31 January 2013

MAM Snack Box

One thing I get sick of is picking snacks up from the floor after Charlie has tipped his bowl up. It's a serious pet hate of mine. I mean with all these baby companies around surely one of them could invent something to stop a child from reaching into the bowl and throwing all their food onto the floor. Well now MAM have.

The MAM Snack Box is really exactly what the name suggests. A bowl to put snacks in but it has the added extra advantage of having 2 lids. The main 'big' lid which you use to fill up with snacks or when cleaning it and the 'small' lid which only has enough room for a baby to fit in their small hand in, which in turn, prevents spills. The small lid can also be attached to the base of the bowl to create a little handle for toddlers who are on the go.

I thought we would drop it in at the deep end for our first use and take it out with us on a day out. I like to keep snacks with us like orange segments or raisins but usually I would put them in a tub and when I opened it they would fly out all over the floor. Using the Snack Box was a lot easier, it has a small opening on the top which stops food from falling out and both Thomas and Charlie could fit their hands in easily to get something out.

I found the Snack Box super easy to use and even simpler to clean, no fiddly little bits and as with all MAM products, they are BPA free.

You can purchase the MAM Snack Box from their online shop for £5.99

30 January 2013

Sainsburys Bank Family Blogger Network

When I received an email yesterday from Sainsbury's Bank letting me know that our blog had been featured on their Money Matters blog as part of their Family Bloggers We Love collection, I felt proud.

I never expected to be liked and recommended by other people, let alone a big company like Sainsbury's Bank.

After a few emails back and forth we were invited to be a member of the Sainsbury's Bank Family Blogger Network. 

It's such a privilege for our blog to be part of this Blogger Network and I hope we have a great time writing for them and maybe even meeting others.

Guest Post - Car Buying Advice For Women

Car Buying Advice For Women
That many women dislike buying cars is a claim backed up by numerous surveys. UK car retailer Quicks recently found that half of their female customers had been dissatisfied with the level of service offered by car dealers. In fact, 40% of those polled said that they would not enter a car showroom without a man to back them up.

But women are renowned for being savvy shoppers who know how to bag a bargain – so what’s going wrong and what can women do to make sure that they get a fair deal when buying a set of wheels?

The hard sell

Nobody likes the hard sell, but it seems that many car dealerships are stuck in the dark ages when it comes to their sales technique. Overbearing, pushy salespeople can make shopping a nightmare. 

Buying a car is often the second largest purchase an individual makes, after buying a home. It’s hardly surprising, then, that many women are reluctant to enter a car lot without the support of a partner or friend.

In the dark
Not knowing your ABS from your traction control system won’t give a female car-buying confidence. Many women feel that their lack of knowledge about the ins and outs of car mechanics puts them on the back foot. 

But you don’t have to be a petrol head to get to grips with the basics. Ask a knowledgeable friend to give you the lowdown on what’s what under the bonnet, and do some research of your own. Use the Internet to compare makes and models of car so that you know in advance what you’re looking for.

Check it out
Make sure that you know what you are buying. We’ve all heard horror stories about cars purchased with outstanding finance and rigged mileage, that have been stolen, or are insurance write-offs. 

Do make use of services that enable you to check that the deal you have been offered is as good as it seems. Experian is a leading supplier of information to the motor industry and is one of several organisations that can give you the information you need to buy with confidence.

Second opinion

Once you've found a vehicle that meets all your requirements, why not get an expert second opinion to make sure that your prospective purchase is in as good a condition as it appears to be? 

The major motoring organisations in the UK offer full pre-purchase vehicle inspections. Prices vary according to the age of the vehicle, its engine size and the thoroughness of the check required. Alternatively, you could pop into your local repair garage and ask the mechanic to give a car the once over – most will be more than happy to oblige.

By meeting the challenge of buying a car with a methodical approach, and by taking advantage of the extra assistance that’s out there, you can ensure that your new car will prove to be the faithful workhorse you need.  

Once you have found the right vehicle, always make sure you protect it by getting car insurance that meets the needs of you and your family.

Note: This is a guest post.

Wednesday Words - Leaving Home

Thinking about when my boys grow up, I do get a little upset that at some point they wont need me as they do now. As the saying goes:

A son is a son till he takes a wife, a daughter's a 
daughter the rest of her life!

