The Great ‘Build-A-Bear’ Con (& How I Fall For It Everytime)

I took the girls to Build-A-Bear yesterday. It was a treat for Emily as she’s done so well in the BBC R2 Short Story Competition and Jess has managed to keep her new glasses on for 50% of the time. Before the Easter Holidays we were in single digits so it’s a big improvement. We haven’t been to Build-A-Bear since…

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Embracing the Disney Magic: How Mickey Makes Memories

I took my girls to see Disney’s new Beauty & The Beast film on Sunday. Good job too. Our home life would have descended into anarchy if I hadn’t. Ever since the trailers emerged last year my two daughters have been tiny pinwheels of excitement. But embracing Disney is a lesson in patience. And money. Have you visited your local supermarket…

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The Sunshine Blogger Quiz

Thanks to Bec at Kizmetcava for tagging me in on The Sunshine Blogger Quiz. What a great way to sprinkle some happiness onto a rainy Sunday afternoon. Roll on lazy summer evenings, huge jugs of Pimms & Havaiana flip flops… Here are the ten questions Bec gave me to answer:   When do you feel most yourself? At home in my PJs,…

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How to bake the perfect birthday cake (AKA a recipe for trouble.)

Take a close look at this cherub. See how her eyes sparkle with excitement. Now cast a glance downwards at the rich, chocolaty birthday brownie that her mummy has so lovingly created for her… Errr. NOPE. This particular baking product is courtesy of Signore Pizza Express, located somewhere between Big Mummy Fail Palazzo and Major Fuck-up Strada. With our family birthday…

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