Chloe’s Baby Shower

Woman and her pregnant daughter in the garden at a baby shower with baby related decorations around the main picture

On July 7th I threw Chloe a baby shower. I had very little time to prep and plan and I was on a low budget, but I think that it went well. I planned for an afternoon shower, 2pm – 6pm. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves which was the main thing. It was especially difficult for me as I had never even been to a baby shower before let alone host one! This is where Pinterest is so handy!  The[Read more]

Ipswich comic-con

child dressed in cosplay as Deku for comic-con

Ipswich Comic-con On Sunday 30th June we attended our first ever comic-con and it was conveniently located  in our home town. Over the last year, Faith has really gotten into anime and cos play so when she asked to go to comic-con I was not surprised. We purchased our tickets in advance as that allowed entry an hour before the doors opened to the pay on the gate crowds. We had no idea what to expect or how busy it[Read more]

Why you should encourage your young child to swim

Baby swimming under the water

Learning to swim Every parent wants to help their child with the skills that will take them through life safely and confidently. Being able to swim should definitely be on the list. Having swimming lessons from a young age means that your child should know what to do if they ever find themselves unexpectedly out of their depth in water; it’s also a fun hobby that will help them to learn new skills, make friends and develop stamina. Finally, it[Read more]

Crabbing in Suffolk

Man and his daughter on the beach crabbing and a small image of a crab

Last weekend we went crabbing in Bawdsey which is on the Suffolk coast. We had a great time although we felt a little daunted too. We had never been before so we were not quite sure as to what we were doing. Now that we’ve been, I thought I would share some information about crabbing in case you have never been and wanted to give it a go. What you need You actually need very little to go crabbing. We[Read more]

My April News

April photographs. Easter egg hunt and three dogs

April has been a quiet month for us to be honest, but we have had some fantastic weather for April in the UK! Having said that, I do have a little bit of April news to share. We hosted big family game night On new years eve, we invited my mum and LJ and her partner around to play some games and see the new year in together which was lovely. This inspired my mum to host a family game[Read more]

Geocaching

treasure box, coins, compass and a girl holding a pine cone

This is a collaborative post with Latest deals. A game that’s great for families For those who have not heard of this activity, geocaching is a treasure hunting game played in the real world. It involves looking for ‘caches’ which are hidden, often in plain sight. You can download a free app for your mobile phone which lists the locations of the caches using GPS coordinates. You can then go out and explore. First you need to find the location[Read more]

Have an organised start to the day

Mornings can be chaotic, especially when you have children to contend with as well! I am not a morning person so I knew that I needed to take action to help my mornings run more smoothly. There were many occasions in the past when I would be up late, not be able to find things that we needed and I would be dressing the girls and find that they had stains on their outfits or the outfit I wanted to[Read more]

PrintKick Review

We were kindly sent a box of goodies from Printkick for an afternoon of fun. Printkick is a family business which started in 2001. They primarily sell ceramics like printed mugs to small businesses around the UK but they have recently expanded their range to include a whole host of items, some of which we are reviewing today.         Printkick has also launched a new eco-friendly products range and has also worked on a campaign with ADHD[Read more]

A family day out at Chessington theme park

Chessington theme park and the zoo is a great family day out as there is so much to see and do, enough for more than a day, I wish that we had gone for two days.                    There are a good variety of rides which cater to younger children, all the way up to the brave thrill seekers! The park is divided into different themed areas and everything is very well signposted.[Read more]

Natural history museum

On a recent trip to London, we decided to visit the Natural History Museum as we had heard so many good things about it. However, I must say that although we did have a nice time we were not as impressed as we had thought that we would be.  It is very large and there is easily enough to see to last the day but unfortunately, most of the interactive parts were broken which was rather disappointing. FJ didn’t seem to[Read more]