WIN a Scrumptious Scrambled Egg From Hotel Chocolat

Milk Scrambled Egg

"It's all about the eggs, the eggs, the eggs, no bacon..." Yep that's right folks, Easter is nearly upon us and just look what the postie brought me today!     The lovely folk at Hotel Chocolat sent me this package of deliciousness from their Easter Eggs and Gifts range. Oh the irony of this arriving just as I finish cooking up batch after batch of low-fat, high fibre soups for the week.  I know, I know, I know I am meant to be on a diet and fitness mission.  Shhh!  I know.  But Easter calories don't count right?  Hope not as I am NOT ...

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Review: Extend Dishrack from Joseph Joseph

Extend Dishrack

I confess that am a huge fan of Joseph Joseph products.  Their utensils and tableware have a certain unique style and I love their trademark bold lime-green colour.  When I was asked if I would like to review the new Extend dish rack for them I jumped at the chance.  Not just because I love their products, but also because our drainage board tends to look like this most of the time... We don't currently have a dishwasher and there is simply never enough space in one rack to let everything drain so we have resorted to adding an absorbable mat alongside, and I worry this is ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #98

Parenting Pin It Party Badge

Happy Monday folks and hope you all had a great weekend.  This week's party is being hosted by the delightful Fairy and the Frog.  Please do pop by and see which two pins from last week's party they have chosen to feature.   It is just two weeks until we hit our 100th Pin it party.  can you believe it?  Do let me know if there is anything special you would like to see featured that week.  It would be nice for you all to be involved and we really do love you all joining in.  We would love for you to join in with us again this week. If you are a newbie here ...

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Spring Fashion For Boys

Kiwi Flamingo Print Swim Shorts

So, following on from last month's post  which was all about the girls, as promised this month we will be taking a look at some Spring/Summer fashion for the boys.  This is a market which many designers are now beginning to realise the true potential value of.  2013 saw Burberry's sales increase significantly following the first foray into modelling by a young Romeo Beckham, and with his elder brother Brooklyn rarely out of the spotlight boys' fashion is grabbing more of the markets attention. As with the mini-female-fashionistas, trends for this year's spring summer ...

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The Seasonal Playground – Garden Activities for Kids and Parents in Spring

Children Playing In Garden

The following is a guest post written by Josephine Barlow.  Josephine is a mother of three. When the kids have gone to bed, she likes to unwind with a glass of wine and a good novel.  Here she shares some great ideas of how to keep the kids amused and make the most of the upcoming spring sunshine... I spend most of my time at my desk in the office, so when I'm home with the family at the weekend, I like to get outside as much as possible. If I can't go far, or if budgets don't quite stretch to a trip to the zoo or the cinema, I'm desperate to get the kids out in the fresh air ...

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#VanishGoldForWhites: The Results Are In


As part of the Vanish Bloggers' Club  I was sent a pot of the new Vanish Gold For Whites Powder to try out.  I was sent a deliberately discoloured Karen Millen shirt to see if this product would be able to restore it to it's former glory.  I really hoped so, it would have been a really nice shirt, if not so horribly grey. To be honest I didn't hold out much hope.   To achieve three shades whiter whites Vanish recommend two possible methods. Method One: Add one scoop of Vanish Gold For Whites powder to 4L of warm water and soak for a maximum of six hours. ...

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Monday Parenting Pin It Party #96

Parenting Pin It Party Badge

This week our party is being hosted by the awesome Carolin from Mummy Alarm.  It would be lovely if you would pop by and see who she has chosen as her featured pinners from last week's  awesome lot. If you are new to the party, it is very lovely to have you here and, if you wish to join in, here is what to do: 1. Link up one, or more, of your own parenting/family posts. You can link either the post itself or a pinterest pin, whichever you prefer. Each entry will be pinned to the Monday Parenting Pin-It Party board on Pinterest. 2. Follow the Monday Parenting ...

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What’s mine is mine…MINE!

Little Miss

So yesterday was a fun day, of sorts.  Yesterday was one of now, since the big move, relatively few days that was just me and the kids.  In Bristol I had these days down.  Full on routine. Breakfast, park, Aldi, lunch, sleep, craft/bake, cafe, tea, Daddy home, bed.  We all knew where we were and we were like a well-oiled, family-machine...most days. Since the move I seem to have lost my lone-parenting rhythm. Yesterday especially. Faced with a totally rain-laden sky our options for the day pretty much halved.  And we needed milk.  Stat. Knowing full ...

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Because You Can’t Toddler-Proof Everything…


I am currently sat at my dining room table, watching the most amazing video, taken by the awesome PinkOddy, of this years danceathon on a cracked i-phone screen. Completely cracked screen, top to bottom. This crack was a result of me dropping said phone, as it was ringing, trying to answer it, whilst holding Little Miss wrestler-style under one arm, and simultaneously trying to prevent The Boy with the other arm from stepping in front of an oncoming cyclist. BOOM. Cracked screen. As a parent I am sure I am not alone in this. I have heard frequent tales of toddlers just “giving ...

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We Went, We Danced, We Honked #teamhonk #danceathon

Sexy dancing LOL

Yesterday was a day I will truly never forget.  It was the day I joined some of the most unassuming but most inspirational women I have ever met and danced like a loon for six hours straight. We covered, or at least attempted, 12 different dance styles in that time.  We shimmied, sashayed, lunged and bounced until we could literally bounce no more.  At the start we were like a super human, 2000 strong, dancing machine.  At the end we were sweat laden cripples, lucky if we could even sway and could barely lift our arms.  Everything ached. And we honked.  Man ...

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