Cooking With Ella’s Kitchen At Waitrose Cookery School For Little Foodies

A few weeks ago, I did something pretty cool. As part of the ‘Little Foodies’ campaign – which is a partnership between Ella’s Kitchen and Waitrose designed to get shoppers prepping, cooking and exploring healthy food for their little ones – I got to visit Waitrose Cookery School. Not only that, but I watched a proper chef cook […]

Visiting Innocent Fruit Towers and #SowAndGrowUK Update

As you may remember, I’m currently working with drink aficionados, innocent, and veg growing champions, GIY (Grow It Yourself), to promote the Sow And Grow campaign (#SowAndGrowUK). This is a pretty cool project which is all about getting kids to grow their own fruit and veg. The idea behind it being to educate children in where […]

Truth or Lie: A Vivid Imagination Or A Big Fat Liar?

Let me share something I’ve learnt recently. Life with a toddler is a constant battle to decipher what’s classed as ‘imaginative play’ and what’s a blatant lie. As Toddler L has got older, her communication and speech has improved. Coupled with an increase in all of the crazy stuff going on in her head, I’m often left second […]

Doggy Dental Care: Looking After Your Dog’s Teeth

He may not take centre stage on the blog too often, but Dax is a pretty important part of the family. Since getting him as a puppy 3.5 years ago, it’s hard to think of life without him. I’m the first to admit that ‘I’m not really an animal person’, but there’s something about his stupidly long […]

7 Toddler-Friendly Things To Do On Holiday In Copenhagen

It feels like ages ago now, but last September we had a short European city break to Copenhagen. I’ve been meaning to write about the holiday for a while as we had a great time and found it to be a very toddler-friendly place, however, life and general laziness got in the way. Typical. So eight […]

Review: Our New Volkswagen Tiguan SE Nav 2.0 TDI Family Car

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was writing about getting our first family car. It feels a bit odd looking back now, but for the first six months of Toddler L’s life, our only car was a three-door Vauxhall Corsa. This did the job, but it was barely something you could call ‘family-friendly’ […]

10 Unanswered Questions From Watching Peppa Pig

Ah, Peppa Pig. That irritating, brattish, jumped up swine. As a parent, it would seem that the ‘Peppa Pig phase’ is a right of passage, not too dissimilar to other milestones like walking and talking. For us, the pork-based show was one of the first that Toddler L became interested in – perhaps after starring […]

Review & Giveaway: Willows Activity Farm & Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground

The other week, we were invited along to Willows Activity Farm to celebrate a special event. As it was the one year anniversary of the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground opening, there was a bit of a birthday party happening. A hoppy birthday party, if you will. I know, that’s awful. Sorry. To try to redeem myself […]

Saving For Toddler L’s Financial Future

Here’s some info for you – kids aren’t cheap! I’ve not worked out what 2.5 years of having a daughter has cost us financially (only mentally and physically), but I imagine it’s an eye-watering amount. As an example, purely doing two days at nursery for the last six months has set us back over £3,000. Then, when […]