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Pipsy Koala Splash Mat, Foam Bath Animals & 2014 Calendar Review

Christmas seemed to be a bombardment of gifts and exciting new toys. We had wrapping and boxes everywhere. On P1s birthday we received a package from Pipsy Koala. Inside included their new calendar, foam bath animals and a splash mat. I’m a bit of a lover of calendars and diaries. I have to shamefully admit that I don’t think I’ve …

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“Life is really slow at the moment”

Life has been really slow since Christmas. Blogging has become more difficult since getting my new camera. I used to post spontaneously and whenever something came to my mind but I really want to add decent photos so I have to draft a post during the day, and add the pictures at the end of the day. Confusing!!! P1 is …

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Boxing Day 2013

Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box”, from their bosses or employers. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. These days Boxing Day is more about the calm after Christmas Day, allocating homes for all the new gifts, tidying …

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Christmas Day 2013

This is the first year in my whole entire life that I haven’t been with my Mum, Nan and Grandad on Christmas! After the mad unwrapping session with the girls this morning I think it really hit me. So much has changed this past year, the biggest and worst change of all was the loss of my Nan.   She …

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Pre-Christmas Blues

So it’s gone midnight. It’s Christmas. We’ve sorted the presents into piles and I’m sitting here looking at them all feeling pretty glum. We’ve spent so much this year it’s ridiculous! Birthday, Christmas x2 and Santa x2 was expensive. So why am I feeling so utterly rubbish and nervous for tomorrow?! The piles of stuff is pretty low. When I …

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Christmas Eve – (To Princess 1 – 5 Years)

To Princess 1, Happy birthday!!! I can’t believe you are five years old. It’s just crazy. You’ve been on earth for half a decade. You arrived to us after 19 hours of premature labour at 10:27am on Christmas Eve. You just couldn’t wait another seven weeks of being inside my tummy. You had a rough start but you’ve never stopped …

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Fisher-Price Happy Sounds Home and Trike & Wagon Review

We had major excitement from P2 when she woke up from her afternoon nap to find two new enticing toys sitting in the lounge. It was extremely hard to capture a photo of the Fisher-Price Little People Happy Sounds Home and the Trike & Wagon without hands or feet being involved. When P1 woke from her nap, she’s not too …

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“I spent four hours last night wrapping Christmas presents”

Yesterday, I finally found a baby group here in Sevenoaks that was just perfect for P2. It catered for crawlers and little ones taking their first wobbly steps. It’s full of singing and fun! It’s also a very small group, perfect for hopefully making some new friends. But guess my luck, it was the last session before they close until …

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Playmobil Wedding Princess Christmas Advent Calendar Review

It’s the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day meaning only one thing for children and adults around the world – chocolate. It’s now completely acceptable to eat chocolate in the morning without being told “no”! Fantastic. What more could they want in the lead up to Christmas Day?! Oh yes. Toys!!! P1 received the Playmobil Princess Wedding advent Calendar and she’s …

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The perfect board game for Christmas – by TopKidsToys

With Christmas fast approaching I guess reluctantly it’s time to start thinking of what we’ll be buying our children. TopKidsToys have kindly written a post about what board game they think should make its way into your stockings!!   The Perfect Board Game for Christmas   In an age dominated by the modern era of technology, simple yet addictive games …

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Fisher-Price Sparkling Symphony Cot Mobile Review

Once again we have been extremely lucky to be given the chance to review a Fisher-Price product. This time we have been playing with their Sparkling Symphony Mobile. The mobile fits securely to our cot with plastic/rubbery straps. It also has a string that can be tied around the cot bar for added peace of mind. There are quite a …

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Touch Me

It’s so crazy how grown up P2 is becoming and so fast she’s doing it! In the past few days she’s really begun to touch things, hold things and bite things – uh oh! Don’t worry, she isn’t suffocating herself… Yesterday, she was absolutely fascinated by my OHs top. Staring intensely at it, trying to reach forwards to grab it. …

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