Project 365 2020 Week 25 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 14

Candles

It is been a strange week this week, with Eliza and Sebastian back to school full time. They were booked in for just one day a week, but the school wanted more consistency, so it made sense to send them in all week. In fact, the school have been brilliant and most year groups will be back in school by next week, which is a relief to many parents. Non-essential shops opened on Monday, but have to admit I have… Continue Reading “Project 365 2020 Week 25 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 14”

Win a UK coastal short break with Daish Holiday’s

Eliza beach

I am really lucky to live in the coastal town of Bournemouth, Dorset, which boasts 7 miles of award winning, golden sandy beaches, with something to offer everyone with traditional seaside attractions, beach huts for hire, water sports and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. The bay also boasts its own micro-climate, giving it some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK, making it the perfect UK holiday destination when travel abroad is not possible.… Continue Reading “Win a UK coastal short break with Daish Holiday’s”

Eliza’s Harry Potter Party with Mad4Animals

Having a January birthday can be a bit of a pain as the weather is up and down and many of the activities the kids enjoy don’t run in the winter. However, Eliza has been planning her birthday party ever since Sebastian had his Mad4Animals party back in June. Eliza decided on a Harry Potter theme for her birthday and requested that we used Mad4Animals to provide the entertainment as she had enjoyed Sebby’s party so much. Her main stipulation… Continue Reading “Eliza’s Harry Potter Party with Mad4Animals”

AD: Embrace your individuality with Smiggle!

Smiggle E Light up book

Smiggle items are the playground must have! I cannot do the school run without seeing dozens of Smiggle bags, keyrings or back packs and they all bring a smile to my face as they are so bright and colourful. We were lucky enough to be sent a Smiggle Gift Card for the kids (and the class teddy, Charlie), to go wild in our local Bournemouth store. With so many colours, ranges, prints and styles at Smiggle, I let the kids… Continue Reading “AD: Embrace your individuality with Smiggle!”

A real Christmas Tree from Pines and Needles

For many years we had a fake Christmas tree but after a holiday at Coombe Mill, and an introduction to having a real tree, we have been converted. For the last few years, we have used Pines and Needles for our tree. They have a shop in Boscombe where you can choose your perfect tree, or you can order your tree online, with a small extra delivery cost. The staff are extremely helpful and helped us select the perfect tree… Continue Reading “A real Christmas Tree from Pines and Needles”