Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Siblings in August



How can it be August already! I swear it was only January yesterday! 
Still it is August and in just about a weeks time James turns 6!!!!

As both the boys are on holiday from school and playgroup we have been spending a lot of time out and about in our local area together having fun!

These photos we taken when we went to The Great North Museum to see their special exhibition for the Great Exhibition of the North 2018. 

The boys had an absolutely brilliant morning exploring the museum although Freddie did have to stay in his pushchair as the place was quite busy and we didn't have daddy, nana or gaga on hand to help with the little runaway aka Freddie!

By next month's siblings post James will have started Year Two and Freddie will be back at playgroup for the Autumn term!







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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Holiday Countdown

We are really looking forward to our first family holiday in October, as yet James has no idea that we are going and I am starting to plan how we are going to tell him about going!

If we told him now that we were going then he would ask everyday if it was time to go and he would literally drive us crazy! I came up with telling him on his birthday which is six weeks and one day before we go!

One of the things I am going to give him for his birthday is a countdown chart! I have made a little calendar from his birthday for him to cross the days off. I thought doing this would help him grasp that we were going but not at that very moment!

Another way is buying him a small suitcase and putting some bits inside it that he will need on holiday like armbands and goggles for swimming etc

We have chosen to go with the countdown chart and have also wrapped up some things like a pool ring and some goggles for him as part of his birthday presents!



I am so excited for James birthday to tell him we are going to be going on holiday!


Monday, 13 August 2018

Living Arrows 2018 33/53

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows hosted by Donna over at What The Redhead Said. If you are new to this then the name of the linky comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth"

I can't believe we have made it to week 33 already!! We are now over half way through the summer holidays and on the final count down to James turning six, his birthday party and of course the return to school and the start of year two!

So James has spent the last week staying with his Nana and Gaga getting totally spoilt rotten as normal! Mummy and Freddie did crash his trip for one night so mummy could catch up with some of her old friends who she has not seen in years and also so they could meet the boys!

Mummy and Freddie came home on Tuesday on the bus and had a chilled out afternoon. Wednesday we took a walk across to Kingston Park to get Freddie out the house and away from the demands of Peppa Pig on Amazon Prime. 

While we were doing that James had a trip to Warkworth Castle which is near his Nana and Gaga's house. They have passes to get into the castle and James absolutely loves going when he visits!

Thursday we had a Sure Start group on at the local sports field, we didn't actually stay too long as Freddie was not impressed at it being where it was. I think when I told him we were going to Sure Start he thought we were going to be in the room and garden we normally are, not in the local park. We were back home by half past 12 when it only started at 12! James on the other hand had a trip to Alnmouth beach and tea at the local pub!

Friday mummy and Freddie went back across to Kingston Park to get Freddie his nappies, pull ups and dairy free snacks. We then went to Aldi as it had reopened after its refurbishment and got lost in the shop!!


James came home on Saturday lunch time and Freddie was thrilled to see him!! It was impossible to chose one photo of James from his time away so its a collage of him at the beach and out for dinner!


Freddie has just been a little cheese ball as normal when he sees the camera! His photo was taken when he stole my iPad and sat on the sofa!






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Saturday, 11 August 2018

Customized Canvas with CanvasChamp

Since photography all became digital over the last decade, I have very rarely printed out any photographs of the boys, So the only ones I really have on my wall are ones that were taken at James school last year. So when CanvasChamp got in touch and asked if we would like to review one of their 12x8 canvas prints we jumped at the chance.

We have a few canvas prints at home, but these have all been gifts from family. We have never actually sat down and ordered a canvas print ourselves.


The process of ordering was so easy, it literally only took me ten minutes to do the order. I chose to use a photograph I had taken a few weeks ago when we went from a walk into Newcastle from where we live on outskirts of the city. We were walking along the path on the Town Moor and Freddie was running chasing James. Even though it is from the back, you can tell just how much Freddie idolizes his big brother! I chose to use this picture as it was a beautiful photo of my boys as you can see below.



I ordered this on Saturday 28th July at 8pm and we received it at half past four on 3rd August 2018. I was so impressed with the speed of the delivery from the actual order going through to receiving the finished canvas!

