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Monday happy things

Hello and welcome to my special Bank Holiday edition of Monday happy things!

We’re having a special Day Out today and have packed our picnic. Have you tasted Tracker bars lately? We were sent a rucksack full to fuel our Bank Holiday adventures and I haven’t been able to stop eating them. There are three flavours but my favourite has to be the White Chocolate Chip ones. We’ve added a few to our lunch bags.

lunch with tracker bar

We’ve been having fun with these gorgeous ABC and 123 flash cards from QED Publishing. Little Sis is starting nursery in September and these have been great for helping her familiarise herself with numbers and letters. We’ve all been learning some new animals with them so it just goes to prove you’re never too old to learn! The illustrations are beautiful too and I’m really tempted to frame a couple when they’re no longer needed.

animal flash cards

I love the sound of subscription boxes and have been trying out a Paperhaul box from Crafty Creatives. #paperhaul is a box that brings you a surprise collection of high quality design-led postcards, tags, stickers, craft papers and more, all lovingly assembled into a different theme each month.

#paperhaul box from Crafty Creatives

The UK’s first flagship Nickelodeon Store is opening at No. 1 Leicester Square, London this Friday and we are really excited to be attending the opening. The new multi-level store will include state-of-the-art multimedia and interactive elements to create a showcase for a broad range of products based on Nickelodeon’s properties, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer. I’ll be taking part in a Twitter Frenzy on Friday from 11-12.30 and you can join in, just follow the #NickStore

Most importantly, this week my daughter nailed toilet training! I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to throw away the Pull Ups after so many long years of babies and toddlers in nappies. No more! As if mastering toilet training wasn’t enough, Little Miss Independent has been riding her bike on her own too.



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    May 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I love Tracker bars, they are often featured on my breakfast menu or in my lunch boxes at work.

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    May 25, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Oh I used to love tracker bars when I was at school… so yummy! I LOVE the look of the paper haul box, must check that out x

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    Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!!
    May 25, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Haven’t had a tracker bar in years. And I’m guessing echidna must be another name for the duck billed platypus. And hurrah for your daughter’s achievements

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    Brand Of Beauty
    May 30, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I have never tried tracker bars, but they sound lovely. Might have to grab one next week xx

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    May 30, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I love tracker bars! They are so moreish.

    Kirsty xx

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      May 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      I don’t know how I hadn’t tried them before!

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    June 11, 2015 at 11:54 am

    […] washi tape was included in the May #Paperhaul box from Crafty Creatives. I love pretty stationery and this subscription box is great value at just […]

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