This is 40! The Birthday Wish List – 40 gifts from £1.50 to Priceless

“What do you want for your birthday?”  “Can you give me a list of what you want for your BIG birthday?” “Any ideas for your birthday?” “Shall we just give you money for your birthday this year?” These are just some of the questions I have been asked over the last few weeks as my big 40th approaches.  The thing is – and I don’t want this to sound ungrateful – there is actually nothing I need…or really, really want. …

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10 Classic books celebrating a special birthday in 2015!

I love classic kids books. Although Miss Marnie has a mixture of new and old – it’s always the ones that have stood the test of time that we come back to night after night. I think I must read Goodnight Moon Every. Night. – and so much so that she even knows the words that are coming next. As for The Hungry Caterpillar she pretty much can read it from memory (as of course she can’t read yet!) and…

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5 party supply shops for kids birthdays

Planning a kids birthday party is one of my favourite things to do (even if it can be a little stressful, expensive and tiring) – I do sometimes wish I was a party planner! I love nothing better than coming up with a theme, sorting the decorations and tableware and seeing it through down to the very last little detail. Miss Marnie may not have had a birthday bash this year but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been keeping an…

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Happy 40th Birthday to ELC and Limited Edition Teddy *GIVEAWAY*

HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY ELC! This month it’s not only Miss Marnie’s birthday – it’s also the big 4-0 for the Early Learning Centre. Since staring as a small mail order business in 1974 by a mum and dad who wanted to give their children fun toys that also helped them learn and develop – it has grown-up to over 400 shops in 40 countries. Miss Marnie loves going into our local branch and never wants to leave. I love the…

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10 brilliant books for birthday boys and girls

Today is Miss Marnie’s birthday! So, to kick off a week of birthday inspired posts I’ve rounded up some books all about…BIRTHDAYS! I have chosen a few classic titles and a few fun character driven ones… each would make a great gift for any little girl or boy celebrating their special day. ENJOY! Belle & Boo and the Birthday Surprise by Mandy Sutcliffe £4.79 A cute little tale of how Belle and her best pal Boo – a bunny – plan…

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