Why I hate bonfire night

November 5, 2016 admin 2

Bonfire night used to be on of my favourite nights of the year. Wrapping up warm, getting cosy near the bonfire, playing with sparklers and watching the beautiful displays fly across your head, oh how I used to love it. Now I dread bonfire night, in fact I dread the whole weekend. My eldest is scared of loud noises, always has been. When he was tiny he was frightened of the hover, (a good excuse for […]

Boys are gross

November 2, 2016 admin 4

On Halloween I arranged for my boys to do trick or treating with their friends. I decided to make a few pizzas before we left and even put a few decorations up, however it was NOT a party, I am not a party throwing mum.  But there were 8 boys sat in my dinning room eating pizza, crisps and sweets (oh so healthy) in fancy dress costumes screaming, shouting and laughing so loudly my neighbours […]

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Review Goahead snacks

October 30, 2016 admin 0

As a busy mum, teacher, blogger and student I often find myself eating on the go and when I am out with the boys a bag full of snacks is a must as they never seem to be full. So when Go Ahead asked us to review their #snacksmart range I couldn’t possibly turn them down. Go Ahead is not a new brand to us, we have been buying their crispy slices for as long […]

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Dreaming about my new kitchen

October 26, 2016 admin 0

Our house is a work in progress and I feel it will be for some time but that doesn’t stop me fantasizing about how it will look when it is all finished. At the moment one of my favourite past times is to design and then redesign our kitchen. It goes from country cottage to granite and spot lights in the blink of an eye but one thing that always remains is the array of […]

The great bedroom debacle

October 12, 2016 admin 2

When my husband and I first found out we were expecting our eldest we were shocked to say the least, I was still at University and working part time and we lived in a tiny two bed terraced. Despite the initial shock we soon came round to the idea that two would become three and my much loved study would have to be transformed into a nursery, albeit a small nursery, but a cute little […]

Homemade yoghurt with the Easiyo

October 10, 2016 admin 0

Yoghurt is a firm favourite in our house with both the adults and the children. We have it for breakfast with fruit, as a snack or as a pudding, basically any time, anywhere.  Yoghurt  was one of the first sweet treats that the boys got to taste when I was weaning them and they have loved it ever since, so when the opportunity arose to review an EasiYo yoghurt maker I jumped at the chance. […]

Educational fun with spaceships from happycalc

September 26, 2016 admin 0

When my eldest was little he was jigsaw mad. I remember he had a particular favourite, a 24 piece “In the Night Garden” one, that he learnt to complete by himself, which meant we would sit for ages building and re building this particular puzzle. The tiddler isn’t as keen, he doesn’t have the patience for puzzles but he does enjoy playing games especially if his big brother will help him. So when we were […]

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Mushroom growing with Grocycle

September 23, 2016 admin 1

I try and do new and engaging activities with the boys as often as I can. Activities that are fun but also have some sort of educational value, such as the Heinz tomato growing challenge. The boys and I had fun planting them and  checking on them daily but alas our desire, enthusiasm and willingness to grow food can only take us so far and once our tomatoes grew two inches they stopped and we […]

Proud wifey moment

September 18, 2016 admin 1

This week my husband has completed a mammoth of a challenge, a 328 mile cycle in 3.5 days to raise money for Children in Need. He started training  towards the back end of last year when he was already a keen cycling fan but you wouldn’t have been to far off in thinking that the “fat lad at the back” range was created with him in mind. He was larger than your average cyclist and although he […]

Num Noms take over Bella Italia

September 9, 2016 admin 3

A couple of weeks ago the boys and I were invited to a Num Noms event at Bella Italia. I had no idea what a num nom was but the event included pizza and ice cream so the boys (and I) were sold on the idea. It turns out that num noms are small squishy, stackable toys  that have surprise features, such as stamps and lip balms.     When we arrived at Bella Italia […]