Traditional Toys and a 2012 Christmas!

When I was pregnant with Florence I was convinced that we would only have traditional wooden toys in our house. I had visions of old-fashioned rocking horses and her skipping down the street with a hoop. Obviously when she was born it quickly became apparent that although she did very much like the wooden toys, she would also like to have some all singing, all dancing plastic tat! The carefully selected toys I had chosen to compliment our living room […]

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Count Down to Christmas – ELC HappyLand Store and Play!

We are big fans of the Early Learning Centre in our household and having small children it’s the perfect shop to buy lots of presents which are value for money, will last a long time, be loved by the children and never go out of fashion. The HappyLand collection is just one of the many ranges they offer which is a major hit for us and we have steadily been getting a rather magnificent collection of our own. This Christmas Florence will have […]

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Stick Man, Oh Stick Man! (He’s Live in the Family Tree!)

We were thrilled to bits when we were asked to come and see Stick Man – Live on Stage because we absolutely loved it last year and have talked about it ever since! The show is so good no wonder it’s back in the West End again this Christmas and we were not disappointed in the slightest. Even though we’d seen it before (and a year is a long time when you’re not even three yet) we couldn’t have felt […]

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Dolly and Jack – Hand-Made Goodies!

I was asked if I’d ever seen these really cool prints from www.dollyandjack.co.uk around this time last week and although I hadn’t, I decided immediately that I liked them! When it comes to my little ones room I try to choose eclectic things to give it a modern yet traditional feel – these ‘quote prints’ are just perfect especially as both my boy and girl share a room – not too frilly and not for boys only either! It was funny then […]

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WIN Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt Family Ticket!

   Win Family Fun at Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt this Christmas A Christmas treat for Peppa Pig fans! We have 1 family ticket up for grabs to see Peppa’s theatre show, Peppa Pig’s Treasure Hunt, at the Criterion Theatre this Christmas. The lucky family will see the stage production on Friday 7 December at 11 am. A family ticket is for 4 people, minimum 1 adult. In this new theatre production Peppa Pig and her friends set off on a […]

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Mummy Etiquette!

Askamum love my blog, ooo-errr how exciting! Sometimes I wonder if I’m too polite to other mothers? There’s a Mum etiquette and some use it, some don’t. I think I try to just be as polite as possible and I often find myself not saying what I really think in order to save the feelings of others around me. I don’t know if it’s perhaps a desire to ensure others are happy and feel right in what they are thinking without […]

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Winter Wonderland!

We feel like very lucky ducks indeed because last night we were invited to go to the opening of Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park! You simply can’t get more Christmassy than that now can you – well not until it’s Christmas morning, the big man’s been and you’re on the end of your bed opening your stocking! We visited last year and simply loved the fact that although essentially it’s a just a big fun fair, because of the […]

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Count Down to Christmas – Scramblebug

I’ve long been a fan of Mookie Toys who sell all sorts of indoor and outdoor toys. They first introduced me to the now famous Scuttlebug (which is suitable for both in the house and out) and I love it for three simple reasons! It’s small and simple to store because it folds up, is very easy to use and the cost is just fantastic at under £30! Florence has a Ladybird one and my Mum was SO impressed with it and how […]

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Count Down to Christmas – Bratz Boutique!

Give me a girlie girl and I’ll give you a girl who likes Bratz dolls! There’s not much to dislike really, funky clothes and foot wear to change, pretty faces, hair to brush and accessories galore! Add into the mix a shop with a ringing cash register and little girls will be in raptures! And that’s exactly what my little girl is in right now because she’s been testing out a new Bratz Boutique toy of which there are four […]

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Stirring up Sunday (Tuesday actually) with Asda!

For the past two weeks Tuesday night has become my Asda night. Not for shopping, that would be far too simple for me; I usually choose to go mid afternoon on a Saturday or a Monday evening when the rest of the world also descends instead. I’m not organised enough to think a Tuesday might actually be the perfect night for an Asda night as it’s probably fairly quiet and low-key and would give ample time for browsability! I LOVE […]

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