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Papery Peep

Hello all! We’ve been quite busy on the papery front this month. We’ve had a few book reviews….

Tween has got Shouty Kid 2 coming in the next few days.

Teen was sent The butterfly club (which she’s yet to read) and Geek Girl, you can read the review here 

And I have been sent this one to read



I also had some gorgeous items in my stationary swap. I know that was officially last month but we were both a little late :)

I love the little sticky notes! And the card and envelopes are just beautiful.





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Wicked Wednesday 

When your toddler finds your teen’s shaver and ‘brushes his hair’






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Design Your own T-shirt kits!

We were recently sent a t-shirt for the teen, tween and toddler and some iron on transfers and fabric pens for the kids to design their own t-shirts.

The kids loved the idea of putting their own stamp on a piece of clothing and couldn’t wait to get stuck in! All t-shirts were Fruit of the Loom in white but if you wanted to have a go, they have many more colours on their website http://www.buytshirtsonline.co.uk/ and when t-shirt start from as little as 79p, why wouldn’t you?

All three kids had so much fun designing. I was worried about the iron-on transfers being a pain, but they were so easy, I was pleasantly surprised.



And here are the finished designs, as modelled by the kids :)



This is not a sponsored post. I was sent these items for the purposes of this review but all words and opinions are my own. 



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