A Hobbycraft Halloween!

I used to be very crafty when I had the time. I even used to make cards and sell them! I would spend hours making embellishments for them and I really enjoyed it but when I had Florence the time just disappeared and my card making boxes are all packed away now. I did briefly get them out for my wedding invitations but my Mum ended up doing most of the donkey work in the end because I just couldn’t […]

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Pontis Italian Kitchen!

For us dining out often means an Italian restaurant. It’s my favourite style of eating with olives, breads and cold meats to nibble before sinking into a pasta dish – so bad but oh it can be so good cant it! I do wish I didn’t love bread and pasta so much but there we are. I do! And I absolutely love a good Italian meal! It’s also pretty easy with the children who like to pick at bits and […]

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Halloween Sandwiches With Warburtons!

Do you remember a while back I went on a sandwich making masterclass with Warburtons Bread? It was SO awesome and I came second in the competition (I maintain that I was robbed and should have come first for my amazing creation on account of the fact that I am a novice but it was super tasty)! Well… To keep my hand in the sandwich making business Warburtons sent me some more of their yummy bread for the children and […]

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Chicco Just Got Urban!

We were invited to a special day with Chicco yesterday in order to have a sneak peek at some of their new wares including the very new and very swish Urban pushchair! The ‘Urban’ is their new baby and it will be launched tomorrow at the Baby Show in London! It reminds me very much of an i candy if I’m honest only it’s a fraction of the price! At £349.99 I think we can safely say it’s a fraction […]

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2!

We watched the first ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs’ for the first time when it was on television last weekend! We loved it and wanted more! We didn’t have to wait long though as we were very kindly invited to a private screening of the sequel this week ahead of its general release in the UK cinemas tomorrow! Not only did we get to be some of the first in the country to see the fabulous ‘Cloudy With A […]

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Up And Down With The Ga Ga Theatre Company!

‘Up and Down‘ is a sequel to the Oliver Jeffers penned ‘Lost and Found’, a story about a boy and his friend the penguin. In this newer story, a now much loved children’s classic, the penguin has ideas about flying the nest and home he shares with the boy. He wants to learn to fly and nothing is going to stop him! Will he fly a plane, parachute his way to flight freedom or run away and join the circus […]

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Glo Glo Scooter GO!

Scooting is all the rage at the moment, you only have to look at all the children on their journey to and from school to see that! It’s an absolutely good thing that in this lazy nation of ours it has become the ‘cool’ thing to do as it may very well be ‘cool’ and fun of course but it is also exercise! Even in Florence’s nursery a lot of the children are scooting to school and leaving it by […]

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Oooh, oooh, oooh! I know a ‘Gorilla’ Just Like You-ooooh ooooh!

As an actress myself I think it’s wholly important to take children to the theatre. To give them a live performance experience is giving them a slice of something so incredibly special it should be considered as important as being introduced to good literature. Unlike the television, which can be edited to within an inch, the theatre is an extension of the written word and to watch someone else’s expression of words on a script coming to life live and […]

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Scooby-Dooby Doo Where Are You?!

I used to love Scooby-Doo when I was a child. I wasn’t a mega fan of cartoons but there were a few, Scooby was one of them, that I really did enjoy. Florence has been introduced to Scooby in the past but I think it might have been a little old for her. The style of cartoon that it has always been traditionally is quite sophisticated and although she would be old enough now I think, before she just wasn’t […]

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Space Shapes And BBQ Bites From Birds Eye!

Novelty food catches all children’s eyes and mine are no exception. I’m not adverse to dressing a crumpet up as a monkey or using cookie cutters to jazz up a sandwich and it always goes down well with my picky eaters! I like to give them home made food most of the time but I do let a few things slip through the net occasionally. A little bit of what you fancy every now and then isn’t bad as long […]

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