Sunday, 29 April 2018

Beach days: A week in the Brighton sun



Last week we had a beautiful burst of hot weather and sunshine. After a long winter with freezing temperatures and snow (the first time we’ve in Brighton!) it was a welcome relief and we made the most of it. Thankfully, we’re within walking distance to the beach so we took advantage of play dates after school and meeting up with friends at the weekend. I also met my friend for our weekly costal walk. In total, I was at the beach five times last week, wow! It was the first time we paddled in the sea this year and although cold it was so refreshing and relaxing under the sun! Coincidentally, it was also low-tide in the afternoons so we had the added benefit of proper sand beneath our feet with a calm sea. What a lovely feeling. I’m sharing some photos of our warm week in the sunshine!

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Brighton Foodies Festival Giveaway


Last year, we visited the Foodies Festival in Brighton for the first time and had so much fun! We are planning on returning this year and I’m delighted to be giving away 5 pairs of tickets to this vibrant event held at Brighton Hove Lawns, on 5th, 6th and 7th May, during the bank holiday weekend. Last year, we took part in kids cooking classes, experienced kids yoga, listened to live music and sat in the sun while sampling delicious food. We also sat on top of the special double-decker bus with views over the festival and out to sea.
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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Peppa Pig World with Save the Children #MuddyPuddleWalk


We were recently invited to Peppa Pig World with Save the Children to take part in their Muddy Puddle Walk. 16,000 children were involved in the event in the UK last year and £243,000 was raised for Save the Children, towards their vital work helping children around the world transform their lives. This year, there is expected to be an even bigger involvement in the UK’s muddiest fundraising event, which will run between 23rd and 29th April 2018. Families, nurseries and early year groups are all encouraged to join in with the fun. You can be entirely creative which the event and choose something that suits you! We live by the sea so splashing in the waves would be perfect for us. Likewise, splashing in muddy puddles, paddling pools or rivers could suit you. To raise money simply get sponsors, ask for donations or sell something on the day, such as Peppa Pig inspired cupcakes! For a free Muddy Puddle Walk Fundraising Pack sign up at www.MuddyPuddleWalk.org The pack includes activity ideas, tips for finding puddles and ways to fundraise! The website also includes details on how your vital fundraising will help children around the world with Save the Children.
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Saturday, 14 April 2018

My Homeware Wish List


It’s the time of the year for a spring clean and a homeware makeover. Recently I’ve watched a few YouTube videos on rearranging furniture and accessories within the home for a new look. These makeovers use items that already exist in the home, including ones that have been forgotten about and usually end up in the garage, shed or loft! The items are collected, rearranged within a space and a room makeover is complete! I love the creativity in these makeovers and the fact that you save money in the process without the need to splash out on new products. It’s amazing how arranging a few pieces of furniture and swapping wall hangings and objects in the room can make such a big difference. I did this a few months ago in my living room and it worked really well. Occasionally, though a new piece of furniture can make the world of difference. Here's my homeware wish list.
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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

New Comfi Lenses with Feel Good Contacts


For the last month, I’ve been reviewing the new Comfi lenses with Feel Good Contacts. I’ve been wearing contact lenses from Specsavers for the past few years and although they are fine to wear, my eyes do get quite dry by the end of the day especially after travelling or parenting all day. I have been keen to try another brand for a while so the option to try another type of contact lenses came at the perfect time. Comfi are a new type of daily disposable contact lenses which are advertised as giving ‘exceptional comfort and performance from a highly afforadable lens.’ With a 58% water content the lenses keep eyes moist and refreshed for the whole day. There are several other advantages for using Comfi lenses:

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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Mini Bakers Club Box Review



We’re already half way through our Easter school holiday and have fitted a lot in. We’ve had family visiting, visited Peppa Pig World in collaboration with Save the Children, had a mini Spring clean and watched Pip learn to ride a bike without stabilisers! We also reviewed the Mini Bakers Club Spring Box for the month of March. BKD run the Mini Bakers Club and they send out their creative boxes each month. Every box includes quality baking ingredients to make a themed project, a craft activity, instructions for a detailed recipe and a lovely little booklet with fun facts. Plus, each box is personalised and has your chosen name on the delivery box.

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