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Wonderful Women Interview with Anna Lewis (Sketchy Muma)

Welcome to the latest Wonderful Women. This week I'm speaking to Anna Lewis, a mum of one and published Children’s illustrator from Cornwall. Whilst being a new mum she beginning making illustrations inspir...
four in the bed

There Were Four in the Bed

If you've found my blog through some explicit adult only Google search (!) let me start by pointing out that, sorry, it's not that kind of post. Today is about my kids sleeping in my bed-both kids, a fair few times a week. We call it 'Musical Beds' here, are you familiar with this 'game'?
Watching TV

The 10 Best Kids Films of All Time

We absolutely love films here, I'm a filmmaker and come from a family of cinephiles, and my kids not surprisingly love movies too, from live action to animation, across all genres and it really is such a joy reliving my youth through their film choices.
Puerto Banus

A Week in Marbella with James Villa Holidays

Last week saw 'part' of this family spend 7 days in Marbella, staying at the palatial Casa Haniel, a James Villa Holidays' villa in San Pedro, above, for a fabulous, relaxing, fun and invigorating week away.
happy

When Your Kid Loves Nursery

Those who follow my blog know that settling my youngest son, Alexander, now 2 1/2 into nursery has not been easy for either of us. Having spent most of the first 2 years of his life with either myself or my Mum, initially starting nursery at 2, felt totally foreign to him.
Xander

Nursery is Not Working Out

So those who follow me here and on FB know that Alexander, 2 and 4 months, trialled nursery last September after his 2nd birthday and HATED it.
Ooba Cosatto Pram-Honest Mum

Review of Cosatto’s Ooba Travel System

Last week saw us visiting the magical RHS Harlow Carr gardens in Harrogate, a usual family haunt of ours and a perfect location to show off the luxurious ride that is the Cosatto Ooba Travel System in duck-...
My 1st Years robe

Alexander in Hooded Baby Robe by My 1st Years

I cannot believe Alexander is 16 months already, time sure is flying! I feel like I'm enjoying every second with this little one too. I found first time-motherhood tougher, a foreign world in many ways, a shock to the system (amazing too of course) but I'm a seasoned pro with my second son now!
Oliver's cake

Party Time Thomas Style!

Oliver had a fabulous 3rd birthday party with a few friends yesterday (27 being a few *cough). Held at a well known private leisure centre it was Thomas the Tank Engine themed (O's obsessed with that excitable little train and declared on seeing his cake, "I'd like to eat the funnel and boiler first Mama"). I might have had to ask him to show me which part was the boiler. What?
Oliver playing a tamborine

The Birthday Boy

Yesterday my baby child turned 3! 3 whole, flipping years! It seems like yesterday I brought him home from hospital all tiny and sweet (now he asks me questions I can't answer like, "If lions can't talk, why can Raa-Raa, Mama?" Well Cbeebies, what have you got to say for yourself?
Oliver

A Big Day for a Big Boy

Wow, a big day for a big boy. Forget big today was massive. Momentous. Huge. Like the opening ceremony of the Olympics or when Robbie left Take That (then rejoined 15 years later)...Drumroll... It was Oliver's first day at preschool... although anyone would think it was my first day at school, I was so flipping nervous.