Ships Ahoy! Fergus Ferry Reading Apps


Fergus Ferry Reading AppsTeaching your children to read is one of life’s most amazing moments and such a vital skill – watching Roo develop a love of books has been such a joy and we have a mix of books and reading apps that we love on our iPad and both have their place in teaching her to read.

So I am delighted to have joined up with the fabulous team at Fergus Ferry to tell you all about their brilliant iPad and iPhone reading apps for children.  Fergus Ferry is a new app for children aged 2 to 6 years old and as a  celebration of the new app it is currently available to download for FREE from the iTunes app store until the end of January, that is a HUGE saving because you get all 24 Fergus Ferry eBooks that are worth $89!

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It’s About Trust….


being a parent is about trustTomorrow is Monday, not a significant day as far as I am aware in the yearly calendar of 2014.  We will all get up and go to work or do our thing in the same way we always do and many of us will make little achievements throughout the day that make us smile.

Come 5pm ‘the official clocking off time’ many of us will heave a sigh of relief, utter the words ‘Phew! One day closer to the weekend’ and head home.  Those stay at home parents will rejoice as their partner walks through the door and they can slink off to a corner and have five minutes of peace without being interrupted by the sticky mitts of small people.

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My Word for 2014


an outlook for 2014Everyone always makes resolutions but in reality how many of us actually stick with them. It’s harder to break something than to make something so for 2014 I am doing more of what I did in 2013 because it worked pretty well for me.

However what I am doing is adopting a word. One word that for 2014 I will apply to all aspects of my life. That word is….

indulgeSo whether that’s indulging myself in some ‘me time’ to make sure my batteries are topped up to continue to be a good mum to Miss Roo, or indulging those who I care about with my company, a shoulder to cry on a person to hug or an ear to listen, or indulging my daughter with my time and my love I think this word sums up that life is there to be enjoyed and to get the most out of it sometimes you need to completely give your all to something.

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Foodie Indulgence at A-Frame


where to eat in Santa MonicaI love food, whether it’s cooking or eating I get a real pleasure out of both and love trying new tastes, dining with friends and finding places a little bit different.  Last night was a total foodie indulgence night as my Aunty Wade (my sister in law) headed out in a taxi down to one of her favourite places to eat in the Santa Monica area A-Frame.

Situated out in Culver City this restaurant describes itself as Korean-Fusion food….not a term I am familiar with or have indeed tried but I was told that the ‘ribs were awesome and like nothing back in the UK’.  A-Frame is the brainchild of Roy Choi and prides itself on being a laid back eating house where food comes first and egos stay in the car park.  It’s simple unpretentious decor, long wooden benches, simple tables and cute vintage tin can plates make it clear that dining at A-Frame is about making it a ‘friendly affair’ and getting people back to that spirit of plate sharing dishes and mixing it up with their menu choices.

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