Happy New Year – What does 2017 have in store?

Happy New Year everyone!

After a short blogging break over the festive period, I’m back with a bit of a round up of 2016 and a look ahead at what this year will bring. We had a lovely Christmas, the girls were both very lucky and got lots of nice things. They enjoyed putting out a mince pie for Father Christmas and leaving out their stockings – and Clara’s little face when she saw Baby Annabell and a new pram on Christmas morning!

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Our Weekly Roundup #28

Like many households we are in full on Christmas mode. The tree is up, presents are bought and wrapped and the turkey is ordered.

  • This year I have been really organised. Well, really organised for me – I’m usually rushing about a couple of days before Christmas panic buying last minute gifts. This year I decided that December is manic enough without causing even more stress, so I set myself a target of buying all gifts by the end of November – and I did it. Which is no mean feat with a family my size. With that huge task ticked off the list, it’s meant that this month we could focus on fun and festivities.

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Frozen Northern Lights Elsa Review

To celebrate the premiere of the Frozen Northern Lights animated series on Disney Channel, Izzy and Clara were sent a Frozen Northern Lights Elsa Doll by Jakks Pacific.

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The animated shorts follow Queen Elsa and her sister Anna on an adventure to bring the Northern Lights back to Arendelle – and now Frozen fans can help Elsa restore the Northern Lights with this interactive doll. Elsa sings (Let it go – of course), says over 40 phrases and if you wave your hand over the snowflake you can help Elsa find the Northern Lights and create a magical light show. (more…)

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers for Kids

It’s only 2 weeks to go until the big day – and those Christmas preparations are in full swing! Presents have been bought, the tree is up, the turkey is ordered and now it’s down to sorting out those finishing touches. But while the presents for under the tree may have been bought, what about stocking fillers? It was an orange and a pack of knickers when I was little, but I think my five year old would think Father Christmas had lost it if he was leaving fruit and underwear in her stocking! So instead he will be leaving a few little toys, bubbles, and some chocolate coins. If you are still looking for some inspiration, here’s a roundup of some small gifts that would be perfect to find in those stockings on Christmas morning.

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Give the Gift of Fizz with Bubble Box

With the cold nights drawing in, I like nothing more than a quiet night at home, watching a film or playing board games and enjoying a glass or two of something fizzy. Sure, I’d like to say that I’m gearing up for the party season but the reality is that my two young children have a better social life than me. Weekends used to mean staying out until 2am and drinking the bar dry… now I prefer slippers to stilettos and weekends are a chance to unwind and celebrate another week of surviving the school run.

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So when we had the chance to try out a Bubble Club delivery, I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately when it first arrived I was suffering from food poisoning so for a couple of weeks the box just sat there taunting me. However, once I was feeling well again, what better way to celebrate my recovery than with a glass of Prosecco!

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