With the weather being rather glorious recently, I decided that a Tubby Playdate picnic would be a great idea for Piglet and her little friends.  With the older ones at school during the day, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some activities with the younger ones.  … View Post

From The Bookshelf, The Royal Wedding and Peppa …

From The Bookshelf, The Royal Wedding and Peppa Pig World #LittleLoves

This is the first month of the #LittleLoves linky being hosted monthly.  If I’m honest, I have missed not sharing a weekly update.  It’s been strange to sit here this morning and ponder about what the month of May has held for us.  With brain struggling to think back seven days, you can only imagine how hard it has had to work recalling a month’s worth of activities.… View Post

A Postcard From… The Royal Wedding {Dress To …

A Postcard From… The Royal Wedding {Dress To Impress}

Unless you have been living under a rock you will know that the Royal Wedding took place yesterday. To celebrate this the children’s school held a ‘dress to impress’ non-school uniform on Friday. Encouraging the children (and teachers too) to dress up for a picnic party to celebrate and congratulate Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

This was quite a special occasion as the school don’t normally get involved with National celebrations. So the children were very excited – Roo more so as she finally fits into a dress we bought two years ago! and looked every inch the princess. Opting to raise money for one of Harry and Meghan’s chosen charities, Scotty’s Little Soldiers helping bereaved British Forces children.… View Post

Book Fair, Chatterbox and LEGOLAND Windsor #LittleLoves

Book Fair, Chatterbox and LEGOLAND Windsor #LittleLoves

With a mixture of sun, wind and rain that is another week almost over.  It’s been a here, there and everywhere kind of week.  With numerous appointments, meetings and surprises that I’m quite looking forward to a quiet weekend at home. Although having completed next to no housework all week I need to have a bit of a blitz.… View Post

The Crown, Kiss The Rain and Barry Island #…

The Crown, Kiss The Rain and Barry Island #LittleLoves

This week Mr. Boo has been off with us and I can’t tell you how wonderful that is.  We miss him terribly when he is at work.  So family time is most welcomed when we get the chance of it.  I snapped the photo of us earlier this week as I was busy packing bits and pieces.  Whilst I could easily focus on the mess behind us, the garden bits visible through the patio doors etc.  Instead, I choose to focus on us.  A silly moment taken 15 seconds after he’d swept me up for a dance around the kitchen whilst the children were playing.… View Post

Flu, Period Dramas and Haircuts #LittleLoves

Flu, Period Dramas and Haircuts #LittleLoves

I’m a day late in sharing my usual #LittleLoves post with you this week.  Although if I’m honest I’m surprised that I’m only a day late.  The truth is that I’m on the slow recovery from flu, which hit me like a ton of bricks and has knocked me sideways.  Being a parent and being ill is never fun at the best of times but flu and the school holidays are not a good combination.  It has given me the time to regroup and reassess priorities in life and my workload.… View Post

A Postcard From… The Fat Controller at Drayton …

A Postcard From… The Fat Controller at Drayton Manor

When it comes to parenting, I find myself saying no more often than I do yes to the children. Whilst some of their 101 requests throughout the day are ones that require a no answer. There are a proportion that I could say yes to but don’t for whatever reason.

Earlier this week Drayton Manor challenged me to a #YesDay. A day for me to say yes to the children rather than no. One where they get to go to a theme park instead of completing the food shop. One where they get to go on the same ride three times in a row if they so wish (and Piglet did).… View Post

Easter Holidays, Spotify in the car and family …

Easter Holidays, Spotify in the car and family travels #LittleLoves

The Easter holidays are here and we are looking forward to lots of family days outs and activities.  In some ways, it doesn’t feel like five minutes since the last half term yet in another way it feels like it has been a long time since all the children were at home.  It’s been a busy week attempting to get things straight ready for the holidays.  I’m not quite there yet but the holidays are here so everything else will have to wait.… View Post