Jacob has wanted to start Tennis for a while now. When we go to Center Parcs, we watch people play it there, he also watches it on TV with me and enjoys it as much as I do. I used to play Tennis a lot when I was a kid, I know what a great sport it is to get involved in. If you want to get involved you can. There are clubs all around the UK which are encourage and geting kids involved with tennis. The Lawn Tennis Association’s #TennisForKids sessions take place from 22 April 2017 and anyone can sign up their 5- to 8-year-old for free sessions via the ClubSpark website. There are 20,000 free places available across the country.
Jacob was given the opportunity to design his very own dream pet. Jacob's favourite animal are Pandas.
He knew what he wanted to draw for his dream pet instantly and got to it. He drew what he called his 'perfect Pet Panda'.
The recommendation is to brush your dog's teeth daily to prevent food and bacteria from building up which can lead to plaque, gum irritation, and infections. But, if you have a dog like my Poppy who doesn't like her teeth brushed, then it can be very difficult. So what else can we do to keep our dog’s teeth clean and clear from potential issues?
Here’s how I keep both Kiwi and Poppy's mouth cleaner:
The kids are always building den's in the living room, outdoors, or in their bedrooms. They use bedsheets, pillows and boxes. So when we were sent the EZ-FORT for review, I knew the kids would love it - and they were very excited.
55 pieces are included in the set. Each piece is lightweight allowing small hands to create their den. The pieces connect and create. There are two different length sized tubes, one size being longer, which makes it easier for kids to build a more spacious den, i.e. allowing them to climb in and out.
Monty Kazoops, the little boy with a vivid imagination and a loyal pet pig, Jimmy Jones, are back with brand new animated adventures in Kazoops, Episodes on CBeebies - which started today!
Kazoops is about Monty, a six-year-old boy who challenges life’s questions both big and small with the help of his limitless imagination and his best friend, Jimmy Jones, the family pet pig. In each episode, the duo enters make-believe worlds to challenge everyday preconceptions such as ‘do things have to be the same all the time?’ or ‘do all games really need rules?
This Easter we did something a little different and had some fun with L.O.L Suprise Doll and had a Easter Hunt.
We received an L.O.L Surprise Doll Easter Hunt pack, which included, one Suprise pack, a packet of sweets and some colouring pages. Some fun bits to keep Summer entertained one afternoon, this Easter half term.
If you are looking for a simple, but fun game to play, then Yeti In My Spaghetti is just that! It's been a hit in this house this Easter Holidays.
Yeti In My Spaghetti is very easy to set-up and to play and it's fun - silly fun.
Kids Toys Club invited us to review the Lego Architecture London set.
My middle teenage son wants to be an architect - he has his whole education and career path planned out, all with full focus on becoming an architect - I'm really proud of him and I hope his dream will come reality. We went to London last summer and he loved seeing all the buildings. And as we walked along the Thames, it was a proud mummy moment watching him as he absorbed and relished the London architecture.
Checkit! toys recently sent a box full of goodies for the girls. Chuckit! are dog toy specialists, they are also a brand that specialise in glow in the dark toys, perfect for the dark early morning walks or late night walks and your dog loves to play fetch.
My darling little girl, I am truly sorry. I let you down.
When you came to live with us at just 5-months old I promised I would protect you. You had ended up in foster care at just 3 weeks old, and from day one we fought to get you out of care and at home with us. When you finally came to live with us, I made a promise, a promise that I would protect you.
4 years on, and I have let you down, and to see how your little heart is hurting, it breaks my heart too.
Your birth parents came in and out of your life,
When I moved out of my parents home and I moved into my first house with my boyfriend (who is now my hubby), one of the first things I bought was a cat. Ceefur. That was 20-years ago. 6-months later, I got my 2nd cat, Jewel. She is also 20 this year. Considering the expected age for a cat is 15, I count myself lucky that I've continued to share these extra years with my girls. They're not as playful, Jewel is deaf, but they still love to curl up with me and sleep. Jewel still insists on licking my arms. And Ceefur loves to clean my hair.
2017 sees the launch of Num Noms Series 3 and Lights, bringing brand new food themes and funky characters to the shelves, to create even more ways to collect.
Num Noms Lights really glow! The adorable Nums fit on top of the scented Noms, which light up in two colours and arrive in a cute juice carton. There are lots of character to collect, along with some limited edition ones.
Biscuits. Everyone loves a good biscuit.
Perfect for dunking into your morning/afternoon tea, my favourite biscuit of choice, the fruit shortcake biscuits, or a close second, the gingernut. My kids have a more modern taste, they love the Oreo biscuit. Did you know, this month, over 100 years ago the Oreo biscuit went on sale in American shops. In the USA the Oreo is the no.1 biscuit and it is rapidly becoming more popular in the UK. Our all time favourites, according to biscuit studies, are the bourbon, the chocolate digestive and the custard cream. My kids do love a bourbon biscuit.
One of the most memorable, beautiful and heart-warming stories of recent years; ‘Mum’s List’ tells the real life story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a result, Kate wrote down her thoughts and memories to help the man she loved create the best life possible for him and their two sons. ‘Mum’s List’ stars Rafe Spall (One Day, Prometheus, Life of Pi), Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, The Pianist, Merlin) and Elaine Cassidy (The Others, Harper’s Island).
