Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase #89

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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!   Freddie's Mummy I have a blogging confession to make: I don't really use Pinterest for my blog at all. I love Pinterest for my ...

#SharingtheBlogLove #89

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Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! We've got back from a short break to Bluestone in Wales last week and the holiday blues have hit us hard this week. But on the plus side, it's a Bank Holiday weekend, and I'm off to BlogOn, which I'm both nervous and excited about in equal measure! Are you going - do let me know if I'll see you there! 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 - ...

Me and Mine: April 2018

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We're at the end of April, and it's the first month this year that we've finished the month and I've looked back and thought what a great month it's been. All of the others seem to have been plagued by illness and bad weather, but April has treated us really well and been the most wonderful month. It was the month when Max turned 4, and we had a wonderful time celebrating, with a little party with family and his nursery friends at our local soft play. It's hard to believe my little baby is now 4 years old and will be starting school soon, but it's so wonderful to see him blossoming and growing in confidence. We've had trips to Chessington, ...

Rainy Day Activities for Preschoolers in Surrey… {That Aren’t Soft Play!}

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All this rain we've been having lately has forced me to have a good think about what we can do to get out of the house on a rainy day. Crafts and baking are all very well, but there comes a time when you all need to get out of the house! Here are our favourite rainy day activities for kids in Surrey...   Mercedes-Benz World {Weybridge} This one is a well kept secret! Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands in Weybridge have a wonderful Little Learners activity for ages 3-5, where they can learn all about road safety and driving. They get to drive small motorised cars around a track, with an instructor to help them, and even get their own little driving licence ...

#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, ...