The 2017 bucket list

January 4, 2017 admin 0

Last year I wrote a 2016 bucket list and then totally forgot all about it, resulting in me completing less than half of it and those i did complete was purely by chance. So this year I have decided to write an other list of things that I would like to see and do throughout 2017 BUT this time I will print a copy off and actually look at it once in a while.   […]

The 2016 bucket list – revisited

January 3, 2017 admin 0

So last January I wrote a bucket list of sorts, 17 things that I wanted to complete before 2017. But truth be told I wrote this list and then completely forgot all about it, in fact I don’t think i actually looked at it again, not once, until now. So at the risk of highlighting just how useless I am and how bloody pointless bucket lists are if you forget you ever wrote one, lets […]

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 […]

Our book advent activity

November 30, 2016 admin 0

One of the activities on my Christmas activity wish list was to do the book advent for the boys and at 9:30pm on the 30th November we were finally ready. Despite me organising the books in advance and trying my best to be organised this year, me and the other half were still frantically wrapping books the night before. No activity in our house is ever complete without a little drama and true to form […]

Our trip to the Wyevale Christmas grotto

November 29, 2016 admin 0

This weekend was the start of our Christmas festivities and no such plans would be complete without a trip to see Father Christmas. We were invited to visit the grotto at Wyevale garden center in Nantwich and the children coldnt wait to tell him what they wanted. We had never been to Wyevale before and were amazed to find that it was so much more than a garden center, with shops, cafes, crazy golf and […]

My trip to the Very dresses event in Liverpool

November 23, 2016 admin 0

One of the best things about blogging is an event, most of mine are usually aimed at the boys. We go  out for the day, or even the night, and eat food and play with plenty of toys.   But last week was totally different, an invite arrived from Very. It was addressed to me and not the boys, and this made me feel rather merry.   It was the Christmas dress preview event, with […]

Christmas activities to do with kids

November 16, 2016 admin 0

This year my children are 6 and 4 and the Christmas magic and belief is all still in tact (I think), but I’m not sure how long it will be till the eldest stops believing. So this year I want to make it as magical as possible and enjoy as many Christmas activities and events as we can before they get too old and too wise. Over the past few years I have seen some […]

Making party planning easier

November 10, 2016 admin 0

Organising a children’s party can be quiet stressful; venue, guest lists, gifts, food, there are so many things to remember. These days it seems like children’s parties are starting to rival some adult events, maybe even some weddings. With parents wanting to out do other parents and children wanting what their friends have had it can all get carried away very quickly and become a very costly affair. We are very lucky that our boys […]

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 […]