Packed Lunch Ideas #HartleysYourLunch

I can’t believe we’re almost in September and with it the kids will be going back to school just next week. Scott will be venturing into Year 1 and Alexa will be starting Reception. Whilst I’m lucky enough that both children receive free school meals, this doesn’t stop Scott desperately wanting a packed lunch as some of his friends have them. So, this year I have promised him that I will let him take a packed lunch once a month Keep reading…

My Sunday Photo – 28/08/16

We went off to Lakeside this week for a Num Noms event at Bella Italia, afterward we enjoyed doing some Superhero themed crafts at the kids club and then ventured outside to the Thomas & Friends Imagination Station that was visiting the shopping centre for two days.

Needless to say, my two loved all the little activities and once they had completed them all they ran back round to do them all again 🙂

 

Back To School With House of Fraser

With the impending ‘Back to School’ date looming, it’s probably about time I got my bum into gear and sorted out all of the things the kids need for the start of term. Last year I had everything sorted by the end of the first week of holidays, this year I’ve got, well, not a lot! In my effort to get organised I started looking about for something my children seem to have inherited a love of from me …bags! Keep reading…

Cry Babies Doll Review

You know when you go shopping for a toy for someone else’s child and you pick a toy that you just know the child will love but their parents will hate but don’t care as it’s not you (or is it just me that does that?!)…well I seem to have that very toy in my house!
We were recently blessed with the addition of Coney, a very cute looking Cry Babies doll. Alexa loves absolutely everything about her (and Scott thinks Keep reading…

Our Visit To Kidzania London

A few days ago, we were lucky enough to get the chance to visit KidZania London in Westfield (the Shepherds Bush one, not Stratford like I was initially hoping when I first heard about it last year!).

KidZania is “a 75,000 sq.ft. child-size City where kids are in charge” aimed at children from 4-14yrs old. When I first heard about it Alexa was under 4 so I put it on the back burner but now she is old enough I was Keep reading…

Attempting Guilt Free Shopping

Just before my birthday last month I decided I would indulge in a little bit of online shopping…not real online shopping mind you, I’m way too poor for that, but imaginary ‘what I’d buy for myself if I had the money’ shopping.

I love sales as it helps alleviate the usual ‘mummy guilt’ I feel whenever I manage to spend any money on myself, if I can get a great bargain it has to be a good thing…the only thing is I never Keep reading…

National Theatre: Bookshop Tour

Whilst at the National Theatre we were also given a quick tour around their bookshop by the lovely Dana.

The shop itself doesn’t appear to be overly huge but is the biggest book shop inside a theatre in the UK. The back wall and shelves directly next to it are full of books and playtexts whereas the rest of the shop contains what would fit into the ‘gift’ category.

Among the gifts you will find homeware, toiletries, children’s books, toys, and an absolutely Keep reading…

National Theatre: Backstage Tour & Latitude Festival

Last weekend (5th – 7th August) Latitude Festival ventured from Suffolk to the South Bank with an exciting and eclectic selection of performances taking place on the National Theatre’s River Stage. We were invited along to watch one of the performances, which were available for anyone to watch for free, and also attend a backstage tour of the theatre.

As it turned out, we were the only ones that turned up for the tour so we got to have our Keep reading…