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 […]

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 […]

Stocking fillers for boys

December 18, 2016 admin 0

Although we always put the main presents under the tree, I do love to have a few extra surprises in the stockings for the boys too. Every year I add some chocolates and some candy canes and a few small toys, but I always find it quite difficult to get toys that are reasonably priced and will entertain the boys. This year I have found a whole selection of great stocking filler ideas, here are […]

Smiggle where a smile meets a giggle

July 5, 2016 admin 3

At the weekend my boys and I got to visit the Smiggle store in the Arndale centre at Manchester for a V.I.P blogger event. I made out like it was for the boys but being a teacher I am a bit of a stationery nut so it was as much for me as it was for them. Smiggle, if you haven’t already worked it out, is a stationery shop with the cutest strap line ever […]