Personalised Peppa Pig book from Penwizard

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Little Miss A was recently sent a lovely personalised book from Penwizard (which you may have seen in my Mother’s Day gift guide). The book we received was Peppa Pig’s ‘My Mummy’.  Being a huge Peppa Pig fan, I knew Little Miss A would love this book! Creating your book on the Penwizard site is […]

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Silent Sunday #15

Who are your Children’s favourite explorers?


To celebrate this year’s ‘Eggsplorer’ theme for Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trails in conjunction with the National Trust, they have been asking children all over the UK who are their favourite explorers of all time, with some surprising results! The image of the bearded and brave explorer could be replaced by the fun and entertaining in […]

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Shaving Foam Messy Play

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A couple of weeks ago I decided to brave some shaving foam messy play with Little Miss A.  She had had a great time doing this at toddler group a few weeks before and had got herself into a right mess so I knew I had to be prepared! Towels at the ready, I squirted […]

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The wrong moment #TheOuttakes


I am not really one for having my photo taken.  I am getting better now I have children, I want to have my photo taken with them to look back on. I do have some truly awful photos of me on the computer. This one in particular stood out as really horrendous!  We were in […]


Family Holidays #FlashbackFriday


With our holiday to Butlins coming up soon I have been looking at a lot of holiday photos from my childhood. We didn’t go anywhere exotic but did explore a lot of the UK, either staying with family near the Yorkshire Moors or staying at various holiday parks. Certain holidays stick in my mind such […]

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Siblings April 2014

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Cheeky smiles and the protective big brother arm making sure his little sister doesn’t fall… Always one step behind, copying everything her big brother does… A rare moment of standing far apart for a photo, they are usually joined at the hip! A big brother’s hand to keep her safe… Going on a great adventure […]

Easy Easter Cards

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On a Monday afternoon after school Little Mr A likes to do some crafts (don’t ask why just on a Monday?!). Last week I decided to set him a challenge to make some Easter cards, rather than just letting him loose with the craft boxes to make loads of rubbish interesting pieces! We had some […]

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What’s your morning routine?

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Silentnight have recently carried out some research into people’s morning routines and have found out that Britons spend more time checking emails and using the internet each morning than taking care of their appearance, eating breakfast or spending time with their family. I have to say this doesn’t come as a huge surprise to me! […]

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Win two Disney Puzzles from Rachel’s One Stop Shop


Rachel’s One Stop Shop is an online store selling a variety of over 200 lovely baby and children’s items.  You can also buy through her Facebook page. Items for sale include a large selection of Disney & Character Items, Baby Gifts, Accessories, Activity items, toys, puzzles and more. You can also keep up to date […]

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Big Farm fun from Tomy

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The LIttle A’s were recently sent some great new toys from Tomy from part of their Big Farm range. We were sent the following toys from the range… Britains Big Farm John Deere 6210R Tractor This 1:16 scale John Deere tractor comes complete with realistic lights and sounds, activated by easy to press buttons on […]

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A trip to Tophill Low Reservoir

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I was recently asked by Yorkshire Water if we would like to take a trip around one of their reservoirs in the region.  We are always looking for new places to go and explore so took them up on their challenge! On Saturday the weather was fine so we set off to explore Tophill Low […]

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Guest Post – Contemporary Kitchen Design


As the heart of the home, you want your kitchen to be a welcoming, warm and attractive place to entertain and socialise.  Contemporary styling offers a wealth of choice from the latest colour trends to lighting and practicality. Kitchen furniture not only completes the room, but brings it to life, and carrying on the modern […]


Silent Sunday #14

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Six Great Easter ideas for the holidays


If you are looking for something creative to do with your children this Easter, why not take a look at these great creative projects…  Eggstraordinary fun with the traditional eggs First boil those eggs nice and hard.  Then experiment with a whole range of effects!  Why not try wrapping the eggs in lace or some […]

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Guest Post: Top Tips for Moving Home with Children


Moving house is a stressful, yet exciting time.  But do your children share the same excitement? Children aren’t as used to change as adults and this can be a huge adjustment for them.  They may feel worried about leaving their friends behind and having to start again or being the new person at school.  Here […]

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The Lurker #TheOuttakes

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Whenever I try to take a photo of Little Mr A on his own, if Little Miss A is around she will want to be in on the photo too. I present to you ‘The Lurker’…

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A trip to see the lambs on Mother’s Day


Big Mr A asked what I would like to do for Mother’s Day this year.  I noticed our local college had on their Lambing Sunday event again so decided it would be a nice way to spend the day.  We had planned on attending last year, however, it was freezing (with snow hanging around if […]

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Candy Construction from Learning Resources

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Little Mr A has recently been trying out the Candy Construction set from Learning Resources. We have had a few things from Learning Resources in the past and have always been impressed with the quality and uniqueness of the products so were really excited to try this out. The set comes with 92 sweet themed […]

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Easy mealtimes with Napolina

2014-03-18 17.02.15

We were recently sent some products from the Napolina range.  This is a range we have used before, particularly for their pizza bases and toppings. We were sent a jar of green pesto, a jar or red pesto and a nice big bottle of balsamic vinegar. I am not very adventurous when it comes to […]

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