1 Sep 2014

The Rubiks Cube - Great Puzzle or Drive You Nuts

Rubiks Cube

I am old enough to remember when the Rubiks cube first came out, yes I'm that old!! I'm an 80's child of big hair, shoulder pads as I got older, Madonna and Duran Duran. What's not to like with a bit of Like a Virgin blaring out of our tape players. But the Rubkis cube was a phenomenon. I was a little too young to be able to do it properly at first, but I tried. I got frustrated, but tried again. My dad who is one of the most intelligent people I've ever met, he was a scientist, he managed to do it. His logical brain in gear. My mum not so much, she always said she was too busy for such trivial things like that. 

30 Aug 2014

Fisher-Price Discover Your Way And Bounce And Spin Zebra

I think there is a lot of pressure on parents these days for their child to hit their milestones or to be the first to do this or that, instead of just enjoying their early years and let them just do it at their own pace. There is plenty of time for them to walk, talk, run and even play with an iPad. One of my favourite brands is Fisher-Price. They have been about forever, I used to love my Fisher-Price record player, phone etc as a child. They are a brand I know and trust. Fisher-Price know that children are at their happiest when they develop at their own pace, which is why they have launched the fantastic "Discover Your Way".

There is not nothing sweeter than a watching your baby start to interact with you, first it's a smile, then she will start to play with her hands and feet. All of this is natural and it happens at her own pace. She'll be so pleased with herself and you will be too. It's an incredible feeling.

28 Aug 2014

Review And Giveaway CALAFANT Robot

This month we have been building and painting our own CALAFANT Robot kit, which has brought us lots of enjoyment and family fun. We have another review and giveaway of this product with being part of the Asobi Ambassadors program. This months toy was definitely one of our favourites. Last month we got to review and giveaway the Quercetti Marble Vortex Run, previously Safari Ltd Toys, then the fun and high flying Curiosity Kits Rocket Launcher, the previous month the fantastic PL-UG Ultimate Den Building Kit and the month before the Seedling Colour The Globe.


27 Aug 2014

One Photo Sums Up Our Summer - The Gallery 197

This week's Gallery Prompt at from the lovely Tara over at Sticky Fingers is Summer.

We have been back to school for 3 weeks now, but we had a lovely Summer. I wasn't off work as much as I'd like to have been, but we had a great time together when we were. Our Summer can be summed up in one photo. Sunshine, family fun, spending time together and smiles. This is how I will remember the Summer of 2014.

Our Summer

Reading, Nightmares And Understanding And Giveaway

I love to read, anyone who reads my blog knows how much I love to read. I encourage my children to read at a very young age. The boys love their books and I hope that continues, my oldest Lucas is reading skinny novels on his own now at 7 and I am doing everything I can to get him books he has an interest in. Aria is just getting into reading and loving it as you can see. 


26 Aug 2014

My Dream Trip

I have never been to Italy before, in fact I haven't been to a vast amount of places. The places I have been have been beautiful and like Crete and Bulgaria they were steeped in history. This is how I feel about Italy and especially Tuscany. This is top of my dream trips list. Do you have one of those? 

Dream Trips

When I've been on holiday with the children recently it's been to a caravan or self catering cottages or a lodge. Which have been amazing and we have made many memories and had such a wonderful time, ones we will never forget. You can read a lot about them on my blog. It also won't be the last of our vacations like that, we do love them, but sometimes I'd like a bit more. We've never been abroad that the children can remember and had a proper relaxing holiday. This is something I'd like to do. We are going to Disneyland soon, which I'm sure will be excellent, but next time I'd like to take them somewhere that's steeped in culture and history. 

25 Aug 2014

Capri-Sun Juice Drink Lunchbox Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

We are going into our third week of being back at school up here in Scotland, we are still getting back into the swing of things and the boys are tired. It takes time to settle back into the routine after such a long break and it is taking it's toll on the boys. Lunches are something that I try to plan in advance. I want them to have something healthy, nutritious and enjoyable. I needed some lunchbox ideas. That's why I thought we'd give Capri-Sun Juice Drink a go. Capri-Sun are perfect for lunch boxes and days out. 

We nipped into Tesco over the weekend to pick some up, we found the Capri-Sun in the drinks aisle. There were loads of different flavours; Orange, Blackcurrant, Summer Berries, Apple, Tropical, Apple and Cherry, Mango and Safari. I didn't know there was such a wide range until I saw them on the shelves. They also contain no artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, what's not to like. We went with Capri-Sun Blackcurrant 200ml juice drink as part of our #CollectiveBias shop. And picked up some other bits and pieces for the boys lunch at school today. I thought I'd give a bento style lunch a go. Make it a little fun.

22 Aug 2014

First Tooth Fairy Visit

On Monday evening Lucas came to me to tell me his tooth was hurting. I'd taken him to the dentist last Friday for the second time as I was concerned that he'd grown too adult teeth in without his baby teeth coming out. They were almost fully in and sitting considerably far back. They are the bottom front two. The dentist says she wouldn't take them out and to keep wobbling them. Off he went.

Pondering Boy


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