On the 7th September 2016 you started your school life in Reception. For some reason I felt nervous, I don't know who starting school is worse for the child or the parent.

This is not the first big change you have experienced, in January I moved your from a private nursery in to a school nursery and I spent the night before you were due to start worried in case I was making the wrong decision because even though you had gained a place in the nursery it didn't automatically guarantee you a place in reception at that same school so what if I was moving you from somewhere you were settled in to this new place with lots of new faces and then I would have to move you again.

You soon settled in to your new school and loved each day playing with your friends and the change in you was amazing to see you were growing and learning new things each day. I knew then that I had made the right decision for you.

Back in June I found out that unfortunately you hadn't got a place in reception at your previous school and you would have to leave behind not only your friends but also your lovely childminder who you loved. I began to feel nervous again at the thought of having to move you in to a brand new school.

We got to have a couple of trips to your new school so that both of us could get to know the school and you liked your new school straight away and by the time the end of the summer holidays you were looking forward to starting your new school but again mummy was nervous.

The 7th of September arrived the day you were to start your new school life and you couldn't wait to get to school. Seeing you in your new uniform made me so proud of you my beautiful boy. I could sense you were slightly nervous about your first day but by the time we got to the school and were waiting for the classroom door to open the nerves were gone and you were keen to get into your new classroom. I didn't want to leave you that morning but you were completely fine and waved me off with a huge smile on your face.

I couldn't be prouder of you my beautiful boy you take the big changes in your stride nothing seems to phase you at all.

Love from mummy
Do you find it difficult to believe that even a busy mother’s life can be full of fun and excitement if she lives it the right way? Yes, you got me correct! A mom’s daily responsibilities of making breakfast for her child or helping her child in studies, all seem to be fun if she herself manages to stay happy always. 

Such happiness can be experienced if a mom engages in something really interesting in her free time after doing the chores. There can be many activities a mom can opt for like watching her favourite tv program, going for a walk, joining her hobby class, taking a beauty therapy service and similar others. 

A daily dose of your favourite program would never fail to relax your mind and surely brings a smile on your face after your hectic routine. A walk for sometime either in mornings or evenings would also refresh you up as you get a chance to take in healthy and fresh air.

A hobby class can also keep you happily engaged in some activity in which you have a passion for and a desire to learn. You can sometimes also go for beauty parlor services to pamper yourself with foot or head massages or others.

Likewise, there so many activities under the sun with which a mother can take a relaxing break every day. But the most exciting activity among them that can delight a mother effortlessly in minutes is a game of online bingo. The world of online bingo showers you with fun-filled games, amazing prizes and promotional offers with witty chat hosts to assist you that simply make your day. 

So if you are a mother today and want something out of the box to chill out with in your break time, then bingo is just the thing for you. Sign up on www.newlookbingo.com and experience the grandeur of online bingo on the popular site. Play, win and get friendly on the same platform- have a memorable motherhood!
Even though I have been a mum for nearly 4 years I still feel like a new mum in many ways, every day is still a learning curve. I still come up against new challenges almost daily and I am sometimes left not knowing what to do for the best. Single parenting can be very lonely at times, don’t get me wrong I have amazing support from my family, friends and boyfriend. However there are times at home when it’s just Thomas and I it can be a struggle especially when he is playing up it can feel like I am banging my head against a brick wall when I am trying to discipline him and I have nobody there to back me up. Plus it gets me down when some days it seems like all I am doing is telling Thomas off for something or other I’m left always playing bad cop.

When it comes to making big decisions in Thomas’s life it is normally left to me I try and involve his dad but I rarely get anything back it’s normally “It’s up to you” Like for example when a place came up and the school nursery I made that decision myself and it was a tough one because even though I knew it would be beneficial for Thomas to be in a school environment he may only be there until the end of this school year and they he may have to start a different school in September. I didn’t know what to do for the best for him and I lay awake the night before he started school wondering if I had made the right decision. Luckily it seems to have been the right decision for Thomas he has settled in really well and has come on leaps and bounds since starting school but there is that worry about what happens when September comes.

Parenting can sometimes feel like you are constantly swimming against a tide when you are trying to get a stroppy threenager to cooperate with you particularly when they maybe don’t fully understand what you are asking of them and this is something that I need to remind myself of more. I don’t want to be a mum who constantly seems to nag and I don’t want Thomas to grow up thinking that all I ever do is moan, but then on the other hand I don’t want him to see me as being a pushover.  I guess it’s all about picking your battles and letting the things that don't really matter slide a little.

Being a mum is one of the hardest, tiring, most rewarding and amazing thing that I have ever and will ever do. Even when I am having a crappy time I still thank my lucky stars that I am a mummy to such a beautiful little boy. With each tough time you go through as a mum they are outweighed by good times. Just one single smile, cuddle or "I love you mummy" and you instantly forget the latest tantrum.

 I’m a big fan of candles all through the year but especially during the Autumn/ Winter months I love the cosy feeling they create. How quickly I go through candles I really begrudge paying Yankee prices for candles as you are just burning money, I much prefer buying cheaper candles which can give off just as much scent as buying a more expensive candle.