The canvas is absolutely gorgeous! I love the size and the quality of the finished product! Now all I have to do is actually find somewhere in our house to hang it for everyone to see!


**Disclaimer: We received this canvas print free of charge in exchange for this review. All words and pictures are our own!**

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Living Arrows 2018 32/53

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows hosted by Donna over at What The Redhead Said. If you are new to this then the name of the linky comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth"

This week James and Freddie have had some busy days but also some nice quiet chilled out days at home! 

On Monday we went to The Great North Museum to see the Get North 2018 exhibition. We have been to the museum a few times before, but loads of the normal exhibits have been moved out to make way for this big one! We saw some fantastic things like Damien Hirst "Heaven" (the shark in formaldehyde) which James absolutely loved, although he did shout "mummy I can see the sharks butt!" Freddie loved seeing things like The Twirliwoo's boat, The Pontipines House and of course Makka Pakka's Og Pog! We also saw some Postman Pat figures and Wallace and Grommit!

Tuesday we walked across to our local Tesco and Poundland to pick up some nappies and pull ups for Freddie. 

Wednesday we had a quick trip to Aldi to pick up some more fruit as the boys are eating me out of fruit so bad this school holiday!

Thursday we walked across to Kingston Park to go to the playground as it is slightly different to ours. Then we came home and chilled out watching Thomas movies and also Nanny McPhee

Friday was another busy day as we headed up to Tesco first thing and then back via Aldi. Aldi was closing for a few days for refurbishment so we needed to pick up the essentials like milk, bread, Almond milk etc to get us through to it re opening on 9th August!

Saturday was a very busy day as we had the NE1 Motor Show in Newcastle City Center, then later on we had our local fair on the field behind our sports center. 






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Monday, 6 August 2018

Our Television - What we watch!


As a busy mum who is not only a stay at home mum, but also a blogger and a web designer  the television can be both a hindrance and also my best friend!! It can distract the kids in the morning when I am running around like a headless chicken trying to get all our things ready for school, playgroup and of course now we are on summer holidays it occupies them while I get us ready to go out for the day. But it can also distract me when I am trying to work when I am home alone! It has got to the stage where I will sometimes take my laptop into the kitchen and work in there with music on via Spotify!

The first thing that I do every morning when I take the kids downstairs is switch on our Television and put it onto Channel 5 for Milkshake. We use Milkshake on a school morning as our clock! I mean they do have a clock on the screen but we tend to use the programmes as our clock. So when Paw Patrol finishes I tell James to go to the toilet, he then comes back downstairs and we put his coat, shoes and bag on then we watch The Floogals. Once The Floogals has finished that is our queue to leave for school.

We bought our television last year (2017) in the Black Friday sales and it is brilliant! It is a Samsung smart television, so we have Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and YouTube Kids all built in. Plus we have ITV Hub, IPlayer, My5 etc too!

James has recently started to watch Scooby Doo on Amazon Prime but Freddie doesn’t like it very much so we keep Scooby Doo as a treat for James once Freddie is in bed. During the day when James has been at school Freddie loves to watch Peppa Pig and Blaze which is on both Amazon Prime and Netflix.

Having a smart television is just perfect for a family like us, It means we can use catch up television when the kids are in bed or at school/playgroup. Before we got the smart television I would have to use catch up television like IPlayer or ITV Hub on an evening on my iPad. But with Freddie being an early riser and not napping anymore I have to use the evenings to get my work done and then I tend to go to bed and be asleep by nine. So when both Freddie and James are at playgroup and school and Andy is at work the television is mine! So I catch up on things I miss on an evening.

The last few things I have watched on Netflix have been films, my favourite has to be Full Out which is about the American Gymnast Arianna Berlin who missed out on the Olympics due to being injured in a car accident and how she came back to the sport she loved! As a family we last watched Paddington 2 which the boys loved! But we quite often go back to old favourites we have just found on Amazon Prime like Thomas Day of the Diesels and Misty Island Mystery.  

I’m always on the lookout for new programmes or films to watch on Netflix or Amazon Prime so please leave a comment below with your favourite!


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Monday, 30 July 2018

Living Arrows 2018 31/53

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows hosted by Donna over at What The Redhead Said. If you are new to this then the name of the linky comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth"

We had a lovely time visiting my mum and dad for a few days last week.

