Tag: shopping

Win Tickets to The Baby & Toddler Show!

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The Baby & Toddler Show brings everything that new and expectant parents need to give their baby the best start under one roof. The show is supported by Emma’s Diary, and as one of Emma’s Diary Advocacy Bloggers I’ve got two tickets to give away to one of my readers. Plus, if you are not successful you can still save 1/3 on your ticket price by using the code at the end of this post.

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How to Make Christmas Shopping Bags

Do your Christmas shopping in style (and save on the plastic bag tax) with your own personalised bag. We made these bags as some pre-christmas presents so they could be used in the run up to the big day, but they would also look nice holding gifts under the tree.

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This week… 27 April – 3 May

Date Day
For weeks the Hubby and I have been looking forward to a date day. We got the train to Carlisle and went for lunch at The Last Zebra. Everything on the menu looked delicious but I eventually settled for the belly pork which was amazing. Hubby had the Cumbrian burger which was stacked high and looked epic. Of course we had to sample a couple of cocktails while we were there, starting with my favourite, a mojito.

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The hell that is clothes shopping with children

Shopping is not my idea of fun at the best of times. Clothes shopping? With children? That is its own special kind of hell.

First you have to navigate the actual shop, trying not to lose your children in a sea of clothing rails and repeating for what feels like the millionth time “DO NOT TOUCH!” Which of course they do. Then they run off to the children’s department and get fixated on a hat/t-shirt/pair of sandals that are inevitably adorned with Frozen characters. Trying to part them with said item becomes a struggle that you know you won’t win. So you give in (for now) and hope that you can slyly leave it somewhere before you get to the checkout. (more…)

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This week… 23-29 March

Easter parade
This week Izzy was excited to take part in the Easter bonnet parade at pre-school. She was really proud of her hat and I made some cakes for the Easter fayre.
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