Christmas Gift Guide for 5-9 Year Olds

*We were given some of these toys for the purpose of this gift guide, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. All gifted items will be marked with an asterisk * Starting the magic early Christmas Eve Box’s are a lovely little tradition that we’ve started. The children (and adults) get so excited about Christmas that we wanted to extend it a little more. By giving the children their own little Christmas Eve box, you start the magic the evening {Read More}

Top Tips to ensure your Christmas gifts aren’t a flop!

Picture the scene, Christmas morning arrives and “Santa’s been!” with gifts nestled under the Christmas tree. The children can’t wait to open their gifts and feverishly rip the wrapping to pieces to find their beloved gift. They are so happy but after 5 minutes, the toy is discarded under some wrapping and the novelty has already worn off. Gutting. There’s no worse feeling than this which is why top toy designers have been in touch with Wicked Uncle to explain {Read More}

Wicked Uncle – the perfect preset

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s still not too late to find the perfect gift for the hard to buy for children in your life. If you need some inspiration from somewhere to get some fab presents from, have a look at Wicked Uncle (online present buying experience), and get gift ideas for set ages and genders! It takes all the hard work out of the process and just leaves the fun! Wicked Uncle’s website is brilliantly easy to {Read More}

Snow White Panto is here … Oh no it isn’t … Oh Yes it is!

If you are looking for a fantastic family outing over the festive period, look no further than the ‘fairest panto in the land’, Snow White. With a truly wonderful cast (including Brendan Cole), amazing set and witty humour for the entire family to enjoy, you won’t be left disappointed. The magic begins as soon as you enter the Wycombe Swan theatre. The stage is set beautifully and sparkles and dazzles you as you prepare to be transported to a magical {Read More}

Christmas Gift Guide for pre-school kids

*We were given some of these toys for the purpose of this gift guide, however, all thoughs and opinions are my own. All gifted items will be marked with an asterisk * If you’re starting to get gift inspiration for the small people in your life, we have a few brilliant gift ideas which might help you make up your mind. At this age, children love to get hands on materials. They love being able to feel different textures and {Read More}

5 Ways To Do Christmas On A Budget

*Collaborative Post* Christmas is a time for family, being with your loved ones is the most important thing. But there’s all that other good stuff like delicious food and gifts as well, and that stuff costs money. The amount of money people spend on Christmas is out of control. Some parents end up spending thousands on presents for the kids and that’s before they’ve sorted everything else out. A lot of people even end up borrowing on credit cards and {Read More}

Untamed Raptor Fingerling : Review

We were already fans of the original Fingerling Monkeys which are still used almost a year on so when we were given the opportunity to review the new Untamed Raptor, Benjamin couldn’t wait. Stealth, the Untamed Raptor works in the same way as the previous Fingerlings to motion, sound and touch. The main difference to the Untamed range is the chomping jaws and the ability to tame your little friend. Each Raptor comes with over 40 sounds and noises which {Read More}

Christmas crafts for kids

Christmas Crafts perfect for entertaining the children this week! A few years ago Isabella was desperate to re-decorate our Christmas tree but I was less excited about the idea so we decided to improvise. We cut out a Christmas tree shape from green card and then gave Isabella some paints, stickers and glitter and let her decorate to her hearts content. This was so simple to do and she loved it! For full details, you can see my post here. {Read More}

We made it to the New Year!

So, we’ve finally made it to the New Year! Last term felt like a really long term and we were all desperately ready for the break but we’ve also made some really positive steps since September. So here’s a catch up before they go back to school tomorrow! Isabella Isabella has done really well at school, especially with her reading. She is starting to enjoy the stories a little more now they have a little more to them. But more {Read More}

Our Christmas Story with LaplandUK

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited to LaplandUK to see how spectacular it is for ourselves. Now I really could go on and on about all the wonderful elements there are to LaplandUK and how much fun we all had there but instead I thought I’d write it in the style of Clement Clarke Moore’s poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’. I have also turned this poem into our very own book so that every {Read More}