Nana picked us up on Monday and we got up to their house for lunch time. The boys then went to the park for a while with Nana and Gaga
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Mummy and the boys took a walk to the next town to pop to the shops. Then later mummy Nana and the boys went back across to Amble in the car and took the boys for a walk around the harbor and James went onto the beach with Nana while mummy tried to keep Freddie awake!

On Wednesday mummy and Nana took Freddie for a long walk around by the river and the village to get him out of the house! 

We came home on Thursday as the boys had their asthma reviews with the nurse which went really well! 

So the first week of the school holidays is now over and only another 5 weeks and one birthday to go!!


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Friday, 27 July 2018

Living Arrows 2018 30/53

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows hosted by Donna over at What The Redhead Said. If you are new to this then the name of the linky comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth"

So the schools are now on holiday! Last week was pretty busy! Freddie had his last two sessions at playgroup for the year and we also had our last session at sure start since the group will not be running in September. Freddie also had his playgroup party and his long awaited hospital appointment.

James had a pretty busy last week of term, with his project outcome presentation. They also did their sponsored sit. They raised a massive £133 for a local charity!


At the weekend we caught a bus into town and had a wander round. We then headed up to nuns moor for pride weekend but nothing was open when we got there and the boys were grumpy so we walked up to Kenton Road to get the bus home. We then spent the afternoon watching Paddington 2!



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Friday, 20 July 2018

End of School Review!

Its now July 20th 2018 and it is James last day in year one! I cannot believe how fast this school year has gone! I feel like I have blinked and its over!

Compared to Reception, I really think Year One has been the making of James! I remember his old Reception Teacher saying she thought he just needed the structure of year one learning and she was right! James is not one of those children who benefits from the learning through play that reception is based, He needed to have the structured time table of maths at a certain time and phonics at certain time and he has come on in leaps and bounds.

The main bases of learning for James in this last term has all been towards the National phonics test, sometimes I think there has been too much pressure on the kids as before the test James was coming home exhausted after having two hard phonics sessions a day rather than the one he had been used to.

The homework diary they use for years 1-6 have pages in the back for all the stickers the kids get and boy has James had a lot of stickers! Last year he barely got any, this year he has sometimes had two or three a day!

He has also had Star of the week twice, he's been very proud when he has come home with I his sticker which is given out in assembly by the head teacher, the certificate is then posted home. 

James also came home with an academic achievement certificate from his head teacher a few weeks ago! 

I am so proud of how well James has done this year! Year two is going to be even harder as they will be working towards the key stage one SATs!







Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Mardles Magic Masks Review

James is your typical modern child who loves technology and everything that relates to his tablet. So when the people at Mardles got in touch and asked if James would like to try their Magic Masks we were thrilled.

The Mardles website says "Combining superbly designed masks with a novel “fits all” clasp, our masks do so much more than just look fantastic.
Use the free app and watch them spring to life in stunning 3D. Tap your screen for more fun and you can even see yourself in selfie mode! With characters ranging from Pirates and Princesses to Monsters and Lions, there’s a Mardles Magic Mask for everyone! Ideal for your perfect party or a Halloween with a difference."
James was very kindly sent the pirate, the dragon and the Viking masks to tryout. Mummy downloaded the Mardles App on to her phone. We got the masks out one day after school and they are fantastic! 

James absolutely loved seeing them come to life on my phone screen so much so that mummy downloaded the app onto James tablet so he could play with the masks as much as he wanted without the need for mummy's phone. The videos were so funny although Freddie did get a bit puzzled as to why his big brother was wearing a mask!
Priced at £3.99 per mask these would make the ideal party favor for kids at birthdays, weddings, christenings etc as it will keep them entertained for hours! In fact I'm already looking into purchasing some for James up coming birthday party! I think the five friends James has invited to his birthday party would absolutely love these as much as James!
We had so much fun trying these out and I cannot wait to explore the Mardles range further! I think some of the other brilliant products will make ideal birthday presents for our soon to be six year old!




**We were sent the product free of charge in exchange for this review! All words and pictures are our own!**


Monday, 16 July 2018

Living Arrows 2018 29/53

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows hosted by Donna over at What The Redhead Said. If you are new to this then the name of the linky comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth"

This week has been quite a busy one with both James and Freddie having a trips and then to top it off we had parents evening all on the same day! James went to a sports event at Walker Activity Dome and Freddie and mummy went to Cullercoats beach with his playgroup!

