Friday, 16 February 2018

Half term, Converse and These Shallow Graves #LittleLoves

This week with it being half term has been a busy but fun one. With soft play, lunch with friends, visiting my mum, pancakes, Valentine's and more. I've loved making memories to look back on however I'm looking forward to getting back into a routine next week. 


These shallow graves by Jennifer Donnelly
I've recently started this book and am slowly getting into it. I need to make more time to read this coming week now that half term is nearly over. I've definitely wasted too much of my free time scrolling through Facebook though. The story is about a wealthy family, a deadly secret and a young woman with more to lose than she knows. The story is based in New York during the 1890's.

The little book of inspiration by Lucy Lane 
Whatever dream you are working towards, a few wise words can help a daunting challenge seem manageable. This uplifting little book is packed with inspiring quotations and simple but effective tips to help you get the most out of every day. This is such a lovely little book to dip in and out of when you need a little pick me up.


We've managed to watch a few films together this week which has been lovely.
The first we watched was cars 3, Blake is really into lightning McQueen at moment and owns many cars related toys and clothing. The second film we watched was Boss baby which I just really loved as its such a funny and family friendly film. Last of all Stuart and I watched the new IT film on Valentine's evening. I wasn't too sure what to expect as I've never watched the original version or read the book. I have to add that I do have a fear of clowns however I didn't find the film scary at all, it was good though.

Blake has been humming to the baby shark song below so we decided to find it on YouTube for him listen to. It will get stuck in your head, you can thank me later.


With it being half term we planned a few days out this week to keep Blake entertained. We started with soft play on Monday, lunch out on Tuesday with friends and visiting my mum on Thursday. 


I've finally got a new pair of glasses and can see much better! My eyes had changed and Specsavers messed up my new pair so I opted to get a refund and go elsewhere. This meant waiting longer however I'm happy with my new pair.

I've also been wearing a new pair of converse pumps that I have been sent to review. They are so comfy and I'll definitely be wearing them more once spring/summer arrives. They are perfect for busy mums like myself as I can throw them on with any outfit and they will go perfectly for everyday. 

And lastly....

There is a few days left for you to enter my competition to win a My Fairy Unicorn Garden


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Sea life centre London #Tactical Tuesdays

Hi everyone it's time for #TacticalTuesdays again with Vicky and I.

If you have not joined in with this linky or need a reminder the idea behind the linky is that you share with us your Tactical Parenting posts/hacks for the week. This can be crafts, recipes, meal plans, reviews, Days out, parenting posts etc. Both old and new posts are welcome in the link up all you have to do is grab the badge at the end of the post and the rules are also stated below too.

This week's featured  post is from Toy Infinity on the Photo Lego challenge.
I love this idea as it sounds a fun way to get children being more creative and use there imagination.

My post this week is from the archives as its half term and I'm super busy with keeping Blake entertained amongst other things. I've picked a post from about 2 years ago now of our experience of visiting the sea life centre in London. We had a lovely time there and would definitely go again in the future. It's a great place to drop by if you happen to be going to London this week with the kids.

Tactical Tuesday at Joanna Victoria


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Win | My Fairy Unicorn Garden

When it comes to toys for Blake we love for him to have ones that aren't just fun but educational too. Toys that also get children exploring nature through play are also ones that we feel are important too.

My Fairy Garden range is ideal with helping children to create, imagine and grow there own fairy garden. The kits offer children a delightful experience of imaginative open-ended play whilst discovering the magic of growing real plants. There are cute little flowerpot fairy homes, fairy doors to place in your house to allow fairies to enter and Fairy Tale stories to encourage children’s imaginations! Make your child’s bedroom an enchanted place with these magical toys!

 My Fairy Unicorn Garden: Create a magical Unicorn Garden where Fairy Belle can make a wish. This 'Grow & Play' playset includes Belle the fairy and her unicorn and mouse friends, along with a sparkly fairy house, wishing well with working acorn bucket, bunting, fairy dust and lots more. Sow the seeds provided and watch this enchanting garden grow together!

 Available for £19.99rrp from toy retailers, supermarkets, department stores, homeware/garden stores and online

For a chance to win all you have to do is complete the rafflecopter below. 

-To enter you must be 16 and over 
- This competition will close on 19th February 2018 at 12.00am GMT 
- The winner will be chosen at random and notified via email, twitter or facebook
- If the winner doesn't reply within 30 days another winner will be drawn

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