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Mother's Day Flowers || Flowerstudioshop Review

Mother's Day  is on Sunday. Stuck with what to get for the number one woman in your life?
Flowers are always a winner in my eyes! Not just any old flowers mind you, you want to look like you've actually put some effort into thinking about the perfect gift!

When looking at a flower delivery service you want a website that is easy to navigate, someone friendly on the other end of the phone/Email for help if needed and mainly plenty of choice! offers all those and wont leave you feeling disappointed.

They currently have a beautiful range Mother's Day flowers for any budget.
I was very kindly sent Eves Vintage Rose Bouquet £39.99 to review.
The price may seem a little shocking but I really think they are worth the money.
 You get the Vase sent along with the flowers and flower food, along with instructions of how to care for your flowers to get the most from them! 

Everything is packaged nicely so there is no worry the vase is going to turn up smashe…

Under 1 Roof || A Kids Urban Oasis

Under1Roof officially opened yesterday 27th Feb 2016! Under1Roof is based at Berkeley Homes' Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich.
What's there?
 Children's theatre,  Large play café, Sensory Room, Pre school soft play studio, Messy play room, Children's only hair salon, London themed  retail village, Children's well-being and therapy room, Music room, Conference room, Co-working space and networking room and, 84 place Nursery!!
It's a concept yet to be found elsewhere in the UK for 0-11 year olds!
The plans and possibilities for the centre are endless. Under 1 Roof is a one stop shop - providing services for all the family and minimising the shuttling between classes and events that many parents give their time to. A full schedule of activities is programmed seven days a week with themed events and children's shows every weekend. An extensive education programme is in place for schools to come and use the facilities and Under 1 Roof will be proud to host it…

#MySundayPhoto || Sensory Fun

On Friday the mini's, Jon and myself went along to the press launch of Under1Roof. 
Ru really loved the sensory room!
I've been trying to find a place with a great sensory room for him around where we live but as of yet i haven't.

Seeing him in the room here makes me even more determined to find one.
So if any of you lovely people are in the Kent area and know of one please let me know.
Happy Sunday X   

Sport Relief || Get Your Jumping Shoes On!

The Nation Goes Skipping Mad For Sport Relief #SureSkipathon is aiming to get Brits donating one million skips

• Skipping is one of the happiest sports as two thirds of Brits find it impossible to skip without a smile on their face (62 per cent)

• Katherine Jenkins, is one of the first celebrities to showcase her skipping prowess to inspire Brits to donate their skips to mark the launch of the Sure Skipathon for Sport Relief

The nation is going skipping mad for Sport Relief.  As part of the Sure Skipathon, Brits are being asked to donate one million skips to unlock a £200,000 donation to Sport Relief. 

Katherine Jenkins, OBE, is one of the first celebrities to take up the challenge, after being shown the ropes at the re-named Skipadilly Circus and donating the first skip for Sport Relief. She says; "I’m a big fan of skipping to keep fit and I make sure it’s always incorporated into my weekly routine. Skipping is one of the most fun, cheap and effective exercises you can do. When yo…

Camp Bestival || The Tudors Are Coming!!!!

Camp Bestival is just mere months away. There is an absolutely amazing line up planned and today it was announced that the Terrific Tudors are coming along to join in the Bestival fun!!! 

They've already announced a universally joyous array of astronutters including Fatboy Slim, Tears for Fears, Jess Glynne, Katy B, KT Tunstall, Squeeze, Arrested Development, Dick and Dom, Mr Tumble and many more who will be joining us at Space Camp Lulworth this July 28-31. And with a whole galaxy of space-based high jinx and cosmological fun on offer all weekend long, Team CB’s ever imaginative arts crew thought it would be a curious delight to look in the other direction and spend some historic times working with Historic Royal Palaces to get to know one of Britain’s most intriguing royal dynasties, the Tudors

Plus, we’ve got a stellar line-up of daytrip suggestions to make the most of Dorset’s rich historical heritage around your festi-holiday …

Book Review || The Shadow Keeper

The Shadow Keeper by Abi Elphinstone.

Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood building dens, hiding in tree houses and running wild across highland glens. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as a teacher in Africa, Berkshire and London.

The Shadow Keeper is Abi's second book, her first being The Dreamsnatcher.
The Shadow Keeper picks up right from where The Dreamsnatcher ended.

Moll, Gryff, Sid and Alfie continue their adventures in a secret cove down by the sea. There are codes to crack, secrets to unravel and smugglers and witch doctors to battle past if the Tribe want to find the second Amulet of Truth and fulfil the Bone Murmur's prophecy. .

Noah and myself both love a bit of a dark magical story to get stuck into and The Shadow Keeper really hit the spot!

I read the book myself first as Noah said he'd like to read it by himself at bedtime. It's been such a lovely change…

Product Review || Paddy's Bathroom Range

I'm sure you're all aware of Ella's Kitchen, but have you met her brother?
Paddy now his very own range of funky bath products!
Over at Paddy's Bathroom they only use mild and gentle ingredients to make natural soaps that are soft on the skin and sting free for the eyes!

