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 […]

Games night with Wonky blocks by tactic games

March 19, 2017 admin 0

This year we have started a new tradition, Saturday night is games night and the boys are loving this uninterrupted family time, especially when they are on opposing teams! We have tried out a few new games since Christmas and until now our favourites have been Seagull Splat and Junior Alias. This month we have been very lucky and have been sent a new game from Tactic games, called Wonky Blocks to try out. Wonky blocks is a […]

Draw out and doodle on – A games night review

February 17, 2017 admin 0

Just before Christmas we started a new family tradition, Saturday night is games night.  It brings us all together and ensures we have some quality, technology free, family fun and it has been a huge hit with the boys. A couple of weeks ago the team at Tactic games UK sent us a new game to try out, Junior Draw Out.   The minute the boys knew we had a new game to play they couldn’t […]

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 […]

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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 […]