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5 Beautifully Illustrated Christmas Books

One of my favourite things about the Christmas season, is getting our Christmas picture books off the top shelf. We have quite a few – last year I pulled 24 of them together to create a Advent book calendar, but our collection has since grown. Today, I want to specifically recommend five Christmas picture books […] Read more…

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The Bear & The Fox Etsy Shop!

Exciting news, guys! The Bear & The Fox now has a shop on Etsy! I have been working on this in the background for months, and am so pleased to finally launch it today: So, if any of you are looking for some unique, handmade Christmas decorations, head over there now to have a browse […] Read more…

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REVIEW: WowWee “Chippies” Robot Dog

My boys would love to have a pet, ideally a cat or a dog, but unfortunately their daddy is allergic to pretty much everything. So a goldfish somewhere down the line is probably the closest they are ever going to get to having a pet. Then I got thinking, maybe if they’re not going to […] Read more…

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Festive Play Dough Play Mats + a Giveaway

It’s that time of year, where we like to huddle round the kitchen table on the dark winter afternoons, and get our arts and crafts on. Both my boys really love play dough. Oskar recently recreated some Ancient Egyptian canopic jars, that he had been learning about in school, out of play dough! And Mr […] Read more…

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Gift Guide for Little Book Bugs

What do you give a kid for Christmas who loves books? A book, of course! Or several books, even. When I was a kid, we always received a book for Christmas, and for our birthday, regardless of what else we got. But if you are looking to give something a bit more than a book […] Read more…

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Fundraising for ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’

This weekend is the beginning of Advent, the time of waiting leading up to Christmas. A time of giving. So, today I want to talk to you about a seasonal fundraiser me and my three ‘boys’ are taking part in. This is me, eleven years ago: I had just completed Edinburgh’s Santa Run, an annual […] Read more…

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Gift Idea: Personalised Children’s Books

This week, I have a slightly smaller round of book recommendations for you – just three, instead of five – because I would like to go in to a little more detail. With Christmas fast approaching, everyone is on the look out for great gift ideas, and in my eyes, books are always a perfect […] Read more…

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November Snapshots

November in Snapshots, according to my iPhone (mostly)… We’ve been enjoying some amazing Autumn weather in Edinburgh this November. Lots of blue skies and crisp, cold days. Lantern procession for St Martin’s Day at the German Church in Edinburgh. We’ve been to the National Museum of Scotland every week this month! A little overnight solo trip […] Read more…

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How to Stock a Play Kitchen

As I mentioned in my post from yesterday, a play kitchen (see my tutorial) is a fantastic toy to encourage role play, and the one we made for our elder son five years ago is still going strong with his little brother. But, of course, a kitchen alone will only get you so far. What […] Read more…

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Review: Busy Me Time For Tea Set

One of the most popular toys – apart from cars and Lego, of course – that our boys have is their play kitchen. A play kitchen is a fantastic toy for role play – we made ours for our eldest when he was 2, from a bedside cabinet (check out my previous post for the tutorial). He’s […] Read more…

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