This is on the basis that a son will rely on his mum until he gets married, after that time, his wife will fill the space and will do the duties that his mum currently does. Whereas a daughter will always rely on their mum and will always need her. 

Do you agree or disagree with this saying?

26 January 2013

Project 365 Week 4

Day 20
An unimpressed mummy as this photo is of our Lindam safety gate, obviously not that safe as Thomas pushed the gate and it snapped.
Day 21
Me and Thomas having a snowball fight.
Day 22
The snowy lane at the side of our local church. I thought it looks beautiful.
Day 23
Charlie showing off his new HiLo highchair.

Day 24
It was my husband, Simon's birthday today. As we've been out a lot of the week with his mum being in hospital we didn't have time to bake and so bought some yummy cakes instead.
Day 25
Having a sledging good time. Thomas loved being pulled around on the sledge.
Day 26
Yes, this is me making snow angels. Thomas thought I was hilarious. I think it's great to be a bit childish sometimes and it was fun.

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24 January 2013

HelloCanvas Review and Giveaway

When HelloCanvas.co.uk challenged me to test the quality of their canvas's I was up and ready for the challenge. I searched my photos and after some deliberation went for one that had loads of bright colours. It was an image of Thomas and Charlie pulling faces at the camera. As they are the main point, quite focused in on them, and with the canvas being a large size (20 x 28 inch) I wanted to see whether the canvas would show the definition in the boys faces as good as the photo is on screen.

I emailed the photo across to them on Friday and no less than an hour later did I get a confirmation of the canvas being shipped and 3 days later, on Monday, it arrived. Not bad at all considering it came from the Netherlands and on a weekend too. With sheer anticipation I opened the packaging and was so shocked at the results. 

The colours, the definition, the quality, just perfect!

I love how the colours on the boys clothing stands out so much, they are so bright and how the expressions on Thomas and Charlie's faces are so distinctive. I'm astounded at the quality and clarity of the canvas.

With the photo being blown up so much, I wasn't expecting it to come out so impressive. We don't have an all singing, all dancing DSLR, just a standard digital, a Panasonic Lumix 16mp camera which is good enough for what I use them for but for a big canvas and using a photo which has quite a lot of detail too, I really wasn't expecting it to be this good.

To purchase a canvas at this size (20 x 28 inch) will set you back £39 but I would say that is a reasonable price for the quality and level of service you get.

Don't believe me? Then judge for yourself. HelloCanvas are offering my lovely followers the chance to win a free 20x28 inch canvas. All you need to do is enter our competition below.

As normal once you have completed the mandatory entries, a round of optional extras will open, you do not have to complete any of these, they are just if you would like some extra chances.

Note: When commenting please leave your real name, if your Google one is different, as if I cannot find your comment I will not be able to accept your entries.

22 January 2013

Great Games For a Date Night

Having two young kids can be hard work, so when we get the odd chance to have a break we like to have what we call a 'date night'. Sometimes we will go out and have a nice meal, a dance and watch a good film or sometimes we'll get the friends round and play board games or on games consoles.

The main games we play when our friends come round are:

The Game of Life
I love this game and always want to play this on date night but we take it in turns and simon doesn't really like this game as it takes a long time to play. 
You start off as yourself in a car and work your way around the board living life. Getting married, getting a job, having children. 
We have The Simpsons edition and so it has it's own quirky little extras, you may invent the Flaming Moe, catch a three-eyed fish or appear in the next McBain film. There are 2 endings depending on how you've played the game. You can either retire to the retirement centre or if you've made enough money and can afford the luxury, you can live your twilight years at Monty Burns Manor.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire
This is simon's preferred choice. Based on the TV show, you have to answer all 12 questions correctly to reach £1 million and become a millionaire. I like this game and find it fun as some of the first few questions are so easy they are laughable. I've never managed to get to £1 million yet though as the questions for the bigger amounts of money are really hard. I must admit that I have tried peeking at the answers on this game to get me further but shhh don't tell me husband.
Uncharted 1, 2 and 3
Simon has never really been interested in spy, problem solving or shooter games but when we tried the 1st edition of this set of games, we were obsessed. You play as Nathan Drake, he's an archaeologist and a supposed descendant of the explorer Sir Francis Drake. He is searching for the lost treasure of El Dorado and goes on adventures trying to figure out where it is. Along the way there's a lot of action, adventure, shooting, riddle solving, items to find, love and backstabbing. The 2nd and 3rd editions don't disappoint either. We loved playing these so much so that we've completed all three and still now play the multi player mode. The best thing about this game is that it got us working together. Simon would control Nathan and I would be the map reader and problem solver. I really did feel that it helped us bond together as a partnership. 

