Celebrating summer days with Capri-Sun

This is a collaborative post.  Since Libby started school, I’ve been acutely aware of how quickly the Summer holidays fly by. And this year, Lia starts school too. So now, more than ever, I’ve been trying to make the most of the long Summer days. The girls go to sleep late anyway, so we might as well make the most of it and have some fun. Days in the sunshine Have you seen the social media posts going around lately about 18 summers? They point out that we only get to spend 18 summers with our children. And that’s if…

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Win a family ticket for Nozstock The Hidden Valley Festival

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nozstock – the Hidden Valley festival. Based in Bromyard, Herefordshire, Nozstock is one of a select few festivals that have reached their 20th anniversary year. Every Summer, this working farm in Bromyard attracts a diverse audience of newcomers, seasoned festival goers and curious families. This year, it takes place from 20th to 22nd July and you could win a family ticket for two adults, two children over 12 and up to 4 children under 12. The lineup It may seem a bit ridiculous, but I really can’t tell you the lineup at Nozstock.…

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Disney Animal World books and playset

This is a collaborative post.  Over the past few weeks, Libby’s reading has come on in leaps and bounds. Not least because she’s finally managing to read things she finds interesting. In fact, we’ve been reviewing the Disney Animal World books and they’re so engaging that even I’m learning something. Disney Animal World Books I was surprised how impressed I was with the Disney Animal World books. Because they’re Disney, I expected them to be more like a comic book with a cartoon format. I thought they would be based purely on favourite stories, rather than anything informative. In fact,…

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Jewellery to connect people from Kestia

Occasionally a brand comes along that is a little bit different from the norm. I don’t often wear jewellery, but Kestia is a game changer. You see, it’s not just about beautiful pieces that look good. One of the founders is a psychologist and this heavily influenced the brand and the designs. Because Kestia jewellery is all about connecting people. Taking time out of your busy life to show loved ones that you’re thinking of them, with a gift that brings you closer. The loss collection – “I will never forget you” keyring If you’re a regular reader of the…

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Win a teapot with cups and a vast selection of tea from Adagio

There’s little more comforting than a hot cup of tea. But all teas were not created equal. Adagio tea is all hand picked and sourced from origin. Their flavours are natural and they contain no added sugar as well as being vegan and gluten free. As these are loose leaf teas, Adagio also sell teapots. And they are some of the cutest teapots I’ve ever seen. Adagio tea Adagio sell an incredible selection of loose leaf tea and I’ve been trying out a few of them. Their teas range from standard black tea and Earl Grey, through to green teas, white…

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7 tips to take the stress out of travelling with children

According to the Telegraph, going on holiday has a plethora of benefits for a child, helping with everything from family bonding to stress relief. For us parents though, travelling with children can strike fear into our hearts. Will the journey be horrific, will they fight and most importantly, how can we keep them safe? Here are 7 tips to take the stress out of travel with kids and a giveaway to make it easier. 1. Slow it down The first rule of travel with children is that it takes longer. So, don’t rush. Leave time for stops. Not just toilet…

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Win a PAW Patrol Sea Patroller

This is a collaborative post. To mark the launch of the PAW Patrol Christmas special on Nick Jr. UK on 11th December at 5pm, I’ve teamed up with Nickelodeon UK & Ireland to bring you an amazing competition. If you read the title of this post and immediately had the PAW Patrol theme tune in your head, there’s a good chance you’re a parent with young children. So, it follows that they’ve probably asked for a PAW Patrol toy for Christmas. The Sea Patroller perhaps? In fact, that’s not just a good guess. British newspaper readers have voted this one…

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