We were very kindly sent the whole range to try out!
I love that they are bold and bright, sure to bring fun to any bathroom.
The boys all got excited when they saw the bathroom filled with new goodies for them to try! The packaging is both appealing to both boys and girls and kids of all ages!

The Range :
*Bubbly stuff smells like tangy tangerines - bubble bath (this was my favourite) *Stuff for soft hair smells like squeaky clean lemons - everyday light non greasy conditioner *Stuff for shiny hair smells like squeezy lemons - everyday gentle cleaning shampoo *Stuff for hands smells like squeaky clean lemons *Squirty stuff smells like juicy Pineapples - foaming hair and body wash (this was Noah'…

#WickedWednesday || Being 1 is hard work

Whilst away at the Spa Jon sent me this picture of Ru.
It's hard work playing all morning that when you need to sleep you sleep ... 

Makes & Bakes || January & February

Here are my makes and bakes from January & February 

I learned how to make origami hearts, Noah and his first home grown crystal, Crochet - granny squares. I've just got back into crotchet and I'm loving it. I'm hoping to make a blanket. 

Jelly Boats with glitter jelly A Nutella wheel, Another crystal project  Our rainforest from the weekend box
Storm trooper biscuits,  Minion cakes, Shaun the sheep cakes, Spiderman biscuits. 
I know it's cheating when you buy the kiddie cakes rather than make from scratch but I've had lots of fun making these and the boys just love them!
Oscar thought the spiderman cookies were the best thing since sliced bread!

#MealPlanningMonday || What we'll be eating this week ...

I'm finally joining in with At Home With Mrs M's Meal Planning Monday Linky

This week we are trying something a bit different! I'm getting bored of doing the same old things so before doing the shopping I went through a few cook books and picked out some yummy looking recipes.
We eat later than the boys during the week, so I do the cooking for the boys and Jon will do our tea whilst I'm putting the boys to bed.

For the boys -  Monday : Cowboy Hotpot Tuesday : Crispy Chicken Cups with Sweet Potatoes Wednesday : Sausage and mustard Pasta Thursday : Garlic and Herb Baked Chicken Friday : Pork Stir fry.
For us -  Monday : Potato & Carrot Rösti  with poached eggs Tuesday : Butternut & Goats cheese Risotto Wednesday : Quinoa with Roasted Beetroot Thursday : Tomato and  Spinach Pasta Friday : Tofu Stir Fry.
Saturday we shall all be having SweetPotato  Puff Pies.   
I'll make sure to link back up next week with pictures and how we got on.

Rave-A-Roo || Review

On Saturday I headed off to London with the Wildlings and Noah.
We met up with my sister in Law to be  Kelly and my nieces Isla and Esme in Elephant and Castle.
We were both there at 12 but because we weren't aware there was a station on both sides of the road it took us half an hour to find each other! 
We were in London for an exciting event ..... One me and Kelly were probably more excited about than the kids.

Having spent much of my late teens / early twenties raving I was more than eager to get in and have a dance. 
Rave•A•Roo is a family friendly rave that was hosted in the iconic Ministry of Sound nightclub.

There was a bar for the adults, A Chill out room with soft play for the younger ones, Uv tattoo station, Neon craft station Rave room with DJs! Inflatables to play with and Ravers handing out free glow sticks!!
 I'm sure we came away with more that we should have as Oscar kept finding the women and asking for more.
Noah and Isla loved the  UV tattoo station, having spent the mor…

#MySundayPhoto || Family

We had a lovely visit from my Great Aunt and Uncle this week.
It was really lovely to see them.  Normally we only ever see them at Christmas or special family events.
The boys were amazingly behaved which meant we were able to have tea and cake in peace and not have to contend with their usual noise.
It was lovely to have a catch up and for them to see our new (year old) house! 
My Great Aunt is the only surviving sister out of 4. I love that I still have a connection to my Gran through her.

These lovely Roses were from them!

Mummy Time || Mini Spa Break

My friend Jenny and I decided that for our 30ths we'd go away on a mini spa break.

Searching the Internet we found a great deal for a Spa break at the Ashford International!
£109 for one 50 minute treatment in the Spa.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Over night stay and full use of the leisure facilities.   
This would be the first time I've been away from the boys other than hospital stays!

From the moment we stepped inside the hotel we were impressed. The decor was lovely and the staff were very friendly! 
We booked in early and headed to our room to unpack!
The Room::

I had a detox package - as part of that I got a detox smoothie. 

So Once we'd unpacked we headed off to the Quench Bar to collect my smoothie.

It had green tea, honey, lemon and cucumber. It was ok but I didn't manage to drink all of it.
Our Spa treatments were at 3 o'clock, so after chilling in our room for half an hour we donned our gowns and headed off to the relaxation room 

The Relaxation Room:: 

It was lo…