So these are our favourite games for a date night, what are yours? Do you prefer playing as a partnership or against each other?

19 January 2013

Project 365 Week 3

Day 13
Thomas had fun playing with his farm set. This tractor makes animal noises, beeps and moves on it's own. Both boys love this toy.
Day 14
As Thomas loves his ice creams and is always eating them, Charlie does get jealous so whilst we were out shopping I saw these mini versions and thought they'd be perfect for him. Needless to say that they were.
Day 15
Today we did some baking. Thomas loves helping me so this time we made some decorated biscuits. Our recipe is here.
Day 16
Today I decided just to capture a picture of me and Charlie together.

Day 17
This cute picture is of Charlie staring out of the window wondering what all the white stuff is that is falling from the sky.
Day 18
On the way home from Nursery, Thomas enjoying running across the field covered in snow.
Day 19
A helping hand. Charlie couldn't walk properly through the snow so Thomas lovingly took him by the hand and helped him walk through it.

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

Guess what all? It's snowing. Yey! 

I think every child loves this time of year when it snows and they get to actually go out and play. It's weird really as usually in the cold whether I would have both boys inside wrapped up but the slightest bit of snow and everyone's out playing. 

Thomas is loving the snow whereas Charlie was a bit apprehensive since it's his first time being out in it. Last year he was only 3 month old so hasn't really seen the snow properly until now. 

Eventually, they were both out in the street playing. Thomas was making tracks whilst Charlie was just trying to work out what it was. We couldn't stay out too long as Charlie kept taking his mittens off so his hands were freezing but still we were out for a good half hour. 

As you can imagine, it wasn't long till we were having a snowball fight. Thomas has a great aim and kept getting me but me being mummy meant I kept purposely accidently missing him.

I hope this snow will stay around for a little while longer so the boys get to have a little more fun outdoors but I'm dreading the ice on the Monday morning walk to school.

Recipe: Simple Vanilla Biscuits

We love baking. Not only for the goodies at the end but because it's a great way to spend time together, just me and Thomas.

Since we made some super yummy biscuits, today I'm going to show you how me made them.

You will need:
300g plain flour
250g butter
1 egg
140g sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk

100g Icing sugar

How to make:
1. Preheat to oven to 180c.

2. Rub together the flour, butter, egg and sugar in a bowl until they form breadcrumbs.

3. Add the vanilla extract and the milk until the mixture sticks together.

4. Combine together to form a dough. You usually put it in the fridge here but I normally use straight away.

5. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1cm thick. Cut out your shapes and place on a baking tray with some baking parchment. 

6. Bake in the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes and then leave to cool.

7. Mix the icing sugar with a fed drops of water to make a thick consistency. Dip the front of the biscuits into the icing and then pour on some of the sprinkles. Leave to set.

That's it! Biscuits made simple.

16 January 2013

Cloggs - Wedge Quilted Boots

If you love footwear that has stylish designer connotations yet are affordable then look no further than Cloggs. They have recently brought out their Signature Range. This is a range of shoes and boots that are right on trend, which all the celebs are loving too.

I'm sure a lover of footwear, especially boots. I always buy wedge boots as I find them comfortable and practical but still stylish. The Wedge Quilted boots from Cloggs are no exception here too.

These boots are bang on trend the with quilted material. This is extremely popular this season. The details on these boots make them stand out form the rest. Having a comfortable wedge heel, a triple buckle feature, a side zip fastening and a faux fur cuff, to keep you warm especially at this time of year with all the snow we are currently getting.

The boots I was sent look great. The wedge is the perfect size, not too small but not too high either, just right and easy to walk in. They have a very solid tread on the sole making them anti-slip. A must for this snowy weather at the moment and for me too as I'm so clumsy.

Made from thick quilted material and having a faux fur cuff makes them very warm and comfortable indeed. The fact that they also have a small zip on the side too meaning you can get them on with ease is also a great feature. It also means that when I wear them with my skinny jeans I can easily sort the bottom of the jeans out through the zip opening to make sure I feel comfortable.

