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Fun With Magic Tracks

You may have seen the TV adverts for Magic Tracks, it’s a fun and easy track system for race cars. It bends,is flexible, glows and is super easy and fun to use. L got sent the starter set and has been putting it through its paces.

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Cat Playing With L’s New Toy

Magic Tracks is a 2016 top ten toy success story from the US and it has just launched in the UK. The track itself comes in 4 colours, is chunky and strong whilst still remaining completely flexible. The track clips together almost like puzzle pieces and just snaps apart.
L hasn’t quite mastered putting it together by himself yet, but has really grasped the taking it apart, moving it around and creates amazing tracks all by himself. I am often only needed to clip the last two bits together.

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L was really excited with his new Magic Tracks Set

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Feeling Calm #55

For my birthday last year I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

This has been the busiest week ever. To be honest I’m glad to see the back of it. Poor L didn’t stop all last week and so this week he is a horror. Husb and I are tired and bickering. Time for some normality to return I think.

Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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This Plus That Equals…. Little Smiles

This plus that equals…. little smiles

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about a few things that make me smile.

I was chatting to my husband this morning about the beautiful sunny weather and that even though it was going to be cold today, it didn’t matter. Sun just makes  things better and that got me to thinking about other little things that just make me happy and smile.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Just in case it has escaped your notice two weeks today it will be Mother’s Day. Just in case you are looking for gift inspiration I’ve pulled together a list of gorgeous gifts suitable for any mum, even the ones like me that say they don’t want anything. Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Feeling Calm #53

For my birthday last year I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

This week has been a bit of a mixed bag. I’m still utterly exhausted but I seem to be getting into a bit of a rhythm and dare I say it, things are weirdly easier with husb’s longer hours.  I can just get on with things without interruption, well I have constant toddler interruption but you know what I mean. I’m starting to feel like I can get a half decent routine sorted for us.

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This is how I’m feeling right now

Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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The Hen Party

How time flies. This time two weeks ago I was getting ready for my sisters hen party and in another two weeks she will be getting married. It has come round in the blink of an eye.

Thanks to the hard work of a lot of people the hen party was brilliant and as I never do this kind of thing I thought I would tell you all about it.

Hen Party Time
Hen Party Time

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Feeling Calm #51

For my birthday last year I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

After a long weekend hen party-ing I am knackered but a bit of a break has been helpful and whilst I may be very busy now I do at least feel a bit more motivated.

I’m hoping that things will calm down a bit and I can centre myself once again and fall back into a good routine.

Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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Fearne Fairy and the Landing Lesson – Book Review

L and I love the Whimsy Wood books by Sarah Hill. Simple stories about Pixies and Fairies and most of all nature.

Fearne Fairy and the Chocolate Caterpillar is no exception. It is brilliant. The perfect length bedtime book. Lots of amazing illustrations.

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Party Time

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Feeling Calm #48

For my birthday last year I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

For the second week running I am on form, oh yeah! I’m ill as can be, pretty certain I have a sinus infection, but that won’t stop me! I’m calm, collected, ready for anything. My to do lists are still getting ticked off and mentally, if not physically, I’m feeling good.

I’m being careful not to take on more than I can handle. My diary is blocked out into the tasks I have to do and the time it will take me to do them. I’m also scheduling in down time and that is important. I think it is this change, the not taking on too much, that is really empowering and has allowed me to do so much more.

So here they are, my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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The #RockingMotherhood Tag

#ROCKINGMOTHERHOOD

I hadn’t heard of the #RockingMotherhood tag until I was tagged by Lynne at New Mummy Blog and Becky at Bringing up the Berneys (the idea originally came from Patricia at White Camellias).

Now I’ve seen loads of people’s #rockingmotherhood lists and boy are these women rocking it. I spend so long worrying if I’m doing it right, or feeling like a down right failure (3 year old who will not use the toilet unless he’s naked, regardless of what I do and try, fail!), but as you know I am big on positivity and this tag is all about the positivity so I’m in.

Elf Fun at Bluestone
Elf Fun at Bluestone

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