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 […]

Encouraging imaginative play with the Itty Bitty teddies by Hallmark

August 2, 2017 admin 0

Have you seen the Itty Bitty collection by Hallmark? They are adorable. They are basically miniature versions of your favourite characters in teddy form and they are extremely cute. You can choose from super heroes to film classics like Star Wars and the Wizard of Oz and the collections are continuing to grow all the time.   The lovely people over at Hallmark sent my boys 6 of the super hero Itty Bittys     […]

Smiggle, stationery that makes us smile

July 12, 2017 admin 0

We were first introduced to the world of Smiggle back in July 2016 when we were invited as a family to the launch of their new range at the their Manchester store. We had a wonderful morning and left with a selection of fun and interesting pieces of stationery and small toys. Since then we have included Smiggle items in the boys Christmas stockings and have purchased items as gifts for their friends birthdays. Since […]

My little rock star

May 8, 2017 admin 0

Since a young age both my boys have had their own style, to a point this has been influenced by us and the clothes we have bought for them but they have both made their preferences known early on. The eldest loved wearing “smart shirts” and as I look back over our family pictures there are numerous snaps of him in various shirt and jean combos and still to this day he will often ask […]

Ustickers saved the day and earned me some mum points

April 28, 2017 admin 0

You can personalise anything and everything these days, in fact I bet there is even a website to personalise your underwear if you so desired. Not that I am complaining I’m a sucker for a personalised gift, maybe not my knickers though. Anyway, personalised items are great keepsakes and are brilliant for sharing memories and being nostalgic but they rarely have an actual use, so I was pretty impressed with myself last week when I […]

Educational quizzes to help prepare for Key stage 2 and beyond

April 22, 2017 admin 6

As a parent and a teacher I am a firm believer that education is important, children should be encouraged to learn both in school and at home. However, I am also a firm believer that education should be fun and that children should learn without realising that they are being taught or lectured at, the stress should be removed and the experience should be enhanced. From reading my blog you will know that I am […]

A mini adventure with YHA

April 14, 2017 admin 2

During the Easter holidays we were lucky enough to be able to fit in a mini adventure to one of our favorite places, the Lake District, which in itself was enough to get the boys excited but what I hadn’t told them was that we would be staying in a tipi, courtesy of the Youth Hostel Association. This I was keeping a surprise until we arrived. I have always been aware of the YHA but it […]

FlipOut V’s Freedome for toddler time sessions

March 25, 2017 admin 0

I absolutely love my Friday fun days with the tiddler and I appreciate them so much more these days knowing that we only have 5 more months before he starts school and our then time together will be limited, as dictated by the education system. During our Fridays we try and have as much fun as possible, we visit the zoo, go swimming, treat ourselves to cakes and milkshakes and have recently found joy in […]