Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Little Live Pets Review | Lil Mouse Play Trail

The children have been enjoying the Little Live Pets ' Lil Mouse' Set the last few weeks.
This is a brilliant toy for ages 3 years and over. Its great for the children to have a realistic type pet in the house, without having an actual mouse and the clean up of real animals!

The kids have real found this toy very entertaining and were looking into getting extra add ons and even another mouse to make it more fun.

Alister my 7 year old practically put it together himself the instructions were very easy to follow. Set by step guides with pictures. The mouse isn't actually included with the play trail. 


After a few attempts the mouse does such a good job independently following round the track, through the different bends and onto the wheel, the kids were very impressed. 

The mouse itself is battery operated and is designed for its wheels to spin in a certain order and speed so if it does get stuck or lodged somewhere it will automatically reverse and manoeuvre itself out which is a great feature!

The Little Live Playset retails at around £35 and the mice come in many different colours and retail around £10.

This toy has given the children hours of fun and really entertains anyone who comes over!


Monday, 25 April 2016

Our Eurocamp Holiday | France Review

Hi Everyone, We recently got back from an amazing holiday with Eurocamp over in Normandy France. Im excited to share how we got on since this was our first 'Eurocamp' experience!
We stayed at the La Côte de Nacre Campsite

We ventured out bring and early Friday morning to catch our ferry from Porstmouth, we used Brittany Ferries to travel over to Caen which was a fair few hours trip but luckily the boat over had entertainment, games room and mini soft play for the children, which was honesty a lifesaver!

Once we got off the long ferry journey La Côte de Nacre Campsite was only a 20 minute drive away. Grahams first time driving on the other side of the road in France was really good, the route was very simple to the campsite.


We stayed in the very modern Vista 3 Bed Holiday Home.
The bedrooms were quite spacious and all had large built in storage. I loved the living space because it was totally open planned. It didn't overcrowded since we had space to pull out the dining table with extra chairs. Also he kids had space to play and colour on the floor. 

The sofa area was comfy and adaptable with a pull out bed underneath for extra guests which was really good. There was a docking station for an iPod or iPhone 4 which we used a lot.

The veranda had a patio set which we used on the sunnier days and we also had a gas barbecue which Eurocamp provide with gas. We definitely took advantage of that on the warmest day, Graham rustled up some yummy French sausages and Burgers!

The patio doors swung open wide for extra entertaining space which was lovely.

I loved the kitchen and how equipped it came, everything i needed was available and we cooked every morning and most evenings. The kitchen came with a Microwave and whistling kettle which i enjoyed using! The whole space though quite small felt so spacious and bright.

We had 3 bedrooms, 1 double, 1 standard twin and a bunked which the children shared.
There was a large shower and 1 toilet.
The bedrooms were as spacious as they could be, good enough to sleep in and could hold some hanged clothing in the wardrobe. We used the twin bedroom for our suitcase and extras room!

Each room had electric heaters in, which were really easy to use and kept the whole place so cosy and warm.. sometimes too warm! 

I loved that each bed not only had the bedlinen but lovely cosy blankets to, its was great to snuggle up together and play board games in the evenings. 

The bed linen  is and extra and starts from £12.50 and saves bringing all your own stuff and having the extra washing, you can also hire the towels to!


Euro camp kindly supplied a Welcome pack which is £12 and an Essentials pack at £3. These are great for starting out on basics so you don't have to worry about packing extra things like olive oil & washing up liquid!

We had a lovely wander round the camp and came across a lovely kids enclosed park with this huge play area! There was also lots of other fun climbing equipment and a doggy bouncy castle which was running practically all day!

There were also ping pong tables, basketball & football courts a games room and of course a huge indoor and outdoor pool. The outdoor pool however wasn't open as it was too cold.

We really enjoyed the indoor pool it was lovely and heated and had a really good 'kiddy safe area'. There were loads of loungers and the changing areas were clean and easy to use. I loved that we had to take our shoes off at the entrance to keep the pool area nice and clean.

They definitely come well equipped with lots of things for kids to do of all ages in my opinion.

The restaurant on the camp was great, staff were lovely and we ate there once on the first night. I had yummy pizza and the kids menu was good. They have entertainment for the children most evenings, with a mini disco. The children really enjoyed that especially Violet. We also went to the movie night although the film Big Hero 6 was in French they did have subtitles and the kids didn't seem to mind at all!

Our stay with Eurocamp was brilliant the beach locally was beautiful at St Aubin and the quaint little village was full of pretty buildings and cafes to eat at. The handy Hyper U supermarket was a 5 min drive which was a great place for the essentials of self catering and had everything you would need for your stay.

Thanks so much for Eurocamp for taking us on this Holiday to remember we will definitely be back!

