Ready for New Beginnings!

I have been away a long time now from the ‘blogging community’ and I feel lost and disconnected from my blogger friends. 

I haven’t been away because I no longer want to write or share my day to day going on’s…but simply because it’s been a hectic few months. The last few months have been up down up down and now after so long, I have reached an exciting yet very nervous stage of craziness lol! 

We are MOVING in just over a week to a new county, new town, new home and we can’t bloody wait. We are starting a fresh with everything and it’s about bloody time too. 

Hubby and I have talked for a few years now about whether to move or not. I’m just so bloody happy now to tell people that we have actually done it and we are not scared of change. To some who probably thought ‘your all talk and no action’ well its finally here and we say farewell next Saturday. 

I certainly will miss the lovely school mums Iv grown closer to the last year or so and my special school friends who have been in my life since I moved to London. You will all be missed but we are only 1.5 hours drive away….come visit!!! 

I’m hoping once the move is complete and we have settled well, I will then come back from the dead lol and write again. Much more to talk about too…sun, seasides, jobs, schools, holidays, our home etc! 

Hope to come back soon fresh faced and ready to write! 

    Thanks for reading xox 

D for Dentist Drama!  

So we all pretty much hated the trip to the dentist when we were little, didn’t we? 

I sure did and I remember mum having to bribe me to go. “You can have a toy if you listen at the dentist” 

Oscar my eldest has always been very good going to his check ups and so has my youngest Caitlyn, but all of a sudden the trip we went to 2 weeks ago and the trip we did today was a complete and utter flop. Madam has had a complete breakdown on the dentist chair and refused to have anything prodded in her mouth even if  our dentist is a good friend. 

She was threatened with us saying we would have to take her to the hospital if she doesn’t listen now. That still didn’t make any difference. There was no way she was having her teeth checked. 

Sadly she does need 2 teeth sorted out as she has a hole in each tooth (bad mummy 😪) sweets and treats have been reduced or at least tried to be reduced to ‘not much’ but even that can be tricky. What to do? 

The appointments are rushed and myself and Caitlyn are put under pressure, so we are hoping to have another appointment before we head to Whitstable, taken over two apps and daddy is for sure taking her this time. Is it awful to say that I can’t cope we her melt down. Just hope daddy can do a better job at sorting her out lol! 

Anyway wish us luck😱😢😆😂!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for reading xox 


Remember what’s important…CandidCuddles Quotes!! 

Here are a few quotes Iv seen in the last week and they have really made me stop and think….


This one especially made me think….I should have had the 6 shots this week! It’s been a total roller coaster ride (can’t stand roller coasters anyway) and it’s made me think…what’s meant to be, will be!!   

Wish I worried less. My father says ” Only worry if it’s necessary” but really, I worry about anything and everything! I’m sure I’ll grow out of it lol! 

What qoutes / sayings have you seen that interest you at this moment in time? 

Thanks for reading xox 

Cuddle Fairy

Summer fashion for my boy!! 

Now it’s my boys turn…

If you saw the list of goodies for my daughter then I also have my boys list of summer goodies for boys from H&M.

My son, aswell as my daughter utterly loves H&M. There are such great boys things and fab character t-shirts too.

Nana recently bought Oscar some great bits. Vests, couple sweatshirts, trainers, trousers and a pair of shorts. 

It’s now time I have a look to see what goodies are about for him online. 

Here are 8 bits for boys we like from H&M… 

1) 2 Pack T-Shirts (Grey / Big Hero 6) £9.99

2) T-Shirt with a print (Grey / Star Wars) £5.99

3) T-Shirt with a print (Blue) £5.99

4) Trainers (Black) £14.99

5) Trainers (Dark Blue) £5.99

6) Chino Shorts (Dark Blue) £5.99

7) Slim Jeans (Denim Blue) £12.99

8) Chino Shorts (Dark Blue) £9.99

So this was our summer fashion ideas. Just love all the different designs on the t-shirts. There are even more fab tops for all the boys out there. 

What are your favourites?! 

Thanks for reading xox 

Summer fashion for little ladies-SORTED!!

Spring has sprung and summer is closely upon us. 

Can’t believe how quick this year has gone already and now that the sun is shining and the chance to be out in the parks and green open spaces gets me all too excited about the summer. 

I get really excited about the summer, but most importantly my little girl is happy to just break out into her summer dresses and sandals. 

Our favourite shop as a family has got to be H&M. They have a fab summer collection and kids clothes are so simple and stylish. 

After nana bought the kids clothes a couple weeks ago from H&M….thanks nana! I have taken the time to have a browse online and see what they have for little ladies. Here are my favourite bits for Caitlyn. 


1) Jersey Dreas (Light Beige Marl) £3.99

2) Jersey Dress (Light Pink) £2.99 

3) Frilled Dress (Light Blue) £2.99

4) Sandals (Gold) £7.99

5) Patterned Trainers (White) £7.99

6) Sleeveless Top with a Print (White/Leapord Print) £3.99

7) Denim Shorts (Blue) £5.99 

8) Cotton Cardigan (Light Pink) £9.99

Thanks to H&M, we have summer sorted for my little girl. 

Thanks for reading xox 

Weekly Meal Plan – WK 8th June! 

Seen as I’m the one that has to complete the food shop daily/weekly…I seem to have to decide what we have for breakfast/lunch and dinner!!! Booooooo!! 

