Photo gifts for all the family with Bags of Love

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. (more…)

Our September Roundup

I can’t believe it’s October already – how did that happen? It’s full on Autumn now, and the temperature is making sure we don’t forget it. This month we have Halloween to look forward too, and even though the kids have only been back at school for 5 minutes it will be half term before we know it. But here I’m taking a look back at September, and what we got up to:

  • Izzy went back to school after the Summer holidays, and is now in Year 2. She missed her friends and teachers loads, so she was really pleased to be back and so far is enjoying it. They have already had a Pirate themed week and a school trip to a local museum, so she’s certainly got off to a busy start.

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Tips for keeping your car safe with car servicing

I have a confession. Something I’m incredibly embarrassed to admit.

Earlier this year there was an issue with my car. I rang the garage to book an appointment and when they checked my records they informed me that I was overdue for my MOT and service.

By quite a few months. I don’t know how it happened. I knew the month it was due, but somehow it came and passed and I missed it. There was no reminder from the garage (they don’t send them out anymore apparently), but I know that’s no excuse. I dropped the ball big style and I had to pay the price.

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Roarsome Ideas for a Dinosaur Bedroom

When we started talking about moving house, Clara wasn’t too impressed. She kept saying that she didn’t want to move and she liked our old house. One of the things that made her come round was the promise of a bigger bedroom, decorated any way she liked. Of course she wanted a dinosaur-themed room. She loves her new home now, and not just because of her dinosaur bedroom, although I think that helps!

Letting her pick her own theme and colours was the least we could do, given that little Clara-hand-me-down now has all of her big sister’s old furniture in her room, while Izzy got new things. She doesn’t seem to mind – especially as it meant trading in her toddler bed for a big girl one! We did buy her a few new things to make her room her own though, and I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out. (more…)