Primark have really upped their game with candles lately, well with their homeware in general really but I am particularly enjoying their candles 

My favourite for the scent it this Oriental Spice & Ginger one which is the jam jar style one below the scent is gorgeous and definitely fills the room. I also love the packaging I think it looks really expensive when I saw it was only £3 I had to have it.

Another of my favourites is the tea light holder just behind which is quite old now and unfortunately I don't know if you can still get them but I think it was only £3

Primark also do small candles like the Sea Salt & Lavender one below that was just £1 and they have lots of different fragrances. The scent payoff on these isn't the greatest but they are pretty good for small rooms and for £1 you can't go wrong.

Finally the last candle I have been loving is in a beautiful holder with blue floral decoration on it. The scent on this is Vanilla & Coconut which smells beautiful and even when the candle isn't lit you can still smell it.

Have you tried any candles from Primark what did you think?
I have always wanted to go for Afternoon Tea, so as a treat after my mum's 50th birthday and just before Mother's Day I thought I would treat her and my Nan to afternoon tea. I wanted to take them somewhere a little special as none of us have ever done anything like this before so I chose The Upper House in Barleston and I have heard that there afternoon tea is really nice and a great price too.

The tables were all set out beautifully with locally made tea sets of course I adored this I love anything vintage and cute.

We had a lovely 3 tier cake stand filled with lots of little treats, we all had 4 little sandwich fingers each, there was tuna and cucumber, coronation chicken, cheese and onion and ham.

There were two tiers of beautiful little cakes there was a brownie square each, a Viennese whirl and a mini Victoria sponge and if that wasn't enough after we had finished there were warm fresh out of the oven scones with a choice of raspberry or strawberry jam and clotted cream.

By the end I was definitely suffering from a major sugar rush! In fact I couldn't even finish the scone I was so full. 

The afternoon tea was only £14 per person which I thought was brilliant for the amount you get, we all agreed it was definitely enough for us. The Upper House is also a lovely place we felt so relaxed just sitting having a natter whilst sipping on tea and coffee. If you are local to the Upper House I would definitely recommend booking in for Afternoon Tea it is definitely well worth the money. I'm just wondering when I can go again.

I wanted to share with you my new favourite dress which I recently got from Miss Selfridge. I'm not really much of a Miss Selfridge fan to be honest I can't remember the last time I even stepped inside a shop but. I recently went to my local Outfit store to collect a parcel and thought I would browse the shop whilst I was there.

I spotted this dress and instantly thought it would go perfectly with my leather look jacket

I also those these new ankle boots that I got recently from Topshop. I really needed a new pair of black boots. I've been wearing a previous pair that I got from Tesco last year, or maybe the year before to death and it's really beginning to show so I thought it was time to get some new ones as I know I will definitely get the wear out of them. At under £40 I thought that was a really good price for boots from Topshop.

A few weeks ago I fell in love with this coat from Ark, now sadly Ark has gone in to Administration and so my local store was having a closing down sale and when I went out for a meal a couple of weeks ago with the lovely lady that looks after the marketing for intuPotteries she was wearing this coat and I knew I had to have it.

As soon as I got home I went straight on to Ark's website to look for this leopard print coat but they only had a size 6 which I am definitely not! The next day I went back to town to have a look whether still had this coat in the store and they didn't I was gutted.

A few weeks later I decided to nip in again to see whether they had any and they did! Just one coat left in a size 8 I knew I had to get it and it was a bargain at just £12.50 down from £50. I't quite an over sized coat so even though i'm normally at 10/12 it fits me beautifully.

What do you think? I'ts not to everbody's taste my sister hates it but I love it. It's very out there and quite out of my comfort zone but I love it. Even though I love the pink fur I think that's what drew me to the coat to begin with, it is detachable. I think it will fast become my most worn coat.
A little while ago I was asked if I would like to review a bouquet of flowers from Blossoming Gifts of course what woman doesn't like to receive flowers.
After looking at their website I just couldn't decide which to pick so I asked them if they could surprise me and what a beautiful surprise it was.

I received a beautiful bouquet of avalanche roses, antique carnations and lillies as soon as I opened the box I was hit with a lovely floral scent and I was also very impressed with how the flowers were packaged. I've never actually received flowers this way before so I didn't know what to expect as I know postmen aren't that careful when handling boxes and packages but the flowers were in perfect condition.

What also strikes me when looking at the other bouquets on the website is how they have quite a country chic feel to them with the colours that are used and how the bouquets are arranged they are just so pretty.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner I definitely recommend sending your mum a beautiful bunch of Mother’s Day Flowers from Blossoming gifts and I also have a code which gives you 33% off using BGIFTS33 the only flowers that are exempt is the flowers by post range.

Blossoming Gifts don’t only do flowers they also have a wide range of hampers for everybody’s tastes, wines and personalised gifts it could become your one stop shop for birthdays and other special occasions.