Legoland, London and Laughter

We had a short holiday last week, just a few days away, but it was still our main break this summer, as we have other little treats planned in over the coming weeks. We wanted to take the children to Legoland again, as it’d been a couple of years since we last visited and Little Man is now old enough to go on more rides. We also wanted to take them into London, as we’ve not been for years and I suspected a few shops like the Nickelodeon store and Hamleys would appeal – I was not wrong! So I searched around Read more >

London shopping

I Am Running

My 5-Step Plan To Getting Fit

I was doing pretty well with this. I was using my Fitbit, watching my calorie intake, enjoying my running. And then we had to say goodbye to our beautiful Harry, and everything pretty much went out of the window. After the first few days of barely sleeping or eating, I needed comfort. I am a comfort eater. I am a comfort snuggler down, too. When I’m struggling, I want to be in my PJs eating ice cream, shut away from the outside world. I don’t want to be going out exercising and I couldn’t care less about watching what I’m Read more >


Barbecue Party Review & Giveaway

A few weeks ago we received Barbecue Party, a brand new game from Drumond Park…. We always enjoy our games here, and as this one is brand new, we were keen to give it a go and share our thoughts on it with you… Set Up My tip would be to open this up alone first, or at least not with a toddler about. It doesn’t take long to get it ready, but you will need to stick the eyes on each item, which is fiddly at the best of times, and with a 2 year old desperately trying to Read more >

barbecue party play

funny and unusual kids costume ideas

Funny and Unusual Kids Costume Ideas for Parties

Has your child been invited to a costume party, but you’re not quite sure how to best fit the theme? Or maybe you’re already looking forward to Halloween. A good rule of thumb is not to take fancy dress too seriously; after all, it’s supposed to be fun! So don’t stress, and consider using one of these funny costume ideas, organized by general theme. Image Source: Pixabay Past Decades If you think back to some of the funniest costumes you’ve seen on an adult, there’s a good chance that some of them are throwbacks to past decades. You can apply Read more >


Word of the Week 31/7/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every Read more >

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stationery swap july

Papery Peep July 2015

It’s the last Wednesday of the month, so it must mean that it’s Papery Peep time! A chance for me to talk about my month in paper, and to invite you to come share yours with me, too. We do have the ultimate in ‘papery peeping’ coming up, starting this weekend, too. August sees the return of my #31DaysOfPaper Instagram challenge, and I cannot wait! It’s nice and easy to join in with, using the daily prompts to share a photo with us. All of the details can be found here. Onto this month’s peep, and I thought I’d share Read more >


Fun Kids Clothes from LamaLoli

Have you a Star Wars fan in your house? Or perhaps they are into Frozen, Cars or Hello Kitty? Well, if your kids are anything like mine, they get very excited about being able to actually wear their idols, so when I heard about LamaLoli, I knew it would be a hit…   LamaLoli is home to a huge range of brands, and as well as baby and children’s clothing, they have adult clothes, home-wares, accessories, toys and stationery. From Mickey Mouse to Jurassic Park, they have it covered. Here’s a little selection… We had a voucher to spend, and Read more >

LamaLoli range

Las Vegas

‘If I Could…’

In my head, this is called the Walter Mitty post. You know, the eternal daydreamer, living life through many different guises, though all in his head? I will kick off by saying, though, that unlike Walter, I am actually happy with my life! So accepting that in reality, there’s no-one I’d rather be, or nowhere I’d rather be than right here with my family, this is just a little bit of daydreaming…. If I could live anywhere: I’m thinking Paris. Whilst I’m tempted by sunshine as I do love the summer, I suspect that I’d miss frosty mornings and wrapping Read more >


The Woodland Trust #NatureDetectives

What do you know about the Woodland Trust? If you were anything like me a few weeks ago, your answer may be very little. It turns out that they’re fabulous and fun once you find out a bit more, so I thought I’d share a little about them today with you. The Woodland Trust is Britain’s largest charity protecting our woodland and the wildlife that lives there. Over 250 of our most threatened species depend on our native woods for their survival. Yet in the past 70 years, more than half of our ancient woodland has been destroyed. They are all Read more >

Woodland Trust Goody Bag

star wars

Word of the Week 24/7/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every Read more >


Meadow Kids Mini Crafts Sets Give-Away

I have a lovely treat for you today, a give-away to win some fabulous children’s craft sets, from Meadow Kids. Meadow Kids have a huge range of toys, books and crafts for kids. From bath toys, to puppet books, to floor puzzles and to craft kits, there is plenty to choose from. Meadow Kids focus on creating products suitable for pre-schoolers and Key Stage 1 children, meaning that much of the range appeals and applies to us here. I particularly like the look of The Little Handy Man book for Little Man, a board book complete with moving parts and tools, along Read more >

MK 171 Dinosaurs Mini Stamp Set 1

August #31DaysOfPaper

A 31 Days Of Paper Challenge

I know I tend to launch each month’s challenge on the first Wednesday of that month, but as August’s would ideally begin on the 1st, I thought I’d best tell you about it now. It is back, my papery Instagram challenge is here once more! I know many of you have done this one before, but for those of you who haven’t and fancy joining in, it’s nice and simple. Below are the daily prompts to use throughout August, and you can interpret them however you wish. Take a photo of anything papery that fits with the prompt and share Read more >


Chase Zurg – One For Toy Story Fans!

Little Man absolutely loves Toy Story. He watches the films regularly and plays with the toys pretty much every day. It’s a very rare day here that Woody isn’t bouncing around me as I cook the dinner! So when I spotted the Chase Zurg game from Megableu, I knew we had to give it a go… Turn down the lights and prepare yourself to become the best galaxy warrior!Eliminate them all : Buzz Lightyear turns around and projects the head of Zurg on the wall for a short period of time.The player to blast the most ZURG’ heads will WIN THE Read more >

Playing Chase Zurg

gaming bean bag chair outside

Bean Bag Bazaar Review & Give-Away

We have a new seat in our home, and it’d be fair to say that it’s popular. We have now sat on it in every room of our house and lounged outside on it in the sunshine. Such versatility is not often found in a seat, so that’s my number one reason for getting one of these, a bean bag  from Bean Bag Bazaar… We opted for the lime green gaming bean bag recliner The delivery was within just a couple of days and it arrived in a big box, which was surprisingly light. I’d imagined with a gaming bean Read more >


Word of the Week 17/7/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do normally comment on Read more >

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Harry pictures

Goodbye, My Faithful Friend

We found out last month that Harry our beautiful hound had advanced stage lymphoma. We were told he might have weeks, though it could be months. I hoped for the latter, fate had different plans and opted for the former. Last week he was OK, Saturday he was a little slower but I thought it was the heat affecting him. By Sunday I knew it wasn’t the heat. Our boy, our first baby, had had enough. He was suffering and it was time. I made the call to the vet, then lay down with him on the kitchen floor and Read more >

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