Bathtime fun with Aldi

My kids love bath time, while it doesn’t happen every day, my littlest two love nothing more than a good half hour in the bath {at least}, loads of bubbles and some fun toys to play with. It’s a great way to help them begin to unwind from the day and mark the start of bedtime. I usually add a couple of drops of lavender oil to the bath to help them relax. While we already have an overflowing basket full of bath time toys, there is nothing quite like some new ones. Aldi sent us three great bath toys ahead of their Baby & Toddler Event, that is instore from 17th August. Beastie and Baya both loved the foam letters and numbers, they’re a great way to introduce little ones to their ABC’s and 123’s.  The Octopus Hoopla is a fun game to play in the bath, trying to hook the rings over the octopus’s tentacles. We also received a little fishing set – fishing net and some plastic loops to catch. At just £2.99 each they are an absolute bargain. Aldi also has lots of other bargains in their Baby & Toddler Event – from Aldi’s Baby Snuggle Nest at just…

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Review | Pass the Pigs & a givewawy

I had Pass the Pigs years ago when I was little, and I remember it being a really fun game – and a great one for travelling with. Kiki is crazy about pigs, so she was super excited to test out the game! Pass the Pigs is a classic dice game, suitable for all ages, that uses pigs instead of traditional dice! Will you roll a sider or start making bacon? It comes in a handy travel case making it ideal to pop in your suitcase when you’re going away. They have also created a ‘Giant Pass the Pigs’ version – with two giant, inflatable pigs! We had SO much fun playing with these! Their giant size makes them a great garden game – perfect for those summer BBQ’s. They’d also be great to play with in the pool. You can buy them from all good toy shops and online at Amazon. I have a set of both games to giveaway – Pass The Pigs game worth £9.99 and Giant Pass The Pigs game worth £14.99, enter below! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Keeping kids occupied in the holidays

We’re really enjoying the slower pace of life that summer has brought us, while the girls still have gymnastics running all summer, most other groups have finished, and with Lola home from school, we’re totally embracing these slow days, when we’re not rushing to fit everything in, racing from one group to another, and trying to keep up with a million commitments. We’ve lots of fun planned for the summer, days out, holidays, play dates with friends… but I’ve made sure we’ve had plenty of days at home too. I think it’s important for kids to have long, unfilled day at home to fill with their own imaginative play, reading, creating… whatever it is they love to do. I do like to plan a few fun activities for those home days though… especially useful right now, given the awful weather we’re having! Keeping a list of quick, easy ideas to entertain the kiddos is great to fill in those rainy days, when you’ve heard ‘I’m bored’ for the tenth time. They don’t have to be big things, nor expensive…. bake some cookies, build a blanket fort and throw on a movie, have a spa night, go for a nature hunt……

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NSPCC In The Night Garden #PicnicParty

Why not show your support next Sunday 20th August, and throw your own In The Night Garden #PicnicParty to raise funds for the NSPCC? The NSPCC and In the Night Garden have joined together for a special campaign that needs your help! The In the Night Garden Picnic Party campaign is all about In the Night Garden supporting the NSPCC in their goal to keep more children safe. The NSPCC is encouraging anyone and everyone to arrange their very own picnic party to fundraise for various services including the Speak Out, Stay Safe programme in schools, and Childline. The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity and over recent months, has been the power behind some fantastic campaigns, including the Speak Out, Stay Safe programme in schools, and of course Childline. The Speak Out, Stay Safe campaign offered at no cost to schools, will ensure all children aged 5-11 learn essential safeguarding information in a lively, interactive and memorable way, including recognising the signs of abuse, as well as how to protect themselves and get help. NSPCC rely wholy on donations from the general public, without which, they would not be able to continue their amazing work supporting young people during the most vulnerable times in their…

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Friday Finds

Happy Friday friends! Another week of August down already. Miss Kiki comes home from guide camp today, we missed her loads on her week away! She’s currently nursing a fractured arm after a cartwheel incident last week. It’s been an uneventful week, just the four of us pottering around the house, Baya’s been at gym camp a couple of days, we’ve played in the garden and been to the park… nothing especially exciting or fun, just the everydayness that comes with kids. it’s been nice though, the second half of August is pretty packed for us, and we’ll barely be home after next week. SO this homebody is soaking up some quiet time before the madness begins! Some links… * These tofu skewers with satay sauce are my current favourite dinner! * Love this post – “I am not ambitious, I crave a slow life, a smiple life” * I’ve been munching away on Nature’s Finest Grapefruit in Juice – my ideal kind of snack! * I’ve boxes of old journals, cards and letters – so was interested to read this article by someone who burned 30 years worth! * My girls are currently obsessing over these LOL! Surprise Lil…

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