Posted in bonding, Family, Kent Family, love

Watching the bond grow part two…. 

Okay I am aware I’ve written about this before but this one is just a blog with some beautiful (taken on the phone!) Photos so through quality isn’t that great… but they have certainly captured the moment of bonding….

Ice cream time….

A week old and home…. 

I’m taking over your bed Bear….

Our first bundle…. (yep Bell won that one!)

You have never been to London before Bell, I will make sure your safe ….

I love you Bear.. 

Posted in Airport, Best things in life are free, Dinosaurs, Explore the culture, Explore the world, Family, holidays, Life, love, pbloggeruk

Lanazorte 2013

**back to the past**

We went to Lanazorte when Bear was little and I was pregnant with Bell. 

It was Bears first trio to the airport and he loved it he was unsure of going through the security machine but do you blame him it must be scary for a child. He choose a magazine, some sweets and of course a drink for the plane.

The flight was great, we had  early morning flight, we packed small toys from the pound shop and wrapped in tissue paper, so he could open up during the flight, it worked really well. We also took sone of our own snacks too. He played, ate and had a sleep! 

We stayed in a hotel  (baby brain has made me forget the name!) Which was flintstone themed. Unfortunately the room wasn’t but that didn’t bother me at all. 

There was little dinosaurs to sit on and ride on. 

The little play park was good too but more for a 3 year old plus child. Bear enjoyed it Though!!!

The hotel was clean and the food was okay. The children’s pool was just a round pool no slide but Bear was very happy with that.

We visited the local zoo which had a play park, water park and lots of lovely animals which had so much space to roam around and it was so clean, and it was reasonable priced too!

Bear loved the beach he was very happy toddling up and down on the sand building sand castles and padding in the sea! 

The weather was amazing, and I really do not understand why people call Lanazorte, lanzorgote at all! 

Posted in Cleaning, handy tips, Home made, Kent Family, Local life, love, parent blogger, pbloggeruk, review, thoughtfullness

**Review post** Method cleaning products

I’m sick to death with the amount of chemicals in cleaning products.

I thought I would try a product called Method. There products are not tested on animals, the bottles they use are made from old bottles and their  Nontoxic cleaners are also biodegradable. 

I am trying out the Method multi-surface spray in French lavender and the Method lemon mint hand wash. 

My kitchen and bathroom are usually spotless, but I left the cleaning for  day, well it was Sunday after all, a day of rest! 

So here we go… 

The top is before and the bottom is after. I needed very little to get this clean, it sprayed on in a fine mist unlike other cleaning products which come out as a big lump. It was very easy to just wipe over and I had no rubbing to do for this. 

Bathtub, is it just me or do children end up making the bath go black! I live in the bathroom cleaning and scrubbing, but yet again it was so easy to clean using the Method multi-surface cleaning spray, just spray and wipe! 

I am already in love with this product did I say it smells so nice? 

I hate wearing rubber gloves and some veining products are very harsh on the skin (but suppose it severs me right for not wearing gloves) Method is gentle on your hands. 

So after all that cleaning it’s best to wash my hands with Method hand-wash. It smells amazing too! And it’s so gentle on my skin, and my skin is very sensitive, I haven’t come up in a rash and my hands smell so nice.

Would I buy Method products again? Oh yes! They are great for the envioment, not tested on animals and they smell totally amazing!!! 

Now of to have a look at their website again. Which I have to say is very user friendly. 
Disclaimer: I was not approached by method to review, I have written this review by myself and they are my own thoughts and opinions. 

Posted in Healthy eating, Life, love, nature, New Blogger, parent, Uncategorized

I used to…

I used to spend so much time responding to everyone else, being there for everyone and them not being there for me I am going to start making more time for me.

How is that possible when you have two children, a house and housework to do. I think it is working out a balance and it will certainly be easier when Bell starts Pre-school in September I will have Monday mornings child free!!! (as much as I adore, love and miss her I need some me time )

I am going to start to get into my spiritual side, with lot’s of relaxing meditation calming music and read up on Buddhism .I won’t swap my religion I am Spiritual I believe that every religion has good and bad points and its how you use what you know to fulfill your needs.  I am going to start eating more healthy (we do eat healthy but some days are better than others)

I am going to let go of all the negative things in my life and focus on who wants to be part of my life and who doesn’t. Life is far to short to worry and make time for people who can cut you out of their lives whether its family or friends. Please do not get me wrong I am all for Second chances but it won’t be me making that move.

Call it childish, immature but at this present time in my life I need to focus on myself and my family. I need to look after myself and take time to relax and enjoy life and not let everything sit on top of me.

I am not sure how it works I am such a worrier, I have to check my bank that I have paid my council tax, rent etc at least 4 times!

I have to double check the door even three times before i go to sleep. i worry that the children will go missing, I worry I am not doing enough for them, I worry I am not earning enough, to support the children if anything happens to Hubby.

