5 Reasons to play classic games together with Chad Valley | V. I. BUYS

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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Chad Valley and the importance of imaginative play | V. I. BUYS

If you caught my recent post you will know that Miss Marnie and I are on the Chad Valley Play Panel (read about it HERE). This means we get to play with some toys, games and crafts and I get to call it work. Not that it has felt like work as I have been using this opportunity to really understand how important ‘playtime’ is – for both of us. My busy days – like most working mums – is…

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V. I. BUYS: Welcome to #mamamondays … Belle & Boo, Johnson’s Baby & Djeco *Mini Special*

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…

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V. I. BUYS: Welcome to #mamamondays… Eat Sleep Love, Little Mashers & A Little Party Box

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…

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V. I. BUSY BEES: Micro Scooters for all the family – and the perfect places to scoot in the UK

Anyone who knows me, knows I am not too great on a bike. My balance is ‘unbalanced’, I fear falling off and it’s just safer for all if I stay off 2 wheels. In fact when we were on our honeymoon in LA I hired a 3-wheeled bike with some friends – and although it caused much laughter – I felt a lot more grounded, you know to the ground! When Micro-Scooter approached me about trying some adult scooters I…

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