10 Things to Do In London when you are 8

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Every year I take Bean on a Mummy / Daughter trip to London. Just the two of us. We go early on a Sunday and leave late on a Monday so we get nearly 2 whole days to see the sights. Each time we try to visit something different...here's what we got up to this time! 1. River Boat Cruise Bean absolutely loved this. We took the circular cruise with City Cruises  and we saw lots of the main sights of London along the Thames and just the experience of travelling down the river in a boat was thrilling enough! 2. Tower of London We took the river boat tour from the ... Continue Reading...

My Messy Adventure with Persil and Roald Dahl

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There is always something in the news about how children today don't get outside to play as much as they should. In fact, British children now only play outside for an average of 49 minutes a day, compared to 127 minutes spent playing indoors. Parents are apparently increasingly worried about how to entice their children outdoors. I know that given half a chance, my girls would get sucked into the TV or a game and would often choose that over going out to play. In order to help combat this, Persil have recently launched ‘My Messy Adventure’, a new interactive ... Continue Reading...

Hippy Dinners by Abbie Ross – A Review

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I haven't read a book in ages so it was a bit of a delight to be sent Hippy Dinners by Abbie Ross to review - I could sit down and read it and class it as 'work'! Hippy Dinners is a tale of a childhood spent in rural North Wales in the 1970's. Having lived in Wales for the last 15 plus years I was really interested to read what life was like here not that long ago. The story is told from the point of view of a little girl, who struggles with her parent's ideology, who resents a little the life that they have chosen for her to live but yet is bewildered and lost when ... Continue Reading...

Cheeky Chompers Review and Giveaway

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Baby Sprout is a dribbler that's for sure. If I didn't put a bib on him he'd soak through many an outfit. He also likes to put anything and everything in his mouth - especially when he is teething. I was in our baby signing class when I saw another little boy with a great little dribble bib - it was made from a really funky fabric print and had a little plastic piece on the bottom for the little one to chew on. Cheeky Chompers then got in contact with me and asked me if I'd like to review one of these neckerchews and I jumped at the chance because I had been coveting ... Continue Reading...