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We are a house with a love of books, from before he was two Monkey would learn books from you reading them a couple of times and recite them back to you. The one thing everyone in the house has in common is a love of reading!

That has meant that a big chunk of our family time has been spent reading books together over the years and has become a solid part of the bedtime routine!

We were sent ‘Look Out Ladybird‘ by Little Tiger Press to have a look at! A brand new Lazy Ladybird adventure whereLadybird is learning to Fly. She doesn’t take to it straight away so there is ome fun along the way!


Both The Monkey and The Mouse have loved this book, the pictures are lovely, so colourful and bold. The writing is great, flows well and provides a fun story! Mouse is nearly 3 and wants it read to her over and over! Monkey is just starting his adventure of reading by himself, he found there were words to help him practice too!

This has a firm place on the book shelf, with many bedtime reading sessions to come!


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You always want your children to like things that you liked. There are some characters that re-appear from Mummy and Daddy’s childhood in your children’s viewing, that you hope you will be able to enjoy together!

Warner Brothers brought out a new DVD on 18th February, Scooby Doo: Mask of the Blue Falcon! A classic character, so fingers crossed that we could all enjoy together!

Scooby and the gang are attending a gigantic comic book convention when a real life comic book villain attacks! Now they have to solve the mystery before the villain ruins the convention and a big comic book movie premier


Both Monkey and Mouse were excited to ‘test out’ the new DVD, so we snuggled down with a drink and started to watch. Being the mum, I did worry slightly that having a baddie in it may be a little scary for them, but neither of them were worried and they happily didn’t move for the entire 72 minutes of fun!

Glued to the TV they really got into the film, trying to guess the answer to the mystery and often saying ‘look mummy look’. The only problem we had was that they were so drawn in, they kept getting closer and closer to the TV!

IMG_2733We had a great family afternoon watching this and as soon as it was finished Monkey asked for it again, a sure sign that he enjoyed it!

We really enjoyed it………….and it is all thanks to them pesky kids!

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For the first time in a long time I have had the whole of Half Term off work. I have had lots of fun with the kids, we have crafted, watched films, been out and about and generally enjoyed time together!

For this weeks Photo of the Week I struggled to pick one photo, I have had so much fun that I wanted to show case all we have done in the week, so here I have one photo made up of more than one photo!


I am linking up with Team Lloyd’s Photo of the Week, head over there to look at more fab photos!

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foody blogYep, I would love to be a domestic goddess.

I want to be a mummy who’s house is tidy (although not too much as kids do live here you know), I want to have matching furniture in the right place and I want to have a bathroom that gleams and stays gleaming!

But what I really want to be able to do is make food, proper food, actually get out the cook books (that I own many) and make meals for the family, full on delicious recipes and puddings to drool over!

Don’t get me wrong, I can make meal, I have a repertoire of Spaghetti Bolognaise, Chilli, Pizza and Fajitas!  When I have a spare few minutes I can even muster up a banana cake to follow the main course!

I want to make caramelised vegetable tart, curries from scratch, lemon meringue and black forest gateaux! I want to serve up three course dinners fit for royalty and stuff that makes the kids say – oh my, mummy makes the best….whatever!

My main issue seems to be time, working all day, wanting to spend every second at home with the kids and hubby seems to only leave time for waffles or pasta! Daddy does help, he cooks most days to be honest, but I feel I should be doing it, actually no, scrap that it’s not that i should be, it’s that I want to be, I want to  make the house smell of ginger biscuits, apple and cinnamon cake and more!

So come on folks, help me out – how do you do it? How do you maintain day to day life with being a domestic goddess? Or if you don’t do you have budget, easy and quick, yet delicious recipes to share?



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Warner Brother’s have done it again with another fab family release!  This is a great follow up to ‘Turtle’s Tale’, so you will recognise the characters and you will meet the second generation too!

Sammy and Ray, leatherback turtles and friends forever, are enjoying an atoll’s water and sand, shepherding new hatchlings Ricky and Ella out to sea. Suddenly, actually I will let you watch the trailer and see for yourself!

This is not a sponsored post, just thought you might be interested to hear about it – we can’t wait to see it as a family!

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