Month: February 2015

Heroes of the City on YouTube

A little over a year ago we were first introduced to Heroes of the City. We received a DVD, book and toys and they went down well with Boo at the time. A year on and Little Man likes them, too, and we’ve also had a chance to play with …

Word of the Week 27/2/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! Thanks to those of you that linked you last week, and being so patient with my blog playing up, it was lovely reading all of your posts. It’s a pleasure to have you all here. If you’re new here, Word of the …

Chinese New Year In Birmingham

At the weekend we took the children to see the Chinese New Year celebrations in Birmingham. We’ve never been and it was to be unlike anything the kids had ever seen, so Boo was really looking forward to it. It takes place each year at Southside, around the Arcadian centre in …

Papery Peep February 2015

Another month has already rolled round, time seems to be flying. As it’s the last Wednesday of the month, it means it’s Papery Peep day, hooray! Time for me to share my month in paper with you and invite you to do the same. Whether it’s an update on your …

A Zazzle Give-Away!

Have you discovered Zazzle yet? It’s the biggest online marketplace for custom goods, and if you do pop over there you’ll see that is really is huge! I’ve been browsing, and truth be told, getting a bit lost over there! There are so many things to choose from, with categories …

Bye Bye, iPhone

I’ve had an iPhone for as long as I can remember. It was my first smartphone, the old iPhone 3G, and since the day that I held that little beauty in my hands, I was an iPhone convert. A little bit in love with them, to be honest. But now, …

The Library

When I was little, and I really can’t be sure how small but I’d guess my memories go back to when I was around 4 or 5, I adored my trips to the library. I can still clearly visualise the picture book area there, along with the comfy and cosy cushions …

TSB Plus Account

As I’ve mentioned before, I used to work in financial services. We advised on mortgages, savings, current accounts, loans and insurances, so I covered the full range, really. It’s given me an appreciation of where I’m best to place money, save money and spend it. It taught me to prioritise paying …

Word of the Week 20/2/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! Thanks to those of you that linked you last week, lovely reading all of your posts. It’s a pleasure to have you all here. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome …

Introducing Melijoe

I love buying new clothes for my children. It’s my weakness, I know, as I’ve mentioned here before. I just struggle to resist. If I’m going to get a little carried away on a splurge, I can pretty much guarantee it’ll be on childrenswear! So today I’m introducing you to the delights …

Nature or Nurture? Chalk and Cheese!

I have two children, as many of you will no doubt know if you drop by here regularly. I love them both equally, of course, and am so very proud of them. They get along really well together, and have many things in common. Their sense of fun, exploration and …

Happy Paper Club

Hello, it’s a papery day here today! I hope everyone’s enjoying this month’s #BringBackPaper challenges and there’s still time to get involved in this month’s stationery swap, too. I have swapped and loved it! I’m not reading as much this month, though I have of course read a couple of …

What Makes A Good Mum?

It’s something that I often wonder. I cannot believe I’m the only one plagued with never-ending mum guilt and worries that I’m getting it wrong. I think I’m doing OK one moment, and then something happens and I’m back to questioning myself again. Am I too strict, am I too …

Sticker Dressing Wartime Fashion Review & Giveaway

When Usborne Publishing got in touch with me recently, about the launch of a new sticker dolly dressing book, I jumped at the chance to review it. We already have several of these sticker books here, as Boo will often choose them when we pop into book shops. I’m always …

Does Your Child Know Road Safety?

Now that we’re out on the school run every day, road safety seems to be a constant talking point for Boo and I. It’s also the main reason that I continue to pop Little Man into his pushchair for it, as I’d fear having to watch the two of them …

Siblings February 2015

My two are very different characters. In Boo, I see more of myself, though with the addition of boundless energy. In Little Man, I see more of the Husband. He is quieter, more reflective, but always with that streak of mischief. But when they’re together, their differences are put aside …

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