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National Geographic Kids and LEGO® City inspire children to explore and learn more about our Jungles

National Geographic Kids and LEGO® City have collaborated on a special partnership to inspire children to explore, discover and learn about jungles and the importance of their preservation. Known for his Science outreach work and exploration of the "Boiling River” in the Amazon, National Geographic Explorer, Andres Ruzo, is spearheading the project, and is passionate about sharing the importance of these habitats with future ‘young explorers’. 
Through LEGO City Jungle bricks, vehicles, and mini-figures Ruzo has created a fun way to highlight what incredible habitats jungles are, helping children learn more about their diversity, incredible plant and animal species, as well the importance of conservation for the future.


Ruzo shares “Of all my expeditions to the Amazon Rainforest this was definitely the one my 9-year-old-self would have not wanted to miss!  The mission: To explore the sacred and mysterious Boiling River of the Amazon, deep in the heart of the jungle.  The Goal: To…

FLUFFNUT Cupcakes #NumNomsCrazyCreation

We've been getting creative in the kitchen with NumNoms for their latest food campaign  #NumNomsCrazyCreation

We’ve seen the Cronut (donut and croissant combination), a genius idea, which brought together two of our favourite pastry items into one amazing desert.  Next it was the turn of green tea cake, for the slightly more health conscious, which saw a refreshing cake born from a popular hot beverage.  More recently, Marks and Spencer introduced the Croloaf, a loaf of bread make out of croissants 

When thinking of ideas for our creations, we sat down with all our NumNoms on the table and picked out our favourites.....
The over all winners were .... Cherry Ann (doughnut type) Softy Mallow (marshmallow type) Nana Heart (Candy Num)
So from them we decided to make......
FLUFFNUT CUPCAKES!

RECIPE:
Mini Ring Doughnuts, Fluff Spread Love hearts.
The no bake cupcakes, that are just perfect for doing with the little ones. Beware you can get rather sticky!!!

The end result was pretty epic! The…

Tackling Early Morning Wake Up Calls With The Gro Clock

Having twins is great, but having twins does have its downside. Like when one wakes up at 5am and decides its an awesome idea to get the other one up. For them to both coming running through shouting and screaming about one thing or another is not so great.

These lovely sunny mornings are lovely but they're a right pain in the bum when the kids don't quite understand it isn't really time to get up.
It's just like when Ana says to Else in Frozen "The Suns awake, so I'm awake."

So out of desperation I decided to contact the Gro Company and see if I could review their Gro Clock. I had heard great things from other bloggers and my Sister in Law swears by hers.
They were lovely enough to say yes and sent one out to me straight away.

The Gro Clock;


FEATURESGlowing screen shows images of stars and sun to communicate ‘sleep’ and ‘wake-up’ timeIncludes fun bedtime story bookStars go out one-by-one during the night to show the passing of timeKey-lock optionOption t…

3 Steps Towards That Once In A Lifetime Family Holiday

As a parent, you may find that you don't spend as much quality time with your kids as you would like. This is not for want of trying - but all too often, life just gets in the way, and family life becomes driven by routine.  Shaking up that routine, however, can be a huge benefit for both parent and child alike. Modern families operate very differently to the way they did thirty or forty years ago - the notion of eating dinner together has vanished from a huge proportion of households, and the rise of technology has meant that young children are spending less time outside and more time in front of a screen. 
Parents also spend more time working, commuting and ferrying their kids around - and even Mum deserves a break too! That's why a big family holiday can be the best way to reconnect with your kids among the madness of everyday life.  It is also something on many people's bucket lists: to take their kids away on a once in a lifetime trip that they'll remember forever.  B…

Hiding From The Sun With Fuzzy-Felt.

Last week was sooo hot that we often found ourselves hiding away indoors. During one of our hide out sessions we decided to open up the Paw Patrol Fuzzy-Felt pack that we were sent from John Adams

Inside the box you get, Over 70 assorted felt shapes, Ideas Leaflet Felt play board.

Ru loves Paw Patrol and he needed no instructions on what to do with the felt pieces, he instantly started making pictures with the different pieces.


He really enjoyed making different pictures and showing me the end results.
The felt shapes stick nicely to the play board and they're is a nice selection of different pieces to choose from.


Ru spent a good half an hour making up different scenes and chatting away to himself whilst he did so. Making up little scenes and playing with the Paw Patrol team.

It was the perfect activity to keep Ru entertained whilst we kept him in from the sun for a bit. The twins have also had a play with it and both enjoyed it as much as Ru did.
We've never had a Fuzzy-Fel…

Weekend Vibes..

It wasn't a weekend filled with excitement but I thought I would share what we got up too.
With Jon's back still healing we are very limited to what we can do, as he isn't allowed to be in a car or walk too far, but we tried to make it as fun for the boys as we could.
Saturday
We put up our new framed posters in the lounge, we recently had a re-jig in the lounge and are trying to put our own stamp on it rather than have it looking like it came out of the Next catalogue.
So both Jon and I picked one of our favourite films and found a poster .... Mine is My Neighbour Totoro and Jon's is The Goonies.
The lounge is really becoming how we both want it to look. One of the best things about the lounge is that there are no toys in there!

The twins had a party to attend in the afternoon, so I took them off and left Jon with Ru and Noah. The party was over the road at the lavender farm, so before we went into the play barn I got the boys to take a picture next to the rows of lav…