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Hubby’s 30th Birthday

As a pair, Hubby and I are notorious for being pretty lame at celebrating birthdays. For us, it always feels like any other day of the week and nothing too special. Today, it’s Hubby’s 30th birthday. It’s a big milestone that I wanted to make special for him to remember forever. I wanted to put in the effort that our …

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Lockdown Diaries Week 2 (23rd-29th March 2020)

It’s so much fun looking back on the photos from the early weeks of lockdown. It already seems like such a long time ago yet like it only happened yesterday. The second week of lockdown for us was all about trying to get into a routine of virtual home learning and surviving being stuck in our home. Here are the …

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The Importance Of Reading With Your Children

Books have always been an important part of my own childhood. I loved learning through books and had a large collection. I remember my Grandad reading to me snuggled in his armchair and that’s something he then went and did with Freya too. There so many reasons to read with your child. I thought with us all embarking on a …

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Taste Testing Shaken Udder Milkshakes

I’m not a milkshake drinker so it is not very common for me to pop it into my basket when we go shopping. Our girls were pleased to receive a wonderful hamper of the Shaken Udder milkshake range. There are six flavours in their range which we were excited to try. 330ml Milkshakes We had been sent one of each flavour of …

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At Home With Playmobil EverDreamerz

As we all embark on home learning and being isolated from the outside world for the foreseeable future, I thought I’d share a fun new range from Playmobil. The EverDreamerz range was released in March and they feature five friends; Starleen, Viona, Rosalee, Edwina and Clare. We had kindly been gifted these to play with and review. They arrived on …

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Lockdown Diaries Week 1 (17th-22nd March 2020)

For the entire duration of this global pandemic, I have been sending my Grandad and Hubby’s Grandparents a PDF document called Isolation Diaries. Somehow I have managed to keep up to date with them weekly and they’ve been received gratefully. It dawned on me that I’d quite like to keep a document of all the things we got up to …

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Andy & The Odd Socks Live In London

At the weekend we headed into London to be part of something exciting. It was the launch party of Andy and the Odd Socks brand new TV show, Andy and the Band, and we had the pleasure of being in the audience. We arrived early as always to find a spread of pastries, juice and hot drinks awaiting us. It …

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Baking Cake Pops At Google HQ

This blog post has been a little while in the making this specific day happened back in October 2018 and I’m only just getting the chance to complete it. Sorry! I bet you can imagine the girlies faces when I told them we were heading to London on a train to go to the Google Head Quarters. They were pretty …

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Parenting With Social Anxiety

My name is Jodie and I suffer from Social Anxiety. I have tried on numerous occasions to pinpoint a specific thing that may have started or caused my anxiety. Some sort of trauma in my life. I had a rocky start in life but these were things that happened to me as a baby and not something I remember personally. …

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Make Believe Frozen 2 Workshop In London

I am not ashamed to admit that we named our third daughter after the Disney Frozen princess, Elsa. Although I’m not entirely sure what we’ve created because she now refers to all tops and songs featuring Elsa, as her songs or tops. “Why are they dressed up like me, Mummy?” Ooops. Anyway, we had all been pretty excited for the release …

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Pumpkin Patch 2019

I’m the type of person who lives for the summer time. The sunshine and hot weather. There’s no secret, I shout about it all of the time. But actually as the years go by I am learning to love the autumn vibes. One of my favourite things to do in the autumn is to visit a pumpkin patch. We went …

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Steps To Planning A Holiday

If you follow me on social media, you may know that we are heading off to Orlando very soon. It’s also very nearly the school summer holidays so it’s the perfect time to think about your next getaway. Whilst it’s fresh in my mind, I wanted to share my 5 steps for planning a successful holiday. Here they are: Step …

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World Book Day 2019

It’s a quick one from me today. A chance for me to document one of my favourite celebrations. Celebrating books! Ok I don’t enjoy the needing to get costumes sorted especially for three daughters now, but I love the chance to remember how amazing books are and the importance of reading. What did you dress up as to celebrate your …

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We Can’t Believe It, She Got A Space

If you want to read about why we decided to move the girls, you can find a very honest blog post about it here. Our decision to move primary schools last year was one predominantly made for Freya’s benefit. Our middle daughter, Eva, who is in Year 1 had been doing really well at the “old” school. She was progressing …

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