With only a couple of tickets left for Cybher 2012, the first all inclusive female blogger event of its kind in the UK, I decided I had to go so here I am:
Blogs: I love blogging and have been blogging at the gingerbread house since 2005, I also have my daily parenting blog and my family history blog
Hair: brown and short
5 things you should know:
I have two lovely kids which I can talk about til the cows come home and am a stay at home mum (for now!)
We live in London which I love although hubby is threatening that we should move to the ‘burbs <urgh>
I adore baking cakes, biscuits and anything gingerbread related
I also love sewing for myself, the children and our home
I have an Orla Kiely addiction
Blogging has it’s perks and the best event of the year so far was the invite for me and Little Sis to meet Paula Radcliffe. I have photographic evidence:
Yes she is tiny and I am huge but doesn’t Little Sis look pretty?! Moving on….
We were there to celebrate Pampers who have teamed up with Paula Radcliffe to celebrate babies’ spirit of play through the Pampers Little Athlete campaign. Did you know a cruising baby can take as many steps as a marathon runner in a race within 24 hours?
As the world’s greatest athletes descend upon London for the 2012 Olympic Games, Pampers, a P&G brand, has teamed up with Paula Radcliffe, Olympic Games marathon runner and mum to Raphael (16 months) and Isla (4 years), to launch the ‘Pampers Little Athlete’ campaign – helping mums celebrate the playtime achievements of their own little athletes.
To salute the spirit of play in every baby across the UK, Pampers is introducing a Limited Edition GB Design Active Fit nappy, allowing mums and babies to show their national pride.
Parents can learn a lot from how their babies play, and how best to support and nurture their own unique spirit of play. That’s why Pampers has developed the Pampers Little Athlete campaign. Created with the help of Pampers Village Parenting Panel baby development expert, Dr Maggie Redshaw, the campaign provides parents with tips and advice on how to encourage their babies’ play, through a series of online videos, featuring Paula Radcliffe and her son, Raphael.
To find out more about the Pampers Little Athlete campaign go to the Pampers UK & Ireland Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/PampersUKIre).
Pampers Active Fit nappies are available in size 3 (9-20lbs / 4-9kg), size 4 (25-44lbs / 7-18kg), 4+ (20-44lbs / 9-20kg) and size 5 (24+ lbs / 11-25kg). A carry pack costs around £6.49 RRP.
Today was my birthday! It’s very strange having a birthday when you have children – no lie in and no leisurely opening of presents for me! However, I enjoyed opening my gifts with the little people and their infectious smiles and giggles. My son may have even opened a present or two for me.
I had a lovely day. This morning we headed to Covent Garden for a lovely crafty blogging event to learn more about Stampin’ Up. I really enjoyed learning about paper craft and was able to make two beautiful cards whilst the children were entertained. I’ll be telling you more about these lovely products soon.
After the event my husband met us and we had a yummy lunch at Jamie’s Italian in Covent Garden. Big Brother was very well behaved although he enjoyed more of my lunch than his own.
I was allowed a look in my two favourite shops. First stop was Orla Kiely in Monmouth Street. Whilst my husband watched the children I was able to look at the handbags at my leisure. So many lovely designs. I could hear my son running around upstairs though so cut my browsing short.
Then it was on to Cath Kidston in Shelton Street, again my husband looking after the children so I could look round uninterrupted. Lots of things caught my eye, like these pretty bracelets made from vintage fabrics.
I also liked this embroidered bag. I’ve seen something similar in one of Cath Kidston’s books but it was made from vintage embroidered tablecloths and hankies. I’ve been hoarding similar fabrics so I can attempt my own version soon.
A lovely birthday spent with my favorite people, and cheap as, for once, I didn’t buy half of Cath Kidston!