Coming of Age

As I lay here in my sick bed I am reminded of the disadvantages to your kids starting nursery.

I have been very lucky to spend the first three years of my children’s lives almost exclusively with them. On a couple of occasions they have been put in to a private nursery, but we have benefited from one on one time and it has been amazing. However, come the couple of months before their third birthdays, they, as well as me, have been ready for Nursery to begin.

Surely I am not the only one that looks forward to them finally being eligible for Nursery?

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I won a takeaway……

Ok, so it’s a million miles away from my other posts so far, but the idea is you get a glance in to what goes on in my life so here you are……

Part of my chill out time on a night involves me entering competitions, I don’t go mad but I do like the prospect of winning the odd thing. I have friends who have won allsorts but in our case, the closest we had ever got, up until a few weeks ago, was a bag of plant food!

So the other week, with a glass of wine in hand, I did what I do most nights. Enter competitions……

A couple of days later I got a message from Mr.Men Little Miss.


They informed me that I had won their competition and I had one a Little Miss baby outfit. (Hoping for a baby girl in amongst all the pregnant people I know so I can gift it out).

An hour later I got a message from Smart Hospitality Supplies.


They informed me that I had won 12 A4 table blackboards. Now you may ask what on earth I will do with all of them, I will share that with you soon…..

A couple of days went by and I got a ping on my phone, I had won two tickets too the BST Hyde Park to see Mumford and Sons amongst others. Courtesy of South African Tourism UK.

Now I love Mumford and Sons but due to transport and hotel costs, me going was just not possible so I got in touch with my lovely Uncle and cousin to see if they were free. So they have been gifted the tickets, on the condition I get photos to prove they have had fun.

Then came my takeaway…..the lovely Deborah over at Country Heart and Home, nominated me as deserving a special treat.

I only went and won!

So on a visit to the Metro Centre yesterday, after having lunch at Big Lukes for a blog review, and doing over 10 000 steps around Ikea and the Metro Centre itself, we went to collect my prize.



I have to say the Manager was fantastic. We enjoyed a Coconut Mojito each (mine non alcoholic being the designated driver) whilst awaiting my Takeaway.


The wait for my food wasn’t long, and the smells coming from the bag were amazing. We had a lovely chat with the Manager and came away.


Once getting the kids settled and up to bed I set about the eating part…..WOW……the food was amazing. The meat was lean and moist, the sauces were jam packed with flavour and the portions were good too. What you see in the boxes fed two of us and a little one. (Chicken Satay, Jasmine Rice and Chicken with Garlic and Pepper)


We would most certainly go back again, next time for a sit down meal and maybe even to do a more in depth review…..

Keeping my fingers crossed for another win soon….maybe even another bag of plant food 😉 xxx