Friday, 24 April 2015

Five Ways to Have the Perfect Mum's Night In

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you can’t put a price on a quality night in when you’re a mum! When you spend your day catering to your family’s every need it’s easy to forget to pamper yourself, when we all know that you deserve it! Whether it’s just having a night off from the cooking or treating yourself to an episode or two of your favourite TV series, spending that little time focusing just on you can be the difference between you feeling energised and ready to take on the day or you feeling drained.

Ensure Your Pet is Safe With a Name Tag

If you’ve just bought your first pet, then it is likely that the pet has very quickly become the centre of your universe. If you have a child, then this is especially true, as they will be in the process of creating a friendship that lasts for a lifetime. After all, everyone remembers their first pet. But, if you don’t take proper precautions to keep your pet safe, then it could get lost, and without identification people won’t know where to return it to.

Spring #countrykids

Oops, I've just realised I didn't finish this post and it has been languishing in my draft folder for a few weeks.  I twisted my knee last weekend which has aggravated an old injury, so I am currently laid up and, having a bit of time on my hands, thought I would do some online tidying up, hence finding this!  So... before the mini summer hit, we were already making the most of spring, and here are some of the photos.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Aldi Special Buys: Watering & Garden Maintenance

Aldi's Special Buys range this week is focussed on all things garden.  The range includes essentials like pots and water butts, a brilliant value walk-in greenhouse, and even a lawnmower for just £59.99!  As always with Special Buys, get down to your local store as soon as possible, because once they're gone, they're gone.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Facing Up to a Wardrobe Crisis

Loving the sunshine at the moment, because well I'm not crazy, who wouldn't love it, BUT - I have nothing to wear!!!  Not that kind of panicked standing in front of a full wardrobe 'I have nothing to wear', but genuinely, nothing, zero, zilch.  Small people, they have drawers full of clothes, for every season; mama, nada.  It's probably just as well I am sofa-bound at the moment with the aggravation of old knee injury, otherwise the people of Bognor would have to put up with me in my PJs!

7 Ways to Encourage Imaginative Play Outdoors

The sun's shining and it's never been a better time to get the TV and the electronic gadgets turned off and get outside.  Just like play indoors, there are lots of opportunities for storytelling and role play outside.  Encouraging these opportunities can help children develop their storytelling, literacy and drama skills, widen their imagination, and help with an understanding of some maths and physics principles, as well as the more obvious development of physical and social skills.


Here's how you can create opportunities for imaginative play outdoors:

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Summer Comes Early to Sussex! #countrykids

... and a lot of the rest of the country too, if my Facebook feed is anything to go by.

Here's how the beach has been looking for us in our mini April summer:

Review & Giveaway: Frozen 6-in-1 Game

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale, The Snow Queen, the phenomenon that is Disney's Frozen needs no introduction.  If your house is anything like ours, anything with the recognisable logo or Anna and Elsa gracing it is top dollar.  So far we have clothes, books, toys, jewellery, a scooter, stickers, a mini sofa, dressing up clothes, and now a wonderful set of 6-in-1 games from Esdevium Games.

Monday, 20 April 2015

How to Style Your Home Office

Working from home can be tough, but at least you get to decide how to decorate your space.  Whether you work from a glorified shed at the end of the garden, have a corner of the sitting room, or a dedicated room, your space is important.  Making a proper home office that does everything you need can be really important in helping you keep organised every day, and having things you love around you can be a great inspiration too.  So here's how to style your home office...

6 of the Best Family Events in London this Spring

London is full of amazing and exciting things to do all year round; especially events that will enthral the little ones; and spring is definitely no exception. If you live in the capital, you’ll no doubt already be pretty aware of most of the goings on in the city, but even so, there’ll be lots of events that will surprise you!

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