The 5th Birthday That Never Was….


kids birthday partiesYesterday should have been magical, should have been another milestone.  Except it was spent attached to a bottle of Calpol and a dosing syringe with a clingy child who seemed to be practicing the art of expert whingeing.  Why should the day have been special?

Well it was Miss Roo’s 5th birthday and for three weeks or more I’d been planning the delights of a Princess Sofia Party, ordering cup cakes from Cakes by Candy, balloons and party games to amuse some of Miss Roo’s closest friends after school.

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School Run Chic with La Redoute


school gate styleI was very lucky recently to be asked to work with one of my favourite online clothing retailers La Redoute.  I’ve been a customer of theirs for about two years now and love their clothing as it’s reasonable and reflects the high street trends really well but also they have some fabulous clothing pieces that make a statement and that’s generally what I look for when updating my wardrobe with new pieces.

This time they wanted to focus on their French Exclusives collection which features some stunning pieces for the autumn and winter season which will give me a little bit of ooh la la chic for the school gate style on the school run.

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Tips for digital television viewing for kids


kids watching digital tvDigital television has revolutionised family viewing of the small screen. With all of the advancements in TV technology, the sound and picture quality is top notch and having the freedom to view shows outside the scheduled time offers flexibility.

The importance of monitoring your children’s TV viewing is the same as it was in analogue days. Read on for some tips on how to get the best out of television viewing.

Be aware of developments

This might sound obvious but, as with all technology, developments in digital TV are moving so quickly, it is important to keep on top of how this may affect kids’ viewing. For instance, children’s animationis very sophisticatedand realistic which is linked to a rise in violence which has become part and parcel of television for all ages.

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Making Some Cash for Christmas


spreading the finances for Christmas

Make no doubt about it I love Christmas, it’s without a doubt my favourite time of year; tinsel, trees, mulled wine and snow!

My bank manager however is not quite so keen on my Christmas indulgence as I am and year on year despite my best efforts it gets more expensive and the finances get stretched a little more.  Not a good thing when I’m trying to be budget savvy – so with that in mind I’ve been rummaging through closets this week with a view to selling some stuff online with musicMagpie.

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