Now that we've found our "forever home" I'm eager to start making it ours! There are so many 'to dos' on our house list but until we've paid the balance on our BIG Disney World holiday we're sticking to affordable smaller jobs. We decided to tackle our front garden (if you can call it that) … Continue reading Our DIY front garden project
Never in a millions did I ever think camping would be something I'd enjoy. I instantly imagined attempting to pee in bushes, washing in nearby rivers, bugs invading my sleeping quarters and wild animals coming for me during the night!! Well I couldn't be any further from the truth! Our good friends invited us to … Continue reading Is Camping the way forward?
I've never been a lover of teeth. As a toddler, my parents tell me that I fell down the outside steps and smashed my baby teeth. Obviously I don't remember this but its evident from old photographs and I wonder if this was a starting point for my bad oral health. I don't remember being … Continue reading Facing my fear of dentists.
Am I normal? Overall my life is fine; I have a healthy & happy little girl, I love my husband and I'm fairly certain he loves me just as much, if not more! We have our own house, several holidays booked and money is never really a problem. Yet I am never happy! I constantly … Continue reading Trying to be more.
Today I finally reached my two stone award at Slimming World! This is HUGE for me, I have attempted SW several times since 2013. My current group must be my fifth or sixth attempt and the most I've ever lost was one and half stone. So today marks a big achievement for me. Its not … Continue reading My slimming journey
You've probably heard about long distance relationships before but what about a long distance marriage? We're what's known as 'married unaccompanied' as we choose NOT to follow John around the UK with his job. Even if it is a self-inflicted decision, it is still extremely difficult. There are many reasons why we do it; to … Continue reading Our long distance marriage
A couple of weeks ago I made an appointment to visit my doctor. I had been having pains in my foot (only my right foot is affected) to the point where it was impossible to walk without limping. It was especially bad if I had just gotten out of bed or gotten up from the … Continue reading Living with Plantar Fasciitis.
We brought our first home in 2013 and when I look back, it really wasn't the right time for us to buy. There were a number of contributing factors as to why we purchased before we were truly ready. I'm not going to discuss the facts of money and mortgages, thats self explanatory. There are … Continue reading What we didn’t consider when buying a house.
As Izzie approaches her 3rd birthday, I've started researching potential nurseries. I've always been adamant that she would only go once she was 'free' thanks to the 15/30hrs childcare offered by the Government. So how do you find THE ONE? First you need to consider availability. Do you need childcare during term time? This will … Continue reading Choosing a Nursery for your toddler.
As my first blog post, I thought introducing myself and the family would be a good place to start. I'm Tiffany, I'm 29. I married John in 2010 and we've lived all over the UK; Hampshire, Somerset & Devon. We had our daughter in 2015 and then decided to settle in Plymouth, UK. I … Continue reading Meet the Parkes.