Athena & Arlo – November 2018

It’s a short post from me today, as it’s already a day late and I’m also feeling pretty crappy so haven’t got the energy to write much! Plus if I’m honest the kids relationship is still very much love/hate as it always is. Of course always a lot more love than hate but this morning Arlo threw a book at…

Travel: Family holidays are an investment, not a luxury

Do you go on holiday with your children? Is it an annual ‘thing’ that you do as a family, with the excitement building through the year until departure day? Research has shown that if you don’t ringfence downtime to spend holiday time together, you could be missing out big time. Here’s why holidays should be an essential part of your…

Personalised Calendars & Cards with Funky Pigeon & win £25 credit!

I love giving personalised calendars as gifts because it’s something that will be used daily, and is a lovely way to remind the recipient of what you all look like if you don’t see them often! We send them to grand parents, aunts and uncles and sometimes god parents too. For the first time I’ve made a personalised calendar with…

Everyday Us: It’s five O’clock in the morning…

No, not that Lily Allen song but the time Arlo wakes up. Why five am? Who knows? We’ve tried changing various things, putting the heating on lower, higher, earlier, later, going to bed later, earlier, bigger dinner, less drink… nothing changes. He’ll suddenly shout for me, or cry out and when I arrive in his room he’ll say ‘I’m not…

Gift Guide: Inspirational Books for Kids

I love reading books to the kids, and Athena is now starting to try to read books herself- she’s definitely way more interested in the actual story-line these days rather than just looking at the pictures. I’ve put together a bumper selection of amazing books you can add to your kid’s Christmas lists, each one is either inspirational, a bit…

Festive Gift Ideas for Kids

Ahh, kids at Christmas – there’s nothing lovelier than seeing their happy faces as they open their gifts, and it makes all the anguish over what to get them worth it! This endless struggles over which items to leave off their list (we’re not made of money!) and the inevitable panic when they suddenly tell Santa on a visit to…

All about me in Autumn

So this was originally the ‘October Blogging tag’ or something along those lines, so I’ve changed any mention of October to Autumn and am rebelling and posting this in November. I love reading things like this on other blogs as a great way to find out about the blogger, so if you’re new to Scrapbook Blog and don’t know much…

Festive Gift Ideas for Women

Christmas is just around the corner and we’re all thinking about presents for our loved ones and friends, so I’ve put together a few gift guides this year to give you some inspiration and this one is all about gifts perfect for the ladies in your life! Be they mum-friends, sisters, daughters, though I should add that the men in…

Gourmet Tea from Adagio Teas & Giveaway!

Over the past month I have been slowly and steadily making my way through the amazing selection of loose leaf teas from Adagio Teas, where tea blending is almost and art and every blend is carefully created to produce the perfect cup every time. I was sent quite the selection, and it felt like Christmas had come early! If you’ve…

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Living DNA – Exploring my Ancestry

Here’s a conversation I had with Athena a couple of weeks ago… “Mummy why do some other people talk in a different way to us?” “Because they come from a different country, or their parents do and they want to make sure their kids carry on speaking in their own language as well as English.” “Oh, but where are WE…

Sunday Scrapbook – Tonsils & Halloween

I’m finally getting a chance to get my laptop on, it’s currently Sunday lunchtime and I’ve sent the kids to their room with their tablets and some left over Halloween biscuits so I can get some peace. I’ve got tonsillitis again so don’t feel like going out in the cold as I have no energy to chase them around nor…

Me and Mine in October 18

Oh blimey, yet another speedy month behind us as we hurtle ever onwards to Christmas and a new year! We took these photos the weekend before last in the middle of a country walk around Slindon, where we headed for our annual pilgrimage to see the Pumpkin display. They’re a bit nutso looking as we had to try and get…