We love playing games as a family; its nice to take some time out from rushing about and just sit down for some quality time together. When we were sent the game “Don’t be a Donkey” to try out recently, the kids couldn’t wait to play it.
There are two ways to play this game – if there are only 2 players the game is essentially snap. For 3-4 players, the game involves passing on a card to the next player until one player has a set of 4 matching cards. In either game, as soon as a match is made the player shouts Donkey and everyone has to grab a carrot as quick as they can – but of course there aren’t enough for everyone so the player who doesn’t get a carrot loses that round.
Looking for some gift giving inspiration this Christmas? I’ve rounded up my favourite gifts for children – and the best bit is they are all under £15! Whether your little one is into princesses, crafts, science, cars – or all of the above – there’s something for everyone.
1. Paw Patrol Fuzzy-Felt
I used to love playing with Fuzzy Felts when I was little – so when we were sent this Paw Patrol version by John Adams Toys I knew Clara would love it. The set includes over 70 felt shapes and a felt play board, so your Paw Patrol fans can recreate all their favourite scenes with the Ryder and the pups. Available on Amazon.
I love subscription gifts – there’s something out there for everyone and you get to enjoy the excitement of receiving a gift every month. There are subscription gifts to suit a wide range of budgets and tastes – you can find something for all the family.
1. For Cheese Lovers
If you like cheese, and you like toasties, then imagine being sent all the ingredients you need to make your own cheese toastie every week, fortnight or month. And not just any old cheese toastie, these are gourmet ones in a range of flavours; you can choose from sweet (including ingredients such as chocolate and marshmallows) or savoury.
I love personalised gifts; they are unique and thoughtful. They are especially great when you have kids, as photos of your precious offspring make perfect gifts for all the family. However, there’s only so many mugs you can give – don’t get me wrong, I love photo mugs – but I don’t think the grandparents would like to receive one every single year.
Bags of Love have loads of great photo gift ideas – including mugs – and they very kindly sent us a personalised wall clock featuring a photo of our choice.
Set in the heart of the Lake District, next to the River Derwent, the Lakes Distillery is an award winner producer of gin, vodka and whisky – as well as home to some very friendly alpacas!
Last weekend we were invited along to the Distillery to try out some of the amazing food at the Bistro and meet the ‘Alpacaly Ever After’ herd that lives on site.
The food at the Bistro is amazing. We went on a Sunday and my husband and I both had the roast beef with yorkshire pudding. It was so tasty, but the best part of the meal was the warm chocolate pudding with mango salsa and pistachio ice cream – it was delicious. (more…)