Dear mummy, I’m forever on the look out for new original toys and this little cloud floated onto my doorstep recently. But it’s no ordinary cloud, it’s a Uni‐Verse cloud full of wonderful toy surprises and makes a change from … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I first saw Funatic Foam at the London Toy Fair so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these bath time bottles packed with fun. Anything that encourages me to jump in the bath and get clean … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I can’t believe that I’m seven! Long gone are the baby and toddler years and I’m looking forward to becoming a tween soon. It’s been really good fun charting the years through this blog and we’ve always shared … Continue reading →
Dear mummy, just when we thought the surprise toy unboxing trend couldn’t get any cooler, we’ve discovered Na! Na! Na! Surprise Dolls. They are by MGA Entertainment the same people behind the L.O.L Surprise Dolls. These definitely look bigger than … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, something quite wonderful happened last week! Not only did I celebrate my 7th Birthday but I also lost my first tooth. I lost it in a spectacular way too! Never doing things by half I was at gymnastics … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, avert your eyes! We’re talking about your favourite sweets on the blog today and I don’t want you getting overly excited! Since Christmas you’ve been happily munching on our giant tub of Swizzels sweets and they’ve just announced … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I visited the London Toy Fair for the first time this year as the organisers hosted a dedicated Influencer Day for us little Kid YouTubers. The Toy Fair is massive and housed within a beautiful glass roofed exhibition … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I’m hunting down the latest, greatest gifts for loved ones! But we shouldn’t just celebrate amour on one day in the year, it should be throughout the year! So I’ve picked my … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, for the past six weeks I’ve been playing ﬁeld hockey and it’s been great. I joined hundreds of kids at hockey clubs across the country to learn how to play and tap into my superhero powers! Hockey Heroes … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I can’t wait to attend the London Toy Fair 2020 to discover the hottest new toys, trends and crazes for the year ahead. Every year my mummy visits the show but this year I’m joining her for a … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, it’s true what they say… the older you get the quicker the years go by. Decades have passed since my folks first clapped eyes on each other on Millennium eve. 20 years later, a marriage and a baby … Continue reading →
Dear mummy, I adore Twisty Petz and have been collecting them since Series 1. I can’t believe we’re on Series 3 already and Spin Master kindly sent me a brand new Twisty Petz Cuddlez to review and I was thrilled! … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a good panto for us. In Hampshire we are spoilt for choice when it comes to great theatres. Even though I don’t visit as often as I’d like we always make time for … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I had the most amazing delivery recently… all the way from the North Pole. I was sent a Christmas box filled with treats and supplies from Swizzels sweets. They set me a challenge to create my very own … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, check out my special delivery from DreamTex! I couldn’t wait to open my new bedding. Christmas time is so exciting for me and with the return of the scout elves causing mischief I’m busy counting down the days … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, we celebrated the 75 Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) and reflected on the date that marked the end of World War 2 on 8 May 1945. Winston Churchill, Britain’s Prime Minister at the time, announced that it would be a public holiday and everyone celebrated by having street parties at the end of the war in Europe. So we looked to recreate that historical moment at home.
Of course we couldn’t have a street party due to social distancing measures, however that didn’t stop us from celebrating with a Zoom call with family and friends and having an Afternoon Tea in the garden. The Queen said the message of VE Day is “never give up, never despair”, remembering the sacrifices of the Second World War generation in her poignant speech.
A lot of events and parades were cancelled this year because of the coronavirus lockdown, but we found ways to come together to pay tribute to those who served in the era-defining global conflict. My folks think it’s incredibly important to look back on historical events and commemorate this occasion. In the run up to VE Day 75 my folks and I watched some programs on telly sharing stories of people who have lived through the war and watched on local news how others were celebrating with social distancing street parties (some not so social distancing too).
The day began with a national two minute silence at 11am, which gave us the opportunity to pause and reflect, remembering the lives lost and sacrifices made in wartime. Then the RAF’s Red Arrows also roared over parts of the UK, in a special flypast to mark the anniversary. We enjoyed painting rocks while listening to the Queens toast and listening to music from a big band.
Of course it wouldn’t be VE Day without a tradition Afternoon Tea, we made finger sandwiches and cakes which included nation favourites like battenburg cake and Victoria sponge, jam tarts and fondant fancies. I had fun baking my own cakes and even though the supermarket shops were empty, I still managed to get some basic ingredients.
I made chocolate cupcakes with rainbows on. It wouldn’t be a celebration with Union Jack bunting, of course with most of the shops closed due to the UK lockdown, we tried to make our own (unsuccessfully) however luckily had some Union Jack bunting left over from previous UK events like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
I also had fun learning abut VE Day with the help of Twinkl Learning Resources. I completed some reading comprehension – short accounts about the history leading up to the victory in Europe. I also helped to make bunting, paper chains and decorations with paint pens on the windows.
Even though we were coped up in the house, the sun shone and we had a full day in the garden, dancing and playing games. The Lindy Hop was all the rage in the 1940s. And I had a go at this swing dance. We watched some great videos on the internet of the professionals in action.
Did you join in with the 75 Anniversary of VE Day celebrations too? It’s definitely going to be a day we remember for sometime. We’d love to hear what you got up too!