Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Theatre Royal in St.Helens

December 8, 2017 admin 6

On Wednesday we took the boys to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Theatre Royal in St.Helens. It was the first time we had been to a panto as a family of four because I was worried the tiddler would get bored and the big’un, who doesn’t like loud noises, might get scarred and we would end up leaving half way through, so to say I was a tad nervous was an understatement. […]

Ditch the sugar, grab the granola

December 7, 2017 admin 0

Mornings in our house can be manic sometimes, just like I imagine they are in most homes. Between preparing ourselves for work and helping the boys get ready for school there barley seems any time at all and although we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day sometimes it also needs to be the quickest and that often means cereal or fruit. Earlier this year we decided to ban certain cereals […]

Christmas gift ideas for children

December 4, 2017 admin 0

This year I have decided to do a children’s gift guide instead of a girls and then a boys because quite frankly, it really annoys me when toys are aimed primarily at one gender than another and my boys are made to feel they shouldn’t choose a particular toy, book or hobby. So I have compiled a list of some of the things my boys will be receiving this year. Smiggle back pack Christmas is […]

Is Gel-a-peel just for girls?

November 16, 2017 admin 0

We have recently been sent two gel-a-peel sets to review the first was the Gel-A-Peel 547198E5C Fashion Station    and the second was the colour changing kit.   Gel-a-peel is a selection of liquid gels in a variety of colours that can be manipulated to create various shapes but once dried it goes hard and keeps the shape.  It can be used as a stand alone substance to create jewellery or can be put on fabrics to customise […]

Learning to drive at 5 and 7 with Admiral young driver

November 8, 2017 admin 0

During half term the boys were invited by Admiral young driver  to Manchester for their first driving lesson. Yes, you read that correctly my 5 year old and 7 year old were invited for a driving lesson and boy were they excited. I’m not talking about a go kart lesson or a car that is on rails but a lesson in a firefly care that the boys control themselves.  For all their excitement I was matching […]

5 second rule – A review

November 3, 2017 admin 0

The most recent addition to games night has been 5 second rule by University games. The idea is that you have 5 seconds to list 3 “things”, if you do so correctly you win a point and the person with the most point wins. As with most of the Univeristy Games games that we have played to date the concept is easy to understand, simple to play and lots of fun. Unlike lots of other […]

Googly eyes – A review

October 27, 2017 admin 0

Anyone that regularly reads this blog will know how much we love our games nights, or at least how much we love the idea of them until they result in tears, tantrums and sulks from whoever didn’t win, usually Daddy! Over the past 12 months we have encouraged our boys to play board games on a regular basis in a bid to promote turn taking, sharing and an ability to win and loose with some […]

Num Noms surprise in a jar

October 16, 2017 admin 0

We were first introduced to the Num Nom craze last September when we were invited to a fun filled event at Bella Italia, where the boys played for ages with these tiny little sweet treat styled toys. Since then the boys have often stopped at the Num Noms section in the toy shops and looked at what new products have been added to the range, so when I was asked if I would like to […]

Back to school essentials

August 16, 2017 admin 0

It is that time of year again when parents rejoice at the thought of sending their little darlings back to school for 6 hours a day 5 days a week. It also that time of year when the brand new school run, mums and dads will be preparing to hand over their little tiddlers for the first time. This year I fit into both categories as the eldest will be going into juniors but my […]

Our first bird house project

August 5, 2017 admin 0

When the boys and I sat down to write our summer wish list one of the things the tiddler suggested was to build a bird house and I’ll be honest, this thought filled me with absolute dread, I had no idea where to even start. So when I received an email from Find me a gift asking if we would like to review a couple of their products, one of which just happened to be […]