An unexpected snow day in Dorset!

It is a running joke in our house that whenever the country gets snow, it never actually reaches us. The last time we had a proper dusting of snow was in December 2010, when I was heavily pregnant with Eliza and our sledges have been gathering dust in the shed ever since. Even the initial weather warnings boldy teased us by avoiding our area at every opportunity, so we resigned ourselves to just some colder than normal weather thanks to… Continue Reading “An unexpected snow day in Dorset!”

A photoshoot with added “Boing”

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I am the co-founder of a networking group for working parents here in Dorset called Lemur Linkup and at our last meeting we arranged for a local photographer to come and take some head-shots. During my session I got chatting to David from DK Capture about the photo shoots he offers and mentioned that I wanted to get some images of the kids done.   We have had sessions done with him before and one of my favourite photo’s of… Continue Reading “A photoshoot with added “Boing””

Our Mermaid Experience with Mayim Mermaid Academy – Bournemouth

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Eliza adores mermaids and one of her highlights of Walt Disney World was meeting Ariel. For the last couple of years she has been asking for a mermaid tail and for Christmas 2016, my friend crocheted her a blanket one which she adores, but she still wanted one she could swim with. In November she got her wish when Planet Mermaid sent her, her very own mermaid tail, complete with a mono fin and a tankini top. We had hoped… Continue Reading “Our Mermaid Experience with Mayim Mermaid Academy – Bournemouth”

A Birthday Treat for Eliza

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Eliza turned 7 at the end of January, but having a birthday so close to Christmas mean’t that she didn’t really want any toys. We bought her a few nicknacks so she had some presents to open, but her main birthday surprise was a day full of fun. The day started with a swimming lesson, but not any old swimming lesson……….. a mermaid swimming lesson!! We spotted Mayim Mermaid Academy on BBC Breakfast news and upon further investigation discovered that… Continue Reading “A Birthday Treat for Eliza”