Zoe and Beans books review

This morning, I could hear the postman struggling to push a parcel through the letterbox. I was convinced I’d probably won some sort of competition, or my husband had bought me a surprise present. As if. But no, I should have known, it wasn’t for me. Nonetheless, it still raised a smile when I opened it. It was some brand new Zoe and Beans books.  The Zoe and Beans books Libby was lucky enough to receive three beautiful Zoe and Beans books to review. Two of the books were nice chunky card books- Zoe and Beans: Look at Me! and Zoe…

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Bounce bounce bounce!

This morning as Libby and I were getting ready to take the dogs for a walk, my sisters called in and brought Libby a wonderful surprise… a bouncy castle! From that point on, our day took a different course.  We went out into the garden and Libby played whilst my sisters and I took it in turns to blow up the bouncy castle using the really quite effective pump. It only took us about 20 minutes and then we piled on. The bouncy castle said that it was only suitable for age 3 and above, but Libby loved it despite…

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The garden explorer

At 11 months old and just about taking her first unaided steps, Libby would currently class herself as a keen gardener. She is excellent at digging (grabbing handfuls of soil); pruning (pulling leaves off plants) and watering (spilling her drink on the lawn). As she gets older and more capable, I hope to harness her enthusiasm for the garden and turn it into something more productive. There is nothing she likes better than being outside. If I take my eyes off her for a moment, she immediately heads for the nearest exit.  Whilst it may be a bit early, I…

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Thank you

At the beginning of the month, I wrote a blog post about the Boots Feel Good Forum for the Mumsnet Bloggers Network. Last week, I was lucky enough to receive a fabulous package in the post containing some beautiful Boots goodies. It was a stylish No.7 paper bag, full of creams, makeup, face wipes and other exciting things.    I love Boots products and I’d really been looking forward to receiving it. A couple of weeks ago though, I heard that my local animal shelter were struggling to raise funds. One dog in particular was difficult to rehome because of…

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What are you getting for dad?

As one of 5 siblings, the phrase “what are you getting for dad” is one of the most overused sentences in our family. Christmas, birthdays and Father’s day, none of us can ever decide what to buy him. He doesn’t need anything and therefore he doesn’t want anything. He is also honest to a fault, so if we get something he doesn’t like, he will make it very clear what he thinks about us wasting our money on that.   So, I got to thinking. We can’t be the only ones with very little imagination and a dad who has…

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Silent Sunday

 

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A free kick up the backside courtesy of Vistaprint

Where work is concerned, I am incredibly organised. I hate having to-do lists hanging over me, everything has to be done now. I often stay up until the early hours of the morning to make sure that any work that needs doing is done. Why is it then, that when it comes to my home life, my organisational skills escape through my ears and nothing ever gets done?  So when Vistaprint asked me to review one of their photo books, I could think of just the right photographs to put in it… all the photographs I have taken for the…

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