Don't forget to check out our Video of the Holiday Highlights!


****Disclaimer We were given a complimentary holiday to a Eurocamp park of our choice in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Friday, 22 April 2016

Book Review & Giveaway | TIDY by Emily Gravett


We've recently been enjoying the beautifully illustrated book called Tidy By Emily Gravett.
The children and i love to read together and this gorgeous rhyming book has been a great read.

The book is about a cheerful little badger who is obsessed with things being tidy..  however living in the forest not all things can be as neat and tidy as he'd like it. Pete the badger than decides he'd tidy up the forest by removing things.. One by one Pete bags up the leaves from the trees.. but wasn't happy with the bareness of his surrounding, so than decided to call in the diggers to dig them all up.


The weather takes a turn for the worst and washes up the ground with a huge flood, the whole place is now covered in horrid mud and Pete is not happy.

Pete than has a genius idea to lay down some concrete so everything could be perfectly neat and tidy all of the time.

After a few hours Pete gets a bit hungry and decides he needs to search for some food.. however theres nothing about, no beetles or bugs, they are all under the concrete, he than realised his house was also under the concrete buried underground.

Pete laid awake all night realising he made a huge mistake and decides to dig up the concrete in the morning to put everything right.

Pete receives lots of help from th either animals, and put every tree and plant back where it came from. Nothing was super neat or tidy but Pete didn't mind he'd promised to tidy less.

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Alister's Updated Room Tour!

Why do kids bedrooms never seem to be finished? Every few months i purge out some toys, books and clothes and do a big refresh and sometimes even a shuffle of their furniture! 

Kids grow so quickly and grow out of things also it can be rather frustrating! Ive also tried to keep the children's bedrooms very 'basic' with just some hints of colour. I really don't like 'themed' characters especially since i find kids again just get bored of 'spiderman' or 'Frozen' so you end up spending a small fortune changing bedlinen and curtains. 

Anyway getting to the pint of this post, Alister will be 7 very soon and is going up to the Juniors, he's been steadily getting homework here and there and i really thought it would be appropriate for him to have a desk.

We were lucky enough to choose something from the Matalan Direct website and i knew for certain i was looking for a desk for Alister since it was something we would buy anyway!

Heres his room before we added the desk in place. Like i said i had to purge some toys and shuffle somethings about. His room was so cluttered!

Heres some after shots i really love how less cluttered it feels and the desk really makes the room complete!

Don't forget to check out my video on the desk here- 


Saturday, 16 April 2016

Meal Plan for the Week 13th- 19th April

Back on a roll with working out this week been feeling so good and motivated with healthy eating.
Like i said last week I've been choosing to have 1 starchy carb a day.. however sometimes its been 2 but it just depends on what we've been having for dinner and I've been slightly obsessed with having the Flahavans porridge every morning!!!

Its our 6th Wedding anniversary over the weekend, i have no cliue where that time has gone! It has been amazing though, were heading out to our local Koh Thai i can't wait for a glass of Prosecco either!!!

Anway on to my meal plan!

WEDNESDAY- Chicken Korma Curry with brown rice and broccoli.

THURSDAY- Graham made beef burgers in lettuce buns, with a side salad and new potatoes.

FRIDAY- Rump Steak, roasted sweet potato and butternut squash with runner beans.


SUNDAY- Roast Lamb.

MONDAY- Flaked salmon and pea wholewheat pasta in a creamy homemade cheese sauce.

TUESDAY-  Tune and chickpea salad in jacket potatoes.


Sunday, 10 April 2016

Out with the Winter.. in with the Spring! | Wardrobe refresh...

Its that time of year again its officially Spring, although to be honest it is still bloody cold here ha! 
I came back from France a few days ago.. the weather there was slightly warmer and had this urge to purge out my dull winter wardrobe and start adding some brighter pastel tons back in to my wardrobe.

I generally do this every season, so i just went to my 're-stocking' wardrobe if you could call it that! and went through my spring like attire from previous years. I have my old staples and some new bits that I've picked up over the sales and in store.

Heres my dull and dark wardrobe to start with, i mainly swap out the dark shirts, I'm pretty much obsessed with cotton shirts for daytime they are super comfy and easy to dress up and down.

Here are a few that i swapped out since i really felt they looked my autumnal and most are thick.
I also went through my draw of basics and pulled out my wooly dark jumpers and stored them away for next A/W.

Heres some pieces i swapped in, like i said some old staples that I've had for years that i just love and a couple of newer pieces. I didn't go all out and bring in summery dress and stripy tops, ill do that probably around May when i can actually wear those pieces hopefully!

Theres definitely still a bit of work to do with bringing in some summer bits.. lets just hope we get a good summer this year!

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