Quote of the week – week 1

There’s nothing like a good quote that can make you stop…   …..and think.   I like this.   This week is my nod to all those sour lemons out there. From the naughties doing the car school run who pretend they can’t see you in your bright pink reflective waterproofs crossing the road AT the zebra crossing –  ‘I’m driving in my car, I’m driving in my car, beep…

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Christmas treats – Tyrrells poshcorn review

  It’s time to get a bit posh.   The lovely people at Tyrrells sent us a selection of their splendid poshcorn to try out after we encountered what could only be described as ground-up-popcorn in a posh bag!? – nothing to do with Tyrrells directly I might add. We love Tyrrells crisps, so couldn’t wait to get our hands on these. Packaged in eye catching sorbet colours these poshcorn…

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Messy play – Autumn fun cheat sheet

    Quick, quick! Autumn is disappearing fast… before the crunchy leaves get blown away have a go at some seasonal messy fun. Here is a very quick and easy cheat sheet to getting down and messy.   1 – Get out and about in search for some autumn delights We were on our way back from a trip out to the park when little button started to collect autumny…

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5 steps away from becoming ultimate ‘bag lady!’

  The little one is starting to come down with something. You can see her wishy washy colour fading and she seems a bit droopy all over. Awww poor thing! you think.   Step 1 – Bag of treats Enthusiastically you race home, over come by the urge to be Mary Poppins, and laden with a giant bag of treats to perk her up. It’s filled with everything from good…

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DIY blog header

  I love pretty things! From Busy B‘s cute-as-pie stationary to notonthehightstreet.com‘s collection of creative delights. They all fascinate me. Unsurprisingly, packaging is my absolute weakness! So…when I spotted Ellie illustrates beautiful parenting blog designs – I knew I had to have one! Just think, the ultimate pretty packaging for my (getting there) blog. POP! Shhhhhuuuuuhhhhw…poop… poop… That’s the sound of my husband popping my daydream bubble. Ever-so-practical husband is…

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Lunchtime survival for the conscientious working mum

Mums out there who have recently returned to work after maternity leave will join me in remembering the good ol’ days of maternity lunch. Yes, it might not have been exactly AT lunch time, and yes, it may have consisted of yesterday’s icky left overs and staggered over a few hours in between feeds, nappy changes and general entertaining.  But there is something great about being able to put together…

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Our toddler puddle suit epic fail

    Yesterday afternoon it rained huge big fat raindrops. The type that gets you drenched in places you never realised possible. The necessity of walking home in the shortish raincoat my flower was wearing required a rethink. Aha… the emergency puddle suit! Before she could protest I had whipped it out and shimmied her into it. Omg, I hope it’s not too big still – crumbs it is way…

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