Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Theatre Royal in St.Helens

December 8, 2017 admin 6

On Wednesday we took the boys to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Theatre Royal in St.Helens. It was the first time we had been to a panto as a family of four because I was worried the tiddler would get bored and the big’un, who doesn’t like loud noises, might get scarred and we would end up leaving half way through, so to say I was a tad nervous was an understatement. […]

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 […]

5 top tips when buying a family car

November 27, 2017 admin 0

  *This is a sponsored post* We have recently upgraded our family car, or the mum bus, as my brother lovingly nick named it in front of the children who, obviously, have kept the name. But unlike my little bro who can shop for style and speed I am a mum of boys and that means when buying a car I need to shop for size, safety and reliability, gone are the dreams of a […]

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Christmas gift ideas for the men in your life

November 22, 2017 admin 0

So Christmas is just around the corner and my Christmas shopping is now starting to take shape but I always struggle more when buying for the men in my family than I do the women. So I decided to put together a guide full of Christmas gift ideas for the men in your life to help inspire you this Christmas.   For the tech savy Do you have a computer whiz or tech geek in your life? […]

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The easiest way to get festive this Christmas

November 20, 2017 admin 0

Every year at the start of December, maybe even a little earlier, the little village where my family and I live starts to become a winter wonderland of sorts, with decorations popping up all over the place. We have the village lights that run through the main street but we also have an array of decorated houses, some, like ours, have a few strings of lights whereas others will have inflatables, models, and lights galore. Every […]

Is Gel-a-peel just for girls?

November 16, 2017 admin 0

We have recently been sent two gel-a-peel sets to review the first was the Gel-A-Peel 547198E5C Fashion Station    and the second was the colour changing kit.   Gel-a-peel is a selection of liquid gels in a variety of colours that can be manipulated to create various shapes but once dried it goes hard and keeps the shape.  It can be used as a stand alone substance to create jewellery or can be put on fabrics to customise […]

A mug is not just for Christmas

November 13, 2017 admin 0

My Christmas shopping in now well underway, which is surprising as I am never normally this organised but as my love for personalised gifts grow, I know that I have to allow additional time to find, design and order them. Running into the local boots and grabbing a gift set on Christmas eve is great but it doesn’t have the same effect on the gift receiver as when they open a thoughtful, personalised gift such […]

Learning to drive at 5 and 7 with Admiral young driver

November 8, 2017 admin 0

During half term the boys were invited by Admiral young driver  to Manchester for their first driving lesson. Yes, you read that correctly my 5 year old and 7 year old were invited for a driving lesson and boy were they excited. I’m not talking about a go kart lesson or a car that is on rails but a lesson in a firefly care that the boys control themselves.  For all their excitement I was matching […]

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Sherpa, more than just a clothing company

November 7, 2017 admin 0

This week I have been introduced to a new clothing company, Sherpa, but it is a clothing company with a difference and that’s what really caught my eye. The story behind the set up is unusual to say to the least and the ethos of the company is fantastic.   Sherpa  Adventure  Gear  was  founded  in  2004  by   Tashi  Sherpa.  Whilst   he  was  walking  down  the   streets  of  Manhattan,  a  magazine  issue […]

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Googly eyes – A review

October 27, 2017 admin 1

Anyone that regularly reads this blog will know how much we love our games nights, or at least how much we love the idea of them until they result in tears, tantrums, and sulks from whoever didn’t win, usually Daddy! Over the past 12 months we have encouraged our boys to play board games on a regular basis in a bid to promote turn taking, sharing and an ability to win and loose with some […]