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Alternative Advent Calendar Ideas

It’s that time of year again, when you think you still have a good few weeks to get yourself organised for Christmas, then suddenly realise it’s less than 10 days to go until 1st December and you haven’t got the Advent calendars sorted. There is the easy option, of course, of a chocolate calendar, as […] Read more…

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A Paw-tastic Birthday

My youngest has just turned 3, and after giving his big brother a spectacular unicorn birthday surprise just ten days earlier, I felt like I had to make it up to him too. Luckily, his wish for a Paw Patrol theme was easy enough to accommodate, with a cake that looked spectacular but wasn’t that […] Read more…

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Review: Magic Maths Game

Today, I want to share a great little educational game with you. As I mentioned before, I was approached a while ago by Orchard Toys, to join their team of bloggers, so we have been testing some games for them. We previously reviewed Cheeky Monkeys for them, which was a big hit with the whole family, […] Read more…

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5 of the Best Atlases for Kids

Earlier on this week, I introduced you to the beautiful writeable map from Lil’ollo, and promised you that I would be sharing some great atlases for kids in my next book round up. Well, here it is! All of these are quite large, oversized books, which I always think is what you want from a good atlas, […] Read more…

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Review: Power Rippers Racing & Battle Set

I have another toy review to share with you today – the Power Rippers 2-in-1 Competition Set – and I have to honestly say, this is the most excited I have been about any of the toys we have reviewed so far. I mean, the kids have been loving them all, but with this one, […] Read more…

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A Family Photography Session in the Park

So, a couple of months ago, I entered a giveaway to win a family photo session. I thought it would be nice to have some pictures of myself with the boys, since I’m usually the one behind the camera. I didn’t win, but it turns out the photographer is a fellow mum at my elder […] Read more…

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Mapping Our World

Today, I’d like to talk to you about maps. I love maps! My dad taught me how to read maps when I was a kid, and I’ve always liked to have some hanging up, first in my room, then in my student digs and now in our family home. I’ve had maps of the world, […] Read more…

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Rainbow Unicorn Cake

Last week was my elder son’s 7th birthday, and he had asked for a unicorn theme and cake. I found loads of unicorn cakes floating around Pinterest, when I was looking for inspiration, which were either flat topped, e.g. using a sandwich cake tin, or involved a lot of carving. Then I came across a unicorn cake on […] Read more…

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Best Birthday Picture Books

November is birthday month for us, with both boys having their birthday within ten days of each other. So I thought it would be the perfect opportunity, to share some of our favourite picture books about birthdays with you. Without further ado, clockwise starting from the top: The Best Birthday Present Ever, by Ben Mantle […] Read more…

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