Tag Archives: fun

14/31: Why Do You Blog?

Today’s prompt is “why do you blog?” and I had actually started writing a post like this a week or so ago but ended up deleting it. It just didn’t sound right. Hopefully this time it does. I’ve technically been blogging since 2011 but that first blog I created was very basic and actually quite depressing to read over. Although …

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Barbie and the Secret Door Alexa Doll Review

Hubby has been blessed with a house full of girls – pink, princess, teddies, dresses and Barbie. On the 1st September 2014, Barbie releases her latest film to DVD, Barbie and The Secret Door. P1 is up to date with all 27 of the films that have been created since 2001 so she’s rather excited for the new film release. …

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Fisher-Price Discover Your Way

I’ve been really enjoying not having to get up straight away in the mornings and not having an alarm set now that it’s the school holidays. It’s bliss, however this morning my alarm was set for 5:45am, 6am, 6:15am and then when my eyes refused to open I reset it to 6:30am! As I was rinsing the conditioner from my …

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“Today has been a productively strange day”

Today has been a productively strange day. With P1 away on a double night sleepover with her Great-Grandad, P2 woke up at 6:50am. She snuggled in bed with us for about ten minutes before I took her downstairs for breakfast and some cBeebies. It was a slow morning really, hubby joined us downstairs and we just mooched. Hubby then went …

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To My Princess 2 – 1 Year 6 Months

To my Princess 2, I seriously have no idea where the last 18 months have gone. So much has happened and you have grown into such a wonderful little lady already. These are some of the things you are doing as an 18 month old; Brush your own teeth, Point to every part of your body, Understand everything, Walk/Crawl/Climb, Put …

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Sykes Cottage Ice Lolly Competiton

I welcomed with huge open arms Sykes Cottage’s challenge to create our own ice lolly recipe. The weather has certainly been more positive the past few weeks and it’s just been beautiful. We could have done with the ice lolly moulds and challenge a lot sooner! Ingredients: 300ml of Milk 2 heaped tablespoons of Strawberry Milkshake Powder Sprinkles Ice lolly …

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Pregnancy Diaries – 30 Weeks #3

Somebody asked me yesterday how far gone I was and I was quite shocked when I realised that I was 30 weeks tomorrow. How crazy is that?! I’m thirty weeks out of 40. There’s only ten more weeks to go!!!! I feel a bit relieved if I’m honest. It’s a little naive of me really but I feel more positive …

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When Should I Stop Being Naked Around My Child?

** Warning this post is about penis’, vaginas and boobies ** As a woman, the moment you see that positive pregnancy test you are signing away any sort of dignity you ever had. Not just that all and sundry will get to see your lady bits during the 9 months of pregnancy but because as a mother you have an …

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To My Princess 1 – 5 Years 7 Months

To my Princess 1, I can’t believe you’ve just finished your first year of school! You’ve really developed this year and although your behaviour is a little to be desired, I am so proud of you! Since you started school last year a lot has happened. I’ll never forget your first day. It was at a school in Essex as …

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Our Royal Ride With SmarTrike for Prince George’s First Birthday

Today has been amazing, busy but pretty awesome. P1 woke up in a fantastically good mood which reflected in her behaviour. We had a lazy morning as P1 had an appointment with the dietician. It went really well! I’ve been concerned about her eating for a long time but according to the dietician we are already doing anything she would …

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6 Tips for Surviving The Summer Holidays

**Please note that this post is very much focused on the stay at home parent, however, I’d love to hear some tips from all you working parents as I know that the holidays are a stressful time when trying to find alternative childcare arrangements** In a blink of an eye the school year will be over, our first school year, …

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First School Report

My school reports were always rather pleading for my family. I’d always have a comment in there about me being too chatty but generally my learning and progress was satisfying. During P1s four years at nursery, her reports were always such a pleasure to read and really reflected her bubbly personality. On Friday she came home with her first school …

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Loom Band Craze – are loom bands dangerous ?

I’ve managed to steer clear of this Loom Band craze at the moment. I first heard about them over on Instagram from some fellow bloggers but P1 hadn’t spoke about them so I figured it hadn’t reach her school yet. Then only a week later nearly every child I saw walking to school were wearing brightly coloured bracelets. They hit …

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Sibling Differences

It was inevitable that my daughters would be very different. Right from the beginning of my parenting journey when P1 was born prematurely, she set the motions for the future, for the right now. She’s so different to her younger sister and as P2 grows the differences stand out like a sore thumb. A bit like the lack of hair …

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