Y Velo Green Balance Bike Review

Y Velo Green Balance Bike Review

When we were asked if we’d like to review an Yvolution Balance Bike I jumped at the chance. See I’m ready to get on my bike and enjoy the open road of summer. The only problem is that we’re still waiting for … Continue reading

Reading between the lines

Dear Mummy Blog

What do you see when you look at my blog? A colourful life beginning to take shape? That’s what I see. Memories and mind dumps from my folks, a large scrapbook of things we like, we are or can be. … Continue reading

The Family Travel Show Review

Dear Mummy, just before Christmas we visited The Family Travel Show in London. With the madness that was Christmas, we’ve only just sat down to go through our goody bags and have a look at some of the holiday brochures we … Continue reading

The Toddler Awakens

Star Wars Baby

Episode Zzzzzz Dear mummy, what is it with sleep? It seems you are always on the eternal quest for it. More precious than Credit Ingots. More rare than Kenner “Power of the Force” coins. You cannot buy sleep (well a … Continue reading

Spooky Halloween Fairy Cakes

Baking Halloween Cakes

Dear mummy, we’re awful in the kitchen but managed to participate in some home baking over the weekend. This isn’t your Pinterest amazing cake baking I hasten to add…this is REALLY messy toddler baking, the sessions where you spill a … Continue reading

Memories from my mummy – July & August 2015

memories-from-my-mummy

Dear mummy, we started this blog as an online diary, a way to record me growing up. So far we have shared our adventures and things we love (or hate) through reviews but we haven’t really captured the ‘little’ moments … Continue reading

Childrenswear – NEXT AW/15

Childrenswear at NEXT AW15

Dear mummy, we’re massive fans of high street shop NEXT. This autumn they have plenty to choose from for little girls and boys. We’ve picked our favourite toddler girl outfits. I love the pink coat (my mummy has an adult version … Continue reading

My mummy’s birthday week

Four Seasons Hampshire Review

Dear Mummy, woweee! You’ve had a whirlwind of a birthday week! You celebrated your 35th birthday this year and booked some time off work to go and treat yourself to some ‘me’ time, which I think is really important for … Continue reading

Farmyard Head and Tails Review

Orchard Toys Review

Dear Mummy, you are excited about this next product we are reviewing. You see you had something similar when you were a child and it brings back a lot of good memories. We’re testing out a game called Farmyard Heads … Continue reading

Easy Peasy Gingerbread men

Gingerbread men

Dear mummy, a couple of weeks back we baked Devils Food Cake (Chocolate Cake) in the attempt to keep up with the Great British Bake Off series which is airing on telly at the moment. We’re not very good at … Continue reading

Rainy Day Buttons

Fun with buttons

Dear Mummy, the weather has been awful these past two days and we’ve been confined to the house. We’ve had fun though by baking and crafting and making lots and lots of stuff. One of my favourite activities has been … Continue reading

Memories from my mummy – June 2015

memories-from-my-mummy

Dear mummy, we started this blog as an online diary, a way to record me growing up. So far we have shared our adventures and things we love (or hate) through reviews but we haven’t really captured the ‘little’ moments … Continue reading

Being a blogger…

Being a blogger…

Dear Mummy, you were recently asked what being a blogger was really like by Entertaining Elliot. So here’s my mummy’s truthful and honest list.

Being a blogger…sometimes means that my mummy doesn’t spend as much time as she would like talking to loved ones and friends. There’s not enough hours in the day! You see in the evenings while I’m asleep, my mummy’s time is spent researching and writing, browsing on Pinterest or superglued to her phone on Twitter. This means she doesn’t get much time to just chill out with Daddy and chat. My mummy is working on this and she has made the decision to have a couple of evenings to put the phone down and reconnect with her family. Part of the #EmbraceHappy lesson learnt at BritMums Live. In blogging sometimes less is more. My mummy loves blogging and finds it a great creative outlet.

Embrace Happy at BritMums Live

Being a blogger… It has its good sides as well! Finding opportunity and beauty in everything you do. You are documenting, recording and photographing which is sometimes better than a sketchy memory. You’ll look back in years to come with daddy and will be thankful you captured all the wonderful adventures we had.

Funk the Family Festival 2015

Being a blogger…means you get to try out new things. Whether it be a new attraction or product you’re there to review it, test it, love it or loath it. You feel that your opinion matters and you also want to help and influence others, even if it’s on a small-scale.

Pots 2 Paint Review 1

Being a blogger…can be a full-time job. It takes a lot of commitment, social media interaction, research, traveling and passion about your subject. It’s hard work, seriously. To constantly market yourself and create posts. It keeps you on your toes and your mind active. My mummy has found this out the hard way *she was feeling overwhelmed last week* and it’s a fine balancing act between her 9-5 job, blogging and quality family time.

Just So Festival Stags

Being a blogger is…different for everyone. From ‘super-bloggers’ to ‘hobby-bloggers’ from ‘dip-your-toes-in bloggers’ Blogging can be fun. A good creative outlet for your mind. It’s great to work with brands and support local businesses and it is productive and rewarding. Just make sure it doesn’t consume you 24/7….or you might turn into a BLOGGING MONSTER! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!

Love Bella x

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