Dear Mummy, we got the chance to review some of The Very Hungry Caterpillar products this week and loved one item in particular – The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nature Walk Scrapbook. It’s by The World of Eric Carle, the graphic illustrator behind the book. This scrapbook is one of many products available. Inspired by Eric Carle’s vibrant artwork, … More On an adventure walk with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Dear Mummy, I’m a massive fan of Julia Donaldson. The first book my mummy bought for me was Room on the Broom when I was a baby. Julia’s fast-paced rhyming prose is engaging and my folks find it fun to read to me. With illustrations by Axel Scheffler, the book is very bright and colourful. I can nearly recite the book … More Room on the Broom Party Ideas
Dear Mummy, we went to a ball last weekend, but this was no ordinary ball. It was for bugs and creepy crawlies…..oh and us! Not the bugs you find in the garden though…extra special crafty ones. *Phew* It was an Ugly Bug Ball organised by Messy Monsters in Basingstoke. We’re big supporters of promoting and helping … More Messy Monsters Basingstoke
Dear mummy, thank goodness for Toucan Boxes! It’s our 3rd day on holiday and the weather is awful. We’re confined to my caravan and I’m climbing the walls. Luckily my mummy packed my Mister Maker Toucan Box, as she knew I’d need occupying if the heavens opened. It’s now raining cats and dogs and our caravan … More Mister Maker saves the day!
Dear mummy, I always thought magazines were for adults and teenagers but I discovered a cool magazine this week called Something Special and it’s just that! My folks have seen kids magazines which litter the bottom shelf of newsstands in perfect reach for little ones to pick up and browse through. Pink princess ones, Disney ones … More Something Special magazine coming to life
Dear Mummy, while we were on holiday in Northern Ireland we visited a beautiful beach on the Causeway Coast called White Rocks. The golden stretch of sand was located just outside Portrush and before the Giants Causeway (which we visited on the same day). It is one of the nicest stretches of sand we’ve ever … More Creating beach mementos
Dear Mummy, a couple of weekends ago we visited Hayling Island on the South Coast. Hayling Island is a true island, completely surrounded by sea. It is shaped like an inverted T and is about 4 miles long and wide. A road bridge connects its northern end to the mainland of England at Langstone, Hampshire. … More Finding treasure on Hayling Island
Dear mummy, Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’d like to make something special for you and daddy. I can’t afford to buy flowers from the shops with my pocket money, so I have decided to make some paper flowers instead. They aren’t hard to make, even a toddler like me can do them! (Just … More How to make paper roses
Dear Mummy, its funny how the simplest of chores can turn out to be the best treasured family moments. Over the weekend we had 3 generations (Daddy and Grandpa and me) cleaning cars out on the drive. I was desperate to get in on the action and I’ve never cleaned a car before so this … More At the carwash – yeah!
Dear Mummy, you know how much I love chocolate, so imagine my delight when a chocolate kids activity came through the door for us to test!It’s a Chocolate Picture Maker from Zimpli Kids which allows anyone to create their own personalised 100% Belgian chocolate bar! Woweeee. It sounds cool and really innovative.It comes packaged in a colourful … More Chocolate Picture Maker Review
Baby Isabella is going to Blissfields 2015! Dear mummy, Blissfields is the nearest music festival to us in Hampshire and is only 3 weeks away. eeeek! We’ve never been to Blissfields before and have tickets to this highly acclaimed music festival. It draws in crowds from all over the country. Not like the smaller kids … More Baby Isabella is going to Blissfields!
Pots 2 Paint, Basingstoke, Hampshire Dear mummy, it’s the start of the February half term and it’s miserable. Heavy rain, high winds and all the local soft play centres are packed. Oh mummy, after a horrible trip to a nearby soft play centre for an hour we retreat back home to put on our comfy … More Pots 2 Paint Basingstoke
Alice Holt and The Gruffalo’s Child Trail Dear Mummy, it’s our second attempt at visiting the Gruffalo’s Child Trail event, organised by the Forestry Commission. It’s been happening up and down the country since Autumn 2014. This time we visited Alice Holt Forest in Farnham, Surrey as opposed to our last trip to Moors Valley in … More Alice Holt and the Gruffalo’s Child