• visit-santa

    Lets visit Santa – how we got into the Christmas spirit

    I remember when I was younger and how exciting it was to visit Santa. Seriously I could make myself ill with excitement, if that’s not dedication to old St Nicholas then I don’t know what is! To mark the first day of December we decided to take Sophia to visit the jolly old dude in the red suite. The time had come to visit Santa This has been booked for a while and we decided to book to visit Santa at the Trump golf club. I’ve never visited the club before but have heard great things. Let me just start off my saying it’s a beautiful place. Our visit with…

  • Motherhood

    October adventures in and around Aberdeen

    I made it my mission to get out and about more with Sophia during her October holidays. We had two weeks to go on adventures together and I wanted to visit places in and around Aberdeen we don’t usually visit. Autumn in Scotland is beautiful. There are plenty choices of activities around Aberdeen, even when the weather is getting on the chilly side. Two weeks, 336 hour’s with a very active five year old! Did I mention that five year olds have loads of energy? Sophia is always on the go and also loves to eat 24/7. Thankfully I had a few tricks up my sleeve to try and tire…

  • Motherhood

    5 things I’m looking forward to this October holidays

    Life has been so hectic recently that I actually didn’t realise the October holidays were about to begin until earlier this week. Usually I’m on count down for different holidays so it was a pleasant surprise when I realised Sophia will be off for two whole weeks. Why do we have October holidays? Fun fact! Once upon a time the October holidays were known as the tattie holidays. That’s potato to you non Scottish folks out there. It was a chance for school kids to earn some money and a huge boost to farmers during their potato harvests. Now a days we don’t pack are kids up and send them…

  • Motherhood

    October update – what we have been up to recently

    It’s been a crazy few months and I’m always torn about if I should do these kind of updates or not. I’m pretty sure I’m just rambling to myself! But even if one person reads this and enjoys it then that is good enough for me. If I can’t ramble on my blog to you then where can I!? Let me take you back to a time when it was hot outside and we didn’t wake up to darkness. You may have read my post about Sophia beginning school way back in August. Well she started school, loves it, has friends and I was just a psychotic over protective mother…

  • Survival list for motherhood

    10 things every mum needs to survive

    Lets talk about survival as a mother! When you become a mum you might have this image in your head that all of a sudden you will have your s**t together. You will have a child and become a domestic goddess over night, right? I can openly tell you that for me this was not the case. In fact five years on and I’m still trying to figure out why my life is a shambles. So what does it take to survive motherhood? Is it possible? Well I think i’m scraping by all right and not totally messing up if I do say so myself. These are 10 things that…

  • Beginning school

    Starting school – my feelings as a parent

    The time has come for Sophia to start school. You would think that I would be totally ready for this. Sophia will be five on the 25th August, she attended the schools nursery for two years and they were fantastic! That still doesn’t mean I feel completely ready to hug her goodbye and send her through the school gates. I will be totally honest I feel quite panicked about this huge milestone in my child’s life. As much as I joke that it means I will get some peace and quiet she is very much my partner in crime and I will be lost without her. School brings a lot…