Just a little reminder that we have moved. You can find the new Blog and it’s Makeover HERE!


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On the Move!

I have an announcement, I hope you will share my excitement!

The blog is on the move.

I have loved being on a wordpress site, it has really helped me find my feet as a blogger, I have rediscovered a love of writing that I thought I had left behind in my teens and this is where I have learnt about widgets, templates, posting photos and memes, as well as all the other ‘blogging’ things I now know!

But, with all that said, it is time to move over to a brand new URL so please head over to http://www.writingsramblingsandreviews.co.uk to take a look at the brand new design.

Thank you for being so supportive of my blog and learning journey. I hope to still see you all on the other side.

Unfortunately during the move I have been unable to transfer all of you wonderful subscribers to the new page, so please do head over and re-subscribe to ensure you still get the emails/notifications you want!

Keep your eyes peeled, there is a competition coming on the new blog later today too


P.s Macro Mum is staying in the same place http://macromum.wordpress.com


In every child’s life there is a toy that becomes a friend and in our house that toy is Mette (although her name has been changed to Sally by Mouse).

Mette is a little scamp doll from Haba, a fully material doll with lovely colours, fun clothing and a wonderful air of quality. She is very well made and even after having been flung about and being cuddled to within an inch of her being, the seams are well and truly secure.  She is beautiful with a shock of orange hair (much to Monkey’s delight as it matches his) and is lovely and soft!

Mette has provided endless amount of fun and is great for inspiring imagination!

The best bit for Mummy is that she is also washable!

Mouse has danced, played, sang, cuddled and more with her new found friend and I think she will be a member of the family for a long time to come!!

Watch our review here:

Silent Sunday


Silent Sunday

silent sunday curtesy

Photo of the Week

IMAG0212A  picture this week taken on my phone! We celebrated my nephews 5th birthday and this guy was watching over us all whilst we were singing Happy Birthday!

Team Lloyd

Guess what I saw this weekend?  Something I have not seen for months, it was bright and warm and so beautiful! You guessed it, it was the sun!

I am sure you can all guess what sun means to Monkey and Mouse too, extra outdoor play! We have had some additions to the garden recently, so it was definitely time to hit the garden and have some fun!

They were in and out the play house, playing ball and in the sand pit. The Toadstool has sent us some sand toys from Haba to ‘Toad Test’, so this was the perfect opportunity!

Sand Toys HabaWe were sent some ‘food’ type toys and the kids couldn’t wait to get playing with them. We had a real meal to get through, Pizza, Chips and cakes, we even had a shaker for toppings!

The kids enjoyed it so, so much and mummy enjoyed her tray of sand cakes! They are all very easy to use, and made well, they are plastic but pretty. The only thing is if your sand is too wet and clumpy the shaker doesn’t work as well, but this hasn’t deterred the kids at all!

The toys have stayed out in the sand box for a few days and are still in perfect condition!

These are ideal toys for getting kids into the garden and they don’t break the bank either, they develop imagination, motor skills and interaction between family members! I have never seen this type of sand toy before, they are so unique and the kids are going mad for them – they want to know if we can get big cakes and sauce to finish of the meal!

Toys of sand

The Toadstool are running a competition to win £20.00 of fantastic Haba Summer toys so head over to the a Rafflecopter giveaway to enter!


Disclaimer: We were sent the sand toys by The Toadstool for the purpose of this review, we always remain honest.