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TO THE PRIDELANDS’ END, LION GUARD DEFEND [TALKING KION PLUSH REVIEW]

When we stayed in Disney World a few years ago with the two bigger boys [and the smallest one just weeks into my pregnancy], we spent some of our time at the Art of Animation resort because of the theming.  Just outside our block stood a full sized statue of Simba, Timon and Pumba as they Hakuna Matata’d their way across the log over our heads, and a little further down sat Janja the hyena’s hideout in the Outlands.  Our…

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FIVE THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT MYSELF FROM THIS BLOG

It’s been 360 days since my last birthday – which means it’s been 360 days since I ate these too-good-to-be-true macrons from my little sister, mom and dad.  Beautiful macrons that they went to extraordinary lengths to get for me after I actually crushed my own macrons from the Dordogne into crumbs [embarrassing story right there].  Which means that it’s taken me a whole year to post these photos.  Awesome!  However, it does mean that when I was sorting though my drafts…

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SUMMER IN ST. FLORENCE WITH COASTAL COTTAGES: SAUNDERSFOOT BEACH

Coastal cottages pembrokeshire

We’re back to reminiscing our holiday with Coastal Cottages in St. Florence again today!  The closer we get to the Easter Holidays, the more I enjoy looking back through our photos.  Family holidays are the best times – even if you feel as though you need to recover when you’re home from one.  I  never quite understood what my mom and dad meant when they used to say that.  Now, with three boys I completely understand.  I’m not sure how…

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FIVE STEPS TO PLANNING A BLOCKBUSTER PLAYDATE

Advertorial bought to you in association with Aptamil Growing Up milks Hero is 2 and a half and LOVES playdates.  If I tell him that his friend Zaccy is coming over, he’s over the moon and asks me every two minutes if he’s here yet.  I openly admit that I love playdate days too [and I too check the clock to see it it’s time yet] – I get to see a grown up who shares the same life experiences…

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WARWICK CASTLE ANNUAL PASS SALE 2017

Warwick Castle Annual Pass

We were so happy to announce our new ambassadorship for Warwick Castle a few weeks ago – and now we’re even more excited to share the news that the Warwick Annual Pass Sale is NOW ON. Until 19th March when the sale ends, you can enjoy a whole 12 months of the most fantastic and jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure with a Merlin Annual Pass from just £21.60! This is THE castle that I grew up visiting with family…

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AFTERNOON TEA WITH BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Way back in 2013, when we took our two biggest boys to Walt Disney World for our fifth Disney Wedding anniversary, I was treated to afternoon tea at the Garden View Lounge, in the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.  It didn’t go exactly to plan as Lyoto was only 20 months old and had a toddler meltdown just before our reservation and so the mister ended up missing most of it whilst he wheeled Yotie about outside trying to get…

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GRACO 3 MODES LITE STROLLER REVIEW

Graco 3 modes lite stroller

Since December when we left for Butlins under the grey cloud of the lurgy, Hero has been rolling in a new set of baby wheels.  Hero is two and a half and will probably be my baby forever in my eyes – and so he has the luxury of his very own stroller still.  It comes in SO handy for the school run, especially when either the weather is terrible, or I’m late.  We also love to take the stroller…

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GRACO NAUTILUS ELITE CAR SEAT REVIEW

graco nautilus elite car seat

We were also given the chance to review the Graco Nautilus Elite car seat as part of our ambassadorship.  Like the Milestone, it’s a very impressive piece of parenting equipment.The Nautilus Elite is a forward facing car seat, suitable from around 9 months to 12 years of age with a steel reinforced frame.  It’s been rigorously crash tested to meet UK and European safety standards and has a five point harness for use until your little one is around 15kg,…

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WORLD BOOK DAY 2017 – DANNY CHAMPION OF THE WORLD AND ZOMBIE PETER PAN

world book day roald dahl peter pan

It’s World Book Day!  With two boys at school we have two costumes to come up with.  Lyoto initially wanted to be Brad the Zombie Bunny from My Dead Bunny, and then decided he would be [zombie] Peter Pan instead.  I’m happy with that.  I’m also quite grumpy about being unprepared again for another school dress up day – but as the mister says, teachers make the worst parents when it comes to school issues.  He’s right, I realise.  I’m…

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PANCAKE DAY FONDUE

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias On Sunday morning, if I ask any of the boys what they’d like for breakfast, I get a variety of answers.  My favourite is Lyoto’s because it makes me laugh so much. “What day is it, Mommy?” he replies – and this is the part that makes me giggle, because his little five year old self, posing a rhetorical question whilst still wearing his…

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