Saturday, 30 August 2014

Okido Not Just Your Average Mag

As I discussed at the start of the summer. My girl? LOVES MAGAZINES! I can't seem to walk past a shop without walking away £4 poorer and then in the possession of a tatty bit of paper that will be ripped up by the boy and in the bin by bed time. I saw Okido crop up on my instagram feed and I thought oh la laaa! That looks a bit snazzy. So I got myself, I mean my girl, a copy.

Created by two South London Mums, the magazine is aimed at 3-8 year olds and is for at both boys and girls. Based on the premise that boys and girls are stimulated by the world around them in the same way, so there should be no need in communicating to them in different ways.

Blogger Tricks

Friday, 29 August 2014

A Day Out at the Birmingham Grand Prix

I am literally the least sportiest person in the world ever. Seriously. I have embraced this fact and am quite, quite happy about it all. However? I would like my little ones to enjoy sport, be part of a team and succeed in whatever they want to do. So even though the athletics is not my usual hangout, when Sainsbury's invited me, the husband, kiddos and my rents to visit their Birmingham Grand Prix I jumped at the chance. And you know what? My non sporting self kinda enjoyed it! 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Dear Parent...

Dear Parent,

Congratulations! Your child is going to school. They are about to be flung into the big bad world and learn all sorts of things that will help them to grow up to be fine, young adults. Stop sobbing! It's OK! I promise you, it's going to be OK. Look, let me set your mind at ease. I'm a teacher. And no, not all teachers are like Mr Bronson from Grange Hill or that odd PE teacher that dished out too small towels in the shower rooms when you were in fifth form. Nope, controversially? Some people enjoy being teachers! I know? Mad isn't it.

There's lots of writing around to help you to ease your child into attending pre-school, or infants or even gulp 'big' school. But what about you? Your worries and concerns? I promise you this, when your child is in my care or any of my other hard working colleagues? We look after them like they are our very own - OK so no I don't let them watch Peppa and have the odd sneaky hob nob. Let me rephrase it. In that one day, or one hour your child is in front of us. We treat them with the love and respect that your child deserves.

Wicked Wednesdays 27th August

Firstly let me apologise for the farce that was last weeks #wickedwednesdays. I got a few early morning tweets when I was stood outside in the only spot that had reception, whilst I was taking the dog out for a wee, and then that led me to the MOST frustrating day! We went to rainy Aberdovy that seemed to have no wi-fi or recepetion. So in the end we drove to a lovely little farm tearoom and I got 30 mins to try and fix daft Linky Tooks and it wouldn't work. So sorry! Must try harder.

Anyway onto better things, thanks to those that did manage to link up in the comments below a few of my faves were 3 Princess and 1 Dude and a grumpy baby and I also loved toddler on a parcel shelf from All about a Mummy. I also shared the rather hilarious blogger's Hurrah for Gin over on instagram. Can't wait to see what you've got for me this week! Also even though the summer is ending I am going to continue the linky. It seems we are all enjoying it and hopefully when everyone is back from their holidays and blogging during the winter months we can come up with some comedy snowy weather shots! So same place next week. Don't forget it!

#wickedwednesdays rules