Orchard Toys Animal Families Review

Dear Mummy, it’s nearly the summer and you are planning days away and camping trips for when you feel better and weather starts improving. Orchard Toys have launched a  new collection of six mini travel games in 2017, perfect for keeping … 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

Peppa Pig Princess Peppa’s Enchanting Tower Review

Peppa Pig Princess Peppa's Enchanting Tower Review

Dear Mummy, there’s nothing I like better than a fairytale. Two of my favourite things in the world right now are Peppa Pig and the fairytales of Cinderalla, Snow White and Rapunzel. This toy combines all of my favourite things! I love watching … Continue reading

Strengthening the Mother Daughter Bond

Dear Mummy, you are my best friend. This week we’re looking forward to celebrating International Friendship Day. We think it’s super important to be friends with your folks. The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role … Continue reading

Messy Monsters Basingstoke

Messy Monsters

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 … Continue reading

Real parenting tips to get through summer

Dear Mummy, the summer holidays are almost upon us and while teachers breath a sign of relief some parents up and down the country are dreading the six weeks over the school break. How do some folks cope with six weeks … Continue reading

Wiggly worms and slimy slugs

Planting in our garden

Dear mummy, the weather has been glorious recently and we’ve taken full advantage of it spending every hour of sunlight in our garden. It was like a jungle when we first stepped foot outside last week. After weeding, mowing the lawn … Continue reading

Trolley Magic with Trolley Bags!

Trolley Bags

Dear mummy, now that the UK has introduced the 5p plastic bag charge at tills you are on the look out for decent shopping bags that can be used over and over again. You first saw these Trolley Bags advertised last year … Continue reading

That’s a smart rocket!

That’s a smart rocket….where are you off to? The moon replied baby bear. Dear mummy, I went on my first flying lesson the other day and it was out of this world! We made some space rockets and it was … Continue reading

Our Blog Review – 2015 in Numbers!

Blogging Infographic

Dear Mummy, this is our last post for 2015 and what a year it’s been! We’ve been really lucky with the experiences we’ve had and the people we’ve met along the way thanks to this little blog. It’s been a … 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

Bedtime prayers

Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord, my soul to keep; Guide me safely through the night and wake me with the morning’s light Amen My mummy has this little ritual. Every night before she goes … Continue reading

10 Things I Love / Hate

10 things I love and hate by a toddler

The Love/Hate Blogger Challenge I was nominated for the Love/Hate Blogger challenge by the lovely parenting blog Mudpie Fridays. The challenge is to simple – write 10 things you love and 10 things you hate. Here are mine from the … Continue reading

A toddler free day!

A toddler free day!

We had a hectic bank holiday weekend, so my mummy was prudent and booked off a ‘buffer’ day before she went back to work.

This was her rest day. A day where she just kicked back and relaxed. It was her bank holiday in lieu.

On Tuesday the weather was wet and miserable. It was dark in the house and she snuggled up on the sofa.

While people were busy commuting to work she was in her pjs and under a rug. She was happy that she made the decision to book the time of work and recharge her batteries.

Simple Pleasures

She reflected on how lucky she was to have the opportunity to do this. A toddler and work free day, a break from the daily grind.

This is what she got up to.

1) She stayed in her PJs….ALL DAY! Lazy sod 😉

2) She had the chance to eat a full breakfast without having my little fingers pinch the red berries out of her cereal.

3) She watched some epic films including American Beauty, Wolf on Wall Street and Cloud Atlas.

4) She pottered aimlessly around the house getting side tracked – she spent an hour sorting out my clothes in my room!

5) She actually sat down with a cup of hot tea and read some of her book!

6) She managed to have a hot bath.

7) She watched some more telly and caught up on the news.

8) She surfed the Internet and did a little bit of blogging.

9) She organised herself, writing her lists and laying out clothes.

10) She caught up on sleep and dozed on the sofa…bliss!

When was the last time you had some ‘you’ time?

This post was inspired by one of my mummy’s #SoMum Twitter parties run by the fabulous Pippa@StoryofMum

#SoMum Yes Vest

The aim of the Story of Mum excercise was to say ‘yes’ to what she needed. This month my mummy needed some ‘me’ time at home x

How would you spend your ‘alone’ time?

Bella x

The next #somum make date is on the 20th May 2015 – why don’t you pop over and have a look 🙂

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