Thursday, 23 November 2017

Chicken Pox has taken over our house!

Firstly I would like to apologise for this blog seemingly being so quite over the last few weeks. I have tons of blog posts to share with you including lots of Christmas themed posts however our house has been taken over by Chicken Pox!

Evelyn got Chicken pox almost 3 weeks ago now. She wasn't poorly or even itchy with it but had spots on her tummy, back, tops of her legs and her head (about 25 spots in total). She went back to nursery after a week and a day later her brother had come out in spots. He was then off school for a week returning on Wednesday (much to his delight as he had been desperate to see his friends!). Then just 2 hours after I had dropped him back at school I get a call from pre-school who now think Evelyn has come out in more spots!

I dash down there thinking surely not, I had heard that once you contract Chicken Pox you were then immune, I have since learnt this is most definitely not the case! So yes it would appear Evelyn now has Chicken Pox again so that's twice within one month! Again she doesn't seem ill or itchy what so ever, her big brother was the same and aside from seeing the actual spots you wouldn't even know either of them were ill.

Whilst I feel so bad in saying it, I have to admit I have totally had enough! I'm sick of sitting in this house, staring at these 4 walls as we can't go out and risk passing it on to anyone else. Its like they are tag teaming me here and its been 3 straight weeks so far, the longest I have been out the house is to take on of them to school (which has been a super quick dash so as the one who has Chicken Pox isn't around the other kids!).

I can't seem to get anything done because I have the kids moaning they are bored, fed up or hungry and I just can't clear my mind from this constant headache from being stuck indoors for so long. So really what I am trying to say is I'm so sorry for being so absent and I really appreciate all of you who are still checking in, reading my blog and sticking around.

I will be back soon (hopefully!) with lots of fun, festive content for you all to enjoy and will even do a little giveaway to say thank you for all being so understanding and patient with me.

I can officially say Chicken pox can SOD OFF! I actually think I would rather being doing the school run in the rain than sitting in the house any longer and that says something! Hopefully we will be that to these cheeky happy faces soon!

I hope you are all well, are you all getting ready for Christmas?


Christmas Gift Guide 2017 #2

Who is ready for Christmas? I can't quite believe its just 32 days until the big day and despite my promises to be a bit more organised this year I still have so much to do! I'm always dubious at completing my Christmas shopping for the kids though as they always seem to change their mind!

So I have been searching high and low online for some great gift idea's that I am certain the kids will love and I have put lots of them here to help you with some idea's too. From fascinating books to inflatable stormtroopers here are some of my favourite gift idea's this year.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Christmas Gift Guide 2017 #1

Christmas is fast approaching (it has definitely crept up on me this year!) and the shops and full of fantastic gift ideas. It can sometimes a be a stressful and daunting task trying to find the perfect gift for your little ones so here I have put together some of our favourite gift idea's. From face paint to a personalised book that is unique to each child there are lots of fun and unique gift idea's to ensure you get the perfect gift for loved ones this Christmas!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas Gift Ideas For Preschoolers.

Christmas seems to have crept up on me this year. I can't believe its almost the middle of November and Christmas will be here in just 6 weeks! I definitely still have lots more shopping today and have been searching online for some fun and interesting gift idea's for Evelyn who turned 3 in the summer.

Here are some of the best preschool toys I discovered -

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Make Christmas wrapping easy with The Sticker Site.

Every year I promise myself to be more organised at Christmas. As I sit in the living room on Christmas eve faced with a mountain of presents to wrap before the morning and I curse myself for not doing it gradually in the run up to Christmas so I could be putting my feet up! '

The worst bit of the wrapping for me... writing out the labels! Its essential all the presents are labelled so the kids know who's is who under the tree on Christmas morning but I hate it! I get wrist ache and spend aged trying to write in a funky font so the kids don't recognise my hand writing (James is getting older now and really notices these things!). But not this year! This year I am going to be more organised (I already have some presents all wrapped up in the loft!) and a big part of that has been with a little help from The Sticker Site.

A Place Called Perfect - Book **REVIEW**

I may not get much spare time now that I'm a mum to 2 rather active kids but when I do there isn't anything much more relaxing than cosying up on the sofa with a good book and a hot chocolate! Now that James is a little older and adores reading I have been on the look out for books we can enjoy together and that's when I came across "A Place Called Perfect".

Friday, 10 November 2017

Christmas Gift Ideas For Dad.

Have you seen our "Christmas gift idea's for mum" post? Well of course we couldn't leave the dad's out! They are sometimes just as tricky to buy for especially as if your dad's are anything like mine he says "of don't worry about me" or "socks will be fine" when you ask what they want for Christmas.

Here are some of our favourite idea's for some different gift idea's for dad's.