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Free Halloween Fun

Activities don't have to be expensive and when it comes to special events such as Halloween things can add up.

Free printables  are something I love with a passion.

Having a day of nothing can end up with the boys bouncing off the walls, so I always try to find some cool colouring pictures to keep them entertained for an hour or so.

Today is such a day, we're waiting for new sofas to turn up and the boys need to be entertained.  They were causing a mass destruction of their rooms and the lounge!  So our printer came to my rescue. 

Being Halloween on Saturday I thought I'd find them some Halloween'y ones.

Here are the links to the sites I used this morning -

Happy colouring x

Spooky goings on in Basingstoke

In and around Baskngstoke this weekend? Stuck for ideas to keep the kids entertained??
Festival Place is your place for a spooktacular Halloween this year with their two-day long Halloween extravaganza. 

Taking place fromFriday October 30th to Saturday October 31st, thefiendish family fun eventwill have a range of eerie entertainment, 12-6pm, to get customers set for the scary season. 
Porchester Square will be transformed into the centre’s very own Spooky Hollow, raising money for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, with scary face painting and a Shear Beautynail artstand for kids – big kids welcome too!
Customers will then have the chance to win a variety of great prizes from Festival Place’s retailers simply by taking a photo in the centre’s custom-built photo booth (includingscaryprops!) and sharing it on social media with the hashtag #spookyfp. 
Prizes will go to the spookiest photos, so customers are encouraged to come along in their creepiest costumes and ghoulish gear.
To keep up to date wit…

The House of Twits App • Review •

The Twits is one of Noah's favourite books so when we were asked to review the new House of Twits app of course we said yes!

You start off playing with Mrs Twit and once you reach level 9 you can play with Mr Twit.
The first game is annoy Mrs Twit by poking her,pulling out her glass eye and turning her upside down!  Noah loved this and was giggling in hysterics when she pulled her own eye out and said "I've got my eye on you" You go to different rooms to do different things, so the more you play the more fun you can unlock.

The kitchen game is my favourite part!  You feed Mrs Twit up trying not to get the order wrong and she'll burb in your face, throw up and falls backwards off her chair.  The more you get right the more choice of foods you get. Maggots. Bird pie. Worms. Dog hair! All very delicious! All very funny! 

Great entertainment, and a great app. Fun for everyone.
If you fancy winning a copy of the beardy Twits book, why not head over to my  Instagramand co…

Introducing Little Bear Bots!

Little Bear Bots is Amy's brain child, it's a fantastic children's clothes range!
Made with lots of love and completely original!

Perfect if you like your little one to be dressed in something different to the usual high street wear! 

The bit I love is that the range is completely child friendly, in Little Bear Bots your child will look like a child and not a mini adult.  Something that I really don't get! 

Amy very kindly made Ru this adorable bear hoody for us to show off in this post. I have lusted over a few of the pieces on Little Bear Bots Instagram and was thrilled to be asked to do a post about the new up coming range. Ru has worn this a few times and has spilt dinner down it, rubbed bogies on it, you name it he's probably rubbed it on it! It has washed well each time and looks as fab as it did when I received it.
Little Bear Bots sizing for babies, toddlers and children, head over to Facebook - LittleBearBots to find out more! 
Amy is going to be launching…

Divine Chocolate

Divine is the only Fairtrade chocolate company which is 44% owned by cocoa farmers!!!

 Not only is this deliciously smooth, silky chocolate absolutely amazing, it's has the feel good factor too it! It is a Fairtrade company of which 44% is owned by the cocoa farmers that farm the cocoa beans! 
While Fairtrade ensures farmers receive a better deal for their cocoa and additional income to invest in their community, company ownership gives farmers a share of Divine’s profits and a stronger voice in the cocoa industry.
I was very kindly sent some samples for the boys and myself to try out. I was lucky to receive them as I was out when the delivery turned up so a neighbour across the way took them in and mistakenly opened the box thinking it was for him, when I popped over to collect the parcel he told me he was very jealous and that it was such a great delivery and he wanted to keep it!

For all that know me, know that I'm a complete chocolate fiend and survive on the brown stuff th…


On Friday Jon and I took Rupert for a walk along the beach.
He enjoyed throwing stones in the sea and finding treasure.
Just before we left we saw a flock of birds flying across the sea.
I do love seeing nature at its best! 
Happy Sunday X 

Eye popping oddities with Ripley's Believe it or Not! 2016 • Review •

Looking for that one Christmas present sure to have everyone flabbergasted???
Well look no further -  Ripley's Believe It Or Not 2016!  Will do just that. 

