Happy playtimes with Chad Valley { & Giveaway} | V. I. BUYS

When looking for toys for Miss Marnie I want them to be classic, creative and to fuel her imagination. I want her to want to play with them rather than open them and discard them quicker than we can get them out of the box. When the team at Chad Valley asked us to be part of their Play Panel I knew this could be a great way of introducing Miss M to some different toys – ones that we… View Post

Colourful playtimes with My Little Pony | V. I. BUYS {SP}

At this time of year when I was young I loved nothing better than getting home from school, getting into my pyjamas and playing with my toys – I was a child of the late seventies/early eighties so would have had whatever was the hot toy at the time. One toy I remember having was a My Little Pony. Although, unlike some of my friends I only ever had one and I think it was blue and pink one. Unfortunately,… View Post

20 Kids party etiquette tips for throwing a successful birthday bash | V. I. BIRTHDAY

  I was warned about the constant party invites that would start coming through as Miss M started pre-school – and no doubt with many, many more to come now she has started school. The hundred or so that we have been to over the last few years – OK, maybe not a hundred but it sure feels like that when they take over every weekend. One thing’s for sure none of the parties have been the same –  well… View Post

The new Mini Boden X Wind in the Willows collection | V. I. BRAND

I love nothing better than a good fashion collaboration. That can be a designer/high street, a celebrity and label or in the case of mini Boden here – with a much loved and classic story. The Mini Boden x Wind in the Willows autumn collection see boys, girls and babies clothing getting a dose of nostalgia with prints, appliqués and designs inspired by iconic illustrations by E. H Shepherd from the original Wind in the Willows stories by author Kenneth Grahame.… View Post

V. I. BUYS: Welcome to #mamamondays… New Globe Traveller, Wild & Gorgeous & Junior Magazine

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to 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… View Post