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0 In Daytripping, Holidays & Travel

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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3 In Disney Products/ Family Life

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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0 In Creating a Lifestyle/ Family Life

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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0 In Creating a Lifestyle/ Family Life

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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0 In Entertainment & Toys/ Family Life

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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1 In Eating & Drinking/ Our Disney Side

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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1 In Creating a Lifestyle/ Daytripping, Holidays & Travel/ Family Life

FUN ON THE FARM WITH NEXT KIDS AND BOCKETTS FARM

Have you ever been pig racing? Us either, until this week!  Next invited us for a fun day out at Bocketts Farm and we were absolutely thrilled to be setting off for a day of adventures in the fresh air!  Our boys have worn Next clothing since they were born and we were all overjoyed to be sent some of their amazing range to wear on their special day – which by coincidence was also at just the right time…

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0 In Entertainment & Toys/ Family Life

OUR TOP TEN FAVOURITE PLAYDATES

 Advertorial brought to you in association with Aptamil Growing Up Milks Playdates are so much fun for our little ones – and they should be fun for us grown ups too.  They don’t need to be hugely stressful in any respect.  Preparing for having friends over should be a pleasure [besides panicking that you don’t have a spotless living room or a well organised kitchen] and whilst I know that if you’re like me, the chances are that you’re worrying…

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0 In Entertainment & Toys/ Family Life/ Test Drive Tuesday Reviews

MY FIRST THOMAS DAY TO NIGHT PROJECTOR

We’re quite attached to Thomas, having spent the last year being Drayton Manor Park ambassadors – and this little Thomas and his Tidmouth Shed are the sweetest.  It’s a Thomas Day to Night Projector set that we’ve been reviewing is just the cutest ever.  It’s a two part nightlight projector with Thomas and his Shed from Tidmouth, and little hands can play with Thomas and wheel him in and out of the shed to little tunes.  The shades of Thomas…

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4 In Photography

ONLINE MANUAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE FOR PARENTS

manual photography course for parents hampshire

I think it’s the teacher in me that misses it all now.  Paying it forward, seeing faces light up when they develop a skill or have an “aha” moment.  I taught my very first photography retreat last year [and still have to blog it – but I’ll get around to that this week, I promise] and it was so much fun that not only am I doing it again this summer, but I’ve also decided to run an online course for…

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