Spotted! Gorgeous Wooden Wonder Wagon Walker from Hape
Aug21

Spotted! Gorgeous Wooden Wonder Wagon Walker from Hape

We love a decent wooden toy – and I’ve fallen straight in love with this fabulous little walker from Hape. Not only because it’s so darn pretty and has a retro loveliness to the design with that cherry red edge. But also because it does this – That, right there my friends, is YEARS of play value. LONG after they’ve outgrown the walker they’ll ADORE having a trailer to pull things around in. To be...

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WIN 1 of 100 #KickersPlayground nostalgia packs! YES!!
Aug17

WIN 1 of 100 #KickersPlayground nostalgia packs! YES!!

Oh, how we love Kickers. Way back in the 1980’s I yearned for that leather flower tag on my own round-toed chunkiness of a shoe (I never did get a pair). And when I started putting my children in Kickers I was sold and they became my go-to brand for my horde of growing feet. Kickers are just a brand that gets it… right. End of. The shoes are sturdy enough to withstand any amount of playground sliding and tree-climbing....

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PERFECT Boden swimsuits reduced to clear!
Aug15

PERFECT Boden swimsuits reduced to clear!

I am stupidly super-fussy about my daughter’s swimming costumes. I know I am. Until such time as she grows big enough to make her own choices, I have very firm rules (which make no real sense, and I honestly make no judgements on other’s choices. This is all in my head, and I’m totally fine with that) For me, bikinis are a no. A v-shaped neckline which suggest cleavage? That’s out too. The same rules as lunchboxes apply in...

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Win Back To School Books for your Pre-Schooler with Collins
Aug14

Win Back To School Books for your Pre-Schooler with Collins

We’re really excited to be working again with Collins on a brilliant Back To School competition event for you; a new competition opens every single day this week, and they all run for seven days.  So we’ve a mad fortnight ahead – and don’t fret if you miss a day, there’s plenty of time to catch ’em all. :) Collins are offering a 40% discount on selected books for Back to School until 10 September 2017 when you use...

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Spotted! Just look at this fabulous ‘Enjoy The Little Things’ Bedding
Aug11

Spotted! Just look at this fabulous ‘Enjoy The Little Things’ Bedding

We have been big fans of Vertbaudet’s bedding for years – they always feature cool, funky kids prints in strong colours with not a branded TV character in sight. The quality is excellent (my 10yr old is still using the duvet cover Vertbaudet sent her when she moved into a ‘big bed’. And still loving it, too. So if I’m ever on the lookout for new kids bedding, I’m happy to tell everyone that...

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50 Books Every 11yr Old Should Read
Aug08

50 Books Every 11yr Old Should Read

I’ve just come across this list which I first posted five years ago. I exclaimed aloud a lot and spent literally 20 minutes Oooh!-ing, Yes!-ing, Oh-D’you-Remember?-ing, and long pauses whilst I drooled over the list. And now fully intend to work my way right through it. Some I’ve loved, some I’ve never even heard of, let alone read. This is a very clipped part of the article, reproduced with kind permission...

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