We also had the annual singing picnic at James school! 

On Saturday, since it was a nice day we decided to walk into Newcastle from our house and back via the Town Moor! We then went to our favorite pub - The Old George for lunch! By the time we got home we had walked over seven miles!! The boys had a brilliant time running down the path chasing each other on the Town Moor and shouting Moo at the cows!







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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Siblings 2018 July


Welcome back to the Siblings Project in July! 
How can we be in the seventh month of the year already! James only has a week left of school and then its six weeks off! We have James sixth birthday coming up at the end of the holidays, so the summer will be spent planning that!

This months photos were taken a couple of weeks back during all the hot weather we were having! After picking up the boys from playgroup and school we went into the back garden with a tray of water to play with! Freddie got himself absolutely drenched from head to toe! His clothes got thrown straight into the washing machine and his shoes went onto the washing line to dry!





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Thursday, 12 July 2018

How to make a holiday with kids easier! Part Two

Welcome to part two of how to make a holiday with kids easier! You can read part one here! So here are the rest of the tips I gathered from my fellow bloggers!


Beth from https://twinderelmo.co.uk/ says A snoozeshade is a god send if you’ve got a little one in a pram/pushchair to protect them from the sun and helps them sleep when on the go.
A travel blackout blind is also really helpful as hotels rarely have good curtains to block out the light at nap times. – Now we have actually been using a Snoozeshade since Freddie was a few months old and we have just started using the Plus Deluxe version so this will definetly be packed into our changing bag for our holiday! Freddie doesn’t always nap but I have a feeling with the heat he might need a cat nap!

Jennifer from https://www.mymummyspennies.com/ says Our kindles were perfect for entertaining the children on the plane on our recent holiday to Croatia – I will be packing James Lenovo tablet in his hand luggage and I will be also packing our kindle fire into Freddie’s hand luggage. Both tablets take micro SD cards so we will be putting plenty of Cbeebies onto them for the boys to watch!

Hayley from http://www.missmanypennies.com  A couple of small games/packs of cards to keep them entertained in those boring waiting around times – I am looking to get a couple of small travel games to put into either James bag or into Andy’s bag to help entertain James with him being that little bit older than Freddie.

Adrienne from http://workingmumcambridge.com  I find its all in the planning! Lots of snacks and lots of party bag gifts – Lots of snacks will be packed! Especially as Freddie is dairy free. I will have to make sure we have plenty of stuff he can eat just in case he cannot eat his in flight meal.

Luschka from https://diaryofafirstchild.com/ says A good tip for travelling abroad with kids is to have a folder for all your travel documents and tickets and passports. Standing at immigration rummaging through suitcases looking for a letter of permission from the children's dad is really stressful! Have everything in one place and keep it there! – This is actually something we have already done! I have bought a document wallet for travelling! This already has our passports and our European health cards in!

Emma from http://readyfreddiego.com/ says If you have a child with allergies, Allergy UK does a card that is available in 27 languages stating what the allergy is and it’s severity – this is something we will probably have to get as Freddie is about to undergo testing for dairy and soya issues.

Beth from http://www.life-as-mum.co.uk/ says Easier said than done but TRY not to stress too much. Just take the day/night as it comes. The more you stress out it will feel more stress than it actually is– I am an absolute stress head when it comes to trips away with the boys! I have already arranged for the boys to go and stay with Nana and Gaga the weekend before we go away so mummy and daddy can sort out the packing without little hands!

Nita from http://mummywishes.com/ says Fly legsup! Was the perfect companion on long haul flights so that my little one can snooze like he was in first class! – this is something i will have to look into as we are hoping the boys will sleep as it is a 6am flight!

Chantele from http://twoheartsoneroof.com/ says Ear defenders if your flying with a very little one. It was Elian's first flight at 9 months old and we flew to California. The ear defenders meant the roar during take off didn't scare him. – James will be 6 when we fly and Freddie will be almost 3, but I still might take the ear defenders we have for Freddie just in case.




