An 18th and a 1st Birthday

On Friday 16th of February we surprised my niece for her 18th birthday. My sister arranged a meal out and as far as my niece knew it was just her, her little boy, her parents and siblings. But we made the 2 hour journey and surprised her (and some other friends) it was a lovely evening and she was thrilled.

We stayed over at a hotel for the night and the next day 12 of us headed to a massive soft play centre for my nephews (my nieces son) 1st birthday (he’s one on Tuesday) it was the best fun and of course all the kids were in their element.

It’s been a jam packed weekend but we’ve had the best time. Here are some photo’s of our two days away.

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Fuzzikins dozy dogs

Fuzzikins Craft – A fuzzy world of creativity, imagination and play! Fuzzikins are adorable flocked creatures to colour and play with. The Dozy Dogs craft and play set offers hours of fun customising the dogs and creating accessories for them. It’s bed time for three adorable dogs. Colour them and make them cozy in their beds.

3 x Dogs Figures
3 x Felt Tip Pens
3 x Self-assembly Beds
Felt accessories for Fuzzikins figures
Assembly Tool for Beds (lollipop sticks)

Seriously how cute are these? Harry absolutely loved making these (I also did too). I think my favourite part of all is being able to wash the dogs and start all over again. With most craft activities, you make them and that’s it but with these they can be made over and over again giving hours of fun.

Which is something most parents look for in half term. The making of the beds was a little tricky for Harry, I think another year older and he’d be fine. But I made them (and really enjoyed it) so it was fine.

If you’re looking for a really lovely gift or some half term activities then I would definitely recommend these.


* We were sent these for the purposes of review but all opinions are honest and my own.

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Days out in the Midlands

As half term is approaching (I know some of you are already on half term but ours is next week) I thought I would give you a list of some of our favourite places to visit to help you get through the week as easily as possible.

These places are fun days out that cost money but if you’re looking for cheap/free days out, I wrote a post on that too that you can find here

All these places we’ve been to and enjoyed. I have four children who are 17, 15, 5 and 2 and all these days out are suitable for all their ages.


We’re hoping to visit some more places this summer. Any you would recommend?


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Style And Substance – Outdoor Artificial Topiaries

What better way can you think of to decorate your home or commercial space than by installing beautifully designed and tapered topiaries? Our wide range of artsy, creative and breathtaking topiaries are just what you need to give almost any space a vibrant and visually pleasing vibe. These large topiary frames are available in various interesting shapes and sizes including cones, spiral, and balls. Here’s everything you need to know about these globally popularly topiaries for both indoors and outdoors landscape needs:

Can Be Installed In A Wide Range Of Settings

The topiaries are such classy, stylish and sophisticated landscaping products that they can be installed in a wide range of indoors and outdoors settings. Here’s a list of places that the topiaries are popularly installed in:

• Art galleries, museums, hospitals, luxury boutiques, luxury villas, spas, and salons are some of the places where the large topiary frames are installed.

• Corporate buildings, government buildings, parking lots of tourist sites, offices, coffee shops, restaurants, five-star hotels and resorts are some other places where the topiaries are often installed.

• Animal topiary forms are popularly installed in water parks, theme parks, amusement parks, children’s gardens, public gardens, school areas and other such places.

Cone Topiaries For The Festive Season

The cone topiaries are particularly popular for people looking to decorate their homes, commercial spaces, and outdoor areas during the festive season. There are some cone topiaries that resemble Christmas trees and are ideal for window displays, home décor, or even to decorate and bring about a Christmas like the vibe in your commercial space.

Spiral Topiaries For A Classy And Artsy Décor

The spiral topiaries have a very sophisticated, classy and upscale vibe about them. These topiaries are ideal for landscapes installed in corporate offices, government buildings, heritage sites, museums, art galleries and high-end boutiques.

Easy To Clean And Maintain

The artificial topiaries are ideal for all kinds of landscapes because these products are very easy to clean and maintain. Unlike real topiaries that constantly grow and require trimming and cutting, the faux topiaries will give you no such troubles. These topiaries can also be cleaned with a simple spray of water and do not require professional attention and care that can only be provided by a gardener or botanist.

Available In A Wide Range Of Varieties

Another excellent benefit of the topiaries is that these gorgeous and artistic landscaping products are available in a wide range of varieties for you to choose from. The topiaries can be selected in azaleas, junipers, boxwoods, ivies and pearl grass plants. While some of the topiaries such as the azaleas have beautiful and brightly colored flowers on them, the others have lush green and realistic leaves that will fool even the most trained eyes into believing that they are real.

