Saturday, 22 October 2016


Dear Chloe

Today you turned 14 years old. I am late in writing you this letter as I just have not had the chance to sit down and write this week. You have just gone to bed after watching Harry Potter so I thought that I would quickly write you this letter now. You will probably be embarrassed that I have written you a letter on my blog, I never really feature you on this blog as it is not really very cool being on your mum's blog when you're a teenager. I write all three of you birthday letters every year, just so someday you can look back on them to see how loved you were. 

14th birthday cookie

Friday, 21 October 2016

Ariel Colours Of The Sea Bath Doll Review

Like most people I have loved Disney films ever since I was a child. The Little Mermaid is without a doubt my all time favourite Disney film, I remember going to see it at the cinema when it first came out and when I went to Florida a year later all the parade was The Little Mermaid theamed. I especially adore the much loved 'Part Of Your World' song that Ariel sings. I know all of the words and sing along whenever I hear it, which is quite often these days as my three-year-old daughter, Sophia has also taken a bit of a shine to The Little Mermaid film too. 

colours of the sea ariel doll

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring Belle Du Brighton

Welcome to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives. This week I am featuring a blog that I love to read, Belle Du Brighton. I discovered Lauren's blog a couple of years ago now back when she was pregnant with her little boy Arlo (adore that name), I have loved seeing him grow from bump to toddler. Lauren's blog is all about her family life with two young children and is a great mix of travel, interiors and review posts. 

Belle Du Brighton

So let's find out more about the family behind Belle Du Brighton. 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

The Stress Of Moving

I bet you are all sick to death of me going on about moving now, it is all that I have gone on about for months. Well, things are still not sorted and I feel like I am living in some kind of weird limbo at the moment. I don't really know what is going on or when we will, in fact, be moving. I never believed people when they said that moving house was one of the most stressful life events, I always thought it was pretty simple. Find a house you like, make an offer and start packing your belongs up to move, then live happily ever after. 

How very very wrong I was! 


Saturday, 15 October 2016

September 2016

I am so late writing my monthly round-up post this month, I normally write them at the start of the month and now it is almost the end of October! I was not going to bother writing a round-up this month as things have been a bit chaotic these last few weeks. I do love having these little updates written down here on my blog though as they are so nice to look back on for us as a family. It feels like forever since I wrote my august update.

Anyway, enough of me rambling on here is what we got up to in September 2016.

jellyfish scarborough seaife

Friday, 14 October 2016

A Family Meal At The New Derwent Crossing Brewers Fayre

On Saturday we were invited along to the all new Derwent Crossing Brewers Fayre, located near the Metrocentre, to enjoy a family meal and try out the brand new play area. As a family we love dining out at Brewers Fayre, having visited the Royal Quays and Stonebrook branches in the past. My children love pub type meals as they are such fussy eaters and we love the relaxed family friendly atmosphere.

Derwent Crossing Brewers Fayre Dennis

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Juice Festival October 2016 - 4 Fun Activities for Babies & Toddlers

This October will see the Juice Festival returning to the North East and from the 21st - 29th October families and under 25s will be able to enjoy the arts, dance, hip-hop, theatre and more at a wide range of venues across Newcastle / Gateshead. Today Samantha from North East Family Fun has put together a list of 4 festival activities that are perfect for babies and toddlers.

Juice Festival