July 9th, 2013
It’s sports day today for my youngest daughter. I believe we have lined up today the under and over race and of course the three legged race!
I wonder if Burbage is ready for my daughter and her best friend to be tied together at the leg ready to run down the field. I wonder how far they will get before they are in a heap on the floor!
I always worry when it is sports day though especially when it is sunny. I loaded her with suncream this morning but for the little lambs to be sitting out in the sun all afternoon in this heat!!!! Well….I just worry. At least she will have plenty of water with her.
Have you all had your sports days yet? I would love to hear of your tales and your successes.
March 8th, 2013
Cupcake decorating parties
It is my lovely daughters birthday tomorrow and she is reaching the rip old age of 10!
Don’t you find it difficult to come up with party ideas for children these days. It seems gone are the days of parties at home and pin the tail on the donkey, although I personally am a great fan of this sort of party. There is nothing like musical chairs and pass the parcel! I have so many good memories from my own childhood of parties at home with my family.
These days, however, things are a little different. We have been to ice skating parties, roller discos and plenty of laser quest parties, so what to do for a 10 year old girl that is just that little bit different.
That is when i started wondering if there was such a thing a cupcake decorating parties, and sure enough I found one!! Oh joy of joy!! I was on the telephone to Landgirls Cookery School to see if they had any space and sure enough they did and was pleasantly surprised at the cost too!
So tomorrow afternoon I shall be going over to a cupcake decorating party with 9 very excited little girls! I will of course let you see the results of our creative afternoon.
Do you have any unusual ideas for birthday parties for boys and girls? We would love to know what you have planned if you have a birthday party coming up.
January 16th, 2013
I was sitting here thinking of when my girls were younger and how they loved music even from an early age.
We used to go to a music group called Jo Jingles here in Hinckley and my two loved it…..nearly as much as I did !!!!
With all of the most popular songs, it takes the stress out of the day to do something proactive with your baby, not only with the benefits that music brings but also a very positive social element, not only for the babies but for mums and dads too.
I think our favourite song was Dingle Dangle Scarecrow (and we have the perfect finger puppet to accompany this!)…..closely followed by Sleeping Bunnies where all the little ones pretended to be asleep on the floor…..perhaps I should try that now that they are older, but somehow I don’t think that I will get away with it.
I you fancy trying Jo Jingles, there is a link on their website for local classes…….
January 11th, 2013
Cinderella you will go to the Ball
Well the pantomime season seems to be ending this weekend. Did you go to the panto this year?
What’s your favourite pantomime? I think mine has to be Cinderella…..it has always been my favourite.
If you haven’t been to the pantomime yet there may still be time to get and see one. We have found a link to the Big Panto Guide in London and there are some still running.
If you can’t get to the Panto, then bring the Panto to you and have your own production….a great place to start is to choose and outfit out of our fantastic fancy dress section.
January 10th, 2013
Special offer on baby bandana bibs
How to make a bandana Bib
Have you ever thought about trying to make a baby bandana bib?
I found this video on You Tube and would love to have a go myself – what do you think?
If that’s not for you then we have a special offer on our Baby Bandana bibs! Buy 4 and get 10% off.
January 9th, 2013
Did you know that today is Gracie Fields Birthday? She was born on January 9th 1898.
Born over a fish and chip shop Gracie moved to fame in many great Theatre productions making songs such as Sally and Wish me Luck her own.
Do you share a Birthday with Gracie or know anyone that does? We would love to hear from you.
I wonder if this gorgeous Orange Tree Toys rag doll Gracie was name after Gracie Fields. Gracie is not such a popular name these days but perhaps it should make a comeback – it is so pretty after all, and with a legacy like Gracie Fields …..well not so bad to be named after!
January 8th, 2013
Give your babies toes a cuddle
With the cold theme in mind, we thought we would have to share with you the gorgeous Cwtch Sheepskin Bootees.
Did you know that Cwtch means cuddle in Welsh? I only found this out recently and it made me think of these gorgeous bootees! In wales this is the most endearing word that a child could hear. A Cwtch from a mum or dad would be a loving cuddle so what could be better that a cuddle for your babies toes!
Warm and snuggly for this cold weather……..
Each pair is made from the softest sheepskin we could find, hand stitched and presented in a beautiful gift box.
Doesn’t every babies foot deserve a cwtch?
January 7th, 2013
Well January is here and traditionally it’s usually the coldest month of the year, but after the wet December do you think we will have any snow?
I don’t think so but you just never know do you?
Well my daughters are back to school tomorrow and I think I will send them snuggled up in their favourite Huggalugs legwarmers.
Whats so special about Huggalugs Baby Legwarmers?
Jada in her Huggalugs
Here are the facts:
Make a great second layer under trousers or coats(for arms) to keep out the cold without having the bulk of clothes around their tummies.
My girls just love them! How about yours?
In fact we have had an email from young Jada Clark who loves to wear her Huggalugs to school too. Thanks Jada ! We hope they keep you warm!
January 7th, 2013
How to find the right baby changing bag for you: http://ow.ly/gAfdE
November 20th, 2012
I’ve always loved the idea of a winter wedding. Since we can never guarantee the weather in this country, it seems a shame to pin one’s wedding dreams on sunshine and blue skies. No one wants drizzle, I know, but a bit of snow seems rather glamorous, no?
This sumptuous bridesmaid’s dress is made from warm ivory fleece, with a shimmery bodice, statement jewelled organza frill, hem and long sleeves edged in fur and pretty golden glitter net peeping out from underneath.
As if that wasn’t enough glamour, the dress comes with a hooded fleece cape edged in fur, supplied on a satin padded hanger with an organza garment cover. Wintry and wonderful.