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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can Forest Feast help my children eat vegatebles?

July 13, 2016 admin 0

I sometimes find it difficult to get my boys to eat fruit and vegetables, especially the big one, he likes peas and ….erm…yeah peas just about covers the veg selection. So, like a lot of parents I know I have taken to sneaking them into his meal, sometimes successfully sometime not so much and I am always on the look out for new ways to try and entice my children to up their 5 a day […]

thank the teachers with postsnap

July 7, 2016 admin 0

You might remember that I ordered some fathers day cards from postnap earlier this year, well they have now added thank you cards designed specifically for teachers. What a fab way to say thank you with a personalised card, especially for someone like me who if you follow this blog you will know is a sucker for anything that has been personalised. There are lots of options available, I chose to upload a picture of […]