Keep them healthy as they had back to school!


We are currently trying to squeeze every last minute that we can out of the Summer holidays before the Beans head Back to School. It’s such a strange feeling when they break up for the Summer you feel like you have so much time stretching out before you and now looking back I’m wondering where … Read more

Trunki Paddlepak and Ella’s Kitchen snacks


Anyone watching us pack our car last weekend for our family camping holiday would have spotted that we are big Trunki fans. It all started back in 2009 when Little Bean got her Trixie Trunki. From there our collection grew with the additions of Trunkis for the boys, then the Paddlepaks came along followed by … Read more

Send them back to school in style with Nutmeg!


I have been a fan of Nutmeg clothing since the very first week it appeared on the rails in my local Morrisons. Their clothes are stylish, designed for comfort and made to last. In preparation for Little Bean heading back to school for Year 2 in September we were asked if we would like to … Read more

Getting your pre-schooler ready for school

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In September as many young children excitedly start their journey into school-life, Beanie Boy will be heading to a new pre-school for his third year as he is a September baby who has just missed out on starting school by a matter of weeks. In some ways I think it’s good that he will have … Read more

Microsoft Parents Approved – Back to School Apps

A couple of weeks ago on a sunny morning I popped down to London for the day to meet up with some of my lovely friends at Microsoft to spend some time at the Microsoft Apartment and to get hands-on with a few of their gadgets for the summer. Microsoft know families and they have … Read more

5 things I don’t like about ‘Back to School’ in September!

It’s only a couple of weeks now until the end of this school year, but I’m already thinking about ‘Back to School’ . . . 1. Getting back into a morning routine again – as the summer holidays approach I start to look forward to the lack of routine and being able to just relax … Read more

Smiggle Stationery – where a smile meets a giggle!

Smiggle Stationery

If there’s new stationery around, I want to know about it. It’s been my guilty pleasure since I was a child. I am a hoarder of stationery on a HUGE scale and so I was delighted to be sent a bundle of goodies from which are awash with bright, fun and funky colours. Being … Read more