Athena and Arlo in October 19

Athena & Arlo October 19

I think we’re getting into a routine at last  now we’re almost at half term! Arlo pretends he doesn’t like school because it is “So borin’ and we do nothing” but he is normally happy to just head into the classroom. He’s also excited to tell me the  letters he’s learnt and the numbers  they’re working on each day. I…

Review: Abominable Everest Plush Toy

The latest  animated movie from Dreamworks  is Abominable. It tells the  tale of  young chinese girl who finds a yeti on the roof  of her apartment in Shanghai and tries to help him to  get home, with a few distractions on the way!   It’s a great  family friendly film  with  lots of  heart-warming moments as well as tales of bravery…

Choosing childcare that works for your family

How to choose the right childcare for your family

This   post is written in collaboration with childcare.co.uk, all words and opinions are my own. We have used a few different types of childcare  over the years, from a private nursery to a child-minder, preschools and  after school club. Childcare.co.uk is such a useful resource for finding the childcare you need and you can find out how that works in…

Hatching Baby Toothless Dragon review

Toothless Hatching Dragon review

We were sent this toy for the purpose of this review. Contains affiliate links. If you’ve got kids there’s no way you haven’t seen or at least heard about How to Train your Dragon. My kids really love it and it’s one of the few films I suggest that they’ll both agree to first time. There’s a new addition to…

rydale kids wellies

Puddle Jumping with Rydale Wellies

Wellies  gifted for review. Seeing as Autumn has landed with a bang and  it’s rained pretty much daily since the start  of October we’ve had to up our school run game and add wellies!  We walk to school and then the kids play outside whatever the weather and then  again at after-school club… plus walking or scooting home again –…

Tough Mudder before

I did Tough Mudder and survived!

If you know me personally you know that I am not  particularly fit and haven’t used my gym membership since February and in fact have only been three times  before that.   I can’t actually run for 5 minutes without having to stop and walk to get my breath back! So it  may come as no surprise that I was really…

Sunday Scrapbook – Fireworks & Royal Opera House

Welcome back to a Sunday Scrapbook post, there’s been a long break and a distinct failure to keep up these weekly recaps on my behalf! However I do want to get back into the swing of things so here we are! Last Saturday we headed off after swimming to see our first Bonfire procession of the year. Burgess Hill always…

leather look leggings from UK Tights

Scrapbook Loves September 2019

Three months till the end of the year, blimey! More importantly this month is Brexit month aka Halloween – fitting isn’t it! This month was a big month for us as a family as Arlo started school and both kids started at after-school club and with a new childminder and we’re all more or less back into a routine! Read…

Sodastream: 3 Reasons to love Sodastream

Sam loves fizzy drinks and he used to be addicted to diet coke, but has cut that out in favour of tonic water and sparkling fruit-flavoured water. But with each bottle bought it means another bottle to be recycled .  An alternative option  is for him to carbonate his own drinks with a Soda Stream!  Now I remember a friends…

A Canadian Road Trip

Wanderlust: A Canadian Road Trip

Canada has been high up on our ‘to visit’ list for a while – but it’s definitely the sort of place we’d want to spend more than a week travelling around so that we can make the most of it! Sam wants to go for the amazing snowboarding and I want to go for the lakes and hiking in the…

the pirate cruncher

The Pirate Cruncher [Theatre Review]

Sam and the kids went to the theatre this weekend to see The Pirate Cruncher at The Connaught in Worthing. It’s a ‘rollicking adventure told through thrilling action, daft nonsense, stirring shanties, and the weirdest of mechanical contraptions’.     Adapted from the best-selling picture book by Jonny Duddle and scored by multi award winning folk musician Jon Boden it’s…

3 tips to organise your school mornings

3 tips for less stressful school mornings & Giveaway!

The beginning of the new school year always rolls round so quickly after a summer of great weather and beach holidays. I always feel like September is like a fake New Year… the kids are in new classes, new shoes and new routines. I am also trying to get into a proper routine after a summer of slotting in work…