The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has now firmly established itself as a Christmas must- have, with an ever-growing army of loyal fans. Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2016 offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the woman who married a Ferris wheel to exploding cow farts, and from the girl who cries stone tears to the pizzeria that deliver its customers' orders by drone. 

We all love seeing strange and wonderful things!  Ripley's is great for that.  You'll uncover a world of wonderfully strange things. Ripley's will have you "oooooohhhhh and ahhhhhhhh'ing" to very closely nearly vomiting!  It's all good! 

Ripley's will make the perfect Christmas present for pre - teens…

A mother's secret weapon!!

Shopping with Ru, used to be so pleasant. He would sit nicely in the trolley wave and smile at everyone and just look lovely!
A few weeks ago we made the mistake of letting him wander around on foot - which resulted in me chasing him around Morrison's like a headless chicken and Jon knocking him in the head knocking him off his feet with the basket! (Not on purpose!!!!) Yes people noticed and they tutted Loudly!! 
But now he will no longer sit in the trolley with out screaming in horror and thrashing his head about like we've put him in some horrible torture device.  
So now I try to avoid taking the little terror shopping but when I do .....

I have to bribe him with sweet goodies to get him stay seated whilst I do a supermarket sweep kinda shop!

Mini Halloween Haul - From Poundland!

We don't usually go too crazy at Halloween, we'll carve some pumpkins, Noah will have a costume and that's pretty much as mad as we go! 
This year the twins are more excited about Halloween as they have a spooky corner at nursery and they are loving it.
Noah always wants to decorate the house and go trick or treating. 
After pumpkin picking on Sunday I'm all into it, so today I popped into Poundland ..... Not really a shop I go in a lot because it always have stupidly busy queues.
I didn't go too mad, but I am planning to go back and get more!
This little Halloween candle holder was too hard to resist 

The essential pumpkin carving tools 

Noah is learning about the day of the dead at school soI bought him this candle skull'd lantern

Some pumpkin fairy lights to go around the banisters in the hall way 

Then this centre piece to go along side our many pumpkins 

I also got two packs of batteries and the grand total was £7!!!
Like I said I'll be going back in the next day…

Guest post from Aimee Foster :: Two important ways to give your baby's heart a better start!

We all worry about our babies and how we can help them to be healthy and safe! 
That worry starts almost instantly from the moment that we conceive our precious little bundles of joy. This is an important read for every mother / mothers to be out there!! 
Two Important Ways to Give Your Baby's Heart a Better Start
Baby Loss Awareness Week took place last week.On Thursday at 7pm, thousands of people across the globe lit candles in memory of the babies they have lost. 

The 15th October is recognised worldwide as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. My husband and I added our candle to the global wave of light, remembering our baby girl Grace who we lost to a congenital heart defect.Last week was about commemorating those who were taken too soon. This week, I’d like to talk about the steps we can take to prevent some of those deaths. Specifically, how we can preventdeaths caused by one of the most common birth defects – congenital heart defects (CHD).
Heart defects affect 1 out of e…

A bloggers perspective "Not one of the cool kids"

I wasn't sure wether to share my experience of Blogcamp London, but then thought this is my blog and I can do as I please. 
For one I hardly learned anything. From the talks they had planned I thought I was going to come away with my head bursting with knowledge. That wasn't quite the case.
The first half was filled with speakers from Israel telling us how they set up their businesses and such. It was interesting to hear their stories but I didn't really find it relevant. One of the speaker even admitting she'd never really knew what bloggers were and that she'd never read a blog.
The second part of the day when the pro bloggers were talking was a lot more useful but I don't feel they had enough time to say what they really needed too. 

Secondly the blogging community is meant to be a friendly bunch and everyone goes on about how everyone is said to feel very welcome at these blogging conferences. 
Well that may be the case for some. Me on the other hand not so much, I …

Pumpkin picking!

We headed off to Hoo this morning to pick ourselves a pumpkin.
Neither Jon or myself have been to a pumpkin patch before so we were both excited.  The boys were all on a hype just because we were going somewhere new!
The plan was to get one pumpkin each .... That plan went out the window as soon as we stepped onto the field.... The boys got carried away, we got carried away and we just couldn't help ourselves! 

We now have more pumpkins than we can shake a stick at! 
We've popped one of a munchkin ones in to the oven so we can have it with our roast dinner. 
We're going to attempt to make a pumpkin pie then we'll have to google some more recipes.
If you have any, pop them in the comments below. 
Hope you enjoy the rest of the snaps I took.

It was free to get in and for the whole wheelbarrow it was £20! I did think it would cost a lot more so I'm not too bothered by the price.  Just imagine if we'd stuck to the one pumpkin each rule it would have been a pretty cheap day!