Chad Valley and the importance of imaginative play

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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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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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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8 Mini fashionista buys inspired by Paris Fashion Week

PICT: FreePix Just getting your head round the Spring trends? Well the fashion world has moved on and showcasing  the Autumn 2016 trends. To kick off Fashion Week it always begins in New York, followed by London and Milan and it always ends in Paris. Until we know when trends the designers have in store for us I thought I would celebrate with a little kids round-up of all things…yep, Parisian. From croissants to stripe tops and Coco Chanel to the Eiffel…

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8 Mini fashionista buys inspired by Milan Fashion Week

PICT: FreePix Just starting to get your head round the Spring trends? Well the fashion world is a step ahead with the trends for Autumn 2016. Fashion Week always begins in New York, followed by London and then it moves to Milan Until we know when trends the designers have in store for us I thought I would celebrate with a little kids round-up of all things…Milano. From pasta to pizzas and gelato to Vespas. I’ve found some stylish toys, books…

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