Tonight was nice and chilled: candles on, snuggly PJs and a herbal tea. I love the Pukka teas, such interesting and yummy flavours. Ladies, get the Womankind one into your lives! The lantern in the fireplace is from Melody Maison I needed to find it a home and this seemed perfect. It makes me feel like I have a working log burner going when I am sitting there in the evening.
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With a little girls fifth birthday coming up in a few weeks, I thought it would be fitting to find out what fabulous toys Chad Valley have to offer. There are quite literally tonnes of fabulous toys on the Argos website under the Chad Valley filter. So much choice. my instinct reaction was to delve straight into the role playing area though. She has a curved wooden kitchen and a poorly pet healthy and grooming kit, both great value and hours of fun!
Today was a reflective one: thinking about what the future holds and worrying about silly comments on my YouTube channel. The children were really good when we got home from school, they played really nicely and I literally didn’t have to raise my voice once – which is always a bonus. It gave me time to sort out my bits and cook their dinner. It has been a relaxing evening, which is nice.
While preparing to enter parenthood there were many concerns that I attempted to deal with. On the verge of such a tremendous shift in lifestyle you do your best to prepare. I painted what would be the nursery. My partner and I searched for the right pram, the right cot. I was on a mission to find the right soft toy that would become my baby girl’s favourite – I succeeded with a monkey. Something I didn’t plan on, however, was the loss of so much space. In my ignorance, I assumed a tiny baby weighing 3 kilos wouldn’t take up all that much room.
I love stationery. In fact, I feel I may have an unhealthy obsession with it. I have pens just because I liked the look of the pen. Admittedly it isn’t an expensive obsession, which is a bonus! National stationery week (my favourite kind of week) is a great week to celebrate my love for pens and all things stationery. Pen Heaven have some fabulous products that are just perfect for a special gift for someone (or to top up your stationery collection).
Today was a busy day at work: training and catching up with what’s been going on whilst I was on holiday. Which seems to be lots. I got home to a princess and PJ boy on the trampoline. They do make me giggle. So random! They had a nice day, Noah loved it that Nanny had been here. They were both very tired, I hope they sleep better tonight!
We recently went away with a family who had an older child, not quite teens but it made me think about what can do over the coming years to stop the dependency on devices. At 6, Noah is very much a tablet or Xbox child, but thankfully he is just as happy to go out for a bike ride or swimming. As much as teens love spending time online, it’s wise to remember that too much of a good thing isn’t always good. Social media has made it easier to find lost friends and relatives, but the constant sharing of personal information and the ability to get it on demand have led to other problems like cyberbullying, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent your kids from getting too dependent on this phenomenon. Here are some alternate activities you can get your teens involved in.
Today we went up north to see the wonderful Treharnes, Edwardos and Hopkinsons. It was a lovely day, especially watching the kiddies all playing together nicely. Six children did seem a bit much at one point though, mainly when it was meal time. Who would have thought 15 years ago we would be sitting around with our children playing at our feet nicely? Crazy how time flies!
Welcome to 2017’s collection of #SilentSunday photos; today is 23 April 2017. Daddy took this photo over Easter weekend, it was a 20 minute stop off at the rape seed fields. I liked this one the best as it was just so different. I liked it that there heads were popping up over the yellowness. The photos that are linked up are great and I really appreciate everyone that joins in. I would love to see this grow each week with new people linking up. I also love your comments, so a big thank you to everyone who joined in. Don’t forget to grab the badge and join in below…
Today we went to Alexandra Palace, AllyPally, I’d never been there before. It’s beautiful. So many pockets of park, everywhere. We went to try out the new Go Ape, which was incredible and scary! It was nice walking through the park to get there. (Post and video showing the new Go Ape will be online this week).