PermaLeaf® Technology For Weatherproof Topiaries

At the time of manufacturing, the PermaLeaf® technology is used to ensure that the topiaries are weatherproof. Certain UV stabilizers and high-grade color pigments are impregnated into the raw materials of the product. These stabilizers and pigments make the finished product completely weatherproof and tolerant of all climates. The topiaries can be installed in excessive sunlight, or can even be exposed to heavy rain and snow, but they will not lose their color or fade or even start deteriorating.

ThermaLeaf® Technology For Fire Retardant Topiaries

People are often very skeptical about installing artificial topiaries and plants in their homes, offices and commercial spaces because artificial landscaping products are known to be susceptible to fires. However, in the case of these topiaries, you need not worry about your space going up in flames. Special fire retardant chemicals are impregnated into the raw materials of the plants at the time of manufacturing. This technology used to make the plant’s fire retardant is known as the ThermaLeaf® technology and will guarantee the safety of the surroundings that the topiaries are installed in.

Affordable And Cost Effective

While creating real topiaries can prove to be an extremely expensive process, one need not worry about high costs in the case of the faux topiaries. The real topiaries need professionals to properly cut, wire and shape the plants and the hiring of such professionals alone can burn a hole through your pocket. The faux topiaries, on the other hand, do not require any professional maintenance and are also very affordably priced. An entire building’s landscape can be completed with the faux topiaries cost-effectively.

Easy Installation Process

The artificial topiaries are extremely light in weight, thus making the installation process also very easy and simple. You do not need to hire a landscape artist or a team of laborers to get the installation job done. One or two people are more than enough to install the topiaries without any hassles. For individuals who are constantly on tight schedules and prefer to have a professional complete the installation job, the manufacturers and sellers of the topiaries have a team of skilled installers and professionals who will complete your entire landscape for you based on your requirement.

Sturdy And Durable Topiaries

The artificial topiaries are very sturdy and durable. They can last for years on end without fading, deteriorating or getting spoiled. Further, those individuals who wish to use the topiaries seasonally or only for a particular period can also do so because these artificial landscaping products have a very long shelf life. When not in use the topiaries can be stored away in a proper storage unit until they are required again for a festival or event.

Individuals looking to redecorate their homes, offices or commercial spaces, these classy, sophisticated and stylish topiaries are the perfect way to begin your makeover. Even if you are not looking to redecorate, these gorgeous and artsy topiaries are reason enough to consider revamping your space. So, place your order for the topiaries today and give your home or office the makeover that you have always dreamt of giving it.


Revamp and give your home, office space or commercial space a lush green, artsy and creative vibe with the installation of these artificial topiaries.

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Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!

Today is a just a normal day for us. Kids have got school, I will be taking Jack to playgroup and dinner wont be anything special. But Tom and I will give each other a card and maybe a small gift. We can’t really do anything else because my sister is visiting so it would just be awkward 🙂


What are your plans?

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Milton giveaway

Spring Cleaning! I love that word. I am a big fan of a good spring clean because I am a very organised and clean person. Because I have children it’s not easy always having a clean house but Its generally clean most of the time. Not because I’m a neat freak or anything but it genuinely helps my mental health. When the house is organised and clean my mind feels more relaxed.

Obviously I let the kids get all their toys out and generally spread them around like they like to do but as soon as their heads hit their pillows, I pack everything away so I can relax for the rest of the evening.

Some items I love to use are Milton.

Bleach-free formula cleans, disinfects and freshens all surfaces – including kitchen worktops, potties, high chairs, fridges and baby’s changing mat. This 3-in-1 antibacterial spray kills 99.9% of germs including bacteria and fungi, leaving a lovely fresh fragrance.

Kills 99% of germs in seconds with no need for water. Ideal for when you are looking after your baby on the go. Reduces the risk of spreading infection. Non-sticky, it leaves hands feeling fresh and clean, with an added moisturising agent to protect the skin.

Ideal for travel and quick clean ups at home or on the move with baby. Kill 99.9% of germs including bacterial and fungi. Can be used on highchairs, toys, changing mats. Also handy for on the go when using public transport and restaurant toilets. Fragrance free and no need to rinse.

I know it’s not officially spring yet but I must admit I have started already. I have some Milton products for one lucky reader to win. All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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