I'm absolutely delighted to let you in on what has been a very difficult secret to keep over the past nine weeks: Ian and I are expecting our third baby together, affectionately known as Pip, who is due in April 2017! Ever since we found out I have been desperate to make our pregnancy announcement, but wanted to wait until our first pregnancy scan.

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A New Adventure Begins: Announcing Baby #3

I'm absolutely delighted to let you in on what has been a very difficult secret to keep over the past nine weeks: Ian and I are expecting our third baby together, affectionately known as Pip, who is due in April 2017! Ever since we found out I have been desperate to make our pregnancy announcement, but wanted to wait until our first pregnancy scan.

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Welcome to #SundayBest! Hayley from Sparkles & Stretchmarks and I host this weekly linky to show off your favourite posts. We want to keep things nice and simple, there are very few rules and if we all play nicely then everybody benefits!

Sunday Best #7

Welcome to #SundayBest! Hayley from Sparkles & Stretchmarks and I host this weekly linky to show off your favourite posts. We want to keep things nice and simple, there are very few rules and if we all play nicely then everybody benefits!

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 


Happy Days: New Friends, Busy Diary

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 


Autumn. My favourite season of the year! The season of pumpkin spice, chunky knits, crunchy leaves and hot chocolate, and the countdown to the festive period begins. It's the best time of the year for fashion in my opinion; I love nothing more than layering up in snuggly cardis and wearing richer, warmer shades. You can easily keep your summer favourites and add a few things so those gorgeous dresses you loved during sunshine season will last you through the cooler months, too.

Mama Style: 4 Ways to Transition from Summer to Autumn Fashion

Autumn. My favourite season of the year! The season of pumpkin spice, chunky knits, crunchy leaves and hot chocolate, and the countdown to the festive period begins. It's the best time of the year for fashion in my opinion; I love nothing more than layering up in snuggly cardis and wearing richer, warmer shades. You can easily keep your summer favourites and add a few things so those gorgeous dresses you loved during sunshine season will last you through the cooler months, too.

"Oh my dod, oh my dod, thank you Mummy!" That was Little N's reaction when his new Go Jetters Toys arrived for us to review. He's recently gotten really into the new exciting animated series which features four international heroes traveling the globe with their friend and mentor Ubercorn, a disco-dancing unicorn, to save the world’s most famous landmarks from the mischievous meddling of Grandmaster Glitch!

Go Jetters Jet Pad & Ubercorn Plush Toy | Review

"Oh my dod, oh my dod, thank you Mummy!" That was Little N's reaction when his new Go Jetters Toys arrived for us to review. He's recently gotten really into the new exciting animated series which features four international heroes traveling the globe with their friend and mentor Ubercorn, a disco-dancing unicorn, to save the world’s most famous landmarks from the mischievous meddling of Grandmaster Glitch!

September's Bostik Blogger craft box has a Halloween theme and we were sent lots of fab craft materials to come up with a simple craft tutorial. We love to go trick or treating at Halloween and where we live people show they're taking part by putting decorations in their windows and on their doors, so we have made a spooky Halloween door hanging decoration. If you want to see last month's  pencil pot craft idea you can find it here.


Craft Idea: Spooky Halloween Hanging Decoration

September's Bostik Blogger craft box has a Halloween theme and we were sent lots of fab craft materials to come up with a simple craft tutorial. We love to go trick or treating at Halloween and where we live people show they're taking part by putting decorations in their windows and on their doors, so we have made a spooky Halloween door hanging decoration. If you want to see last month's  pencil pot craft idea you can find it here.


Welcome to #SundayBest! Hayley from Sparkles & Stretchmarks and I host this weekly linky to show off your favourite posts. We want to keep things nice and simple, there are very few rules and if we all play nicely then everybody benefits!

Sunday Best #6

Welcome to #SundayBest! Hayley from Sparkles & Stretchmarks and I host this weekly linky to show off your favourite posts. We want to keep things nice and simple, there are very few rules and if we all play nicely then everybody benefits!

