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Win Smiggle Squishies with The Strawberry Fountain

September 26, 2018 admin 44

If you have kids you will no doubt know what a squishie is, if you have kids and you don’t know what these are then where have you been, you are seriously late to the party! But fear not we can fill you in on everything you need to know and even give you the chance to get your hands on one of these cute little squishies, whether you to choose to keep it for […]

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What do kids need for school?

August 23, 2018 admin 0

The boys, like most other children in the country, go back to school in a couple of weeks, which means right now I am doing the ever crazy back to school shop. Not my favourite past time I can assure you. I have been asked by a few fellow mums whose children start school this September “What do kids need for school?” and so I thought I would write a post outlining everything that I […]

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Swap the screen this Bank Holiday with Smiggle

May 4, 2018 admin 0

This week, 30th April – 6th May, is Screen-free week which is aimed at getting children away from their screens and interacting with the people and the world around them. As a company that is passionate about creativity, Smiggle, have decided to get incolved and are running the smiggle #swapthescreen campaign to help you help your children. The need for campaigns like this is because research suggests that children are now less creative due to […]

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Win with Smiggle and The Strawberry Fountain

April 23, 2018 admin 76

This week is National Stationary week. There seriously is a “National Week” for everything these days (in fact I think there should be a national The Strawberry Fountain day haha).  Some of these days are random, weird and just plain odd but I must admit I quite like the idea of a stationery week as I do class myself as a bit of a stationery geek. My office is full of coloured pens, notebooks, to […]

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 […]

Smiggle, stationery that makes us smile

July 12, 2017 admin 0

We were first introduced to the world of Smiggle back in July 2016 when we were invited as a family to the launch of their new range at the their Manchester store. We had a wonderful morning and left with a selection of fun and interesting pieces of stationery and small toys. Since then we have included Smiggle items in the boys Christmas stockings and have purchased items as gifts for their friends birthdays. Since […]

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 […]

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 […]