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Father's Day gift ideas brought to you by Snapfish - Review

When it comes to buying presents for Jon I always come to a mind blank and end up buying him socks or boxers .... 
Not very imaginative or thoughtful and never really wanted!
Over at Snapfish you can design your very own personalised gifts that are sure to give that 'wow factor'!  There are many different items to personalise and all at great prices - something to suit everyone's budget.
Great!!! This year I can surprise Jon and earn some good girlfriend points.
Jon is always moaning about people at work stealing his tea mug, so first on my list was to make him his very own mug that would be impossible to misplace or for others to think it was theirs.  Photo Mugs

Next I decided to make a photo panel of the twins, Jon loves showing off the boys to his work colleagues so I thought this was perfect for the job!
Photo Panels
To keep with the showing off of his boys theme! I made him a personalised calendar, which is dated from May 2015 to April 2016!!  So buying a calendar nearly h…

Little person big personality- wicked Wednesday

He was all smiles until i got my phone out for a sneaky picture! 

Beach day fun!

My Friend Jenny came over for a visit so I decided to take her to the beach as the last two times she has visited we didn't get up to much.
So I packed up some towels and some drinks and off we headed to the seaside! 
We haven't yet been paddling in the sea as either it's not warm enough or the tide is out and Jon doesn't like the idea of walking out to the sea ..... ( Jon has a few anxieties and is very safety conscience, which usually ends up with us not being allowed to do anything overly "dangerous".) 
The tide was out and Jon wasn't with us, so off we went for a water adventure!!   ... I told Jon afterwards and showed him the pictures to win him over with the fun we were having. 
This was the first time for the twins and Rupert to dip their toes into the sea 

They all loved it!!

Ru loved sitting down and having a splash 

Noah even attempted to sunbath, but having issues with being still for any length of time he didn't too last long!

After we had finishe…

I'm going to BritMums live 2015

So I'm going along to Britmums Live and I could not be more excited!
I thought I'd join in with Britmums Meme! 
Name - Hannah Blog - Hannah and The Mini BeastsTwitter ID - Hannahplus4Height - 5'5Hair - black Eyes - brownIs this your first blogging conference? - this will be my first ever blogging outing! I'm excited and yet very nervous! Are you attending both days? - I am indeedy What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2015? - learning, I'm still newish to the blogging world and I'm still finding my way so it will be great to learn everything I need to know! Meeting up with fellow bloggers and making new friends.What are you wearing? - Oh my goodness I have no idea!!! A Shopping trip is on the cards What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2015? - blogging know how and a few new friendships! 

I have meobius syndrome - I have previously written a post Here So if you see me and I'm not smiling it's not because I'm bored or grumpy ...…

Colour changing rain coat and wellies by SquidKid - Review

 The postman dropped off an exciting parcel containing probably the coolest raincoat and wellies you'll ever see! 
Never had i willed it to rain on such a beautiful day ...... 

The weatherman was in my favour and on the way home from the school run the heavens opened!
""SquidKids is the brainchild of co-founders Viviane Jaeger and Emma-Jayne Parkes who formed SquidLondon in 2008. Developing their brand into the childrenswear market started in 2012 with the first ever boys and girls colour changing splash jackets. They believe their fun and colourful, colour-changing designs will bring children’s imaginations alive and add zest and colour to their lives.""
The twins loved the shark design and were both asking to wear it as soon as I took the jacket out the box. They took it in turns to come out into the rain and have a splash about whilst I snapped away! 
I hadn't told them the Sharks would chance colour, so seeing their faces when they noticed wa…

We found a park ....

We are still getting a bearings on the island and last night on the way back from the beach we came across a very cool looking park which all the boys called the 'pirate park'

So once we'd done the morning run around we packed a little picnic and took the littles to the 'pirate park' 

All the boys had fun and Jon and I enjoyed a nice coffee from the boat house cafe whilst the boys played.
We had the play area to ourselves which was just lovely! 
Once again something else to make us love this little island even more!
Everyone thought we were mad moving to the Isle of Sheppey but they obviously didn't know the pure beauty of it.  Yes there isn't many shops but we don't need shops, we love having the land to explore and have fun on! 

Reducing the cost of childcare by Isobel Hall

The following post is by Isobel Hall, who is a English Literature student at University and in her spare time Isobel likes to carry out some freelance work... 
She has currently written a couple of papers and I thought my readers would be interested in this one about Reducing The Cost of Childcare ..... If you would like to know more or read some more of her work you can email her here .... 

Reducing the cost of childcare Childcare is expensive and it’s the most expensive element of having a child today with the average cost being £10,000 a year according to this baby cost calculator.With so many options available enabling you to reduce the cost, it’s time you were made aware of them all.
What are you entitled too? First step is to find out what you could be entitled too as everyone is entitled to different allowances. All parents are entitled to child benefit. For your eldest or only child you will receive £20.70 a week and for additional children you will receive £1…

Inside Ray's Pawsome box - Review

Inside Ray's box was 
• treats and snacks - Advance, hypoallergenic snack and dental care sticks  • poop bags camon  • oral care spray - flamingo • rubber bone • plush toy  • paw notes 
The Pawsome box is a monthly subscription box for you beloved doggy, each month the box has different theme.  The April box theme was 'Lets Chill!'

I opened the box with Ray right beside me and as soon as I lifted the box lid, Ray's head was inside making a grab for the plush ice cream .... 

He was very pleased with himself that he got away with such a quick attack!
Once he had finished chucking the ice cream around he came back to investigate some more.

I treated him to a dental stick .... Ray isn't a fussy dog and will eat most things ..... Even pooey nappies!!
These went down a real treat with him, normally after he's gobbled his usual dental sticks he will walk off but after his Advance dental chew he was begging for more!
They must have been extra tasty! 

Advance is a premium…

Boys can have pretty nails too ....

I was painting my toes and Alex decided he wanted pretty nails too..... All was dandy until caveman daddy came in and caused a fuss!

Dear 20 year old me ......

Pre twins, pre depression, I used to hate body hair and would rid myself of it every other day and I had an obsession with dying my hair as soon as my roots peeked out! 
Nowadays I can rarely remember the last time I shaved my legs .... They have out done themselves and were ( I've just sorted them out) longer than Jon's!  I have been walking around with man legs!!!!
I've also let my hair turn into that dull mum hair where I don't really care what it looked like and the greys don't  bother me.
I gave myself a long hard look this morning and I heard my 20 year old self shouting at me! 
"Sort it out!!!!"
Dear 20 year old me,
I'm sorry I've stopped caring,  I'm sorry I'm so tired all the time,  I'm sorry I feel empty most days, but I will try try try my hardest to care as much for myself as much as I care for the boys!  ................ I will not let my leg hairs get disgustingly long, I will re kindle my friendship with my razor, I will re …

What I've been shooting this week - wordless Wednesday on a Tuesday

Family life