Wheely Bright

Making your bike Wheely Bright with JML Direct

I pride myself that the kids and I walk to school everyday. Well, when I say walk, what I mean is I walk and they take their bike or scooter and speed off ahead of me. Now the nights are drawing in, they all have coats that have reflectors on them, but I still worry that they may not be seen, but www.JMLdirect.com have a fun answer to this problem. Wheely Bright LED wheel lights brighten up any bike, making you stand out from the crowd and more visible at night. Available in cool white, neon pink, vivid green and bike-bright blue, Wheely …

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Beam Shoes

Beam Shoes Review

There seems to be a couple of new crazes on the up at school at the moment. For girls it seems to be the rise of something called a JoJo Bow, which is a ridiculously large coloured bow that sits on top of their heads. The other is trainers with light up soles, which look brilliant at school disco / party time! We were sent a pair of Beam Shoes to review for both Isaac and Eliza and they could not wait to try them. Beam Shoes are rechargeable, light up shoes that come with 7 static colour modes; red, green, …

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Elf for Christmas: Family Pyjama’s Review and Giveaway

Back at the end of September I was introduced to Great & Small clothing at the Blog On Conference in Manchester.

Founded in 2016 by two mums, with four preschool children between them, Heather Watkins & Sarah Greenwell have created a limited edition range of matching unisex sleepwear, with styles parents and children can enjoy wearing together.

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Each range is busting with colour, graphic prints and the signature nature influence that defines the brand.

What got me most excited was that for Christmas 2016, Great & Small have teamed up with the multi award-winning toy ‘Elf for Christmas’ to bring you the perfect of Christmas Eve pyjamas.

We decided to adopt the Christmas Eve box, which is full of little treats, a couple of years ago as a family tradition.  Our boxes normally contain a snuggly new pair of pyjama’s, hot chocolate and marshmallows, a christmas activity book and a christmas film.

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This year the boxes will be brought by our Elf for Christmas and will contain these fabulous new Elf pyjama’s, although I am tempted to get a photograph of all of us wearing them for our Christmas cards.

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The pyjamas are made from a super soft peach finish fabric and are true to size. The front features a postage label print for the North Pole and the back has this fabulous poem.

Whilst tucked up in bed, snuggling down to sleep,
Please listen for the pitter patter of tiny Elf feet. 
If you are lucky, you might just see a magical pyjama Elf under your tree.
Elves make pyjamas for all girls and boys,
To wear while they are dreaming of magical toys

The Elf for Christmas pyjamas are available with long-sleeved tops for children and short-sleeve for adults and for every pair sold, Great & Small Clothing will donate 50p to children’s charity, The Rainbow Trust.

Children’s pyjamas start from size 18 months to 10 years, RRP £24.99, adult pyjamas from XS to XL, RRP £29.99 and if you sign up to the Great & Small newsletter this will entitle you 10% off any purchase.

Thanks to the team at Great &  Small Clothing I have a £25 voucher to giveaway to use on the pyjama’s of your choice.

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The Halloween Dressing Up Alternative

I have always enjoyed celebrating Halloween. As a child we went trick or treating with my mum around our local area, raising money for our local hospice St Bridgets. The residents all knew we were coming and presented us with tricks – normally crushed ice or a bag full of slimy jelly and we always had lots of fun whilst raising money for a great charity. Trick or treating is also something the kids have enjoyed too, although it is almost impossible to collect for a charity as all people have are sweets to giveaway – I don’t think the …

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Camp Bestival

Our Favourite Things to see at Camp Bestival 2015

I have written about the kids favourite things to see and do at Camp Bestival, but going to a family festival doesn’t mean there isn’t things for the adults to enjoy too.

Part of the fun of a family festival is watching the kids have fun, but there are plenty of chances to let your hair down too. Not only is their fabulous food and drink on offer – I had the most delicious Pimms I had ever tasted thanks to the Beales Tent, but there are the acts to see, a chance to relax in a hot tub after a relaxing massage or learn a new skill.

As we have young children in tow, we didn’t get to take part in the relaxing bit, but we did get to see some fabulous acts including my favourite band Kaiser Chiefs. The teen enjoyed Professor Green, Clean Bandit and Wretch 32 whilst hubby and I relived our youth with Soul II Soul, Level 42 and Alison Moyet.

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The only band we didn’t enjoy was Underworld as I didn’t feel their style of music suited Camp Bestival and we were trying to enjoy the fairies in Lizzie’s Way and the music spoiled it for us, but there were plenty of places to escape to and one of our favourites was the Travelling Bar who played a good mix of music.

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Of course there is also the carnival atmosphere to enjoy too and you just get swept up on the welcoming vibe. The inflatable church was great fun and we got to take part in a “wedding” which was just brilliant – they even had clothes for the wedding party to get dressed up in. We also get the chance to meet up with fellow bloggers in the Bollywood Bar.

The entertainment goes on until the early hours of the morning and the kids would fall asleep in the trolley if we were out late, although we tended to get back to the tent around 11pm as it is a long old day.

The star attraction in the culinary fun is The Feast Collective, a food lover’s haven packed with the very best street food from around the country! Many are open ‘til late and/or open early so will be ready to serve the night owls returning from the silent disco or early risers with kids tugging at their legs for breakfast.

The highlight of Camp Bestival for us is always the fireworks display on the last night. Simply spectacular!!