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A few weeks ago the lovely folk at Orchard Toys sent Essie a little package containing one of their new products for us to review. We have so many of the Orchard Toys games and puzzles in our playroom, as I think they are fantastic for encouraging children to learn through play and for nurturing their development. 

Playtime: Orchard Toys Mummy & Baby Puzzles | Review

A few weeks ago the lovely folk at Orchard Toys sent Essie a little package containing one of their new products for us to review. We have so many of the Orchard Toys games and puzzles in our playroom, as I think they are fantastic for encouraging children to learn through play and for nurturing their development. 

Every evening I love a quick browse of the forums of a well-known parenting website, particularly threads where people are having a good rant. A few months ago I came across a thread saying that people who wear mama merch (like Selfish Mother jumpers) are “smug”. Well, that stopped me in my tracks, because I'm someone who has several of these kind of tops. Eeek!

Does wearing mama merch make me smug?

Every evening I love a quick browse of the forums of a well-known parenting website, particularly threads where people are having a good rant. A few months ago I came across a thread saying that people who wear mama merch (like Selfish Mother jumpers) are “smug”. Well, that stopped me in my tracks, because I'm someone who has several of these kind of tops. Eeek!

This year I am making a real effort to read more. Reading is a favourite pastime of mine but over the past couple of years I've struggled to find the time for books. So I've challenged myself to read 52 books this year, one for each week. One of my 52 books is Suzanne Seddon's debut novel, A Fool's Circle, which was sent to me to review.

Review: A Fool's Circle by Suzanne Seddon

This year I am making a real effort to read more. Reading is a favourite pastime of mine but over the past couple of years I've struggled to find the time for books. So I've challenged myself to read 52 books this year, one for each week. One of my 52 books is Suzanne Seddon's debut novel, A Fool's Circle, which was sent to me to review.

It has been absolutely ages since I last shared a Mini Style post on my blog. Recently I've taken to simply posting on Instagram and Facebook, which don't get me wrong, I love interacting with you all over there, but I have missed being able to ramble on like I can here!

Mini Style: Lottie & Lysh Air Travel T-Dress

It has been absolutely ages since I last shared a Mini Style post on my blog. Recently I've taken to simply posting on Instagram and Facebook, which don't get me wrong, I love interacting with you all over there, but I have missed being able to ramble on like I can here!

Every morning I am made a delicious cup of freshly brewed coffee, with milk added just the way I like it. To enjoy with some yummy toast and honey, all lovingly prepared by Essie. Who is two years old. Wait, what? 

Playtime: Hape My Coffee Machine & Pop-Up Toaster Set | Review

Every morning I am made a delicious cup of freshly brewed coffee, with milk added just the way I like it. To enjoy with some yummy toast and honey, all lovingly prepared by Essie. Who is two years old. Wait, what? 

How is your Easter break going? Ours has got off to a cracking start! We kicked off the school break with a visit to one of our favourite places, Willows Activity Farm. Willows kindly sent us some tickets so that we could pop along and check out this year's Easter EGGstraavaganza event, and of course share our experience with you! Read on to see what we got up to on our visit to Willows Farm this Easter...


Days Out: Willows Activity Farm Easter EGGstravaganza 2019 | Review

How is your Easter break going? Ours has got off to a cracking start! We kicked off the school break with a visit to one of our favourite places, Willows Activity Farm. Willows kindly sent us some tickets so that we could pop along and check out this year's Easter EGGstraavaganza event, and of course share our experience with you! Read on to see what we got up to on our visit to Willows Farm this Easter...


I don't know any six-year old that doesn't love Hatchimals CollEGGtibles so imagine how delighted Noah was when I opened up a delivery to reveal the latest collection. We were sent a selection from the new season to review, which has resulted in very happy children! "Oh my gosh Mummy, it's the Mermals ones!" I definitely earned some MAJOR mummy points that day! 

Playtime: Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 5 “Mermal Magic” | Review

I don't know any six-year old that doesn't love Hatchimals CollEGGtibles so imagine how delighted Noah was when I opened up a delivery to reveal the latest collection. We were sent a selection from the new season to review, which has resulted in very happy children! "Oh my gosh Mummy, it's the Mermals ones!" I definitely earned some MAJOR mummy points that day! 

Recently we've been reviewing a few different role play toys as this kind of play is something that all of my children love. As well as being lots of fun, it's an important part of a child's development, as it helps them to build confidence, communication skills, problem solving and physical development to name a few! So I am always keen to encourage it and role play toys are always a welcome addition to our playroom. Casdon are a toy brand who make lots of brilliant role play toys; last month we reviewed their toy Dyson vacuum cleaner and this month we are reviewing their Supermarket Till Toy.

Playtime: Casdon Supermarket Till Toy | Review

Recently we've been reviewing a few different role play toys as this kind of play is something that all of my children love. As well as being lots of fun, it's an important part of a child's development, as it helps them to build confidence, communication skills, problem solving and physical development to name a few! So I am always keen to encourage it and role play toys are always a welcome addition to our playroom. Casdon are a toy brand who make lots of brilliant role play toys; last month we reviewed their toy Dyson vacuum cleaner and this month we are reviewing their Supermarket Till Toy.

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