Monday happy things

The last week was really fun and busy for us. I’m not quite sure how we survived the phenomenal heat, but we did.

On the hottest day of the year I found myself enjoying a delicious lunch at The Ritz with my 3-year-old. We were invited there to meet parenting expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith and see the new My First Forever Friends range from Golden Bear. I will be telling you more about this shortly.

When I was in the West End I popped in the flagship Cath Kidston store in Piccadilly and saw a button necklace which had been on my wish list for ages. I thought I would just make my own but I never got round to it so when I realised it was it the Sale I snapped it up. I’ve been wearing it every day so I’ve definitely got my money’s worth.

button necklace

I was commissioned to do some work for one of my favourite brands and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you. It was something that involved the whole family and we’ll be using it all Summer :)

We’ve all been enjoying spending time outside in the sunshine. Yesterday we visited Cliveden which is a wonderful National Trust property near us. We got lost in the maze, explored the gardens and the children played in the StoryBook Play Den for hours.


We’re booking a weekend away, our first since having the children, which I am both excited about and a little nervous. We’re not going far but we’ll be fitting in as much as possible and I really can’t wait.

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Win Peppa Pig travel accessories

A couple of weeks ago we were sent a parcel of Peppa goodies as part of our role as a Peppa Pig Holiday Blogger. I’m not quite sure where the time has gone but today I am finally writing my second post and I have a great giveaway to share with you. The Peppa Pig products helped keep my children occupied over the holidays but there were far too many so I’m going to share some of them with you.

My children are big Peppa Pig fans. As well as Peppa toys and watching episodes of Peppa Pig they also like to look at the Peppa Pig website. There you can find stories to read, top seasonal episodes, games and a section of things to make. This last section is our favourite and contains Print & Colour and Peppa’s Activity Maker.

Peppa Pig website

I don’t know about you but we have a busy Summer holiday ahead of us, I hope my little giveaway will be useful if travelling at home or away. I have a sweet bundle of Peppa Pig accessories to giveaway which includes:

Peppa seat belt pad to add comfort to your journey

Piggy on Board car sign

Peppa Pig two folding window sunshades

Peppa travel accessories


For your chance to win some fun Peppa Pig themed travel accessories simply complete the Rafflecopter widget below and leave a comment on this post.

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If you’re a fan of Peppa Pig you may be interested in some of our other Peppa posts:

Peppa Pig biscuits

How to make a Peppa Pig nose

Peppa Pig Colorino review

Peppa Pig Fun Phonics review

Peppa Pig Holiday Time Sunshine Villa

Air Peppa Holiday Jet


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The Amazing Human Body Detectives

I don;t review many children’s book anymore as my children have plenty. However, when I was contacted about Maggie Li’s new book for children age 5+, The Amazing Human Body Detectives, I knew my son would love it. It’s a stunningly illustrated, fun and fact-filled exploration of what makes us tick.

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At 5 years old my son is very inquisitive so this book is perfect for him. He doesn’t have many non-fiction books but this is a beautifully illustrated and engaging picture book packed-full of amazing facts about how our body works and how we can stay healthy.

The book comes with a magnifying glass that you can use to explore the fun and funny little details on the pages. This is a lovely introduction to anatomy for young children with just the right amount of text which means he can read most of it himself or with me. You can explore topics such as:

What is skin made of? What is inside a bogie? How do we grow? How do our eyes work?

Join the body detectives on a voyage of discovery all around the human body. See beyond the outer skin, delve deep behind the eyes and learn about your hair, nose, ears, mouth and much more. Of course my son’s favourite page is the Waste Factory where you can learn about wees, poos, burps, trumps, hiccups and sick. He was fascinated by the Bristol Stool Chart although that has meant we’ve received a little more information than we wanted about his toilet habits.

The Amazing Human Body Detectives is published by Pavilion Children’s Books priced £9.99. It is stunningly illustrated by Maggie Li, Art Director of Okido Magazine and author/illustrator of Bug Detective and Big City Explorer. The book is available through Amazon and all good bookshops.


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