I would definitely buy from Cloggs again. Not only was delivery super speedy but also they have great customer service too, helping every step of the way.

At only £39.99 the boots are well worth their money and you can purchase them here.

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15 January 2013

Colgate ProClinical A1500 Electric Toothbrush

I've always had problems with my teeth. When I was younger I suffered with calcium deficiency meaning that my baby teeth went bad. Nowadays I'm very self conscious about them, even when I smile I try to keep my mouth shut. Regularly cleaning my teeth, especially after greasy foods to the point where I would make them bleed. 

When I heard of Colgate's new electric toothbrush, the Proclinical A1500, I immediately wanted to try it. Apparently it automatically adjusts itself for different parts of your mouth. Was this really true? Could a toothbrush know what it was actually brushing and when to change? Was it really worth it's £169.99 price tag? Well I put it to the test.

Opening the box, you get all the usual things, the toothbrush, charger, one brush head and you also get a case to put it in, after all it is expensive so you would want to protect it.

Colgate say "Thanks to its unique smart sensors, the brush automatically adjusts to engage different speeds and cleaning actions based on the position it is held in your mouth.  The result is a superior clean for teeth and gums."

It has three speeds:
1. Mid speed massaging strokes for the gumline
2. Slower side to side strokes for the teeth surface
3. Fast up and down strokes for molars

The toothbrush features a sonic wave cleaning action that delivers up to 32,500 strokes per minute, effectively reducing five times more plaque along the gumline. It also has an auto or manual selection mode and an LED display which is clear and easy to read. 

A handy 2 minute timer lets you know when you've cleaned your teeth for the recommended amount of time but it also has a 30 second pacer. This goes in quarters and lets you know when it's time to move onto another part of your mouth. It cleans deep in between teeth and polishes teeth surfaces but most importantly it improves gum health.

Having used this toothbrush for a while now I can clearly see the difference between this and a manual toothbrush but not only that, my gum no longer bleed because I'm brushing them too much because the toothbrush lets me know once I've brushed enough. Not only that but the 'Deep Clean' option gives a very thorough clean and makes my mouth gleam.

The fact that I can select which mode I want if I'm concentrating on a certain part of my mouth is great too. We had fish and chips the other day and usually I'd be scrubbing at my teeth for ages to get the greasy feeling to go but this toothbrush did it with no problem at all.

I can honestly say that it has made a difference with my teeth cleaning routine and my gums are probably the healthiest they've ever been. I still think the £169.99 price tag is expensive for a toothbrush but for me personally, I would pay it because it gives me peace of mind that I don't need to clean my teeth every few hours and really does clean as good as Colgate says it does.

You can purchase the ProClinical A1500 Electric Toothbrush  from the Colgate website here and from most Boots stores.

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Dinosaur Train InterAction Figures

Thomas love the Dinosaur Train cartoon. Whenever it's on all I hear is him singing along with them, he loves the Dinosaurs A-Z song. Thomas is in fact obsessed with dinosaurs regularly asking me which one is which. I'm never too sure, with there being so many, as the Dinosaurs A-Z song show, so usually have to end up looking online to find out which can take ages.

When TOMY contacted me to ask if we would like to review their brand new Dinosaur Train InterAction Figures I couldn't reply quick enough with a big fat yes! Within 24 hours they were at our house and getting tried out by Thomas and me.

We received 6 characters, Buddy, Morris, Boris, Tiny, Tank and Ned. Each character has a range of sentences they say but the best bit is that they actually talk to each other. When you press the button on the top of one of them, that character will say something, another of the characters will then reply as if they are having a proper conversation. They will laugh together, roar together and if you leave them for a few minutes without playing with them, they will even snore.

The figures not only talk and interact but have moving parts too which make sounds. Some have moving mouths/jaws which make 'eating' sounds. Tiny has moving wings which make flapping sounds and Morris has a moving tail which makes whipping sounds. Boris, the biggest of them all, has an added extra feature. If you push his tail down towards the floor, his head raises up, his mouth opens and he lets out a massive 'ROAR!'