But I am going to give it ago, This is a new chapter in my life’s journey and I am excited where it will lead…..

 

Posted in Adventure, Dinosaurs, Explore the world, Family, holidays, Kent Family, letter, love, New Blogger, parent, pre-school, School, Uncategorized, Woodlands

Dear Bear … (End of term)

How is it the end of term already?

This year has flown by. This time last year we were saying goodbye to your amazing pre-school teachers ready to spend summer together before  you started on your Reception class adventure.

You have graduated from Reception and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and you are now ready for some serious but fun learning, in your next class.

Your Reception Class adventure is now over the next school chapter will be opening after the summer holiday’s. 6 whole weeks of not dashing about and chilling out.

Mummy will be working two day’s a week over the holiday’s but luckily you can come with me, but we will be going out  doing some things with the little baby I look after.

The day’s I am not working we will be having lazy mornings, and fun day’s out which will be a bit more suitable for you and your sister.

I bet you these  6 weeks will go so fast, we will be finding things to do with Dinosaurs as that is what you are learning about next term, we will also be finding some fun things to do with Space, the weather and Woodlands as that is what you will be doing in Year One.

Your year one teacher’s seem amazing you have one teacher Two day’s a week who has been teaching over 10 years and the other three day’s a newly qualified teacher, who used to be a teaching assistant. You will also having a Teaching Assistant too!

I can’t put into words how proud I am of you, you are such a caring,loving, polite and handsome young man. Your teachers say you are a pleasure to have in the classroom and you are helpful and caring too.

I am so excited for your Year one adventure, I hope it is as magical as your Reception adventure was.

Lot’s of Love

Mummy

x

P.s I know a Auntie who has also missed you too whilst you been at school and she can not wait to spend some quality time with her favorite and only Nephew

Posted in Book's, clothing, Disney, Family, girl, Home made, Kent Family, Life, love, parent, Pepper pig, son, Uncategorized

Creating a space without …..

 

I feel sad that Bear and Bell have to share a bedroom, I would so love them to have their own personal space where they can chill-out and have their own me time. Living in a flat is so hard at time’s, especially day’s when I know Bear want’s his own space and his own time now his getting bigger.

It is also hard to think about making a lovely bedroom for a boy and girl which won’t look odd, which they won’t grow out of and especially they both will like. I choose originally half pink and half blue bedroom which was nice but Bell and Bear drew on the walls! Hubby was in charge! Now they have  white lining painted wall’s, beautiful Bunting and some of their stunning art work! It work’s really well.

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When Bear was born I was very adamant that he wouldn’t have clothes, bedroom or bedding with character’s on such as Pepper Pig or Thomas the tank engine. I feel quite proud that he hardly had anything like that. Please do not get me wrong he had a few bit’s of Thomas the Tank clothing but that was about it. Same with Bell, she has a few Pepper Pig bits of clothing and Shoes but nothing over the top.

Please also do not get me wrong the Nightie and Pajamas draw is full of character’s such as Elsa from Frozen, Pepper pig, Spider-man and Toy story.

I don’t know why I don’t really like character clothing on children. It does look cute, but for me personally growing up their wasn’t a wide range of clothing like that, so I never had that type of clothing.

If Bell and Bear ask for something with Pepper Pig or Spider man I certainly will not say no, as it is their personal choice and I fully encourage their development of personal choice and independence.

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Posted in Book's, Family, Kent Family, Life, love, parent, Reading, Uncategorized

We LOVE Books!

Who doesn’t love a good book?

I love the fact Bear and Bell are becoming right little book worms! Do you think we have too many book’s?

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I love reading too, I can read two-three book’s a month. I read anything from Romance to Crime. Anything has started to take my fancy.

Bear and Bell could ope itn a book shop with the amount of books they have.

We are now starting to get into Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the BFG are my all time Favorites, and I remember watching the films when I was younger. Once I got older the books became even better!

I am so pleased my love of reading has rubbed of on Bell and Bear. I think it’s because I 90% of the time have something to read in my hand bag whether it’s a magazine or a book there is always something to read in the bag.

I prefer a book to a Kindle as much as I think the Kindle is a fab idea and so handy if you are travelling a lot, for me a good book with pages, a small glass of wine, some chocolate and a quite space is always a winner for me over a night out.

Now back to Bell and Bear!

We are currently reading some old school classic’s. By old school classic’s these are books I also read when I was younger.

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We have set up a little corner in the living room especially for reading, it is in a little crany we have no idea what to do with!

After meeting with Bear’s new year 1 teacher and getting some leaflets its 100% important to read daily and for 10-15 minutes with your child, We already do this but for a bit longer!

To have space for children to write and practice writing and role play for writing.

Speak about everything and anything! I am currently reading our loud what I am writing.

So we Love reading do you? What is your favorite book?