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”

Paw Patrol Live – The Great Pirate Adventure is coming to Bournemouth!

Paw Patrol Live Pirate

Paw Patrol is a group of six rescue dogs – Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble and Skye who are led by a tech-savvy boy named Ryder. The heroic pups, who believe “no job is too big, no pup is too small” work together to protect the community. All of the animals have special skills, gadgets and vehicles that help them on their rescue missions. Whether rescuing a kitten or saving a train from a rockslide, the PAW Patrol is always… Continue Reading “Paw Patrol Live – The Great Pirate Adventure is coming to Bournemouth!”

A day out in Bournemouth with National Express and the ODDBODS

Nigel Clarke

On Wednesday we were invited to become a tourist in our home town with National Express and the ODDBODS, hosted by children’s TV Presenter Nigel Clarke. If you have not heard of the ODDBODS, it is a CGI-animated series focusing on seven cute characters – Fuse, Pogo, Zee, Jeff, Bubbles, Slick and Newt. These non-dialogue characters survive the perils of everyday life, unintentionally turning ordinary situations into unexpected, extraordinary and always humorous events. ODDBODS are hugely popular with my kids… Continue Reading “A day out in Bournemouth with National Express and the ODDBODS”