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 


Happy Days: Up and Autumn

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 


This is a collaborative post from BimbleBox

Can you remember the last time you and your family went on holiday together? According to one source, excessive school fines and office pressures mean that we might be seeing the end of traditional family holidays. This is quite an emotive subject, as for many of us, our happiest childhood memories are the result of time spent away with family. The idea that they might not play a role in our children’s lives is a difficult concept to accept.

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Are Family Holidays Really Dead?

This is a collaborative post from BimbleBox

Can you remember the last time you and your family went on holiday together? According to one source, excessive school fines and office pressures mean that we might be seeing the end of traditional family holidays. This is quite an emotive subject, as for many of us, our happiest childhood memories are the result of time spent away with family. The idea that they might not play a role in our children’s lives is a difficult concept to accept.

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Does every child love Thomas & Friends? Because it certainly seems that way, if my children and their friends are anything to go by! Little N and all of his friends adore the happy blue engine and now JJ does, too. It's quite interesting to see how he follows the same pattern of interests and phases as his big brother did and now he has his very own little Thomas & Friends toy train set (£39.99 from Smyth's Toys) to play with.

Review: Thomas & Friends My First All Around Sodor and The Great Race DVD

Does every child love Thomas & Friends? Because it certainly seems that way, if my children and their friends are anything to go by! Little N and all of his friends adore the happy blue engine and now JJ does, too. It's quite interesting to see how he follows the same pattern of interests and phases as his big brother did and now he has his very own little Thomas & Friends toy train set (£39.99 from Smyth's Toys) to play with.

Welcome to #SundayBest! Hayley from Sparkles & Stretchmarks and I host this weekly linky to show off your favourite posts. We want to keep things nice and simple, there are very few rules and if we all play nicely then everybody benefits!

Sunday Best #5

Welcome to #SundayBest! Hayley from Sparkles & Stretchmarks and I host this weekly linky to show off your favourite posts. We want to keep things nice and simple, there are very few rules and if we all play nicely then everybody benefits!

I love my boys. I love being a mum to boys. I'm sure I'd equally love being a mum to girls, but two sons are what I have and they are my world. They bring me nothing but joy (and sleep deprivation, and chaos, and mess, but hey, let's not dwell on that). Boys are awesome and I am a lucky mama. So why do so many people say stuff that implies that life has somehow short-changed me? As if I need a daughter to make my life complete? Here are some of the things that have actually been said to me, and some of the things that other bloggers, friends and readers have had said to them too.

Annoying Things People Say to Mums and Dads of Boys

I love my boys. I love being a mum to boys. I'm sure I'd equally love being a mum to girls, but two sons are what I have and they are my world. They bring me nothing but joy (and sleep deprivation, and chaos, and mess, but hey, let's not dwell on that). Boys are awesome and I am a lucky mama. So why do so many people say stuff that implies that life has somehow short-changed me? As if I need a daughter to make my life complete? Here are some of the things that have actually been said to me, and some of the things that other bloggers, friends and readers have had said to them too.

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

Happy Days: All Change

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 

My darling JJ loves to dance. He loves to run, jump, play football - anything active is his thing. A few weeks ago we were sent the Fisher-Price Bright Beats Learnin’ Lights Dance Mat to review and it has been such a hit! 

Review: Fisher-Price Bright Beats Learnin’ Lights Dance Mat

My darling JJ loves to dance. He loves to run, jump, play football - anything active is his thing. A few weeks ago we were sent the Fisher-Price Bright Beats Learnin’ Lights Dance Mat to review and it has been such a hit! 

Welcome to #SundayBest! Hayley from Sparkles & Stretchmarks and I host this weekly linky to show off your favourite posts. We want to keep things nice and simple, there are very few rules and if we all play nicely then everybody benefits!

Sunday Best #4

Welcome to #SundayBest! Hayley from Sparkles & Stretchmarks and I host this weekly linky to show off your favourite posts. We want to keep things nice and simple, there are very few rules and if we all play nicely then everybody benefits!

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 


Happy Days: Getting Organised

Welcome to Happy Days!  Katy and I host this linky with the purpose of inspiring you to make the most of each day, no matter what you've been up to, and to find happiness in every day. It's where I share the little moments that have brought me joy. 


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