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3 Mexican Dishes That Will Spice Up Your Life

Think of warm sun, hot chillies, a fantastic holiday destination and Mexico is a country that you’ll conjure up in your imagination. Add a superb a Mayan and Aztec heritage combined with Spanish and other European influences and you’ll soon understand why it’s a top foodie destination. From divine dips to robust stews, Mexican food isn’t only spicy, it’s also …

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Orchard Toys Once Upon A Time Puzzle Review

I have loved Orchard Toys long before I was a parent myself. Becoming an ambassador for them this year has sort of been a bit of a life goal I suppose. I feel quite passionate about them and I know this is beginning to sound like I may need therapy. But it’s all true and thankfully my girls are sharing …

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Doing Makeup On My Three Year Old

There’s no hiding from the fact my Hubby is extremely outnumbered. He’s even begun to pick pink or girly things from shops over a more masculine version. Like pink shower gel instead of a green or blue for example. I love that I have daughters. I have visions of shopping, spa days and afternoon teas when they are older. I …

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Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise Doll Review

When it comes to girls toys, specifically dolls, I have seen many different versions and we actually have a huge toy box just for dolls. However, we received the new Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise Doll and it’s nothing like I’ve ever seen before. In the box there is the Lalaloopsy Baby called Jewel Sparkles, a potty, a bowl with spoon …

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Cath Kidston Launches New Range In Specsavers

Growing up I always went to the same opticians. I always saw the same man there and he was pretty amazing. Diagnosing my eye problems much earlier than they usually can as I was very young. I used to take my little caterpillar toy along with me and run up and down the waiting room. I was remembered for that …

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Visiting Ightham Mote – National Trust

We were recently gifted a whole years National Trust membership from a family member. For a long time we have toyed with the idea but never felt like we could warrant the need for membership as we don’t really go to national trust places. However, I realised that we don’t go purely because without a membership, visiting our local National …

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A Local Dog Show & Weekend Vlog

I just can’t believe how lucky we have been with the weather this summer. It’s allowed us to create so many memories as a family and we’ve visited places we’ve never been to before. Last Sunday the sun was shining brightly once again and the heat was incredible. We decided to head to the dog show at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens. …

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Siblings 2016 – September

For the most part of last month my girls spent a lot of time together. Everybody is now back at school and routines have returned. I think I’ve grown to love the summer holidays. Previously they always seemed like such a daunting time but the reality of the recent holidays was that the girls have formed an incredibly tight bond. …

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Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl! #RoaldDahl100

I don’t think there’s a single person that hasn’t heard of the name Roald Dahl. If you haven’t then where the heck have you been because today is Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday! I wasn’t actually aware that this amazingly talented author passed away before I was even born, in 1990. Roald Dahl directly wrote 39 books but the ones I …

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Getting Active With PITCH Brioche Pasquier

We have gone about three months without a car recently and I have never been so active in my life. I think I’ve been living in a mix of complete exhaustion but actually feeling quite good about it. Being active has so many benefits and I definitely think I’ve started to feel some of them in that time. We were …

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A Family Meal At ASK Italian Rayleigh

It has become a very rare thing for us to eat out as a family. We always have good intentions of a nice relaxed bonding time over a meal cooked for us in a nice restaurant. The reality of it is, going out for a meal with three small children is one of the most stressful experiences in our family …

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Special Needs Diary #7 – Going On Holiday

Dear Diary, I am writing this just four days after our big family holiday, but you most likely won’t be reading it until a few weeks later. Holidays are always something I really get anxious about with P1. As she’s getting older she is becoming more aware of her surroundings, she has preferences and can get rather emotional and hard …

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Special Needs Diary #6 – Pathological Demand Avoidance?

Dear Diary, As the weeks go by and especially now it’s the school holidays, I feel like I am learning more about P1. I read a lot of things now because I’m trying to fill my brain with the information that will be key to helping her. Something that has become evident to me is that I’m nearly certain that …

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How to Prevent Brain Drain Over the Summer Holidays

The kids have been working hard all year, and it’s finally time for the summer holidays. But, six weeks out of the classroom is undoubtedly going to have an impact on their organisational skills and ability to learn and remember things. So, while it’s important that children get time to rest and recuperate over the summer, it might be worthwhile …

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Say Goodbye To Gardening Aches & Pains

I have so many different plans for when we have our own garden. I want the girls to have a little bug hotel, I want a sandpit and I want to have my own little vegetable garden and pretty daffodils. I honestly think that I have the green fingers bug before I’ve even got my own place to put those …

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