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Win a Family Ticket To Big Day Out - 1st July Mote Park Maidstone

The main stage will be headlined this year by X-Factor star Louisa Johnson, who will be performing some of her unreleased music as well as fan favourites ‘Bad Behaviour’ and ‘So Good’. She will be joined by her X-Factor contemporaries Reggie ’n’ Bollie, Atomic Kitten, and for the kids we have CBeebies’ own Mr Bloom performing in the early afternoon.
 To top all this off we have the UK’s best dance group Diversity returning to Big Day Out with an all-new dance routine that is sure to wow old and young alike.



Big Day Out 2017 will play host to performance classes for everyone to get involved with.  There is a Circus School for the class and office clowns, and those with a feeling for music and dance can put their best foot forward in our Hip-Hop and Ballet dance classes! 
On top of this, the kids’ favourite characters will be roaming the festival for them to meet, including Fairytale Princesses, Comic Superheroes, Paw Patrol, and Bing & Flop!
All in all, Big Day Out has returned bigger a…

Don’t Break The Bank Holiday

Living in a holiday destination Bank Holidays can get really busy around here, so we normally decided to stay in or visit family. None of the boys really enjoy the hustle and bustle of town and prefer to be kept busy other ways. When possible we also try our best to keep the cost down.
So I thought I would share some of our top favourite things to do on a Bank Holiday.
Garden Picnic..

If the weather is nice, why not head out into the garden and have a picnic?
Food always tastes better in the sun... The boys love eating outside and it always makes them smile to see food being set up on the picnic bench.
Get The Kids To Put On A Show...


The twins love putting on a show, they never really make sense and they are usually over within a second, but they spend most of the day practising. When they're really planning their play, they always ask for face paints. I'm not amazing at face paints but they are always happy when they see the end results.



Movie Day....


If the weather is being r…

The Baby That Never Had a Chance.....

I was so excited about telling the world that baby number 5 was on it's way.
Last Sunday I started bleeding, it started off like spotting and I tried not to be too worried.

I rang up the EPU to get a scan booked in, they could see me the next morning. Tuesday morning came around far too slowly. I spent most of Monday too scared to go to the toilet for what I might see at the bottom of the toilet bowl.
I had both a tummy scan and an internal scan. They could see no sign a of baby.
I had done 5 ... 5 bloody tests all of which were positive. No matter how much I didn't feel pregnant after the first one, they still kept showing me I was.
The sister explained, this could have been because the pregnancy didn't progress as I thought it was progressing and ended very early on or it could mean there may be a pregnancy going on outside the womb.

I was sent off for bloods and then told to go home and wait for the results. Again it was another day spent far too scared to go to the to…

Bob The Builder™ Hits UK Screens and Joins Forces with The Mega Machines to Tackle His Biggest Build Ever in The Brand New ‘Bob The Builder: Mega Machines – The Movie’

Showing at UK Cinema Screens on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th May


Movie trailer: http://bob-megamachinesmovie.co.uk/
Screenings: http://showtimes.bob-megamachinesmovie.co.uk/
Grab your little builders and get ready to experience an epic Bob the Builderadventure on the big screen, as Bob and his team call on some enormous new machines to help them tackle their biggest build ever in Bob the Builder: Mega Machines – The Movie, showing at selected UK screens onSaturday 27th & Sunday 28th May only.
The new movie brings an exciting cinematic feel to the popular Channel 5: Milkshake and Cartoonito TV show.  With an action-packed plotline featuring twists and turns, Scoop, Muck and Lofty are eager to help Bob with his biggest build yet, constructing a dam and transforming an old quarry into a reservoir to provide Spring City with fresh water.
Bob has also enlisted the help of another builder, Conrad, to help clear the quarry, along with his three enormous Mega Machines, Thud, Crunch and form…

Mini Beast Hunt Down At The Park...

Ru always enjoys finding me bugs in the garden, so I thought why not head out to the local park and see if he could find anything different.

He got straight to work, using his handy magnifying glass.  He wasn't afraid to use his hands to dig through the mud and leaves. The dirty the better in his eyes.

We looked in all sorts of places, in the bark by the climbing frame, by old tree Stubbs, in the ivy and in the long grass.

We found a few of his favourites....spiders, a couple of worms, lots of ants and one earwig. We also had a couple of Ducks watching and following us whilst we were on the hunt.

He loved the fact that he could see everything up close with his magnifying glass and I know I'll probably find him laying on his belly examining the ground with it in the future.

For the mini beast hunt Ru wore his brand new JCB outfit from M&Co Fashion .
He is wearing - JCB Quilted Knee Badge Joggers (RRP £12.99) and a Joey JCB Striped Muddy Friends T-Shirt (RRP £8.00).


M&Co…

Lego Minifigures Series 17!

On the 1st May Lego launched its brand new Minifigures series. Series 17 and I was very lucky to be a part of that launch.
I was sent two boxes on two separate days, each containing 8 different Lego Minifigures. The first box also came with highwayman outfit and instructions on what to do with the Minifigures....

The aim of the game was to hide the Lego Minifigure's accessories and write some clues, so the kids could hunt them out. I had to keep my identity hidden and not let on who had hidden them.

I loved running round the house in my cape hiding all the accessories and the boys were beside themselves with excitement when they found the clues. When I said it wasn't me who had been hiding them, that made them even more keen to find them.

Our first lot of Minifigures included; Butterfly Girl, Rocket Boy, Corn Cob Guy, Elf Maiden, Hot Dog Vendor, Battle Dwarf, Roman Gladiator, Retro Space Hero.

I made the clues easy as I wanted them all to be able to have a guess at where the …

Win Tickets to WWE Live and WWE Power Props Courtesy Of Jakks Pacific!

WWE Live
WWE returns to the United Kingdom in May 2017 for a nine-day, nine-event tour through England, Scotland and Wales, starting Thursday, 4 May in Glasgow, and wrapping Friday, 12 May in Newcastle.  Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown LIVE will make the trip. 

POWER PROPS
Recreate fantastic WWE Superstar action with these amazing wrestling props and costume sets.  Each set includes a highly detailed foam prop and a dress up piece to become a true Superstar!  Battle your friends with these safe wrestling props to recreate your favourite WWE matches! Available to buy at Smyths Toys Superstore www.smythstoys.com


Prize package: 2x tickets to WWE Live  (Wednesday 10th May, Genting Arena Birmingham)  and 2x Jakks Power Props
Terms & Conditions
Styles may varyNo cash alternativeTickets are available for Wednesday 10th May at the Genting Arena, Birmingham onlyTravel is not includedPower Props are suitable for age 3+Winner Will be picked at randomWinner will be picked Sunday 7th May.


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Ru Bear Turned 3!!

Last Tuesday saw my littlest little turn 3. It only seems like yesterday that I was pregnant with him.

We had cake and presents on the Sunday before his birthday, as on Tuesday's he's at nursery all day. Nana & Gramps came round and I did a little party lunch of pizza, and some party food.

He loved blowing out his candles, but got a bit shy when we all sang to him. He's not a massive cake fan, so he didn't actually have any of his big cake. Which meant me and the others were left to eat it all!


He got some lovely presents, and he's played with all of them. He also has some money, which Im thinking of using to get him some new Little Bird By Jools Oliver tops!
Most of his presents were cars, and those of you who follow my Instagram you'll know he loves his cars. He also got a Joules outfit from his favourite person .... Auntie Jenni, and a Gruffalo outfit from Nana & Gramps.

From us & my parents he got a balance bike. He saw a little girl on one at …