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Shrek’s Grotto at Shrek’s Adventure! London

Last weekend we were really lucky to be invited to the press launch of Shrek’s Grotto at Shrek’s Adventure! London. Combining the fun of Far Far Away with the classic December jolly of a visit to see Santa.

Shreks Grotto
Heading to meet Shrek and Santa

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Feeling Calm #140

For my birthday a couple of years ago 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.

It’s been a bit testing this week, trying to fit everything and dealing with a very tired and irritable child and a very tired and irritable husband, which to be fair has left me tired and irritable. Fun times in our house at the moment!!

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

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Badger the Mystical Mutt and the Sparkle Bandits

What seems like forever ago, long before L was even remotely capable of reading or even truly understanding what we read to him we started the Badger the Mystical Mutt series of books. We’ve got loads of them, all of the first series in actual fact.  Continue reading Badger the Mystical Mutt and the Sparkle Bandits

Playfoam Pals

We have been playing with a great new toy over the last few weeks. Playfoam Pals from Learning Resources are an amazing coupling of surprise collectable and mouldable, squashable, sensory play delight.  Continue reading Playfoam Pals

Feeling Calm #139

For my birthday a couple of years ago 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.

It’s been a bit testing this week, trying to fit everything and dealing with a very tired and irritable child and a very tired and irritable husband, which to be fair has left me tired and irritable. Fun times in our house at the moment!!

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

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Feeling Calm #138

For my birthday a couple of years ago 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.

So November already seems to be flying by, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. Maybe it’s because we have had so many big events or maybe it has just been super fast. This week has certainly gone by in a blink.

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

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Our Visit to Old Bolsover Castle & Cundy House

We’re enjoying our second year of English Heritage membership. Membership for two adults, with L free, is £31 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. So it is next to no money. L loves castles, English Heritage have a lot. It’s free days out for a year.Bolsover Castle

I’m trying to write about all the properties we visit using our membership. What I liked, didn’t like, share some pictures. We more than made our money back on the membership last year and this, so I am very happy it is good value for money.

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Feeling Calm #137

For my birthday a couple of years ago 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.

It’s been a lovely, normal, quiet week. Well quiet for me anyway. I have been enjoying the routine that L being back at school brings, though I’m still a bit weepy about the whole thing. Generally though, life is good.

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

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This Plus That Equals…. School Gates

This plus that equals…. school gates

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 the things I have discovered now I’m at the school gates twice a day.

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Penguin Pile Up Review

We have been lucky enough to review the latest game from Ravensburger, Penguin Pile Up. It has been an instant hit and I have to admit, this is one kids game I love. Aimed at ages 4+ it certainly holds value for the whole family.

Feeling Calm

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