Welcome to #mamamondays… Julia Donaldson, Green People & Pre-School

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I have been posting #mamamondays for a few months now and I always try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it’s really making me make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day

It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to make Mondays – and the rest of the week if need be – just a little more bearable.

I really hope that #mamamondays is inspiring you to make the most of this fresh start we get every week




WATCHING


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I’ve already mentioned here what big fans of Julia Donaldson we are – and our new found love for the stage versions. So, when we were invited to see Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales – of course our answer was yes!

Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales includes 4 of Donaldson’s (and illustrator Axel Scheffler) books: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, A Squash and a Squeeze and The Smartest Giant in Town.


To be honest I was concerned how they were going to tell all four stories in one go. But, I needn’t have worried as the wonderful team at Scamp Theatre (Stickman, The Scarecrows Wedding) did an amazing job at keeping it ticking along.


Monkey Puzzle holds it all together by opening and closing the show – it’s also woven between each of the other stories like a little rest bite. Each of the other stories last about 15-20 minutes each.

The stories were more condensed and told a lot quicker – which really helped keep Miss Marnie’s attention up. Although, it was full on for just over an hour and maybe one less story would make it easier on really young viewers.


We often read 3-4 books at bedtime to Miss M so for her it was just all her fave books in one go – and  I think the bag of jelly tots kept her in her seat too! 


There is only a week left – so if you stuck for something to do this week or over the Bank Holiday weekend I would highly recommend.


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Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales Leicester Square Theatre, London until August 31st




TRYING


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As super foods go I probably don’t really eat enough of them. I enjoy avocado on toast (I mean who doesn’t?) and pomegranate seeds (pre-seeded in a pot of course) but Goji berries and quinoa … Mmm not so much.


So, when the lovely peeps at Green People sent me their new superfood Quinoa & Artichoke shampoo and conditioner to try – I figured it might at least super-charge my hair.


The smell is not really to my liking – maybe a too healthy for me – but the results really speak for themselves. Thankfully the scent is just when washing in as afterwards it was really fresh and clean smelling. And, my hair has been sleek, shiny and full of bounce (unlike me).


So, inspired by this maybe I just need to Superfood my whole beauty regime – if not my diet. Here’s some products I have spotted that would please any health nut too…

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10 Superfood Beauty Treats


QUINOA & ARTICHOKES: Shampoo and Conditioner £14.95 each Green People

ALMONDS: Almond & Milk Hand Cream £9.99 Burt’s Bees

POMEGRANATES: Glamour Food Facial Milk Wash £16.95 

The Organic Pharmacy

GOJI BERRY: O’right Revitalizing Cream £23.96 Look Fantastic

KALE: NailKale Base Coat £15 Nails Inc

BLUEBERRIES: Cleansing Facial Wipes £5.99 Yes To

COCONUT WATER: Pacifica Cleansing Wipes £4.99 Body Kind

SEAWEED: Ionic Clay Mask £14 The Body Shop

AVOCADO: Hand Therapy £5 Crabtree & Evelyn

MOVING ON

Miss Marnie is starting her settling in days at pre-school this week – and I think I am more tearful than her. I know everyone says it but ‘where has my baby gone?’.

I dread to think what I will be like when she starts school? 

Anyway, she has been super excited and seems to have really shot up too – so much so that she’ll be needing some new play clothes (oh, what a shame we need to go shopping?) 

So, look out for my pre-school play clothes suggestions coming soon.

mamasVIB | V. I. BUYS: Welcome to #mamamondays… Julia Donaldson, Green People & Pre-School | mama morays | green people | quinoa and artichoke shampoo | beauty buys | superfood beauty | the organic pharmacy | hurts bees | pre school | julia donaldson | fiddler | monkey puzzle | the smarts giant in town | a squash and a squeeze | axel scheiffer | books | kids books | theatre | kids theatre | leicester square theatre | nursery | the body shop | beauty | beauty blogger | mamas VIb | blogger | fashion blogger | bonita turner julia donaldson
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