We are building quite the collection of OXO TOT products and I absolutely love them. They are all really useful products that are simple and stylish. We’ve recently been using the; Twist Top Water Bottle, the Training Cup and the Flippy Snack Cup. Twist Top Water Bottle We seem to go through water bottles all the time in this house. Amelia only really uses the ones with straws so this one was a welcome
A few months back we got a playhouse from Waltons for Amelia. Today I’m going to share with you our transformation from package to the fully built and decorated playhouse! -Before I try and take all the credit for how amazing the playhouse turned out, I can’t. My Dad did most of it with me lending a hand! So it arrived looking like this– I decided I like the pattern of the one on the Waltons
Born and having lived in Dorset for my entire life I was asked by Travelodge to share with you my #HiddenGems of Bournemouth. I’m going to do it from the point of view of a parent with children to entertain so I hope if you are travelling to Bournemouth anytime soon this gives you some ideas or inspires you to make the trip! There are lots of Travelodge hotels in Bournemouth to stay in and are all really c
After Amelia’s Under Sea Themed Party it was time to get ready for Amelia’s actual 2nd birthday. Her birthday was on the Saturday (15th August) and there was no way I was staying up prepping until the middle of the night like her other party so I was a lot more organised for this one and had the help of my Mum! We just had family and a couple family friends over for the weekend and I did a party/after
I haven’t shared a weekend blog post for a while as our weekends have either been super hectic or the complete opposite but I really wanted to share this one. My parents were away so it was a weekend just with my girl! Saturday morning we had a few bits to get from the shops, I desperately needed a couple of new makeup bits so we popped to Boots then into Westbourne for a croissant and cake! It was such a sun
One I found from Amelia’s birthday photos. Enjoying a very rare cuddle! Like this:Like Loading...
Making Birthday cakes for me is something I really love to do but it really stresses me out. I seem to forget this stress when planning these slightly ambitious (for me) cakes then when its 1am, I’m covered in icing, with cake in my hair I remember the stress! Amelia had two birthday cakes this year. One to go with her Under Sea Birthday Party and one for a family party. They were both very different, one
Today I’m going to introduce you all to a fab website that holds all your lovely traditional wooden and retro toys for babies, toddlers and children up to the age of around 7. Amelia has a tonne of toys but pretty much all my favourite bits are the wooden toys she has and The Toy Centre has such a huge array to choose from! They have a huge range of toys for boys and girls from the most amazing ride on car
After our super long Saturday at Camp Bestival we were pretty tired Sunday morning so decided to head down at lunch time to spend a full afternoon there. I was festival ready for the last day but with my shoulders covered after getting a little burnt on Saturday! Sunday’s atmosphere was much more chilled out as people’s tiredness caught up with them, I saw a lot more sleeping children in their wagons
I’m sure you are all probably aware it was Amelia’s birthday on Saturday (15th August) and we celebrated twice this year with two little parties. Today I’m going to share with you Amelia’s Under Sea themed birthday party. Amelia is in love with Finding Nemo and any film that involves under the sea and fish! So I thought what better birthday theme. We had the best backdrop to an under sea par
Saturday after a good nights sleep to recover from Day 1 of Camp Bestival we set off a little earlier than Friday in the hope of seeing some of the Cat in the Hat performance and to be there for Mr Tumble! We were so lucky with the weather it was so sunny and hot all weekend which just gave it that extra festival feel. It did however leave us all a bit pink shouldered! We headed straight to watch some Cat in the
Yesterday was Amelia’s second birthday and we’ve celebrated this week with two parties! Here’s her blowing out her candle at her first party. Like this:Like Loading...
Happy Second Birthday Amelia!! People say time flies when your having fun and that’s honestly how the last two years have felt. I really cannot believe you are 2 years old. I remember being excited for you to turn one, being proud of you being alive for one entire year but this year I feel sadder that the time is slipping past so quickly. I think it’s because you’ve changed so much in this y
Welcome to Day 1 of Camp Bestival! As much as I had an idea of what to expect I always get quite apprehensive about big events, I like to get there an suss everything out, find my bearings and get into the excitement. We set off to arrive for lunch time on Friday as it’s only around a 30 minutes from us and like I’ve said previously we decided against camping this year. The entire of Lulworth was ful
Over the next few days I’m going to be sharing our Camp Bestival adventure with you in a few blog posts. A diary style post of everything we got up to each day, round up of things for toddlers, festival favourites and a top tips and summary style blog post for anyone considering going. But today I’m just going to start things off by sharing my favourite photos from the weekend. Hopefully when you see al
I’ve been wanting to take Amelia to a pick your own for the entire summer but Amelia’s quite hit or miss when it comes to fruit. She’s either loving it and eating it by the punnet full or she might have a nibble. So the last week Amelia’s been loving strawberries so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to go and pick our own. There’s a few near by to us but we went to Holme for G
My Sunday Photo- We went to Holme Gardens Farm to pick our own fruit! Last weeks My Sunday Photo was one from Camp Bestival Thanks for reading!xx Like this:Like Loading...
I’ve got such a simple and flexible recipe for you all today. Cheese Scones Such a great alternative to sandwiches or just as a little snack and are perfect for all the family. I used to give these to Amelia when she was little and she still loves them, that kid loves anything involving cheese! What I love about this recipe is that it’s so easy. Normally I get pretty freaked out using dough but th
With Amelia’s Second birthday right around the corner I have put together a little gift guide of ideas of presents perfect for 2 year old’s at a range of prices! 4×4 Waltons Honeypot Snug Wooden Playhouse Micro Balance Bike Betsy – Pink & White Hopper Jamm Scoot Ride On Chad Valley Bubble Lawn Mower Bubabloon Balloon Toy All of these toys are great for the garden and
Carousel time at Camp Bestival! Like this:Like Loading...
We are off to our first Family festival tomorrow- Camp Bestival! I am beyond excited and have been busy getting organised and sorting out all the things we will need. I thought I would share with you some things for me, some things for Amelia and some other bits that we will be wearing/taking with us. Amelia’s Festival Must Have’s- Monsoon Bear Hat- Amelia will be wearing her si
Its that time of the month for Mummy and Me! I get to look back over the months photos and choose my favourites. We actually have quite a few that I like from this month as we’ve been really busy but I’ve picked my favourite black and white photos as they are all completely different but lovely photos. So nice to look over the months photos and remember all the fun
I adore this photo and the way the lighting has caught. It was taken at our beach hut which is basically our second home! I’m also throwing this second one in (whoops) taken on the same day! Most of these end up being beach photos but they always seem to be my favourite photos! Like this:Like Loading...
It’s the end of July and Amelia’s pressed up against the back doors begging to go in the “garben” which on summer days she’s usually free to roam in her favourite place. However, today its pouring with rain and were going to be stuck indoors all day! Fortunately we’ve been kitted out with rainwear from Regatta which meant when the rain eased off a little I didn’t
I love smoothies and juice but hate looking online for recipes to be bombarded with a list as long as my arm of ingredients I either haven’t heard of or don’t have in the house. I have still managed to make some pretty delicious and pretty healthy smoothies using basic fruit and veg that you are more than likely to have around the house or if not they aren’t going to cost you a fortune to get in.&