5 Reasons to play classic games together with Chad Valley

Growing up playing games was very much part of my childhood. No mobile phones, no internet and only 4 TV channels meant my siblings, cousins and I had to make our own fun. And, pure fun it was. Playing classic games likes snakes and ladders, Ludo or Monopoly (although if any game was going to end the fun it would be this!) were how we spent our weekends, after school hours and holidays. So, when Chad Valley – who we’ve…

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Happy playtimes with Chad Valley { & Giveaway}

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…

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Let’s play with My Little Pony

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,…

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The new Mini Boden X Wind in the Willows collection

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.…

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The new kids fashion collaborations you need to know about NOW!

I do love kids fashion collaborations – and this season there’s seems to have been a massive wave of them. The partnering of the two well-known designers or brands means you can get something truly unique, a limited piece or just something a little bit more fun than usual. Here is a run down of my favourite kids fashion collaborations hitting the high street and online now or coming soon. These special fashion collaborations for babies and kids are not to be…

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