I am, of course, more than old enough and life-worn enough to know not to judge a book by its cover and all that, but I was one very happy lady when this gorgeous box from my favourite chocolatier Hotel Chocolat arrived at the door recently:
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Opies, one of the oldest family-run food companies in the UK, has recently introduced a new range of chutneys to Waitrose. Ideal partners for your Christmas cheese board or Boxing Day buffet, the range includes Bramley Apple Chutney with Biddenden Cider, Plum Chutney with Claret and Rhubarb Chutney.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Whether you’re a traditionalist or you like to think outside the box, there comes a time in pregnancy when we need start thinking about what kind of pushchair we need to buy, ready for when the little one arrives. If this is your first baby then all of this can seem a little daunting but with a few helpful tips, you’ll soon be on your way to fully fledged pushchair know it all! So the biggest argument out there at the moment is whether to buy a rear-facing or forward facing pushchair and what kinds of benefits both options have.
When he's not hanging out in the jungle being a Get Me Out of Here Celeb, David Emmanuel has a day job designing for High Street clothing retailer Bonmarché. I was pleasantly surprised by the designs his expert eye has brought to the store and bought a David Emmanuel skirt from there a few years ago when I was teaching, just a plain black one but it lasted and lasted and lasted, despite attacks by glue, paint, Plasticine and whatever else a class of 30 8 year olds could offer!
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Last month Lara was sent a Tickety Toc Musical Pufferty Train to review and she and Sophia have both been having great fun with it. This super-cute little train is one of the main characters in the Nickeolodeon and Milkshake cartoon Tickety Toc, always ensuring that Tommy and Tallulah get back for Chime Time. It is such a cute design with an adorable character and face which reflects this, and this toy version is just as adorable!
|Excuse Lara doing one of her 'pose' faces!|
New from Esdevium Games is the fabulously girlie Disney Princess Dazzling Princess Game, the perfect Christmas present for any little girl crazy about Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana, Belle and friends!
Monday, 9 December 2013
Saturday, 7 December 2013
One of the top Christmas toys has traditionally been a dolls house, and it is delightful to see proper wooden houses making such a comeback in recent years. Lara has one for her little wooden dollies, but has been hankering after a house for her bigger dollies, such as Barbies and the like, for a while now.
Lara has seen Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates a few times and thinks it is great fun, so she was delighted to be sent this new game which involves Jake and his young pirate friends trying to outwit that terrible, infamous villain Captain Hook.
Today is Small Business Saturday when small businesses across the country will be hoping that customers swap their out of town and big chain shopping habits for the local shops and businesses right on their doorstep. A lot of small businesses start at home, with many of them being run by mothers looking for a new career and lifestyle which fits around their children. Here at Attachment Mummy we do our best to champion some of these, whether via the blog or through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Friday, 6 December 2013
There are some products which just scream Christmas, the very sight of which makes you feel all - well - Christmassy! For me, one of those is the big displays of instantly recognisable Walkers Shortbread, resplendent in their scarlet tartan packaging, which you see in garden centres and the like at this time of year. We were recently sent a wonderful box full of shortbread delights to sample: