boys can get along

It turns out my boys can get along

July 30, 2016 admin 0

My boys fight, a lot. It is something that I have just come to accept and I am getting pretty good at zoning it out now and letting them tackle each other to the ground and only intervening if I actually see blood, otherwise they turn on me as if I am the bad guy for trying to keep them alive, so I was kind of dreading our annual holiday. As I planned our holiday […]

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 […]

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 […]

Day out at Loggerheads in North Wales

June 29, 2016 admin 0

Over the last 18 months my husband and I have come to realise that the best days out with our boys are those spent in open spaces. We can admire the scenery whilst the boys can be boys, run, jump, climb and be noisy without fear of judgmental looks from others. We have also discovered that living only 20 minutes from North Wales is a huge bonus as they have loads of amazing and beautiful places to […]

Grow your own tomatoes with Heinz

June 27, 2016 admin 0

In a bid to raise awareness about the benefits of growing your own vegetables and trying to encourage the nation to  get involved, Heinz have produced some beautiful pop up gardens across the country. As a thank you for writing about the gardens the wonderful people at Heinz sent me a pair of  gardening gloves (or at least two left hands) and some packets of tomato seeds to grow with my boys. My boys, like […]

kids parties

A mother’s guilt

June 23, 2016 admin 2

I write this having just completed a twelve hour shift, my babies are already tucked up in bed after daddy has fed, bathed, played with them and completed the bedtime routine. I saw them briefly in a busy haze this morning as we all frantically prepared for the day, throwing cereal in a bowl for one and helping the other put on his socks, a quick kiss goodbye and that’s it. I wont see them […]

strawberry picking - a bucket of strawberries

The strawberry fountain go strawberry picking

June 19, 2016 admin 2

Here at the strawberry fountain headquarters we love nothing more than, well, strawberries, of course! So what better way to spend our father’s day than to go strawberry picking. We headed over to Claremont Farm on the Wirral where you pick a variety of fruits throughout the year, currently available are strawberries and gooseberries, obviously we opted for the strawberries. With a large tub in hand we headed over to the rows and rows of […]

Do all brothers fight?

June 18, 2016 admin 8

I remember a time when my husband and I had the most adorable little boy, with blonde hair and blue eyes and a smile that could light up a room, he got attention everywhere we went. He was a fast developer and a great little companion, although he never, EVER, slept but we looked at him with adoration in our eyes and thought lets give him a baby brother or sister. Lets have another baby, […]

My blogging highlights

April 21, 2016 admin 0

This week I published a piece about how blogging is not  all free stuff and nights away  and it got me thinking about how much cool stuff i have been given for free and the opportunities that have arisen as a result of being a life style blogger. Here are my top 5 ***My children and I got to have a meal in Ginos Manchester restaurant. This was not only an all expenses paid event but my […]