The thing I love most about these figures is that they teach children about dinosaurs through play. Explaining what each one is called, their weights, wing span, sizes and even their eating habits. Children Thomas's age obviously don't know the difference between herbivores, carnivores or piscivores so the toys make funny references to these such as, 'I'm a fishavore... I mean a piscivore' This is a great way to teach small children the differences between species and what type of food they eat. 

Each dinosaur has a wide range of different things to say, some of them being shown in the demonstration video below. Give it a quick view to see them in action. As you will notice in the video, they chat a lot to each other have roaring contests as well as explaining things about themselves.

I think brightly coloured toys always stand out to children and these are no exception. The bright oranges, vivid blues and colourful greens make them so pleasing on the eye. The quality of the dinosaurs is of a very high standard. Usually Thomas grabs dinosaurs by the tail and eventually the plastic wears down and cracks or snaps but the tail on the biggest of the dinosaurs Boris, for example, has been fitted with a rubber end meaning no matter how much Thomas waggles it around, it won't be snapping off. You can see that every effort has been made to ensuring a long safe toy life. Not only quality in the making of the dinosaurs but also in the details on them. They have been made so realistic and like you'd imagine a dinosaur to be. 

From what I have seen so far, the dinosaur toys seem totally safe for younger children to play with. No small parts, no pieces looking flimsy and the battery compartment is screwed shut so cannot be opened by a child.

If you have never heard the Dinosaurs A-Z song then here's your chance. The video just below is full length version of the song. It names a dinosaur for each of the 26 letters of the alphabet and has a catchy chorus throughout. Be warned though, this will get stuck in your head and you will end up singing it whilst out shopping in the supermarket like I do.

The Dinosaur Train InterAction figures will be available from all good retailers from February 2013 with more characters and playsets due out later this year.
The RRP are as follows:

  • Tiny £14.99 
  • Buddy £14.99 
  • Tank £19.99
  • Morris £19.99
  • Ned £19.99
  • Boris £29.99

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You've Never Had Lasagne!!!

We were walking around the supermarket last week. Getting all our weekly groceries when we stopped upon the fresh ready meals. I was quite in the mood for a curry for tea but really wasn't in the cooking mood so was thinking of just buying one. Well Simon doesn't like curry so he was looking for something else. 
Hotpot, shepherds pie and then lasagne. 'I've never had lasagne before' I heard from my husband. What?! You've never had lasagne before?! How? Why?

Simon explained that because his mum didn't like pasta, they never had it and so he's never tried lasagne. He didn't even know what was in it. I was gob smacked and so took it upon myself to get all the ingredients and make my own to show him how nice they can be. 

Now before you start thinking that this is gunna be a work of art recipe, all home made, it's not. No I didn't make the red or white sauces and no I didn't mince the beef myself but I added the flavours, the oomph and the love. 

Note: We were in Asda at the time which is why it's all their products
As you can see in the picture, these are all the ingredients I used. Making home made food doesn't have to mean cooking from scratch, it can be adding your own spices, your own flavourings and doing your own take on dishes. 

A lasagne may look hard to make but it's actually quite simple. Just follow these simple steps and your done.

1. Fry the mince on a medium heat until browned and then drain off excess grease.  
2. Pour the red sauce into a bowl and add the cooked mince. At this point you can add any extras you want to. We went for finely chopped onions, mushrooms and peppers (orange peppers - read my tip at the bottom of this post) and mix together.  
3. The pasta sheets need boiling to soften. We went for fresh pasta sheets so they only needed a few minutes. Dried pasta will need longer.  
4. Now this is where we layer it up. Start by putting a big spoonful of the mince mixture into an oven dish and spread it out.  You then add a pasta sheet over the top of the mince and then a small layer of white sauce.  Keep layering it up in this order until the oven dish is nearly full and the white sauce is at the top.  
5. Finish with a sprinkle of grated cheese and place in the oven on about 180c for about 40 minutes, until the top has gone golden brown.  
6. Serve with seasonal veg or any you happen to get you hands on. This time we went for peas, carrots, sweetcorn and new potatoes.  

That's it! Lasagne made simple.  

I must admit that for my first ever attempt at lasagne, it was pretty darn good. Even the ever fussy Simon, my husband, enjoyed it and it will definitely be on our dinner table again.

