31 Mar 2016

The Num Noms Have Arrived!

The Num Noms have arrived in the UK! What are Num Noms, you ask? They are a range of delightful, scented, food-related collectible toys that are all the rage Stateside and have now crossed the pond.

You have ice-cream and cupcake Nums. Team them up with either a motorised or a lipgloss Nom. Scoop them up into a cup or a cone and you have your own recipe for fun.

The Num Noms Have Arrived!

29 Mar 2016

The Tamarin Trail at Drayton Manor

Remember when a few days ago I had written about a list of must-do things in Thomas Land? Well, I am pleased to announce that my blog post made the cut and we have been chosen as Drayton Manor Theme Park Blogger Ambassadors for the 2016 season. What does this mean? It means we have annual passes to visit Drayton Manor and Thomas Land throughout this year so we can bring you all the latest from one of UK’s best loved family attractions.

The Tamarin Trail at Drayton Manor

28 Mar 2016

Breeze Wedges by Hotter Shoes

I am not one to fuss a lot over my feet. I don’t ever indulge in pedicures or foot massages. A quick scrub and a lick of nail polish on my toenails is all the tlc my feet get, and that too on a good day.

But even tired Mummy-feet need to look sassy sometimes. Not because we have to be somewhere or do something, but because we feel like it. Oh, yes. Us frumpy mums have our glam days too, when we transform into our Yummy selves. And we often need a glamorous pair of heels to complete the look.

Breeze Wedges by Hotter Shoes

24 Mar 2016

Acelere by Circolombia at The Lowry


Our outings to The Lowry theatre in Salford Quays have thus far been rather fluffy affairs, whether it was to watch Mr. Popper’s acrobatic penguins or the vocal orchestrations of the Von Trapp family singers.

Not so tonight. We were at The Lowry this evening to watch Acelere – the new circus show presented by Circolombia. I say circus, but please do not think clowns and sparkle. For Circolombia is a circus company with a difference. They are a company that recruits vulnerable young people from the streets of Colombia and supports them through circus training. The result is a spectacular visual treat – Acelere.

Acelere by Circolombia at The Lowry
Image copyrigt: The Lowry

14 Mar 2016

Dragon Mask for Kids

Continuing with the dragon theme for this month’s Bostik craft challenge, here is another fun to do and easy to make dragon craft for kids. A dragon mask as envisioned by my nearly 5 year old son.

Dragon Mask for Kids

Blaze and The Monster Machines Twitter Party

I do love a good party, whether I am hosting one or just attending. I am pleased to announce that I am co-hosting a Twitter Party this Wednesday along with a team of fantastic bloggers and UKMums.tv. 


We will be celebrating the launch of the new Fisher-Price Blaze and the Monster Machines toy range that is now available to buy at Argos and Smyths Toy Superstores.

12 Mar 2016

Dragon's Den: A Pop-Up Craft

The following craft activity may or may not be inspired by a television show of the same name.

When challenged to do a ‘dragon’ themed craft activity as part of this month’s Bostik craft challenge, the first thought that came to mind was a fire-breathing dragon guarding treasure in its den.

Dragon's Den: A Pop-Up Craft

10 Mar 2016

The Modest Tortoise & The Horrible Hare

We all know the story of the hare and the tortoise. The Modest Tortoise & The Horrible Hare by John Mill is a modern take on that ancient classic. It is actually more than just a story. John brings his experience as a hypnotherapist and child counsellor into play and talks about building confidence, self-esteem and self-belief.

The Modest Tortoise & The Horrible Hare

5 Mar 2016

Must-Do Things in Thomas Land

It has been well over a year since we last visited Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Park. Needless to say, we were full of excitement when offered the opportunity to visit what is undoubtedly, and I quote my son, “My favourite place in the whole wide world!”

If you are a fan of Thomas The Tank Engine or theme parks, or indeed, enjoy a fun day out with family and friends, then this is the place for you.

Here are my must-do things when visiting Thomas Land.


Must-Do Things in Thomas Land

2 Mar 2016

Sky Blanket 2016: February Update

Most of my new year resolutions have either come completely unstuck or are on the verge of becoming so. Except one. I am very pleased to announce that I have now finished two whole months, 40 whole days of crocheting my Sky Blanket 2016.

Sky Blanket 2016: February Update

1 Mar 2016

An Easter Extravaganza! (A Giveaway)

Christmas is a distant memory
The New Year is now old
Easter is but a breath away
Spring waiting on the threshold.

Time for new beginnings
Renewed life abounds
Longer are the sunshine hours
Swathes of green around.

Following on from the stupendous success of the Big Blogger Christmas Giveaway last year, we bring you another fantastic giveaway in time for Easter and the beginning of spring. Presenting, the Easter Extravaganza!

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