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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The Adventures of Frank and Diesel: Frank’s First Christmas

#ad It’s the time of year for wearing new pj’s (dinosaur ones here obviously), hot chocolates, cosy cuddles and a good story before bed. So, naturally we were excited to read Frank’s First Christmas from The Adventures of Frank and Diesel series. We were kindly gifted our copy in exchange for this review, however all…

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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 Kindness Elves: An Introduction

#ad The last few weeks of my pregnancy marked a noticeable change in my eldest’s behaviour. Although excited about the new baby’s imminent arrival, I had noticed that Stanley was becoming short tempered, easily frustrated (when playing with James) and very argumentative, especially with me. There have been big changes in his life and routine…

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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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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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I’m Not From Hull: And Other Lessons

WOW, what an incredible week! At one point I thought my phone was going to self combust and I’d be left with nothing more than a blob of melted plastic. I was forced to turn all sound notifications off, as it clearly thought it was at the last night of the proms complete with symbol…

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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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