I like to set myself tasks, sometimes they are tiny things and sometimes very large tasks. The Summer Holidays are great as there is no rushing around on the school runs. This usually means I can get more done, as I am around the home a bit more than term time. With that in mind, I have a mini bucket list of things to do in the Summer Holidays around our family home. Some of these tasks would be a fun thing to do with the kiddies too.
I have been looking at houses for what feels like years now, trying to find the right house for our family. They are either too small, or too dark, too new or not enough “toy space”. One thing I have been focussed on though is the garden. I want the right garden, no negotiations. It has to be a big garden. It has to have space for the children to play, the grown ups to relax and the furbabies to run around. Quite a large list and quite impossible with our budget.
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!
Do you enjoy family walks? Are you going on a weekend break where you might be outdoors? It could even be on the walk to school or a trip to the shops! You will almost certainly need a go to jacket for the children. This British weather can never be a guarantee and we always carry weatherproof jackets in the car. Berghaus recently launched a new range of jackets for children aged 3-13 and they sent Noah & Isla matching jackets to review, you can find their range of kids clothing on the Blacks website.
It may not be something that you have given much thought to in the past, but if you are looking to get married, you should make sure that you choose your wedding rings carefully. I loved shopping for our wedding rings, they were perfect for us! There are some excellent ideas for wedding rings on Pinterest.com that you may wish to consider, although not all of them would be practical. You will want to take into account the wear and tear of everyday life that the ring will go through, and choose a ring that is going to be practical.
At House of Fraser there are a wonderful collection of eight beautiful dresses from Disney, its called The Boutique Collection. They are great for little girls dress up and party wear. I love the dresses, they are so beautiful and would be perfect for Isla’s birthday in May.
The children love the Robin’s Winter Song book, it is a great story detailing the changes into Winter and from. From the perspective of a little Robin. It’s nice because at the end of the book the children always comment on how the Robin is happy now and not afraid. It’s a very uplifting story. We’ve been reading it a lot lately with all this talk of snow.
If you have ever tried to enlist the services of a Sydney plumber when the weather is bad you will know that it’s not always the easiest task. Inclement weather tends to bring about more than its fair share of bursts and blockages which can adversely affect the plumbing of any home. This means that it can be difficult to find a plumber who is available to help.
We had a very lucky invitation to see the premiere of “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” last night at ODEON in Milton Keynes. I had only seen the trailer for the movie beforehand, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But it was amazing and now I want to own creatures to have at home, as pets. It is absolutely captivating and you get sucked in straight away.
At the end of October I announced that we are working alongside Argos on the Chad Valley play panel. Not only is it mega exciting because I get to share all the great toys Chad Valley have in time for Christmas, but I get to share some goodies with my readers too. If you haven’t already make sure you enter the fabulous competition to win 75 worth of Argos vouchers. Along with competitions I get to review some of the toys, this time around we are reviewing Isabella the interactive doll.