PJ Masks Toy Beanie and Blind Bags Review

PJ Masks Toy Full Range

Dear Mummy, the last items from our surprise box to review are the fantastic soft plush toys from the PJ Masks range, but don’t just take our word for it – they also won the best pre-school characters award at this … Continue reading

My mummy doesn’t drink wine…is there something wrong with her?

My mummy doesn't drink

My mummy doesn’t drink wine….is there something wrong with her? Not a day goes by without my mummy’s Facebook feed filling with memes and doodles relating to parenting. Mums drinking wine as a coping mechanism or a fun activity to … Continue reading

Beauty and the zombies – Our week in photos

Three generations of females

Dear Mummy, woweee it sounds like you’ve had the most random of weeks! You visited Festival Place Shopping Centre’s Big Brand Fashion event. Which gave you the perfect excuse to be pampered and have a leisurely stroll about our local shopping … Continue reading

At the carwash – yeah!

Bella washing a car

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 … Continue reading

My time at BritMums Live 2015

My time at BritMums Live and home again…

Dear Mummy, we’ve had a really unusual weekend. Very hectic and frantic but rewarding. My mummy attended a blogging conference called BritMums Live 2015 in London.

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She got to meet other parenting bloggers and listen to some fabulous speakers. She finally met some of her online friends and interacted with brands and PR companies. Entered some fab competitions (my mummy loves competitions and she actually won a ticket from Bella Bathrooms to attend BritMums Live)

BritMums Live

She had fun, however she felt daunted and out of her depth too. So many bloggers had travelled up together and knew each other beforehand by attending previous events and she had come alone on the train. Some were welcoming and happy to talk to my mummy over a cuppa…..some were not. One blogger in particular was looking around the room while my mummy was trying to be friendly until another came across to chat to her and she quickly left without saying goodbye. Shame as I would have liked to get to know her a little better as she’s local to us. A smile can go a long way!

BritMums Live Craft

Anywho, apart from that little hiccup my mummy had a great time. She enjoyed bumping into Em @snowingindoors and chatting while making her fabric corsage in the craft zone. Listening to some live music and absorbing the keynote speeches from other bloggers. The kindness that Grace @EatsAmazing showed her by lending her a charger.

Here are some of our photos from BritMums Live, we hope you enjoy them.

BritMums Live 2015

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My mummy had fun on the BritMums Instagram Walk with Darren @OneDad3Girls and meet some friendly bloggers. She was amazed at the creativity from Maggy @redtedart and Ali @incredibusy with their beautiful Poppy England story book dresses and perfect Instagram poses and photos.

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She had a giggle with Louise @liquoriceuk and Sarah @RunJumpScrap.

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She took me with her, as I wasn’t able to attend. I appeared in some of her photos #Babyonastick hehe 😉

BritMums Live 2015

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It was the longest she’d walked in the past 2 years! Past Southbank, over the Millenium Bridge and past St Paul’s to the Barbican Centre then onto The Brewery where BritMums Live 2015 was held.

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It was a whirlwind couple of days. Her main highlight was making Happy Hearts at the Embrace Happy Session with Pippa @storyofmum and Karin @embracehappy and I think that session resonated with a lot of attendee’s there….it wasn’t ALL about the blogging!

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Afterwards my mummy was glad to get out of the big smoke and head home to her family. Her heavy goodie bag slung on her shoulder as she travelled on the stuffy tube back to Waterloo. Her feet were hurting and she was tired. She slept on the train back to Basingstoke.

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In the evening she enjoyed a date night with Daddy while Grandma babysat, taking on board the comments from the Embrace Happy Session.

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She attended another local blogging event over the weekend hosted by Festival Place to launch their summer festivities, called the Style Council and had a lovely breakfast while chatting to local bloggers like Louise @northhantsmum, Lara @adventuresofamum and Jenny @JennyCole04. She took away some style tips as well from stylist Melissa Murrell (pictured below).

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We had a great day on Fathers Day, the weather was beautiful and it made a stark change from the previous 2 days in the busy city. We had a great day on the farm seeing the animals and enjoyed some outdoor fun at 4 Kingdoms, Newbury. We sat in the sunshine and had ice cream. We reenacted rescuing a princess from a dragon and played hide and seek.

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My mummy is so glad she’s home, she’s thankful for the opportunity to go to London and to be a part of the buzzing blogging world and equally thankful for the normality of being a mummy and spending quality time with her family.

Love Bella x

snowingindoors

Mummascribbles

Taking me to BritMums

Baby On A Stick

#babyonastick at #BritMumsLive

As some of you will know, my mummy is heading to BritMums Live in London this weekend. It’s a massive conference for parenting and lifestyle bloggers. Sadly I cannot make it, I have a prior engagement with Daddy and CBeebies. *I’ve been waiting weeks for some daddy and daughter only time*

However, my mummy didn’t want me missing out on all the fabulous updates and photo opportunities with other bloggers. So….she is taking me with her….on a stick! Yes, you heard me correctly…my mummy is printing out my face and putting me on a home-made selfie stick so I can appear in all her photos on the days she’s hobnobbing with other bloggers.

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It means I can participate in the Insta-Walk and get to pose with some of London’s famous landmarks. So keep an eye on our Instagram account and #babyonastick across Twitter and Facebook.

I’m sure my mummy will catch up with me when she returns on Sunday to give me a debrief of the conference, what I missed, who was there etc..

So if you see my mummy walking around with a baby face sticking out of her bag…come over and say hi and get your photo taken with me!

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Next time I’ll hopefully get to meet you all, but as I can’t string a sentence together yet…its probably for the best (unless you can translate toddler speak).

My mummy will see some of you later!

Love Baby Isabella
AKA Baby on a Stick.

The Brilliance in Blogging Awards (2015)

The Brilliance in Blogging Awards (BiBs) 2015

Dear mummy, it’s that time of year again! Awards season. We’ve had the Oscars and The Brits but this one is a bit closer to home. You see it’s time for the BiBs2015.

So what is it exactly? Well for all my non-blogging friends it’s the ‘Brilliance in Blogging Awards’ hosted by BritMums to celebrate and recognise the most creative and compelling parent and lifestyle blogs around today. We’ve only been blogging for a year, so we’re all fairly new to this crazed voting. Social Media is alive with the buzz of the #BiBs2015.

We don’t profess to be the best bloggers in the world, far from it – but we are different (slightly strange) and hopefully this is why we will stand out.

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It’s not everyday that you get a small child blogging her way through life.

Yes, my spelling is atrocious and my grammar is appalling but my mummy proofreads my ramblings while I’m in bed asleep. She’s not the best proofreader though, being slightly dyslexic and finds the words just tumble onto the page like a bit of a mind dump. But she enjoys it and this is why we blog together.Funny parenting blogs

We share our adventures on this little online diary, our highs and sometimes our lows as a family. Anything that we see or experience we share through honest reviews and along the way we make recommendations through wish-lists and top picks. We’re active on social media and love joining in with #somum make dates on Twitter.

I like to think I’m humorous and I love to make people laugh. So if you like our light-hearted take on life and enjoy our blog please vote for us in the ‘Fresh Voice’ category of this year’s BiBs2015.

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To vote for little ol’ me just swing over to the BritMums Nomination Form

We’ve picked our favourites…have you?

Love Bella x

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