#SharingtheBlogLove #88

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Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! What happened to the gorgeous weather we were having last week? It's been quite the shock to the system with all this rain. But fingers crossed that April showers bring May flowers and all that jazz. Laura and I have some really great reads for you all this week - do check out my showcase post, and Laura's too. We hope you find something that appeals to you. It's lovely to see so many people joining us this year. If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, please do have a read of the rules - we really want everyone to get a lot out of linking up, and to ensure that our featured posts really get the love they deserve.   What's ...

Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase #88

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Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! I hope you enjoyed last week's linky and it's lovely to see you back again this week! If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura's favourite posts from last week's linky. As part of the linky we'd like you to choose one post from each showcase post (one from mine and one from Laura's) to head over to and leave a comment to show them some extra blog love. It's always lovely to take a look at our featured posts this week and see how many extra comments they've had from you guys!   Passionfruit Paws and Peonies I'm so pleased that gin has come back into fashion in a big way - a G&T has long been ...

Ben’s First Tooth! {With Nibbling Teething Accessories}

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We've hit one of the big milestones with Ben recently, and it's one that he's been thinking we've been on the cusp of for a while now - his first tooth! At 9 months he still had no signs of a tooth, despite having been teething for what felt like ages, so I think we were all relieved when that little white tip poked itself through. And lo and behold the following week it's little partner popped through next to it. We've been dosing him up on the calpol to get us all through, but we were thrilled to be sent these gorgeous teething products from Nibbling to ease his pain - particularly as his favourite way to relieve the ...

#SharingtheBlogLove #87

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Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! I hope you're enjoying the sunshine where you are? We've been loving having the sun back in our lives - we've spent all our time this week exploring outdoors or in the garden and it's been absolutely glorious. We've had picnics and ice creams - it's almost like we've skipped spring and gone straight to summer! Laura and I have some really great reads for you all this week - do check out my showcase post, and Laura's too. We hope you find something that appeals to you. It's lovely to see so many people joining us this year. If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, please do have a read of the rules - we really want everyone to ...

Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase #87

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Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! I hope you enjoyed last week's linky and it's lovely to see you back again this week! If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura's favourite posts from last week's linky. As part of the linky we'd like you to choose one post from each showcase post (one from mine and one from Laura's) to head over to and leave a comment to show them some extra blog love. It's always lovely to take a look at our featured posts this week and see how many extra comments they've had from you guys!   Old House in the Shires I'm currently spending far too much of my time lusting after high end kitchens on Pinterest. We're planning an ...

Riding a Bike! The Ordinary Moments

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Riding a bike has to be one of those big childhood milestones - I can still remember learning to ride myself and whizzing around. I'd really wanted Max to start learning on a balance bike, but he was insistent for a long time that he couldn't ride a bike as he was "too little". But a few months ago, he became obsessed with bikes and couldn't stop asking about getting a bike for his birthday - "one with pedals". I researched a lot, as if he was going to have a bike with stabilisers, I wanted it to be as lightweight as possible to make getting the hang of pedalling easier. Max can be easily off-put if he finds something difficult, ...

#SharingtheBlogLove #86

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Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! How are the Easter holidays going for you? Ours are proving to be wet and rainy, with lots and lots of cancelled plans. We've been indoors so much that Max has finished all of his Easter eggs (and he got LOADS!) Laura and I have some really great reads for you all this week - do check out my showcase post, and Laura's too. We hope you find something that appeals to you! It's lovely to see so many people joining us this year. If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, please do have a read of the rules - we really want everyone to get a lot out of linking up, and to ensure that our featured posts really ...

Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase #86

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Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! I hope you enjoyed last week's linky and it's lovely to see you back again this week! If you're new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura's favourite posts from last week's linky. As part of the linky we'd like you to choose one post from each showcase post (one from mine and one from Laura's) to head over to and leave a comment to show them some extra blog love. It's always lovely to take a look at our featured posts this week and see how many extra comments they've had from you guys!   Oh Little One Sweet When it comes to my decor, I'm a big fan of grey. When I think about it, nearly every room ...

Spring Gardening Activities for Preschoolers

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This year Max has shown a real interest in what's happening in our garden and I'm really keen to make the most of that and develop his interest in gardening. I've planned out lots of things that we can do together in the garden this spring, bearing in mind that he's only just 4. But there are a surprising amount of things that a preschooler can help with in the garden...   Growing Potatoes in Bags We grew potatoes in growing bags a couple of years ago, and even then Max loved when we harvested them and we were able to pull out loads of potatoes. This year he's helped me to plant up 5 big growing bags of potatoes which we will ...

Dear Max… Now You Are 4!

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As I sit down to write this letter to you on your fourth birthday, I can't quite believe where the last 4 years have gone. It seems like only a few months ago that I held you in my hands as a tiny baby, and yet so much has changed in that time, and especially in this last year. This has been the year that you've gone from a toddler to a little boy - almost imperceptible changes, but when I look at you now, you are so much a little boy that I'm still a bit taken aback at times.     This has been the year that you've become a big brother, and it's a role that I couldn't have ever ...