Five Go Underwater! Blue Planet Aquarium

#ad For James’s 2nd birthday treat day out we needed somewhere that would keep both him and Stanley entertained (no easy task!), be predominately indoors (gotta love February birthdays), and have plenty of facilities for Eli. Blue Planet Aquarium Chester was our chosen destination, and is roughly 1.5hrs away from us and so there was…

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How We Became Local Legends: Leek Life

…not that we weren’t already, you understand!! Hands up if you love where you live…I know I do! We call Leek (a small market town on the edge of the Peak District in the Staffordshire Moorlands) home. And, in my opinion it is an absolutely brilliant place to live and raise children! Why? Because there’s…

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Christmas Craft: Gingerbread Friends by toucanBox

#ad Anyone who knows me in real life will know I love a bit of art and craft, and my boys love getting stuck in with paint, glue, glitter and the like…basically anything that can get messy! We were sent a festive toucanBox, which was a complete surprise for Stanley when it came through the…

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The October Blog Tag by Oh Luna: Learn More About Me

A big thank you to Lisa over at Oh Luna for creating The October blog tag, designed to help us learn a bit more about the blogger behind the blog. So, carry on reading to see how boring I really am! To play along just copy all my questions and answers and then rewrite them…

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I am 1 in 4: October is Baby Loss Awareness Month

October is one of my favourite months of the year, I love the subtle change in season that seems to creep in around about now, leaving the September sun behind and transitioning into misty mornings and earlier nights. The trees are desperately trying to protect and keep hold of their flame coloured leaves but, sadly…

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The Hullabaloo by Taffy Thomas: A Review

This week I was sent a free children’s book to download, no this wasn’t a perk of blogging…I actually came across a sponsored post on Facebook asking if I’d like a free copy. I messaged back and the book appeared in my inbox. You’re probably thinking where’s the catch? Well, there isn’t one. Taffy Thomas…

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Little Acorns…Helping My Boys To Grow

We have been attending Little Acorns Children’s Gardening Club for just over 18 months now. It’s become quite a big part of our weekly routine. And, as again a few of you have shown an interest, I thought I’d write up a review of our experience. The sessions are booked in advance but with no…

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Time To Say Goodbye.

I’ve just put a visibly upset Stanley to bed, we’ve had a little chat about what is happening tomorrow and I’ve explained that things will be fine. It’s the evening of Wed 29th Aug and everything will change in the morning. You see, tomorrow is the very last day Stanley will go to his childminder.…

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By order of the Picky Fussing Eaters

So, at age 3 Stanley adopted a Brummy accent, started wearing a flat cap and refused to eat anything new, or in fact anything that he had liked the day before. If we didn’t comply with his unreasonable requests then we were ‘taught a lesson’ with screaming, tantrums, hunger strikes and our premises even got…

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Ready for Reception?

We’ve done something that many of our friends and family will view as controversial. As yet, the cat is not fully out of the bag and only a handful of close family know, but we are a matter of weeks before people will naturally start to ask questions. We’re not keeping it quiet because we…

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