Monday, 9 July 2018

Living Arrows 2018 28/53

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows hosted by Donna over at What The Redhead Said. If you are new to this then the name of the linky comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth"

The weather has been absolutely fantastic again! The boys are taking advantage of it and playing outside and we are going for a walk most mornings before we go to school, Then mummy and Freddie go for a walk before we pick up James. 

Both boys were going to stay up for the England match against Columbia, Freddie didn't even see kick off and James lasted till half time before he had to go to bed as he was so tired! They have both been really enjoying the World Cup, especially James! I think by the next World Cup I will have two football daft boys!

Freddie has been rather accident prone lately and has had a trip to a&e due to slamming a door shut on his hand and injuring his finger!

James has also had the first of his year two transition days with the second one happening later this week. He actually has the same teacher in year two that he had in year one so hopefully he will do just as well! 

The boys have spent this last weekend staying with Nana and Gaga to let mummy and daddy have a night out and time to sort things out in the house!



 




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Thursday, 5 July 2018

How to make a holiday with kids easier! Part One

As you know we are going on our first family holiday abroad later this year and we are now under twenty weeks from our first flight with two children! I have been searching the internet to look for products that might make our trip a little easier and I turned to my fellow bloggers to get some tips! In fact I got so many tips I have having to split this post into two parts!


Victoria from https://www.lyliarose.com/ says: On our last trip abroad we got both kids a set of JVC Tiny Headphones and they were brilliant! They were able to listen to music, play games and read on their iPads without distracting each other or other passengers. They're in fun kids colours and come with stickers to personalise too so they loved making them their own – We actually bought James a set of these a few years ago and then got Freddie a set last year when we went to Alton Towers and we love them! These are already in the boxes for packing into the boys hand luggage!

Jemma from http://havekidswilltraveluk.com/ Hands down our baby carriers have been our best investments. They enable us to ditch the Pram which saves weight and explore tons of places that we wouldn’t have been able to take the Pram. We’ve loved the Tula rang– We currently have a We Made Me Pao Papoose but Freddie is starting to outgrow it so sadly I don’t think a carrier will be packed this holiday.

Emma from https://meandbmaketea.com/ says Calpol in sachets - perfect for a sick child at the airport! – Sadly for us this is not an option as Freddie is allergic to the colouring in Calpol and they only make the sachets with the coloured one. We will however use one of our doddle bags with colour free paracetamol in just in case of illness during travel.

Pete from https://www.householdmoneysaving.com/ says High concentration squash from either Robinsons or Oasis. They come in tiny bottles and you just need to add a few drops to water. It means that we don't have to make up loads of drink before we travel – These are brilliant! We used them when went to Alton Towers on the coach and also when we took the boys to London on the coach. These will definitely be packed into our cases and also into hand luggage!

Polly from https://www.ourseasidebaby.com/ says Trunkis! Although it takes a bit of effort to pull a Trunki along with my son on it, he does love his Tiger Trunki suitcase. The packing, pulling his Trunki along and then sitting on it while someone pulls him along makes any trip more exciting – Now this is something I have actually been looking into for our trip. At the moment we are going to be using a Mr Tumble mini case for Freddie and we are looking into a small case on wheels for James, But I keep wondering if a Trunki would be better for them both.

Ruth from https://www.craftwithcartwright.co.uk/ Some good activity books with stickers. Get them away from screens and doing something creative. Great for hanging around airports – This is something we have already bought! The boys have a Paw Patrol sticker book each for the flight. Plus I have a couple more on my Amazon wish list!

Samantha from https://www.northeastfamilyfun.co.uk/ says We load a portable hard drive up with their favourite movies and take it with us along with a USB cable. This is SO useful when you need some downtime or in the mornings/evenings if you need to keep the kids entertained while you're getting ready. Especially in places where there isn't any free WiFi or it doesn't have very good signal and tablets don't work as well. – Now I’m actually thinking about taking my portable hard drive and downloading some stuff onto it for the boys and buying an adapter to attach it to my iPad!

Stay tuned for Part Two of these useful hints!