I was given the challenge of trying something new for New Years, by watching films that I wouldn't normally reach for - and for me, that would be comedies. I normally opt for an action movie, or sci-fi movie, but comedies isn't something I wouldn't normally choose. So, the lovely people at Warner Bros. are sending me a bundle of comedy DVDs to watch and hopefully enjoy - New year New You.
Scooby-Doo the Christmas Collection.
Warner Bros. brings you the ultimate Scooby-Doo collection for some Scooby fun this Christmas. I've teamed up with Warner Bros. to give one lucky ready this fab bundle of DVDs.
Leading up to the big day I love watching Christmas films with the kids. They are feel good, festive fun, films you can watch with the whole family.
So grab the mistletoe and get ready to find the perfect gift for that special someone this Christmas.
EvoShave is a razor like no other. It's the new 'kid' on the block; a razor with a difference and its unique design is pretty exciting.
You use it differently to your ordinary razors. You will need to learn and adapt to the technic, but once you get the hang of it, you won't be disappointed. You can see from the design that it doesn't have a stick handle, and rather than gripping it in your hand, you hold and guide the EvoShave with your fingers, giving you an even closer shave.
Milkshake, which is aired on Channel 5 showing some of the best children cartoons, releases a new DVD collection by Abbey Home Media.
The DVD offers a unique compilation of the very best children's shows from the long-running Channel 5 children's broadcaster Milkshake features two hours of entertainment from some of their biggest stars, such as Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Lily’s Driftwood Bay, and Bob the Builder.
A girl's best friend is a handbag! I love handbags. I have a few I've collected over the years, and never throw them out - I store them away safely.
The handbag is a statement of personality and attitude. They're a unique statement of a woman's status and quite possibly they're mood.
But, why do we carry handbags?
If you have taken a few years away from working to focus on raising a family, the thought of re-entering the world of work can feel completely overwhelming. Jobs have moved on, technology is changing and improving every day and though you have racked up a huge set of skills during your years spent with your children, a lot of mothers (and fathers) simply lose confidence after so much time away. Here are some tips on how to get over some of the barriers that may be stopping you from reaching for the career of your dreams.
Who doesn't love a freebie? The internet is bursting with websites offering freebies and coupons, Whilst a lot of them will list many offer the same products, it’s important to make sure you’re visiting the best websites so you're not wasting time trawling through rubbish.
When it comes to tricky discussions like sex, money and death, they are not always the most welcome, and/or the easiest of discussions to have. Depending on the situation and who you are talking too, is whether it is a comfortable experience or not. For example, conversations with kids will differ to those with parents; siblings; grandparents or friends. But, these are conversations that at some point are needed and most of the time shouldn't be avoided.
Last year we had an extension built. At first, we did consider moving to a larger home, but we didn't really want to move. It was a close decision between, do we move, or do we extend - based on our previous move into this house, which wasn't a very positive experience, we wouldn't want to go through that again (Why it wasn't very positive? even though we exchanged early afternoon, and it should have been in and out, the people weren't even packed and they were not willing to move out until our solicitor threatened them with expensive legal bills - a week later they were still removing their furniture and belongings from our new home). Plus there is the massive fact that we really like the home we have and the area we live in.
No matter what your lifestyle is like, there is a good chance that you sometimes find yourself wishing that you had a little more money. This is something that everyone knows the feeling of, and very often it is a simple matter of making some basic changes to your life in order to make it happen. If you are struggling with your finances, or even if you just want to bring in a little more, there are plenty of ways of doing just that. In this article, we are going to go through some of the essential ways that you might want to consider for bringing more money into the home, easily and quickly. As long as you are taking these on board at least to some degree, you will find that they make a noticeable difference in a very short space of time. Let’s have a look at some of the best ways to bring in more money now.
I've put together my Spring Outfit Wish List from the Love The Sales website.
As we transition from winter to spring, it means we start to struggle between knowing what the weather for the day will be like - is it hot. is it cold...
As you expect with the great British weather, it could be sunny in the morning but come afternoon it's cloudy and cold. So for me, making the winter to spring wardrobe transition work, layering ensures I'm ready for unreliable weather and managing that time between paring down my winter clothes to not yet fully wearing warmer weather pieces.
When your car breaks down, it's not fun and it can, of course, be expensive. Over the years we've had a few experiences of breaking down, from running out of fuel, to smoke coming out of the engine.
The first time I broke down, was when Lewis was a baby, I was driving to the shops the other end of town when smoke started coming out of the bonnet. Trying not to panic, I pulled over to the side of the road, and got the kids out of the car and rang hubby. A lady came out of her house to offer us help and to make sure we were okay, which I thought was really lovely and kind.
With the year we've had so far, which has not been good, we are in need of some time away as a family; even if just a long weekend, a nice break away from everything, somewhere where we can explore and enjoy the outdoors. An adventure.
This past 2-years we've been discovering our new found love of the outdoors. Each weekend we've enjoyed long walks, discovering new places, like the woods, lakes, coves, etc. beautiful places to take the kids and dogs. And, we want more.
Wouldn’t we all like to spread out paycheck a bit further, and get a bit more for our money, especially when it comes to feeding the all the hungry mouths in the family. Well, if you’ve got a bit of garden space, even something tiny, why not grow your own vegetables and fruit to add to your family’s diet? It helps to ensure that your diet is interesting, high in fibre, and varied, but it also encourages the kids to get involved, and it’s a great tool for teaching about nutrition and diets. Here’s a few hints and tips for how to create the perfect garden to feed you and your family.
Focus on high-calorie food