What the kids wore: Bobux Kid+ Sandals

I’ve been a big fan of Bobux shoes for the kids ever since they started walking, originally working with them through blogging, but I have also purchased them too, plus been a big advocate when other mum’s ask about the best footwear for kids. We are lucky enough to be working with them again this spring and the kids were over the moon to be able to choose a new pair of sandals each! Things I love about Bobux: Durable Natural Materials Designed to perfectly support development of little feet Podiatrist approved Huge variety of designs, both modern and classic. Now the sun seems to have made a proper appearance I envision a lot of afternoons at the park after school and weekends at the beach as it is so…

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What Athena Wore in Bluebell Woods

It’s finally bluebell season! Last Saturday we took a late afternoon stroll around the bluebells in Angmering Park estate. It’s always an a stunning sight to behold, and each year they never fail to amaze me with their colours, and Athena has a new dress and necklace that she was more than happy to show off!   Her dress is from La Coqueta, a Spanish company who make children’s clothes up to age ten, in classic styles and patterns. They’re proper little people clothes, with classic timeless designs and I love everything! There are no outrageous colours, naff characters or skimpy styles, instead you have subtle lace, frills and gorgeous fabrics to choose from. Athena picked the Allamanda dress, which is lined Summer dress made from 100% cotton. A bib…

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A Disney Vampirina Boo-tiful dress

Athena discovered Vampirina a few months ago, and it’s definitely in her top 5 favourite TV shows at the moment, and it’s also one that the kids will happily watch together, despite the main character being a girl (Arlo is a very typical just turned 3 year old boy, despite us trying to get him to like or even just appreciate everything he is very firmly of the ‘boys are better’ opinion right now!) Anyway, the show is about a little Vampire who moves to a new town as her family opening a B&B for ghouls and ghosts and the like! It follows her story as she starts a new school and makes new friends. For the eagle-eared parent you may spot two well known voices as her parents as…

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Arlo’s Dream Horse with Petplan Equine

I spent most of my primary school summer holidays (and Easter and Christmas!) riding ponies, and I loved it! My dad had a small farm in Wales and we had two ponies, Misty and Frosty, but I also spent a lot of time at the local riding stables helping out, going on hacks on the mountains and helping out on the farm. It saddens me a bit now that I can only remember the name of two of the horses, Magic who was a smaller pony (who I am jumping on in the photo below) and Oliver who was an ex-police horse, and had feet the size of dinner plates! Sadly the cost of keeping a horse was way too expensive for us on the south coast, so I’ve not…

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Review: Barbie Styling Head Flip & Reveal

If there is one thing I can guarantee a resounding YES to, it’s asking Athena if she wants to play with my hair. Unfortunately for her I find people playing with my hair supremely irritating, but now she can brush, plait and pull to her hearts content with her new Barbie Styling Head. The little girl in me is pretty jealous, as I never had this sort of toy when I was little, and desperately wanted one, it was always the first toy I made a beeline for at friends houses when I went on playdates. So when Athena opened up the box and squeaked with delight I knew how excited she was, and the inner kid in me was a little jealous! Barbie Styling Head comes with practically a…

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Toys: Hatchimal Fabula Forest Tigrette

Last weekend I had a very excited little girl on my hands when I presented her with a large egg, which was making noises and flashing… and a friendship was formed! Athena was (and still is!) a very proud owner of a new Hatchimal from Fabula Forest! What is a Hatchimal Fabula Forest? A hatchimal is a little creature that hatches from an egg, it’s fully animated, so it rolls along flat surfaces, moves its wings and talks, as well as having light up eyes. It is also insanely popular with kids! The latest range of Hatchimals are the Fabula Forest range, either a Puffatoo or a Tigrette.  You can find out more about the past ranges and about Hatchimals in general on the website. Plus there is a FREE…

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Half term fun with Debenhams Toy Dept!

My kids were the lucky recipients of some new toys from Debenhams, timed very nicely for the last couple of days of the half term break down here in the south, when I was running out of things to entertain them with (I think I have RSI from stirring so many bowls of slime) and then came down with a cold meaning I didn’t fancy chasing them round the park in the damp either.  Debenahms came to the rescue by sending us a gift card for the kids to spend either in store or online. We chose to spend online as our local store doesn’t have a huge toy department, plus it’s always easier to say “no, you can’t have that because of xyz…” when you’re all looking at pictures…

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