Why you’ve got to love Eurovision – political voting and all

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Tomorrow marks a special night in the Boo Roo and Tigger Too household, for tomorrow is the Eurovision song contest! Every year since Mr Boo and I have been together we have settled in with a takeaway in front of the TV to enjoy the fun, the mayhem, the political voting that is Eurovision! Now some people cannot stand Eurovision and if I'm I honest I have absolutely no idea why.  It offers a night of fun with the warm ups from the … [Read more...]

Preparing for swimming lessons with Swimshop

Preparing for swimming lessons with Swimshop {Wednesday's Wardrobe}

When Roo was younger we paid for her to have swimming lessons run by a local academy.  Unfortunately due to the number of times the sessions were cancelled at short notice and the awkward time of the lessons we had to give them up.  We're quite lucky in that Roo loves the water and feels confident with either Mr Boo or myself holding on to her in the pool, however she is unable to swim independently. Luckily her school offer a terms … [Read more...]

The world is only as big as your imagination

The world is only as big as your imagination

When you become a parent you have hopes and dreams for your children.  From good health, a happy life and for them to find love are just some of the things that we all wish for our children. When I had Roo I had all those hopes and dreams for her and I still do. There are other things I wanted for her too, like friendship, great hair (I'm still thankful GHD's as without my hair is wild!) and above all imagination. I want … [Read more...]

Miles from Tomorrow

Miles from Tomorrow

Have you heard of the new Miles from Tomorrow series available on Disney Junior?  It launched on 11th May and is set to be a big hit with all Disney Junior fans. Miles from Tomorrow follows the explorations of Miles and his family - mom and ship captain, Phoebe; mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and best friend pet robo-ostrich, Merc. Together, they explore new galaxies filled with peculiar aliens, … [Read more...]

Thomas’ VIP Birthday Party

Thomas' VIP Birthday Party - Fat Controller

Something that both Roo and Tigger have grown up on is the tales from Thomas & Friends™.  From watching the animated series on TV, watching the Thomas & Friends movies, reading the many Thomas & Friends books, and enjoying all the fun at Thomas Land™. This year sees Thomas & Friends™ celebrate their 70th birthday and Boo Roo and Tigger Too were lucky enough to be invited to the Thomas' VIP Birthday Party which was … [Read more...]

Make the most of the summer #MyMerlinSummer

Travel - Make the most of the summer #MyMerlinSummer

The long-awaited sunshine is headed our way, the children only have weeks left until they break up for the summer so it's time to start planning how you are going to make the most of the summer this year.  One great way to do this is with a Merlin Annual Pass!  Plus with the Merlin Annual Pass Summer Sale on until 1st June 2015 now is the best time to buy!  We've had our Merlin annual Passes for a couple of months and … [Read more...]

Build housework into the family day

Build housework into the family day

For most families, getting your kids to help out around the house is a major battle. But before you throw in the duster, here’s some tried and tested tips to encourage your kids to get involved, and maybe even enjoy, a spot of housework. Build housework into the family day Most children do like structure, so asking them to do chores at times when they were expecting to be able to relax is a recipe for disaster. Instead, try to build … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel’s Avengers- Age of Ultron {Wednesday's Wardrobe}

At the end of last month the new Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron film was released in cinemas and within the first week Mr Boo headed off to see it with some of his mates from work.  Nothing usual there accept Tigger has watched the adverts on the TV for the new film and has been asking to go and see it - but at just 4 years old and unsure of what lay ahead in the 12A rated film we opted not to tell him about Daddy going to see it … [Read more...]

Time to live a little healthier Dad

Time to live a little healthier Dad

Father's day is just around the corner and this year I wanted to share some great gift ideas on how to try to convince your dad that it's time to live a little healthier.  We'd all like to live a bit healthier given the chance so this Father's day instead of buying dad some chocolates, a couple of bottles of beer or even some aftershave why not treat him to a little something from my healthier Father's day gift guide... To the man who wants … [Read more...]

OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty #Giveaway

Baby - OXO Tot 2-in-1 Go Potty

When I started potty training Roo I stocked up on at least 50 pairs of knickers and confined ourselves to the house until she was having very few accidents.  Having heard horror stories from friends on just how difficult it was to potty train I went at it with military fashion, when in fact it was much easier than I had imagined. One of the things I wish I had available to me when I was potty training either Roo or Tigger was a portable … [Read more...]