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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Investing More Time In Creating New Memories

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When I think back to my childhood I have so many precious memories. Trips to the beach, caravan holidays in the rain and exciting Christmas mornings opening our stocking presents on my mums bed. When I was a child we didn't have all of the smart phones and social media that we do now and so a lot of my memories are exactly that, memories in my mind but that doesn't make them any less special. They are right there, the moment, the feeling and the reminders of childhood which I will treasure forever.

Monday, 17 December 2018

My Dream Horse with Petplan Equine

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Children's imaginations are definitely something special right? I love it when Evelyn and James put pen to paper and I get to see some of their imagination come to life through their drawings. So you can imagine both mine and Evelyn's excitement when she was offered the chance to really make her drawings come to life thanks to Petplan, the only limit was her imagination! 


As part of their campaign to help promote their fantastic Petplan Equine Horse Insurance Policies, Petplan gave Evelyn the chance to draw the horse of her dreams which they would they bring to life in the form of a soft toy. Of course Evelyn was super excited and with a little help from mummy (Evelyn has only just turned 4 so found the drawing a little tricky so she told me exactly what she wanted and mummy drew the outline before she coloured it all in.) We had her dream horse on paper and sent it off to Petplan to bring it to life.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Looking after the whole families teeth with Aquafresh.

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We all know just how important it is to keep our teeth healthy, after all you only get one set as an adult. But the importance of brushing your teeth starts as a baby when that first little baby tooth starts poking through.

We have always spoke to both James and Evelyn about the importance of looking after and cleaning their teeth properly and we have been visiting the dentist since they were both 6 months old. Most parents will relate to how much of a struggle it can be though to make sure our children's teeth are cleaned properly, especially when they are trying to run off or refusing to open their mouth! That's why it’s so important to make brushing their teeth fun, and ensuring we are using the right products!

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Aquafresh have a fantastic range of products and advice for every age from those first baby milk teeth right up to adult teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste to suit the different stages we go through with our teeth. Its so important that we are using the right products for the stages of our teeth and Aquafresh products are easily and clearly labelled to make picking the right products quick and easy.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Exploring Christmas Markets with Aviva

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There is something really magical about visiting a Christmas market. Im not sure if its the delicious smells wafting from the many stalls, the glistening lights that adorn every market stall and building or the joyful happy atmosphere that resonates throughout. Whatever it is visiting them is definitely a highlight of the build up to Christmas for me and my family.


(Photo credit to Emma-Louise)

I have been to some beautiful Christmas markets locally including Bath and Bristol however more and more Christmas markets are popping up across the whole of Europe and I would absolutely love to take the kids to visit some one day.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

A Beautiful Real Christmas Tree from Pines and Needles **REVIEW**

Last year we got the chance to get our very first real Christmas tree. We were dubious at first, worried about having to constantly hoover up pine needles and wondering if our tree would make it until Christmas day without dying!

However after our first real tree from Pines and Needles last year we have been converted! We absolutely loved having a real Christmas tree (and you really cannot beat that real Christmas tree smell!). In fact we were so converted that when we were invited to review another tree this year, we jumped at the chance.


Pines and Needles have indoor (Nordmann Fir), outdoor (Norway Spruce) and pot grown Christmas trees (Fraser Fir) available as well as a fantastic range of accessories such as decorations lights and tree stands.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Spirit Riding Free - Spirit and Lucky Deleuxe Feeding Set. **REVIEW**

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A little while ago we came across a new program on Netflix which Evelyn has fallen in love with watching. Its called Spirit Riding Free from Dreamworks animation and it follows a city girl called Lucky and wild mustang  horse named Spirit. Lucky navigates this new world with her two new best friends, Pru and Abigail by her side. The trio embark on thrilling adventures, find genuine friendship, and discover what it means to be free! 

Evelyn adores animals and so when we first started watching Spirit Riding Free I knew it would be a big hit and I wasn't wrong. So you can imagine her delight when she was recently offered the chance to try out and review her very own Spirit and Lucky feeding toy set. 


Sunday, 2 December 2018

Guiness World Record Challenges Game **REVIEW**

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James absolutely loves the Guinness World record books! I buy him the latest one every year for Christmas and he will spend hours reading through it, telling anyone who will listen all about the amazing records in there.

So when I heard there was a Guinness World Record challenges game from Mega Bleu, I knew it would be something James would love.


The Guinness World Records game is all about completing challenges and testing your world records knowledge to make your way around the board.