This year iconic children's TV show the Teletubbies celebrate their 20th anniversary! It is safe to say the show is still as popular now as it was back then. My eldest daughter used to adore the show almost 15 years ago and my younger two children enjoy the show now, it is so nice seeing my youngest enjoy something my eldest loved as it brings back lovely memories. The biggest change to the show over the years has been the introduction of the rather cute Tiddlytubbies back in 2015, these cute baby Teletubbies are big hits with tots.
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
This week I am featuring Kat who blogs at Confessions Of A Working Mum on Other Bloggers Family Lives. Kat blogs about being mum to little girl Willow and being a working mum, so let's find out more about the family behind Confessions Of A Working Mum.
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Last year when we moved house we got a new bed, we swapped our old king size bed for a double as our new bedroom is smaller. However, we noticed that we were not getting a very good nights sleep since swapping beds, both myself and my other half were waking each morning with sore backs and feeling achy. Not what you want when you are a parent who has not had a full interrupted nights sleep for the past four years!
Monday, 28 August 2017
Earlier in the year, I was lucky enough to be invited to the pre-launch of Tapas Revolution Newcastle, which opened a few months ago in Eldon Squares Grey Quater. At the opening I was impressed with how welcoming the staff were, the decor and the delicious food and I have been meaning to revisit with my other half as he is a huge fan of Spanish food. On Thursday I was very kindly invited back to Tapas Revolution to try out the new Northern Spain vs Southern Spain tapas taster menu.
It was lovely to revisit the restaurant after the launch and even though we visited at 2 pm on a weekday it was still bustling with couples enjoying meals, friends sharing a drink and even families sharing tapas together.
The Northern Spain vs Southern Spain taster tapas menu is amazing value at just £9.95 each for three tapas from the either the North or South of Spain. The two menus are being pitted against each other during the summer with customers voting for their favourite. Each of the menus has three set dishes on them and we tried out both menus to see which we thought was the best.
Sunday, 27 August 2017
I can not believe it is the end of August and soon the summer holiday's will be over and my children will be off to actual school. The little two are off to reception and nursery school and my teen will be starting year 10! August has been another month full of highs and lows for us, but I don't let like to dwell on the negatives so here is a look at some of the things that I have loved from the month gone by.
Saturday, 26 August 2017
We are now on week 5 of the summer holidays and I don't know about you but I have been feeling pretty exhausted from having all three of my children home and having to keep them entertained. My little boy likes to wake me up at 5.30 am, every single morning - thanks, son! My partner is often at work so it is up to me to entertain a just turned 3-year-old, 4-year-old and 14 year old on my own, as well as all the normal chores such as cooking and housework and I was certainly starting to feel a bit lacking in energy.
For the first few weeks of the holidays, I was surviving on vats of sugary coffee and sugary treats to try and perk me up and get through the day. This just resulted in me hitting a bit of a mid afternoon slump most afternoons, it is also not great for my pre-wedding diet either. So last week I made a bit of an effort to get back to eating healthy and I also started taking Berocca each morning with my breakfast.
Thursday, 24 August 2017
Back in June I got engaged and we have decided to get married in June 2019, giving us two years to save and plan for our big day. When we first started thinking about the wedding we really wanted to get married abroad, on a beach somewhere like Mexico with close family. However, we realised that not everyone we wanted to be there would be able to afford to travel so far, which put a stop to our plans.
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
This week on Other Bloggers Family Lives I am featuring Nicola who blogs at Mummy To Dex. Nicola blogs about family life in Liverpool with her little boy Dex along with recipes, reviews and day out posts. So let's find out more about the family behind Mummy To Dex.
Monday, 21 August 2017
It is almost the end of August but I realised that I have not written my monthly update on the month gone by, I may be super late in writing about July - but better late than never and all that. It feels like forever since I wrote about what I got up to in June. July was a funny month, it was full of highs and lows and lots of time at home, as the new house has been gobbling up all of our money at the moment (again).
Friday, 18 August 2017
Last November PizzaStorm opened in Newcastle's new Grays Quater dining area and we were kindly invited along to see what we thought. We were really impressed with the pizzas and found them to be great value and the perfect place for a quick lunch when in the city centre. Pizzastorm have recently launched their new salads where you can create your own custom-made salad with unlimited toppings just like their pizzas. Ideal if you are trying to be healthy or just want a light lunch whilst out shopping.
