Dream pets – what would yours be?
Feb08

Dream pets – what would yours be?

If there’s one thing my children have always wanted, it’s a cat. Actually that’s not quite true. The eldest remembers us having a cat – this, my beloved Elwood. (yes Elwood – we had Jake & Elwood the Blues Brothers. Except they turned out to be the Blues Sisters. Then Jake got run over… Elwood didn’t really work anymore, did it?) Except she was elderly when No.1 came along, and she was...

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Heads Up! Glorious New Girls Kickers Are In!
Feb03

Heads Up! Glorious New Girls Kickers Are In!

It’s no secret we’re HUGE fans of Kickers – not only am I a big fan from back in the 80’s, but this is my girl modelling her first pair SEVEN years ago. We’ve been fans of Kickers as solidly reliable kids shoes ever since – they’re school shoes which are tough enough to withstand the roughest playground, but stylish enough to keep fashion-conscious tweens oh-so-happy. But even I, with my...

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When do I get my child’s eyes tested?
Jan23

When do I get my child’s eyes tested?

Hopefully you don’t need to think about your new babies eyes (except for gazing into them for the hours at a time, obviously) – all babies have a quick eye screen at birth (no, I didn’t know it had happened either), and then the Health Visitor will do another at their 6wk check. After that though, it’s up to you. Unless you see an obvious issue like squinting or eye rubbing, then it’s a good idea for hem...

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Spotted – Gorgeous Girl’s Horse T-Shirt Under £4 from M&S!
Jan10

Spotted – Gorgeous Girl’s Horse T-Shirt Under £4 from M&S!

If you’ve got a pony-mad girl, this find I just spotted over in the M&S sale just might make her smile a bit… I just love it! I’m not a huge fan of animals on my clothes, but with a subtle and beautiful print like this you really can’t go wrong. And there’s not many girls I know who wouldn’t love a herd of white horses galloping through the spray. It’s a polyester tee so it’ll feel...

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£5 Christmas Stop-Motion Gift Box – Fab Fun & Easy For Kids
Dec13

£5 Christmas Stop-Motion Gift Box – Fab Fun & Easy For Kids

Make your own stop-motion Christmas story with the Sainsbury’s Story Studio app & animation kit Sainsburys thought we might like to try this kit out, and being as we’ve been making stop-motion clips for years I thought it was pretty much a no-brainer. Though if I’m honest, I was a bit unsure as to what the £5 could really be worth spending on, being as we tend to do them with a camera and playmobil or LEGO for free....

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Look – Beano’s Back! LOVING these for new fans.
Dec13

Look – Beano’s Back! LOVING these for new fans.

Did you know that Beano is back? No, me either. But it is – and it’s as funny, bright and perfect as ever. And there’s some cracking stuff in the Beano Store if you’re looking for an unexpectedly cool gift for a certain someone this year… Talk about a perfect hoodie – who doesn’t love Gnasher?! Coming in at under £30 in sizes 6-14yrs, this roomy hoody is everything you’re looking for;...

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