Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (Nature Centre)

This week we visited the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, formerly known as the Nature Centre, for Georgie’s Pre-School trip. Lydia got to come too – she’ll be starting at the pre-school in September for three mornings a week so it was lovely to see her playing with some of the kids she’ll be going with next term. We spent an hour or so walking around… Continue Reading “Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (Nature Centre)”

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Preparing for primary school

It still seems a bit crazy that Georgie will be starting primary school in September. We need to buy uniform, bags, name labels/stamps, and I mustn’t forget her PE kit and some new black shoes. I wish the school had given us a list of everything we need to send her in with on the first day – I think I will need to get… Continue Reading “Preparing for primary school”

Caboodle Everyday Baby Changing Bag

Giveaway: Caboodle Everyday Baby Changing Bag

Following my 5 star review of the Caboodle Everyday Baby Changing Bag, I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to run a giveaway for one of these fab (and very spacious!) changing bags. The Everyday baby changing bag is perfect for busy mums on the go because of how practical and durable it is. The bag has a fashionable quirky design in black,… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Caboodle Everyday Baby Changing Bag”

What's in our bags?

What’s in our bags?

I love “what’s in your bag?” posts – it’s a chance to be nosy about what people choose to carry around with themselves! Pink Lining are looking for ambassadors and are inviting bloggers to share what is in their bags as their application. This post is my entry for the Pink Lining Ambassador Search. Lydia was given a rucksack for Christmas, and so sometime around her… Continue Reading “What’s in our bags?”

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Alphabet Bunting Kids Craft – Free Printable

Georgie is into letters at the moment, and starting to be more interested in colouring in, so I decided to make some alphabet bunting sheets we could print out and colour in to make name bunting. To add some fun, I made templates with stripes, spots, as well as a plain one. I’ve created PDFs for each letter of the alphabet, and one without any letters… Continue Reading “Alphabet Bunting Kids Craft – Free Printable”

Toy Story 3 at the Merry Hill Drive In

A night at the drive-in

On Friday we took the girls along to Merry Hill to watch Toy Story 3 at the drive-in. It was a late night for the girls but a lot of fun. The movie was the start of a weekend long event “Everyones Invited” with all sorts of things happening including music and dance performances. One thing I really like about Merry Hill’s drive-in events is that they donate all the ticket money to charity – in this case it was local charity Promise Dreams.… Continue Reading “A night at the drive-in”

Lydia and Iggle Piggle at CBeebies Land

Iggle Piggle Love – My Sunday Photo

We were at Alton Towers to visit CBeebies Land earlier this week, and this photo of Lydia with Iggle Piggle just melts my heart. She was so excited to see him there and waited impatiently for her turn to give him a big cuddle and kiss, running straight into his outstretched arms. The girls also got the chance to meet Upsy Daisy, and Georgie cuddled… Continue Reading “Iggle Piggle Love – My Sunday Photo”

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Creative Crafting with Baker Ross

We have recently joined the Baker Ross Bloggers Network (woohoo!) and this week saw our first delivery of Baker Ross goodies to get crafty with. Baker Ross are a craft supplies company that specialise in arts and crafts materials aimed at children. They have everything from basic craft kits that just involve sticking bits together to create something, to candle making kits and beginner sewing kits.… Continue Reading “Creative Crafting with Baker Ross”

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My BritMums 2015 Experience

This time last week, I was on my way to London to attend the two day blogging extravaganza that is BritMums Live. What a weekend! I laughed till my sides hurt, cried buckets, slept alone with no kids waking me up, ate delicious food, drank a fair bit of lovely white wine, and attended sessions to learn more about the mysterious world of blogging. What… Continue Reading “My BritMums 2015 Experience”

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Review: The Queen of Hearts Cookie Company

Everyone in our house is an unashamed biscuit fan. Lydia, especially, is a devotee to the humble Custard Cream. So, when we were offered a box of biscuits to review, I jumped at the chance. We were sent the “small” size box of Let’s Go Fly a Kite cookies, from the Queen of Hearts Cookie Company. I decided to be nice to my family, so we each ate one cookie. I sort of wish I had hidden them away and enjoyed them all to myself, they were so nice. Yummy!… Continue Reading “Review: The Queen of Hearts Cookie Company”

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Beach fun at Black Pill, Swansea

On our way back from the wedding we recently attended in Wales, we decided to drive into Swansea to find somewhere to eat and explore. We had some time to kill, the sun was shining after a night of heavy rainfall, and the girls needed to stretch their legs & tire themselves out for the rest of the journey home. We drove fairly aimlessly, following… Continue Reading “Beach fun at Black Pill, Swansea”

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Review: Caboodle Everyday Baby Changing Bag

Disclosure: This product was sent to me free of charge by Caboodle Bags to be reviewed. However, as per my PR info disclaimer, this review is my unbiased honest opinion of the product. Product: Caboodle Everyday Baby Changing Bag Price: £30.00 (currently on sale at £24.00) Age Range: n/a Manufacturer’s Description: The Everyday baby changing bag is perfect for busy mums on the go because… Continue Reading “Review: Caboodle Everyday Baby Changing Bag”

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Review: Yoplait Petit Filous Pouches

Both Georgie and Lydia really enjoy yoghurts, and a little pot each is usually their normal pudding after dinner. Strawberries are Georgie’s favourite fruit, so she was excited to see the strawberry pouches! We bought one or two pouches of each type so that both girls could try each fruit flavour.

These pouches come in three flavours, raspberry, strawberry & apricot. All three were very much enjoyed by the girls, who declared them to be “yummy-delicious!”… Continue Reading “Review: Yoplait Petit Filous Pouches”

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On the Beach – the Black & White Photography Project

Here are some photos I took recently when we stopped in Swansea for lunch and a bit of fresh air… I’ll be posting more about our stop in a few days, but for now I wanted to share these black & white shots for PODcast’s photography project. I haven’t joined in with this one for a while, and I have missed the challenge it presents. Editing… Continue Reading “On the Beach – the Black & White Photography Project”

Lego Deep Sea Explorers at Sea Life Centre

LEGO fun at Sea Life Centre

At the weekend we headed to Birmingham Sea Life Centre to collect our Ambassador annual passes (yay! Looking forward to a summer holiday full of Sea Life visits), and check out their new Lego City Deep Sea Explorers event.  As soon as we were into the centre the girls headed for their favourite area – the penguin ice adventure. I am pretty sure Georgie and… Continue Reading “LEGO fun at Sea Life Centre”