I hate having to decide what to make for dinner EVERY NIGHT, so that’s why I’m only popping on our dinner diary for the week. Breakfast normally means slices of toast for hubby and I and weetabix for the kids. Lunches are sandwiches and kids eat at nursery/school. 

I’m constantly asking friends what they are having cos people, I need ideas lol! 

Monday – spaghetti bolognese with garlic bread 

Tueaday – pork chops, mash potato and veggies (gravy) 

Wednesday – sweet and sour chicken and rice 

Thursday – spaghetti carbonara 

Friday – pizza 

Saturday – sausages and mash 

Sunday – gammon roast, roast potatos and veggies 

So that’s what we are having this week. 

Hubby is away so it’s just me and the kids being fed. Hubby is being fed by the hotel-lucky bugger! 

Let me know what your cooking up this week….new ideas welcome!! 

Thanks for reading xox 

Wedding Day Memories 

Recently hubby and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. 

Now they say there is the 7 year itch…that’s not happening to us this time. We are looking into the future and plan a big move with our big family and know it’s going to be a good one for us. 

Now our wedding day was a very special day for the both of us. It was filled with happiness and joy with our special family. Our wedding was very small but still oh so special. 

Venue : Hotel Izulu South Africa 

Date : 10th May 2008 at 3pm 

Our reception area in the Lapa at Hotel IZulu. 

Theme: Simple Elegance    

My favourite instrument is the Saxaphone so it needed to be there at the wedding. Such a beautiful sound. 

Our menu was very much South African. 

Our food was a buffet style with North African Leg of Lamb, Durban curry and fillet of beef. 

Our wedding cake was simply amazing. Gorgeous chocolate moose cake! 


Hubby’s bits ready for the big day👞Burberry Touch was my fav aftershave on him. Thank you to Paul Smith for his wedding suit and accessories. 

My shoes from Debenhams Red Herring and the Valentino perfume was my fragrance of choice. 

 My jewellery and tiara and garter were from Debenhams too 💟

 I had received this stunning ring from my granny when she passed and chose to have it as my something OLD.  My handsome little boy and I on my wedding day. He was nearly 4 months old! 🚹🚺 Ready for the big moment. Walking with my dad and my bridesmaid Sinead and pageboy Scott (my special cousins)    Saying our vows…    We tied the not!!   

 Mr and Mrs Jackson 💍👰🏼👑

Oscar with mummy and daddy on their wedding day! 🚹🚺🚹  Cutting the cake! 

  Dancing with my special brother! 
 First dance with hubby!  

Our day was special and happy and this is what matters the most. 

One day we hope to renew our vows. 

Thank you for reading xox  

Long summer days are upon us…

So I’m all about ‘Happy Feelings’ at this moment in time. 

I am feeling very happy and relaxed the last few days after a rough and stressful week last week. 

The weather today is making me extra happy and so content. Feels like summer is  right around the corner, just hope it doesn’t change soon. 

Iv added a few qoutes to this weeks linky, so I hope you like them. 

Life sure is better in flip flops.   

Not quite summer just yet but feeling like it this morning!   

I loved this qoute…I feel that driving force works a lot better when the sun is out…don’t you think?  

Now these two pictures…fit perfectly for today. The sun is shining and I am happy☀️   

Thanks for reading xox 

Cuddle Fairy

Whitstable – #TheList

Another hectic week had with the family and a little stressful for me. Some how the kids seem to be annoying me much more and I’m not handling it well….

Anyway back to our week (you can see I need to vent) lol!!!! 

Wednesday saw myself, hubby and madam head off to Whitstable AGAIN.

We had a much more organised visit this time round. No fun had on the beach, although the weather and a picnic on the beach would have been far more inviting. 

This trip included 2 school visits and 3 property viewings. 

School #1 : First choice….

  • Great school. 
  • Friendly staff / atmosphere. 
  • Show around was a success and Caitlyn enjoyed it.
  • Fun and colourful class rooms and good layout. 
  • Well bahavied kids (always a good sign)

We were very happy with the school and the show around was a fun and exciting experience for Caitlyn. Although Oscar was at schoo and unable to view it, we are sure he would like it too. 

School #2 : Second choice….

  • Welcome visit was good and we had a private chat with the headmaster too (bonus) 
  • Old build school so I initially didn’t feel the same way about this school than I did with the other…also seemed a little more untidy 😦 
  • Head seemed involved with what was going on but possibly a little act :-/ (if you know what I mean) 
  • All the staff from years 2 and 6 didn’t seem to be in the room for and 3 classes as they were doing planning in the staff room :/ (not keen) 
  • I liked the fact they had older kids from years 5/6 supporting young children in class with their work. 
  • Lovely outdoor space

After viewing this school we new we much preferred the first one we saw and the fact that we have a friends little one there already made us feel a little more comfortable. They speak highly of the school.

I am just very picky and will pick up on small things I might not like but overall people in whitstable haven’t a bad word to say about any of the schools in the area. We still would rather our first choice, if things were to ever progress. 

The 3 homes we visited weren’t so much of a success….well 2 out of 3 where ok but even those are shortly slipping from our hands. The rental market is very demanding and people are very keen to move into the area. Homes are flying off the shelf very quickly. Fingers crossed we can find somewhere we like and when we need it by. 

So although we enjoyed viewing the schools and homes. We also enjoyed a little bit of play time. Check out the pictures….

                 So a lovely day had…hope to head back again soon 🙂 

The List

Thanks for reading xox