how to wean your baby

Little Tummy baby food – A review

June 18, 2020 admin 0

We started weaning Layla at 6 months just as we did with the boys but unlike with the boys this time we have done a combination of pureed foods and baby led weaning. We have chosen to do a mix of the two methods for a couple of reasons 1. I find it easier to know how much Layla has actually consumed when using the purees and 2. I do worry about choking when doing […]

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Through Others’ Eyes by Brainstorm Toys

June 7, 2020 admin 0

We love nothing more than a good games night in this house and often try out new board games on the weekends but since lockdown I have been trying to incorporate a few more educational based games to help instil a bit of learning along side the fun for the kids. This week we tried out Through Others’ Eyes by Brainstorm Toys. Through Others’ Eyes is aimed at children over 6, although personally I think […]

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Fun in the sun with Bunch O Balloons by Zuru

June 6, 2020 admin 0

What unprecedented weather we are having this year! I have no idea if it is simply coincidental or if the changes forced upon the world by lockdown have had some sort of impact on our weather but I am certainty not complaining and I am most definitely trying to make the most of all this sunshine whilst it lasts. One of the ways we have been enjoying the sun is by playing in the paddling […]

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What to buy Dad this Father’s Day

June 2, 2020 admin 0

Well isn’t this just  the most bizarre Father’s day we could be having in the UK, a lockdown celebration like no other and one that brings with it lots of questions such as what to buy? And how to celebrate? This year a voucher for a beer tasting evening or tickets to a football match simply wont do, nor can you celebrate with a big family meal at your dads favourite restaurant, unless of course […]

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The Gtech AirRam and multi vacuum review

April 22, 2020 admin 0

A few weeks ago I was very kindly sent the Gtech AirRam and Multi Vacuum combo to review and then life went a little crazy with the corona virus and I put blogging to one side whilst I concentrated on finding a new normal for my family. Now, a few weeks later and settled in to some sort of routine, I have managed to find the time to review our new vacuum and despite my […]

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The Wave Catcher electric scooter by Rollplay

April 17, 2020 admin 1

Lock down is tough. Home schooling is even tougher. But I am forever grateful that during this time we have both a garden and a village that we can use during the day for exercise and I really feel for those that have limited outdoor space they can’t easily access at the moment.  I am feeling even more grateful for the work opportunities that I am still getting, including  the one we have been working […]

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GIGANTOSAURUS The Game – A review by my 7 year old

April 13, 2020 admin 0

A new game has been launched for the Nintendo Switch called Gigantosaurus The Game and it is based on the ever popular Disney program. It is aimed at children from aged 4 and is also available on the Playstation 4, Xbox one and PC. The game allows players to race around the prehistoric land as one of their favourite characters, Tiny, Rocky, Mazu or Bill, as they uncover secrets, solve puzzles and save the day. […]

mother' day gift ideas

Mother’s Day gift ideas

March 1, 2020 admin 0

Mother’s Day is only a matter of weeks a way giving you the perfect excuse to spoil your mum or those you see as a motherly figure in your life. Most mums, myself included, will be happy with anything and truly believe that it is the thought that counts. They will relish those chocolates, admire the flowers and enjoy the wine but if you are looking for something a little bit different then I have […]

YHA Oxford

Our review of YHA Oxford 2020

February 26, 2020 admin 1

Over half term we were invited to stay at YHA Oxford for two nights in one of their family en suite rooms. We have stayed with YHA on a number of occasions over the past three years, in a variety of different accommodation types including; pods, bell tents and even a tipi but we have always been in more rural settings, never a city centre, so I was looking forward to seeing what, if anything, […]

St.Helens Theatre Royal – The Wizard of Oz

February 17, 2020 admin 0

Half term has landed and what better way to spend it than by travelling somewhere over the Runcorn bridge and following the beige brick road of St.Helens  to the bright lights of the Theatre Royal to watch one of their amazing panto’s, The Wizard of Oz.   For anyone not familiar with the age old story of Oz, it follows the dream of a young girl called Dorothy (Mia Molloy) and dog Toto (Buddy) who […]