Thursday, 15 March 2018

Bizzy Bubs Toy Review

My little girl Sophia is almost 5-years-old now and the kind of toys she is interested in playing with is starting to change lately as she grows. One thing that she is really starting to take an interest in is baby dolls, she says she wants to be a babysitter when she is older and she is baby obsessed at the moment. So when we were recently sent two of the new Little Live Bizzy Bubs toy dolls, I knew these would be something she would enjoy playing with having previously seen them advertised on TV. 

Sophia already has two of the Little Live toys, she received the bird and hatching chick for her birthday last year. We were sent two dolls from the new range - which has just launched for Spring 2018, we were sent two dolls which retail at £14.99 each. Each doll has its own personality, making them perfect for children to collect. There are four dolls in the collection Poppy, Primmp, Polly Petals and Snowbeam, we were sent Polly Petals and Poppy. 

Bizzy Bubs Poppy doll in packet

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring The Smallest Of Things

This week on Other Boggers Family Lives I am featuring Amy who blogs at The Smallest Of Things, which is a family lifestyle blog. Amy blogs about life with her two young daughters, reviews and snippets of her family life. So let's find out more about the family behind The Smallest Of Things. 

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Time To Vote For Your Favourite Entry To Win The Ultimate School Trip With Jet2Holidays

Back in January, I blogged about an amazing competition Jet2Holidays were running in which nine classes of school children could win The Ultimate school trip to Majorca. The prize was an all-expenses-paid weekend staying at the amazing looking Sol Katmandu Park and resort in Majorca with CBBC favourites Dick & Dom. To be in with a chance of winning a place - on what sounds like the best school trip ever, children had to come up with a promotional piece about Sol Katmandu Park and Resort. 

There were so many amazing entries and now the shortlist has been announced with five schools from each of Jet2's nine UK bases shortlisted. Now it is up to the public to vote for our favourite entry and one school from each of the nine regions will go on to win a place on The Ultimate School Trip this April, how exciting! 

dick and dom

Monday, 12 March 2018

Date Night At Chaophraya Newcastle Review

On Thursday evening myself and the other half headed into Newcastle for a very overdue and much needed 'date night'. Grandma was on babysitting duty and we were looking forward to a few hours of childfree time and to enjoy a meal in peace. Our destination for the evening was Chaophraya Thai restaurant on the top floor in Eldon Squares Grey's Quater, right next to the monument in the city centre. You may remember I actually visited Chaophraya last November to take part in their cooking school classes with my friend Laura, so I knew it was the perfect location for date night with it's luxe feel and on-trend decor. 

Chaophraya thai starter platter

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Updating Our Bedrooms For Spring

In November 2017 we moved into our forever family home, we know that this is going to be the house that our children grow up in and we all love living here. However we moved in knowing that it would need a lot of work doing to it, we live in a 1950's semi that was still very much stuck in the 1950's. Since moving we have done some work to the house, we have a new kitchen and bathroom, we have given the bedrooms a lick of paint and fitted new blinds and carpets but we still have so much still to do. Eventually, we want to add a loft conversion and extend the kitchen - as our kitchen is tiny. However, we know these things cost a lot of money and will take time as we have a wedding to save for first - eeek!


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring A Journey To A Lifetime

This week on Other Bloggers Family Lives I am featuring Carol who blogs at A Journey To A Lifetime. Carol blogs about family life as a mum of three, budgeting and money saving tips. So let's find out more about the family behind A Journey To A Lifetime. 

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Monday, 5 March 2018

Finding A BabySitter For The Wedding With Sitters

Next year myself and the other half are getting married and I honestly did not realise how time-consuming planning a wedding would be! We have so many different appointments to go to, from visiting our venue, menu tasting sessions and meeting suppliers and that's before we get started on dress shopping and suit fittings. As a mum of three, taking my children along to these things is just not possible or practical and we are finding it a juggling act having to arrange with family who all work themselves to look after our children, especially as my youngest is only three and not yet at school. 

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