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
I have been blogging now for three years and I will be honest and say that it has been challenging, as I have been bringing up my three young children in that time too. My blog has very much been a hobby all of these years, which I have been lucky enough to earn a small income from. However, thing's are about to change soon as my daughter is off to school and my son is off to nursery school, meaning for the first time since I started this blog I will have proper childfree time to dedicate to it.
This week on Other Bloggers Family Lives I am featuring Victoria who blogs at Lylia Rose which is a family lifestyle blog and also a ladies accessories shop, I actually reviewed a make-up bag from Lylia Rose a couple of years ago. Victoria blogs about a whole range of subjects such as working from home, family, healthy living, style and home posts. So let's find out more about the family behind Lylia Rose.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Being a mum to a teenage daughter I know just how hard it can be finding days out that interest them, long gone are the days where they are happy with a couple of hours at soft-play or playing in the garden. So I have compiled a list of places here in the North East that sound perfect for keeping teen's entertained this summer.
Monday, 14 August 2017
My little boy Jacob is Peppa Pig crazy, he adores the show and would watch it all day long if he could. Whenever he see's anything with the Peppa Pig characters on he gets super excited as he points them out. Peppa has been a favourite in our house for a long time now as my eldest daughter (who is now 14) adored Peppa when she was younger too and had many of the toys and playsets - about ten years ago.
Sunday, 13 August 2017
This summer English Heritage have a host of summer events planned to keep the whole family entertained. They have everything from evening theatre shows under the stars to historic re-enactments and medieval falconry displays, they sound perfect for getting children interested in history. If you are stuck for something to do as the summer holiday's come to an end, check out what is on here in the North East at English Heritage centres this summer.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
This week on Other Bloggers Family Lives I am featuring Helen who blogs at Mummy To The Max. Helen blogs about family life, reviews and her life in the New Forest. So let's find out more about the family behind Mummy To The Max.
Monday, 7 August 2017
Join Us For A Mickey And The Roadster Racers & Minnie Happy Helpers Twitter Party #MickeyandMinnieToys
My two and four-year-olds are huge Disney Junior fans, it is their go to TV channel and they have long been fans of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. When Mickey and the Roadster Racers show came out earlier this year they were instantly hooked and became big fans of the show, watching it regularly. So when we were recently sent a huge bundle of Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Minnie's Happy Helpers toys from Flair they were overjoyed and could not believe their luck!
Sunday, 6 August 2017
My four-year-old daughter Sophia is such a girly girl who adores playing with dolls, so when we were asked if we would like to review Lottie dolls I knew they would be perfect for her. Lottie dolls are different to other dolls in that they are designed to look like children and not adults, they have the body shape of a regular 9-year-old, they wear no makeup, jewellery or heels and look like normal children who stand on their own two feet. I love this as I am all for keeping my children innocent for as long as possible and I am not a fan of unrealistic tiny waisted, big boobed play dolls.
Saturday, 5 August 2017
Every month I write a post of things that I have loved from the month gone by, a happy list to look back on. Last month was an amazing month for us, this month less so as we have had some rather big unexpected bills and broken appliances to deal with. However, we still had some nice moments in July so here is a look at some of the thing's I have been loving from the month gone by.
Thursday, 3 August 2017
Anyone who knows me will know that I am a huge bookworm, I adore reading and have loved nothing more than getting lost in a good book since I was a child. I remember my imagination growing with each bedtime story I read, I was always keen to discover new books and the adventures within them. Now I am a parent I love reading stories to my own children, watching them be amazed by books and seeing their little imaginations growing with each tale is amazing to watch. I really hope they grow to love books and reading just as much as I do.
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
This week on Other Bloggers Family Lives I am featuring fellow North East blogger and one of my favourite bloggers, Helena from Baby Foote. Helena writes about travel, days out and hosts a brilliant day's out with a toddler linky, I love reading her blog for the day out ideas and seeing where she has been travelling too with her family. So let's find out more about the family behind Baby Foote.