Protest sportswear review

Review: Cosy Cold Weather Clothes from Protest

It’s definitely chilly now, this is my favourite time of year here on the South Coast; warm enough to head to the beach or onto the downs for a stroll without the risk of frostbite! I’ve been keeping warm on the school runs in a super warm fleece from Protest, and I tell you it is the cosiest jacket I’ve ever worn.…

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Giveaway: Win a Swizzels Sweets Hamper in time for Halloween!

This is a  paid  post in collaboration with Swizzels. Halloween may not  be the same this year in terms of staying socially distant, which will mean no Halloween parties and  probably only going trick or treating to houses   of friends and possibly at set times you don’t overlap with others! We’re thinking about inviting a few children from both classes/pods…

Present Pets – Toy Review

My  children love to watch ‘unboxing’ videos,   so a toy  that unboxes itself was definitely something I thought they’d really love. Present Pets unbox themselves  from inside the box, with noises and movement and little paw print shaped holes gradually appearing in the box until it opens up to reveal the mystery  pet!   There are Furry Pups and Fancy Pups…

Scrapbook Loves September 20

September sped past didn’t it? I think having a routine of school runs, homework and  some time to myself was actually a good thing as the days dragged a lot less.  However I’ll be pretty happy to see the back of 2020 so it won’t really bother me if the rest of the year trundles on past at the same…

Wanderlust: Sweden

This is a collaborative post. Sweden is a country that I would love to visit, and I’ve written before about a Nordic road trip route that I would love to take, but this post is about the things that think are ‘must do’  s when visiting Sweden! Stay in an Ice Hotel This is number one for me, I think…

Lascal Maxi Buggy Board on Silver Cross Pioneer

What’s the solution when you’ve got a baby in the buggy and a toddler who demands to walk and then at some unspecified time later just cannot walk one step further and digs her heels in to the pavement refusing to move an inch? A Lascal Maxi buggy board! We’ve been using the Lascal Maxi buggy board  for the past…

Osmo kids coding app review

Coding for kids made fun with Osmo

Coding sounds scary, when I first heard that it would be included in the curriculum for kids I had visions of kids sat working out tricky lines of computer code. It’s actually very different to that and now I get to see it first hand with the Osmo Coding Kit. If you’re not sure what Osmo is then read our…

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Review: Lascal Maxi Plus Buggy Board with Saddle Seat

We are already firm fans of the Lascal Buggy Board and used it on our single buggy instead of bothering with an unwieldy double buggy. I found that even though Athena wasn’t quite two when Arlo arrived with the buggy board, sling and pushchair I could manage every situation, even if they both wanted a nap as one could sleep…

Review: Keen Shoes for Kids & Adults

Finding sandals that look good,  go with everything and are comfortable enough to wear all day is like looking for a needle in a haystack – but I think I’ve  found  that shoe-shaped needle!  These  are the ‘Elle Backstrap’ Keen sandals – and not only do they match my requirements but they  are consciously created  as the straps are made…

Days Out: Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Norfolk

Last week we spent the day out at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure in Norfolk as we were staying with family close by. It was definitely a really fun day out, despite it being the first time we had really been anywhere with lots of people in the same place  since before Lockdown.  I admit I was initially worried but was reassured…

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Scrapbook Lockdown Loves

It’s been a while hasn’t it?  But I’m back  with my  (normally) monthly ‘favourite things‘ post after a lockdown hiatus. My last post was at the end of March, when everything got a bit strange. So, here is a BUMPER edition of  what I’ve loved, read, made, worn etc… only it isn’t that bumper because there are some parts of…

Sunday Scrapbook – Circus & Injuries That Come in Threes

It’s been a long time since I wrote a weekly ‘what we’ve been up to’ but this week has actually felt like the most ‘normal’  in  months. In fact the past four weeks have felt pretty normal – apart from  having to wear masks in shops and not hug people when we see them! Last weekend we went camping with…