Our Christmas Eve Box {2018}

One of our many Christmas traditions is a Christmas Eve Box and it’s something the children have come to know and love and something I really enjoy putting together. It’s really not anything too big and exciting but it’s something that means a lot. We have a personalised Christmas Eve crate that we bought last year and a personalised plate that we fill with goodies and leave out for Father…

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Sending Family a Monthly Update with Neveo – Review

*This is a collaborative post As a family blogger our whole lives are online. They are on the pages of this website and across social media too. Every time we go anywhere the photos are shared across the internet and every time the children have a new milestone or celebration we talk about it on Facebook, Instagram and this blog. But there are so many extended family members who aren’t…

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Bringing Children’s Books to Life with Bookful

*This is a collaborative post Ever since the children were small we have read to them, and with them, as much as possible. Now that they are seven and five they will read stories to us instead and they really do enjoy books. But, they also love using their tablets and having screen time. I’ve recently been introduced to Bookful, a fantastic new app that combines a child’s love of…

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Half My Life Ago

Do you ever think about the years gone by, the things that happened and how far you’ve come? Well, half my life ago I had just turned seventeen, it was two weeks before Christmas and I was homeless. You see, my parents had split up the weekend before my GCSEs started the summer before and by the time I started college in September my relationship with my mother had reached…

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Into the Winter Wood – Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

Last weekend we were invited to the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon to see In the Winter Wood, devised and performed by Jan Blake. When we arrived, the waiting area was adorned with lots of Christmas decorations and the children were immediately at home with the activities on offer to keep them busy. These included festive themed colouring, dressing up and playing with toys suitable for all ages. This is a safe…

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Living Arrows – 50/53 {2018}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows. I loved seeing everyone link up last week – and it’s been so nice seeing the children grow through the year, I can’t quite believe we are counting down the last few weeks of 2018. If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are…

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Movie Nights {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the…

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