Monday, 2 July 2018

Living Arrows 2018 27/53

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows hosted by Donna over at What The Redhead Said. If you are new to this then the name of the linky comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth"

It is creeping closer and closer to the summer holidays for James and Freddie! We only have about 4 weeks left of term now! James has a singing picnic coming up with his school the second last week of term. All the families are invited in on the second last Friday of term afternoon and each class sings a song, Then the whole school do some together!! James has been having a ball practicing his songs at home! He's been singing Favorite Things from the Sound of Music for the last week driving us all crazy!

Since we have been having some nice weather we have been going outside into the garden before school if we have time and then leaving a little bit earlier and going for a nice walk before we go drop James off!

Freddie has been waking up so early! Monday he was awake at 0420! So poor mummy was up with him while daddy and James kept sleeping! Only plus side has been Freddie actually napped meaning mummy could sit and do some work!!

After school and playgroup on Tuesday we took a box of water outside into the garden and the boys had a brilliant time! Freddie was soaking wet!

James loves the filters on Facebook photos so we were messing around with them one morning before we went to school and this was my favorite one of him!



The SnoozeShade has been coming in very handy with Freddie! Its been so hot and sunny, but by using the shade it has kept him cool and happy on the school run!








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Monday, 25 June 2018

New from Cuddledry!

Now we are big fans of Cuddledry in our house, having reviewed the Cuddleroar with Freddie last year, so image how thrilled I was when an email arrived telling me all about their new products!

First of all you can now buy the awesome Cuddleroar in two sizes! The toddler size (1-3 years) and now it's also now available in the child size (3-6 years)! This is fantastic as James is still crazy on dinosaurs and he quite often try's to steal Freddie's Cuddleroar! This is definitely going on my list for James up coming birthday!

Now onto the new products! The Cuddlebunny and the Cuddlepanda! These towels are available in both the toddler and the child size so perfect if you want both children to match at bath time! 

The new towels fit in with the prices of toddler at £29.99 and child at £34.99.

Well done Cuddledry on these brilliant new towels and adding a child Cuddleroar!






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Living Arrows 2018 26/53

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows hosted by Donna over at What The Redhead Said. If you are new to this then the name of the linky comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth"

This week has been pretty crazy! Starting with the first match for England in the World Cup which James was desperate to stay up and watch and he almost managed to watch it all, the poor thing fell asleep about ten minutes before the end and missed the second goal, he was so tired when he woke up on Tuesday morning. Thank goodness the next game is on much earlier on Sunday! Sadly the last game is another 7pm kick off so James will probably fall asleep on the sofa again!

Freddie has been loving playgroup this week! On Tuesday he went running in, but on Wednesday we had a few tears as he slipped over and landed on his bum. When I picked him up on Tuesday all the big kids were in the main yard and while I was putting his bag under the pram the little monkey tried to do a runner as he saw James! Freddie has also been loving the World Cup. He keeps running round the lounge shouting Goal!!!! He went to bed at half time in the England match and was really acting himself so poor mummy missed all of the second half bar about 4 minutes!!

On Saturday we went to The Hoppings with nana and gaga. The boys had a brilliant time and Freddie got to experience the helter skelter for the first time! We then finished the weekend by watching England win 6-1 against Panama! Freddie was loving it and got so excited by the goals!!






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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Allergy Alert Bracelet by Butler & Grace


Having a child with an allergy can be scary for parents, especially if they are away from you. James has had asthma since he was three. We always knew there was a chance he would inherit it from his daddy and he did.

We had never really thought about having an Allergy Alert bracelet for James till we booked our up coming holiday. Normally when ever James is out and about mummy will have a blue inhaler and a spacer in her bag just in case, but with a holiday booked there is every chance that James could be at a kids club in the hotel away from both of us.

When Tanya at Butler & Grace got in touch with us and asked if we wanted to review one of their Bracelets for James we were thrilled. There were many different designs to chose from and while emailing with Tanya she recommended we went with the soul bracelet in Navy Blue as it could be made to fit James has he has really small wrists like his mummy.

James absolutely loves it and he is allowed to wear it at school as well, We have it engraved on the inside with Asthma so if there was ever and emergency and neither Andy or myself we were with James then I feel confident that he would be able to tell someone he is asthmatic

I think once we have a full confirmation of the allergy that Freddie has we will have to look into getting him one as well. Especially as he is already in playgroup twice a week

The Soul bracelet has an rrp of £23.45 and can be purchased here