As a child I remember watching old episodes of Thunderbirds (the original ones with the puppets) with my Dad. A couple of years ago, when Thunderbirds relaunched on ITV Ollie who was nearly four at the time was obsessed with it – I had to drag him away from it every morning so I could get him to preschool on time.  For his 4th Birthday, he had a Thunderbirds themed party and of course got Tracey Island and all the vehicles. I remember one of my best friends as a child had an original Tracey Island and I loved playing…

View Post

When it comes to my home and how its decorated, I find that (much to my husbands dismay) I get bored of colours very easily. We have lived in this house for 11 years and in that time, our bedroom has been cream & lime green (why?!), red and brown (I don’t even have an excuse but it was like a dungeon), dark purple, and until recently, grey with floral wallpaper. As much as the grey wallpaper lightened up the room from its predecessor colours, it didn’t feel modern enough for me. I’m a huge fan of anything copper, or…

View Post

Disclosure: We were kindly sent a Messy Me Designs Highchair cushion for the purpose of this review Over the years of being a mum, I think I’ve tried every bit of baby equipment going – I would actually go as far to say that I’m a bit of an oracle when it comes to prams, car seats and highchairs.  We’ve had a vast selection of all of the above throughout the last 9 years and you definitely get to know what you like and what works for you.  One product I’ve always loved and recommended is the IKEA Antilop Highchair…

View Post

The summer holidays are over, and back to school is in full swing – along with the cooler, damper mornings. Instead of mourning summer and days on the beach, it just makes me want to plan another family holiday. Life can be incessant, particularly when you have school age children, as you are always thinking about homework, after school clubs and trying to get everyone out of the house on time. For me its important to have something to look forward to – whether thats a big holiday abroad, a trip to the coast, or a long weekend away. With…

View Post

Disclosure: We were kindly sent these lovely toys in exchange for a honest review – all photographs and opinions are my own. When an email dropped in to my inbox a little while ago, asking if we would like to be Play Panel Ambassadors for Melissa and Doug, I jumped at the chance. We first became fans of Melissa and Doug about 9 years ago when Izzie was a baby and my mother in law bought her a gorgeous M&D Abacus for a present. Unlike a lot of toys, that Abacus is still going strong now, despite being played with…

View Post

Disclosure: I was kindly gifted one SwimFin and the Floaties in exchange for an honest review and as part of our brand ambassadorship with Swimfin for 2019. All opinions and photographs are my own.  As a child I was lucky to have weekly swimming lessons at school, and since growing top and having my own children both me and my husband both love the water and have always encouraged our children to swim. This went well with our eldest Izzie, now 9 who had lessons and was a total water baby, but failed slightly with our second child Ollie, now…

View Post