Eco friendly christmas crackers

Eco friendly christmas crackers

If you have been following my series of posts this week about Getting ahead for christmas you will know that I have been busy finding some great ways to save time and energy in the run up to CHristmas in the hope that I will not crash in a glittery mess in my usual Christmas style!

Today I have some gorgeous crackers that I have been sent as an alternative to my usual time consuming process of making my own! Continue reading

The nonsense show book review


We were recently sent a copy of the Nonsense show by Eric Carle to review and at first I was really looking forward to it. I figured that if the Hungry Caterpillar or the Bad tempered Ladybird were anything to go by it was sure to be a winner!

However I have to be honest it was a little bit of a disappointment. Whilst it had the potential to be a huge success and a really fun book I felt it was just a little too odd. Almost creepy! Continue reading

Kids in the Kitchen #11

Kids in the kitchen

Welcome back to Kids in the Kitchen and if you are new here, an extra warm welcome! I’d love you to join me in sharing your family friendly kitchen fun! You can link up with a blog post, you tube video or instagram post, and it can include baking ingredient collecting, preserving, recipes, eating anything or food related really! If you don’t have anything to share today feel free to have a look at some of the past linkies to get some inspiration! If you try out a new child friendly food idea I’d love you to come back and share it with me!! Continue reading

Norman the slug who saved Christmas

Today I am sharing a sweet new book we were sent to review called Norman The slug who saved Christmas by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

I was really excited to get my little book loving hands on this book as I am firmly in the throws of Christmas excitement! I love all the preparation and anticipation that comes from sharing the planning with children so this book was the perfect addition to our Christmas reading box. Continue reading

Eco friendly christmas cards


So as you may know I am attempting to be a little more organised with my preparation for Christmas this year. I have been busy making sure that all my shopping is done early and all the nessesary paraphenalia is in the house ready to go! I am pleased to say that at the moment I actually seem to be on track and have almost all the presents stashed and ready to wrap!  Continue reading

Are birthdays different if you were adopted?

Birthdays are a funny old thing don’t you think? Having a large family we find ourselves celebrating the day someone was born fairly regularly but I have found myself contemplating the events more and more as the years fly by.

Whilst it is easy to find ourselves caught up in the hype of cakes, presents and high sugar content treats I can’t help thinking how funny it is that we mark this day but not so many other notable events! Imagine celebrating your child’s first step or the first time they use the toilet themselves? ODD!! Continue reading

Blackout blinds for roof windows

It is a sad reality that at some point in the fairly near future our little Bean will be needing to move out of our bedroom. I can’t actually believe I am writing this as after more than 13 years of co-sleeping I don’t think it is something I am really prepared for! However, despite only being 20 months old she is a VERY light sleeper!  Continue reading

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