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Getting More Out of Outdoors with Kids

I love getting outdoors with L, we are always playing and investigating the world together. I’m a big believer in getting grubby and just having fin but recently it has become apparent that maybe I need to be teaching him a bit more about nature.

There was a Ladybird incident.  Continue reading Getting More Out of Outdoors with Kids

Feeling Calm #18

For my birthday I was given a great new 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 and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Oh my word wasn’t the weather over the weekend AMAZING, if anything was going leave me calm and happy it was a hot weekend filled with splashy paddling pool fun, a few ciders and a BBQ at my sister’s. I’m slightly concerned that we’ve used up all the good weather though, we’re off to Devon at the weekend and last year we got the worst weather, this year I would at least like it to be dry.

Paddling Pool Fun
Paddling Pool Fun

I’m not sure if I’ll update my top ten next week, or do a top 20 when we’re back, but in the meantime here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Feeling Calm #17

For my birthday I was given a great new 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 and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

I’ve had a pretty good week this week. I hand fed an actual Lemur, doesn’t get much better than that but to balance things out I’ve been up half the night with the little one and now I’ve got a stomach bug, can’t have it all!!

I’m feeling rather sorry for myself as I type, husb being particularly thoughtless this morning, was just annoyed about how me being ill has impacted on him, he had to half dress the child, take him to nursery and that meant he couldn’t cycle to work, oh what a shame, I spent most of last night hugging a bucket, boo hoo! So not only do I feel better for my mini rant it’s also been lovely to write about lovely things I’ve done this last week. Here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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April Crafts

I love to craft, really love it, but like many of my hobbies it has been put on the back burner since becoming a mum. Just like reading, looking presentable and using the bathroom by myself.

I’m lucky enough that I get to work with Baker Ross regularly so I’m never out of fun crafts to do with the boy and I also make things for the Hobbycraft blog quite often, every now and then I get asked to things for other companies as well. I relish these opportunities as it means I get to do something I love, but it’s never just for me, which I miss.  Continue reading April Crafts

Back to basics with Baker Ross

We love being art of the Baker Ross Blogger Network and our latest delivery contained loads of basic crafting staples, it was really good to get back to those basics and just enjoy some of the simple pleasures of crafting with the little one.

I consider myself lucky that even at only two years, L loves to craft with me, well make a mess and Baker Ross allows us to do this with ease. Continue reading Back to basics with Baker Ross

Going away with John Fowler Holidays

In a couple of weeks we are going on holiday to Devon and the lovely John Fowler Holidays are putting up with us for a few nights at their Sandaway Beach resort.

It is fair to say that we can’t wait, we went to Devon last year and explored a lot of the South of the county so to return to the North this year will be epic. It’s a long car journey for us, 6 hours, without stops, so you know we’ve either got to be super excited or just plain crazy to do that with a toddler. sandaway_walkthrough_1 Continue reading Going away with John Fowler Holidays

Brilliant Stationery from Maped Helix – Review

To help me get ready for National Stationery Week next week Maped Helix kindly sent me and the boy some of their lovely pens to try out.

Maped Helix Pens for National Stationery Week
Maped Helix Pens for National Stationery Week

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Jeweltailor’s Children’s Jewellery Making Starter Kit – Review

Jeweltailor’s Butterfly Limited Edition Children’s Complete Jewellery Making Starter Kit

The lovely limited edition kit
The lovely limited edition kit

This wonderful jewellery making kit from Jeweltailor is everything you’ll need and more to keep the kids occupied for hours upon end.
Delivered in a lovely gift box, inside you’ll find over 1,000 beads all neatly contained and organised within a gorgeous butterfly ‘no spill’ bead box, alongside a 5m length of bright multi coloured cord, a real of elastic and a guide containing some great child friendly jewellery making ideas. Continue reading Jeweltailor’s Children’s Jewellery Making Starter Kit – Review

Scoff Club Review

If you enjoy a sweet treat then Scoff Club will be the subscription box for you.

Each month you’ll get a selection of delicious sweets, over 1kg of delicious sweets, delivered straight to your door from only £11.66 a month, depending on the subscription option you choose.

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Feeling Calm #15

For my birthday I was given a great new 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 and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Towards the end half of last week I was still feeling quite anxious, but I’ve picked myself up and am now back to me. The weather is good, the sun is shining and I’m feeling great. I’ve still found it therapeutic to pick my 10 moments from the past 7 days and here they are;

Lots of puddles to jump in
Lots of puddles to jump in

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