This week's Gallery Prompt at from the lovely Tara over at Sticky Fingers is Drink. My favourite tipple is Diet Irn Bru. I'm a Scottish lass after all. And it may be the reason why my baby girl was born with ginger tinged hair.
At the weekend's I may sneak in a glass of wine. In my lovely frosted blue glasses.
Children are never too young to benefit from the power of music, says Caroline Crabbe, General Manager at Jo Jingles
Music is an extremely powerful medium when it comes to helping with early years’ development. Most of us are aware of research from scientists which has shown that babies can recall melodies they have heard in the womb even a month after they are born – which goes to show that music appreciation really does start from the very beginning of our lives. Singing regularly also builds and strengthens the bonds of trust and communication between an adult and a child; so involving a young baby in musical sessions from an early age, whether at home or in a structured ‘class’ environment, can also help to encourage their self-expression and confidence in later life.
Of course I'm a girl and I love shoes. I don't have hundreds of them, but I have a carefully chosen selection and I know what I like. When I came across Daniel Footwear I couldn't help but drool over their selection of shoes. I didn't just have to drool however, as their prices are very reasonable and they have great sales on. For designer footwear at affordable prices, this is where I'm shopping.
Daniel Footwear isn't just an award winning online shop, they are an independent retailer with over 30 stores, in 25 different cities in the UK. The sell a vast range of products from Women's shoes, Men's shoes, Children's shoes, but also some cute handbags, scarfs and some clothes. Their designer range covers Ugg, Juicy Couture, Vivienne Westwood, Melissa and many more I've yet to discover.
Like most children, mine like snacks and finding snacks which aren't too high in salt, sugar, etc is harder than I first thought. Even tubes of yogurt and cheese packs aren't as good as you think. We were sent through a packet of Walkers new wholegrain snack called Hoops and Crosses. They come in three different flavours; prawn cocktail, roast beef and salt and vinegar.
We received a cute little box through the post which contained a fun book about the product, a very cute little monkey, which all the children loved and a packet of the beef flavoured crisps. As soon as the box was opened, the book was read, monkey was out and the crisps were eaten, all within five minutes. The boys shared the crisps and I managed to prise one from their hands. I really liked them. Tasted a bit like Beef Monster Munch, not sure if you even still get them, but I remember them from my childhood.
This week's Gallery Prompt at from the lovely Tara over at Sticky Fingers is New.
Sometimes I forget that things we know all about and take for granted can be new and wondrous for our children. My time is limited with work and while I am off on maternity leave I'm busy trying to cram in everything possible to do with my children, that I forget to take a step back and look at the world around us and just be together. Last weekend we came across a ladybird in the attic playroom and my youngest had never seen one up close before. Both boys loved it and wanted to keep it as a pet. I explained that would be cruel and that we'd put it back outside in it's natural environment. My take on the prompt is that even though seeing a ladybird is old hat for me, it's new and exciting for children. See a whole NEW world through their eyes.
I'm not a shoes and handbag kinda girl, in the way that I have hundreds of pairs of shoes and hundreds of handbags, however I do know what I like and I have a range of shoes and boots I love and the same with handbags. When asked to try out a pair of Cheeky shoes, I had a look at their site and liked what I saw. They are bright, colourful and looked very comfotable.
I know I'm a little behind on these, but well you know what it's like, never enough hours in a day when you have children, never mind a little baby too. I can't believe my little princess has been here for over 12 weeks now, she comes on everyday and amazes me everyday. The love she and her brothers share for each other never fails to make my heart swell.