A day out in the ….. SUNSHINE :)

Hasn’t the weather been lovely today?  Sunshine all the way, just makes you feel so much better about everything. We’d made plans to meet friends for the day while both Daddy’s were hard at work, so I was expecting rain, clouds and freezing wind – what a surprise to have… Continue reading »

The joys of being ‘older’ than the average Mum

Today I just feel old! My knees are really sore, my back hurts and I’m tired 🙁 Grumpy Mummy is embarking on my last week of being in the 35-44 category on surveys.  FACT.  This is not making me happy.  Where have the last five years gone? I was fine… Continue reading »

Funny things Monkey says :)

Yesterday Monkey had his pre-school jabs in the afternoon.  In the morning I explained to him what was going to happen and that the jabs would stop him getting nasty things.  He replied … like Hiccups Mummy? Bless him, I replied ‘maybe’.  He was very brave at the surgery, no… Continue reading »

Facing my fears – water

Facing my fears

When Monkey was born I was determined that he would not be afraid of water …… I have been afraid of water for as long as I can remember, not in all forms I must add.  I can actually drink a glass of water and have a bath, but I… Continue reading »

We won a trip to Legoland – a nice Easter present

I was so thrilled when we won a trip to Legoland Windsor to see a screening of the all new LEGO® Hero Factory Brain Attack – thanks to a competition hosted by ChelseaMamma.  I’d been to Legoland years ago with my Mum not long after it opened, so was looking forward… Continue reading »

On the Farm – a review for Orchard Toys

On the Farm

We were very excited to open our latest box from Orchard Toys for the Izziwizzi Kids #Playfest reviews. It’s fair to say that Monkey was rather excited to open the box and find On the Farm – giant jigsaw playmat, a newly launched puzzle/playmat for ages 3 years+, Monkey is… Continue reading »

Game Review – Post Box Game – Orchard Toys

We were very excited to open our latest box from Orchard Toys for the Izziwizzi Kids #Playfest reviews. Wow – Post Box Game, a newly launched game for 1-4 players, aged 2 years+, Monkey is just over 3 years. Monkey loved the look of this straight away as we are… Continue reading »

A new take on ‘Ten Green Bottles’

How many of us struggle at meal times with our delightful children?  Monkey lulled me into a false sense of security over food – before he hit his second birthday he would eat anything and everything put in front of him.  The only exception to this was avocado – yuck!… Continue reading »

Delaying tactics

Monkey is the master of delaying tactics at bedtime.  Sometimes I get cross; I’ve got things to do downstairs, I’m tired, friends coming round, blah blah blah. Sometimes I laugh and join in. Tonight I just enjoyed it all; the extra cuddles, the headlock to wrestle me onto his pillow,… Continue reading »

A bit of fun in the snow

Someone did forecast ‘heavy’ snow on Saturday didn’t they?  We were not impressed by the lack of the white stuff – Monkey wanted to make a snowman and go out on his sledge.  alas, that was not to be, but we still had fun in the snow ……