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When I’m a bit older

When I listen to my daughters chatting and playing together, the conversation always turns to what they will be able to do, “When I’m a bit older.” It reminds me of my own childhood and the innate yearning for all the exciting things that come with age. I smile wistfully at the idea of them wishing away their childhood. The few, short years of their lives that afford them the luxury of being free from adult worries and responsibilities. When the most important decisions they have to make revolve around whether to have water melon or ice lolly for pudding on…

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Dinosaur Roar: Review

Since Lia could speak, she has been a huge fan of anything and everything to do with dinosaurs. I have no idea where this came from, Libby isn’t particularly into them and we’ve never really had dinosaur toys or watched dinosaur programmes on television. But whatever the reason, she adores them. Dinosaur Roar Book A couple of weeks ago, we were sent the Dinosaur Roar book by Paul Stickland and Henrietta Stickland. It was written in association with the Natural History Museum and published by Macmillan Books.The book is really colourful with bright pictures and very simple text. It is…

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BKD Mini Bakers Club: Review

Since Libby started nursery, it is rare for me to get much time on my own with her. When we do have a few hours to ourselves, one of the things we love to do is bake. Libby gets such a sense of achievement from creating something in the kitchen that everybody can eat and enjoy. That’s why we were both delighted when we were given the opportunity to review a subscription box from BKD Mini Bakers Club. They take the hard work out of baking by sending a little kit in the post, containing nearly everything you need to create…

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Thursday Photo #106

We’re all really enjoying the sunny weather at last, it seems to have been so long coming this year. On Saturday, we headed into Birmingham for a trip to the National Sea Life Centre, the first of our outings as 2016 blogger ambassadors for them. We had a fabulous time there and my sister met us for lunch at Wagamamas afterwards, it was lovely to see her too. We had a slightly quieter day on Sunday, heading off for a swim. Libby is getting really excited that she will be starting her swimming lessons soon so she did some practice…

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Fit for a Queen: Fruit tart recipe

This week marks the Queen’s official 90th birthday. To celebrate, I’ve teamed up with Kitchenways to make a Royal Bake that is Fit For A Queen. Royal Fruit Bouquet I have been doing quite a bit of baking with the girls lately, and there is more to come as birthday season is still in full swing. As a result, I decided it was time for a change from cake, so I decided to make a pie instead. The Queen is often given flowers and she wears lovely bright colours, often opting for flowers on her outfits as well. So that was the…

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