Author Archives: over40andamumtoone

About over40andamumtoone

I'm an over 50 mum to one, sharing my adventures with my 11 year old son

I am moving – please follow me ……

Well, the last six months have been amazing!!  and I’ve finally taken the plunge and am moving to a self hosted website – steep learning curve, lots of hair pulling and a bit of swearing last night, but it’s there.  … Continue reading

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The Charcoal Challenge

We were recently given £50.00 by Money to host a Barbecue as part of their Charcoal Challenge competition. Shock horror – but we don’t actually own a BBQ!  We have a very small patio and limited space, so have … Continue reading

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#Magic Moments – a sleeping Monkey

My Magic Moment for this week is a nightly moment, a moment I treasure and one I would love to capture in a photograph but I’m always to worried about disturbing the moment. Monkey is very good at going to … Continue reading

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Fresh Gourmet – a new take on croutons and toppings

I’m always one to try something new, although I’m certainly no Masterchef in the making!  I received a parcel a couple of weeks ago with some products from Fresh Gourmet – the number one brand of croutons and toppings in … Continue reading

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Photo of the week – Strawberry picking

We’ve been growing our own fruit and veg as you’ll all know, I needed to pick a photo of the week and decided on this one, taken of Monkey earlier this week, picking his own strawberries. Linking up with Team … Continue reading

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#CountryKids Fun in the Sun

We’ve spent most of our free time this week at home, in the garden, and specifically in the paddling pool! So nice to finally get it out, pump it up and fill it with water, and on Monkey’s request, top … Continue reading

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Any one for a curry tonight?

I don’t know about you but I love a good Indian curry, luckily Monkey seems to like them too.  Once a month some of my girl friends come over for the evening and we order an Indian delivery service – … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Snowballs / Goodnight Little One – Book Buddies Review for Parragon Books

We are thrilled to be a part of the Book Buddies team working with Parragon Books. Yes, I think you all know by now that Monkey and I have a slight obsession for books, I’m seriously thinking that our spare … Continue reading

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RSPB – Giving Nature a Home

I am so thrilled that Monkey and I are going to be working with the RSPB on an ongoing basis, talking about their campaigns and sharing some of their ideas on things we can all do to bring nature into … Continue reading

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Jump Up and Join In – Reading, Music, Singing and soon to be an App

Earlier this week Monkey and I were invited to London by Egmont to meet Carrie and David Grant, and to hear about Jump Up and Join In – otherwise known as #juji. Based on six energetic picture books, JUJI is … Continue reading

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