Scrapbook Loves Autumn 2020

Darker nights, crispy leaves and  Christmas decorations up already,   must be… Autumn?  What a weird year eh?  I am definitely not in the  ‘early Christmas decorations’ camp but I do get why so many other people have their lights and trees up in mid November this year.  We’re in another lockdown though for our family it doesn’t really feel any…

Things just got real…

This year has been a bit of a write off for so many of us, and it pretty much has been for  my family too. My mum lives near to us but  our other three sets of parents are miles away which adds worry in itself as well as not being able to see them freely.  Thankfully Sam’s job in …

Osmo Detective Agency Review

One of the things I feel is really important for our children  to understand more about  is  other people and parts of the world.  Our world is so diverse and  finding out more about it is something I’ve always loved doing, though when I was a child this was learning via encyclopedias and tv  documentaries aimed at adults.  Now with…

10 Tips for Keeping Busy During Isolation

Keeping busy & having a day full of activities can help make isolation easier. Check out these top 10 tips from An Post Insurance to help you & your family stay busy, while staying safe!

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Review: Cosy Cold Weather Clothes from Protest

It’s definitely chilly now, this is my favourite time of year here on the South Coast; warm enough to head to the beach or onto the downs for a stroll without the risk of frostbite! I’ve been keeping warm on the school runs in a super warm fleece from Protest, and I tell you it is the cosiest jacket I’ve ever worn.…

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Giveaway: Win a Swizzels Sweets Hamper in time for Halloween!

This is a  paid  post in collaboration with Swizzels. Halloween may not  be the same this year in terms of staying socially distant, which will mean no Halloween parties and  probably only going trick or treating to houses   of friends and possibly at set times you don’t overlap with others! We’re thinking about inviting a few children from both classes/pods…

Present Pets – Toy Review

My  children love to watch ‘unboxing’ videos,   so a toy  that unboxes itself was definitely something I thought they’d really love. Present Pets unbox themselves  from inside the box, with noises and movement and little paw print shaped holes gradually appearing in the box until it opens up to reveal the mystery  pet!   There are Furry Pups and Fancy Pups…

Scrapbook Loves September 20

September sped past didn’t it? I think having a routine of school runs, homework and  some time to myself was actually a good thing as the days dragged a lot less.  However I’ll be pretty happy to see the back of 2020 so it won’t really bother me if the rest of the year trundles on past at the same…

Wanderlust: Sweden

This is a collaborative post. Sweden is a country that I would love to visit, and I’ve written before about a Nordic road trip route that I would love to take, but this post is about the things that think are ‘must do’  s when visiting Sweden! Stay in an Ice Hotel This is number one for me, I think…

Lascal Maxi Buggy Board on Silver Cross Pioneer

What’s the solution when you’ve got a baby in the buggy and a toddler who demands to walk and then at some unspecified time later just cannot walk one step further and digs her heels in to the pavement refusing to move an inch? A Lascal Maxi buggy board! We’ve been using the Lascal Maxi buggy board  for the past…

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Coding for kids made fun with Osmo

Coding sounds scary, when I first heard that it would be included in the curriculum for kids I had visions of kids sat working out tricky lines of computer code. It’s actually very different to that and now I get to see it first hand with the Osmo Coding Kit. If you’re not sure what Osmo is then read our…

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Review: Lascal Maxi Plus Buggy Board with Saddle Seat

We are already firm fans of the Lascal Buggy Board and used it on our single buggy instead of bothering with an unwieldy double buggy. I found that even though Athena wasn’t quite two when Arlo arrived with the buggy board, sling and pushchair I could manage every situation, even if they both wanted a nap as one could sleep…