A family of bookworms

February 23, 2015 in child development, education, Shopping by Emma Day

We have become a family of bookworms. I have always loved books, but only really find the time to read, when I travel, which has actually been a fair bit recently. Last year and the year before I attempted the Read52 project… to read 52 books in one year. I
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Does technology make us lonely and needy?

February 22, 2015 in Blogging, controversial, Mental health, Technology by Emma Day

I just read a transcript from a talk at TED by Sherry Turkle and it both fascinated me and resonated deeply with some of my own emotional struggles. I felt compelled to blog about it straight away. It was all about the impact of technology on real life relationships. How
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We know we are a blogging family because…

February 19, 2015 in Blogging, Family, Humour, Technology, Working parent by Emma Day

I’m almost three years into blogging and I love it as much now as I did in the beginning. If not more. I have learnt so much about technology over those three years that I could probably write a book about it. I had never considered myself a pro-blogger before, as I
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Bunny’s first week at a new school

February 12, 2015 in child development, Childhood, education, Family, Parenting, School by Emma Day

Recently we won our appeal to move Bunny from a school 6 miles away (half an hour in traffic), to a school 6 minutes walk away. We were thrilled, but only had a day and a half to get used to the idea, before the move happened. I rushed out and
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Bebo Berude : A parent’s outrage at the new Bebo and an epic #PRfail

February 10, 2015 in controversial, Entertainment, Parenting, rants, Technology, Uncategorized by Emma Day

Bebo, the social network which was hugely popular approximately 8 years ago (when I was pregnant with Bunny), before nosediving into the realms of failure, is back with swagger… and a bad attitude! The online app, is promoting it’s creative avatars, combined with hashtags, which returns images. The new slogan is
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Tiny’s weekend in hospital with Henoch Schonlein Purpura (HSP)

February 9, 2015 in Charity / Awareness, Childhood, Health, Medical, Parenting, toddlers, Twins by Emma Day

Last week, Tiny was poorly. At the start of the week she had a fever and a sore throat, so we kept her dosed up with Calpol and Ibuprofen. On Wednesday night, we took her to the out of hours doctors, when she developed a purple dot rash on her legs, which didn’t
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How voucher codes help us save money on family travel

February 9, 2015 in Shopping by Emma Day

Since having the twins, I have become a much more thrifty person. Twins are expensive, so I have to save money where I can, knowing when to splurge and when to save.   I have figured out which products in the supermarket have value options, which taste just as good
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Snow and the British mentality

February 3, 2015 in Home and Garden, rants by Emma Day

  British people, never fail to amuse me, but it’s when it snows, that they annoy me the most. A lof of us, wait all winter, longing for snow. We look out the window expectantly every morning and feel disappointed when it’s just dismal rain. Those of us with young
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Fish is the dish: Mackerel with spicy citrus cous cous and horseradish potatoes

January 29, 2015 in Food by Emma Day

I was recently challenged by Fish is the Dish to create a recipe using ingredients which I would be sent and would include some type of fish. Many of us don’t get enough fish in our diets and I am a firm believer that omegas carry incredible health benefits. Omega 3
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Merlin Annual Passes – last chance to get the best price for 2015

January 29, 2015 in Childhood, Days out, Entertainment, Holidays, Shopping, Travel by Emma Day

One thing I have ALWAYS wanted to do is get a Merlin annual pass and visit as many Merlin attractions as possible in one year. This year I am doing it! Merlin have 31 Worlds of fun in the UK, including some of my favourites, LEGOLAND, Thorpe Park, Alton Towers,
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