Join the Ramblings Family!

If any of you are loyal readers, you’ll know that I’ve been doing this blogging thing for a while now. I just wanted to take the time to say thank you. I work really hard on these posts for you and I work it around being a Mum and a homemaker. People ask me how…

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30 Day Self Care Challenge

Take a second to pat yourself on the back, give yourself a round of applause, pop that bubbly! Because you just survived January 2021!*pause for applause*It can only get easier, right? February is only 28 days, which compared to the 6 years January was, is nothing! The days are getting longer, mother nature is making…

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Cancelling Christmas for Happiness

Yes, that’s right! ME! The ‘Extra’ Christmas girl. The woman who is slowly making her way to becoming Mrs Claus’s replacement, is cancelling Christmas this year. Not because 2020 has finally beaten me, not because I have Covid, not because anyone else has Covid. I have cancelled Christmas because I am DONE sacrificing my mental…

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Dear Mrs Bird Book Review

November’s book in The Ramblings Book Club was ‘Dear Mrs Bird’ by A J Pearce. I thought it suitable to mirror the month of remembrance with a novel set in 1941. I’m glad I did. War is hell, as they say and 2020 has presented it’s own kind of war. A war on something completely…

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Candy Cane Cupcake Recipe

Tis the season to be jolly! Well, that seems to be jolly well hard this year. Although the festive season might seem a little bleak and unpredictable, we can still take comfort at home and celebrate the 2020 way. Just like at the start of lock down when we all put our oven gloves on…

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Under 3 Christmas Gift Guide

My daughter just turned two this month and as I was hunting for Birthday presents for her (and Christmas presents) I noticed it’s really hard to find things suitable for under 3s. Every toy, activity set and art supply seemed to be branded with the 3+ warning. Which leaves what? A cheque? No! So, I…

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Olivia’s 2nd Birthday!

This week, my baby had her 2nd Birthday! That’s crazy to even be able to say that now. I have a 2 year old. Oh yeah, ya know, I have a 2 year old daughter. WHAT?! When??? It’s cliché to say it but those two years have flown by. I’ll be honest, I don’t know…

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Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

A quick and simple slow cooker recipe, perfect for a midweek meal. These meatballs remind me so much of the IKEA meatballs! Bung everything in the slow cooker and serve with pasta, mash or even chips! A crowd pleaser meal that everyone in the family will love! These Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs are a firm…

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