Friday, 20 April 2018

Sunshine, Water Fights and Sandals #LittleLoves

I hope everyone has enjoyed as much sunshine as we have this week. Although maybe not quite as much seen as I ended up a tad burnt on a couple of days. Needless to say I have now stocked up on suncream for this year. There is just something about having the sun out that is an instant mood booster isn't there. I've found myself smiling a lot more and the stress that I've felt in recent weeks has decreased significantly too.

It's just typical that the sun graced is with its presence just as the kids went back to school after the Easter holidays. That would be sods law wouldn't it. Although my girls didn't seem to mind this because it meant that they could switch from their winter uniform to their summer one, well my youngest did anyway. My ten year old is apparently far too cool to wear summer dresses now and opted for changing her blouse for a polo top.

Of course with all this talk of warmer weather it seems inevitable that a lot of my #littleloves this week will have a a more summery vibe ....

Read

With the kids back at school I've actually had more opportunity to read some books of my own rather than just listening to the kids read their library books. The first book I read is actually a review you'll have to look out for on my blog in upcoming weeks. The Wrong Man is what I'd describe as a crime come romance novel that was somewhat unique and actually for being part of the crime genre, it actually stands up as a god holiday read.

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Introducing the New Cuddly Toy in Town, Lumo Stars

My children have always been a sucker for a plush toy. This is shown by the fact that on an average night in bed, I can't find my kids amongst their cuddly toys. But as I know with my own obsession with shoes, you can never have enough cuddly toys, there's always room to squeeze just one more on, if only to make for a nice soft pillow. And now there's a new, unbelievably cute and cuddly collectable available, Lumo Stars.

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This new collection of plush toys are inspired by Nordic nature and mythologies, each toy has deep, colourful eyes reminiscent of the Northern Lights and every one is based on a common animal living in a Nordic country. And what makes them stand out even more from your run of the mill cuddly toy is that they are actually born from a successful storybook which was created by co-owner of Tactic, Kati Helijakka.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Disney Vampirina Boo-Tiful Dress Review

My children have always loved dressing up, letting their imaginations run wild and how can dressing up be made even better, well by adding in a Disney costume of course! One of the latest shows to hit Disney Junior is Vampirina, this has become a huge favourite for my five year old so when I was asked if she'd like to review the Boo-Tiful dress I knew I'd be in her good books when it got delivered.

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The show is based on the Vampirina Ballerina series of books written by Anne Marie Pace and illustrated by LeUyen Pham and it follows the story of Vampirina "Vee" Hauntley who becomes a new kid on the block after she and her family move from Transylvania to Pennsylvania to open a local bed and breakfast called the Scare B&B for visiting ghouls and goblins.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Read With Me 2018 #15

Hello and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. Thanks to everyone who continued to link up in the holidays, who else is sad that it's back to normality for another few weeks?

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The girls have been busy reading library books over the holiday, they seem to be more eager to read when they aren't being told to do so by the school!

Sunday, 15 April 2018

My Sunday Photo 2018 #15

Got to capture blue skies and sunshine when you can haven't you. I'm hoping for more of these views, wasn't quite warm enough for me to put my sandals on yet though.

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