Our Easter in Pictures

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This Easter has been a quiet one for us as we were all recovering from our week at Butlins! The Easter Bunny nearly didn’t come after a mad rush around the Supermarkets for an Easter Egg proved difficult with most places having sold out! On Sunday we had hoped to do the Easter Egg hunt […]

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Little Miss A is learning names

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The past few weeks Little Miss A has become much more sociable and has starting learning and recognising people and their names. She now has lots of new words in her vocabulary including her own name amongst others… ‘Mam ma’ (Grandma) ‘Dad dat’ (Grandad) ‘Ganny’ (Granny) ‘Bamps’ (Gramps) ‘Eth’ (Little Mr A) ‘Sadow’ (Shadow our […]

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Cleaning outside made easy with Karcher

2014-03-26 14.03.24

Our second task as Karcher Ambassadors was to test out and review the Karcher K4 Compact Pressure Washer. With the pressure washer you receive various accessories for cleaning different items.  These include a detergent suction hose, perfect for washing the car or using detergent to wash down patios and driveways; a vario power spray lance […]

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Butlins – The Shoreline Hotel, Bognor Regis

2014-04-17 17.05.23

Last week we had our holiday at Butlins, Bognor Regis as Butlins Ambassadors for 2013/2014. We stayed at the Shoreline Hotel in a Nelson State Room.  When we were looking into where to stay, we noted that the Shoreline Hotel was perfect for little ones as it has lots of little extras such as story […]

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What to wear to a Spring Wedding


Your best friend is getting married.  You’ve stuck by each other through thick and thin, and now she is marrying the man (or woman thanks to the legalisation of gay marriage) of her dreams.  Not only do you need to help her plan the big day, but you need to decide what show-stopping outfit to […]

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Homemade Easter Treats #VertbaudetEaster

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When we arrived home from our Butlins holiday on Friday we had lots of exciting parcels awaiting for us including a very ‘eggciting’ box of goodies from Vertbaudet. In our parcel we had some Easter Egg moulds, chocolate, sweets and some Easter decorations. Whilst the Little A’s were distracted outside I set to work melting […]

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Silent Sunday #16



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

2014-03-25 13.11.47

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

2014-04-05 11.24.02

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 […]


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