We are huge movie buffs in this house, encouraging our children to watch movies beyond the cinema blockbusters, delving into old classics, musicals, anime and so much more. When we first watched Totoro together, a few years ago, George and Molly were hooked from the start. To this day we often find ourselves absent-mindedly singing, ‘Totoro, Totoro!’ at the top of our voices; just the simple sound of the song from the movie lifts our…

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We always get really excited around Easter time; the flowers are blooming, the sun is (mostly) shining and it’s the best excuse ever to eat chocolate! This year we have created a selection of unusual chocolates with specially selected Yutaka products. When it comes to food, I’ll try anything once, so Japanese inspired chocolates were on the menu for us this Easter! We were given a recipe for chocolate truffles, and this base was then…

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We love baking in our house; the whole activity from start to finish is so much fun – and mess! George and Molly recently received two personalised aprons from Arty Apple and well, they’re pretty gorgeous, and practical! The aprons were presented in a gorgeous Arty Apple box and wrapped in tissue paper, the attention to detail was faultless and it’s the kind of sturdy box that will easily come in use for storage or…

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*Photo credit @rockdaddy. I love buying people gifts, but when it comes to Warren, each year I find it harder and harder to choose a gift for him. This year he had the wonderful chance to try out a Jord Wood Watch for Christmas, and I can safely say the chosen watch has made quite an impression on Warren! The watch he chose was a Jord Wood Men’s Watch in Ebony & Rosewood from their…

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Hey guys, so this poem tipped me over the edge today. I’m going to ty and write what I try to say in the video (I’m not so great at speaking, but writing might make it more clear…). So, firstly we’ve been watching footage and reading, writing and drawing today with a focus on Remebrance Day. Our pack from the Royal British Legion has been super helpful and, of course, we did end with WWII…

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It’s Molly’s 6th Birthday today. I can’t quite believe it. The years are going WAY too fast. Tell me I’m not the only one wishing time would slow the heck down?! In honour of our beautiful Molly Moo, I thought I’d write six of the (many) best things about Molly… 1. She’s kind. So kind it actually has brought me to tears. If George is sad she will get his favourite cuddly toy, Doggy, and…

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Lately my little monkeys have become pretty obsessed with Creative Galaxy. I didn’t quite get it until I watched it, and actually, I’m pretty keen on it now too! It includes a story, crafts, creativity, play and today an episode (all about impressionism) and it inspired me to get the kids making Firework Art. We used black card, paint and bits and bobs we’d found on our walk/around the house. We used twigs, pine cones,…

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I’m not ashamed to say that this year Warren and I donned our fishnets and headed to see The Rocky Horror Show at the Alex in Brum TWICE this year. I’m always very protective when new cast members join the show, but I am happy to confirm that they’ve all done a tremendous job this year! We adore the show and we first saw Liam Tamne as Frank back in January. He was absolutely awesome,…

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So today, if my Dad had still been alive, he would have been celebrating his 76th Birthday. Instead, we had a bitter-sweet day full of highs, lows and lots and lots of eating! With a sugar overload, George lost the plot and spent most of the day (in between making, making and eating) running around a bit like Kevin in Home Alone when he thinks he made his family disappear. Honestly, I drank a lot…

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