Orange peppers are always supplied in the pack of three traffic light peppers pack but most of the time these are thrown away due to people not liking their taste. Did you know that orange peppers contain only 30 calories and 0 fat. They also contain 190% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C, 2g of fibre in each one and are full of antioxidants. They are in fact the best peppers you can get. Dishes like this are a great way to slip in orange peppers as the taste is not so prominent when mixed with everything else.

January Blues

We all know that January can be a dull time. Christmas is over, no more celebrating, no more opening presents and no more New Year celebrating but it can get even worse. A few years ago before we had the boys and before we moved into our current house, we had the worst January ever.

We had booked a short weekend break away just to Scarborough for a few days. It was great, walking on the beach, eating rubbish food and just spending time together, me and my husband. What was so wrong then I hear you ask?

Well, whilst we were having a great time, enjoying our break, some low life decided that it would be the right time to break into our house. We lived at the side of a busy club at the time (our house having a doorway which connected us to the club which was locked at all times) and I think the culprit was more trying to get into the there. 

That's where our holiday ended!

I got a phone call from my mum telling us that not only had they broken through our door but had also cracked the living room window and everything electrical had gone. We were totally gutted, not only had they ruined our break but also the Police told us there was probably no hope of getting our things back (they never did find the person who did it) and we didn't have insurance so couldn't even claim. Suffice to say, not long after that we moved out into our house we are in now. 

We had to start from scratch buying everything again which did take ages but in a way I do blame ourselves. It takes 2 minutes to Compare home insurance and if we'd have done that back then at least we wouldn't have had to purchase everything all over again as the insurance would have covered it.

Ever since then we make sure our insurance is up to date and renewed every year. Now we have children it's better to be safe than sorry. The amount of money that was spent at Christmas means that we need to protect our property and make sure that if this did unfortunately happen again, we are covered!

Remember, your home is in your hands so protect it!

14 January 2013

Mummy Needs A Break

I'm sure it's not just me that needs a break every now and again. Trying to find ways to relax can be hard when your at home without the children. Sit back, lay down but then realise there are toys to put away, rooms to clean and all of a sudden your up and about tidying.

I've decided that the next time I want some time on my own or with a friend we will go on a break away to a spa. There are many Spa Breaks you can go on. Check out this great infographic which Spa Breaks have created showing the top 5 detox spa breaks.

Not only do you get a relaxing massage but at a spa you have the chance to actually have a swim in the spa facilities without having a child clinging to your arm. You can sip champagne in the pool, have a body polish or even have a 3 course healthy meal. 

You can choose between a luxury old building spa like the Rookery Hall hotel which is at the top spot, number 1 or you can choose to go with stylish uber modern surroundings like the Hotel Verta which is placed at number 3. Each has their own charm, you can choose the one you prefer.

Having a detox after the Christmas splurge is a must. The salt scrubs can detox your body and skin, have a swim to work off some of that Christmas pudding and sup on detoxifying smoothies packed full of fruit. 

Over the Christmas period I ate way too much and I think I need detoxing. Having a spa day is a great way to have a relaxing break away from the children but to also clean and detox my body and system ready for the Valentines day chocolate binge, then I may end up needing another spa day... any excuse!

12 January 2013

Project 365 Week 2

Day 6
We decorated biscuits today with a little of melted Belgian chocolate and some smarties, they were super yummy.
Day 7
Painting today!!! Thomas brings some many paintings and drawings home from school that we wanted somewhere to keep them, like a keepsake box. I thought the most creative way to do this was to get a plain box and decorate it ourselves so it' personalised with all Thomas's favourite things.
Day 8
The boys were rock stars. Both playing the guitar making a heck of a noise but having loads of fun too.

Day 9
Today we got a YBike Extreme and had to review it. This was a lot of fun for Thomas as it meant playing out on the street. 
Day 10
Charlie decided that hide and seek was fun, keeping himself entertained by popping out from under the table shouting peek'a'boo.
Day 11
I won a competition from @MB_CustomCovers on Twitter. The prize was a gorgeous photo of my boys printed onto a vinyl phone cover and today I received it and love having my own personalised phone case.

Day 12
Today we spent our day playing with the Dinosaur Train InterAction figures that we have been sent by TOMY to review. Thomas is obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment and so enjoys playing with these. He loves the fact that they are from the cartoon Dinosaur Train and I'll regularly hear him singing the the Dinosaur A-Z song whilst playing with them.

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