Going To The Dark Side With The Aquabeads Star Wars Kylo Ren & Stormtrooper Set

Both of my boys (both J and the hubby) are rather partial to anything Sci-Fi based, J was therefore rather pleased when we were recently sent the Aquabeads Star Wars Kylo Ren & Stormtrooper Set to put to the test and to review.

What Are Aquabeads?

For those of you that aren’t aware, Aquabeads are small, coloured beads which can be placed upon a crafting board and when sprayed with water stick together to create a range of 2D designs. There are a wide range of similar products also available on the market but most of these require either a hot iron to bond the beads or simply fall apart after use.… Read more from this post

#MySundayPhoto – Loving The Lakes

Firstly may I begin this weeks #MySundayPhoto post by wishing Mothers UK wide a very Happy Mothers Day!

I woke earlyish this morning to a mahoosive card, and an array of flowers and chocolates from the kids. Following being spoilt rotten I dragged myself out of bed an hour earlier than usual thanks to the clocks changing and got myself ready for yet another day behind the bar.

Following what must have been one of the busiest Sunday shifts this year so far, I returned home to find the hubby had been busy in the kitchen making a fabulous Sunday Roast which we all enjoyed.… Read more from this post

Mummy What Is Terrorism?

Whilst I want my children to be knowledgeable about the World in which they live, there is a massive amount of information which I withhold from the kids quite simply because I want to protect them for as long as possible from the sad fact that the planet on which they live has lost the plot.

Theres enough keeping our little ones awake at night never mind the possibility of global warming, nuclear disaster, war, terrorism or even apocalyptic disaster…Why on earth would I ever wish to inform or burden my children with unwarranted and unneeded anxiety, stress and fear for their own future?… Read more from this post

#LittleLoves – Boohoo, Beauty & The Beast & Bracelet Making

Paul and I have just arrived back from a ‘child-free’ evening at the cinema, despite being surrounded by kids whilst we were there reminding me that we were missing our own little treasures I really enjoyed the time out being just the two of us. It’s not often that we get a night to ourselves but when we do we certainly make the most of it!

This week seems to have been ram jammed with random activities for both the children and ourselves, it may have been busy but at no point has it been boring! Here are a few of my #LittleLoves from the chaos which has been the past seven days.… Read more from this post

I Swear That Mothers Day Is A Myth!

Mothers Day is just around the corner, what am I saying? It’s this bloody weekend! Have I got anything planned as of yet? Errr no unless you count pulling pints behind the local bar which I am certain will be scintillating as always. Given that it will be a Sunday (as Mother’s Day always is) I can at least guarantee that I will be in good company as Ali and Duane usually pop in over the weekend which often results in much laughter.

Following my bar shift I am planning to pop in to see my Mum and to pass on a few gifts.… Read more from this post

Garden Gazing – Designing Our Dream Garden

Since moving house almost five years ago Paul and I have found ourselves groaning at the garden year in year out as despite endless prodding, poking and pruning we still have the worst drainage imaginable resulting in a garden akin to a swamp.

At one side of the garden we have a rather dated greenhouse which I fear could pose potential danger for the kids and a shed, which in my opinion faces the wrong direction and is placed slap bang in the muddiest portion of the garden making accessing said shed near impossible unless you dare venture down the uneven concrete slab path which is also caked in crap.… Read more from this post