• Top 10 tips for UK beach days with kids

    We are off to Cornwall this week and because we have been blessed with glorious weather I want to ensure we spend as much time as we can on the beach. So far I have been massively unprepared and brought a UV tent and a fishing net. Slightly eclectic I know, so I headed to the fountain of knowledge from some other bloggers to complie a list of The best UK beach tips. A sheet, with elasticated corners, is ideal to make a area on the beach to keep sand free. If you pop picnic box/other items in the corner, it’ll make an edge that keeps the sheet clean! KatyKicker Wetsuits…

  • Treat yourself in the holiday heatwave

    This heatwave has got me holiday crazy and its set to go one for another month yet – I am absolutely loving this baking hot weather. It reminds me of being little with endless summer holidays, light nights, forever outside and the only rain was a good old thunder storm to clear the air. Amazing. Can you hear that? that’s right… Summer holiday klaxon is sounding loud and proud and of course with that comes holiday season and stocking up on all the each essentials and if you are like me, this will be done at the last minute, as rushed and as stressful as possible, usually meaning I end…

  • Gourmade frozen meals review

    One of my great passions is cooking. Especially now I have a family if my own, I can recreate my own favourites, creating new recipies or serving up classic traditional meals for my loved ones as for me there is nothing better than seeing someone enjoying a meal you have cooked.  In reality though, days get busier and more hectic, some days it a triumph to muster up a poached egg on toast when the pre bedtime rush is on the horizon. I was contacted by Gourmade meals to try their frozen ready meals – not your typical ready meal either, they are homemade and cooked with love, then frozen quickly,…

  • Colladeen visage review

    I’ts only just dawned on me, at the ripe old age of 32 that I now qualify for the over 30 skin product. I’m so bad at looking after my skin and I should really do some basic care, even moisturizing once a day rather than now and then. I was contacted by       Natures Best a few weeks ago to give their collagen supplements, Colladeen Visage a decent trial over several weeks to see if the boost of collagen could help rejuvenate my skin whilst also offering skin protection against sun damage. My skin was tired, dull, dry and limp pretty much always, even when exfoliated. Why collagen?…

  • How I make quick personalised kids clothing

    I love personalised items, especially for the boys – for one thing it means things don’t go missing at nursery! However they can become a bit expensive so I have had a go at making my own personalised kids clothing. We decided on a name this time but will also try initials and possibly other woods in future – Freddie really wants one to say Dude next time! What did I use? I had a hoody which was from Primark, it think £6 and it’s ones of Freddie’s favourites. You could just at well use a tshirt, jacket even the top of some jogging bottoms? I don’t think there is…

  • Dexters bedroom – monochrome, yellow & mint

    The idea for Dexter’s room started long before he was born. I knew that whatever gender baby I had I wanted a colour pallet of mint green, yellow and grey with some monochrome. When we did Freddie’s nursery it was very generic, beige and baby ready but always meant we would have to update when he got older. As it turned out we moved house and so came up with his London themed room anyway, but I didn’t want this with my second babies room. I wanted something with a little more longevity and also a little different.   I’m so pleased with how Dexter’s room has turned out and…

  • Exotic Zoo Telford

    Sometimes you get that used to the things around you, that you miss the gems that are right on your door step – that’s what almost happened to us with the gem of a place Exotic Zoo Telford . We decided to go on a whim, after hearing about it a few times but not really venturing into it much more that. What an error that was, I can safely say it’s a lovely place to goand it isn’t too long to spend their either, short attention spans wont be a problem and you can go in the morning and still have plenty of time to go and have a…

  • Neon LED ice lolly light review with GetGingerSnap

    As we have been updating most rooms in the house, the kitchen has been having some finishing touches too, I love wall art and the last thing I had on my list to add was a neon wall sign of some sort. Get Ginger Snap contacted us to see if we would like to review one of their LED lights from their range available and I choose an ice lolly light as I thought it looked really striking and would be really fun in the kitchen – especially as Freddie is asking for ice lollies out of the freezer all day long at the moment. I was expecting quite a…

  • A day with Bambo and friends at Kelmarsh hall and Gardens

    You may have seen that a few weeks ago we got to try some Bambo Nature nappies for Dexter and we really enjoyed using them supporting their eco-background. They have suited Dex really well and they have proven hit in our family. We were excited to find out that Bambo have released some skin care products such as oils, lotions and creams and we were asked to the launch of these vegan friendly and cruelty free products along with some other lovely bloggers. We headed over to Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens and as soon as we arrived at the beautiful gardens we were able to get involved in some eco-crafts. We made some gorgeous…

  • The difference a bit of sun makes!

    Hasn’t it been so lovley the past couple of weeks that we have been able to have some proper sunshine and proper time outside for those long days of play. In the paddling pool, drying off in the sun, back in and repeat. It makes such a difference getting some of that vitamin d and the sunshine rays and I definitely feel much better having spent my whole day outdoors. The boys are much more chilled too, they really only need the simplest of things to have fun outside don’t they. Freddie’s favourite pastime is lifting up bricks and rolling logs to look for any fun critters underneath. Dexter’s is…