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A Family Friendly Garden

We have two tiny gardens. The back garden is fenced and secure but a mess thanks to the pesky (but cute) chickens. This is the state of the garden, hardly any grass and waterlogged clayish soil. With the current rain it’s boggy out there! The front garden is smaller, and with no fencing but has better drainage and supports a lawn, woohoo. It’s good enough to keep trees alive and happy.


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Today is Matilda’s Birthday

Auction for Matilda Mae  The Auction will be supported by Tots100 Today is a year since Matilda Mae was born, and today is the day Team Matilda Mae announce an online auction will start soon – from the 11th May so pop the date in your diary. All money raised goes straight to the Lullaby Trust. For information use the hashtags #MatildaMaeMemorialAuction or #MMMA.Read what Tots100 wrote about this, or to grab a badge to support the auction.


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Why I Would Love a New Bathroom

Over on Tots100 they are hosting a blogging competition with Bathshop321 with the chance to win a new bathroom. Count me in! I’ve had a look over on the website and this is the suite I like… Picture from Bathshop321 We haven’t had much luck with bathrooms, remember the disaster of a bathroom I blogged photos of recently? We had a decent quality bathroom and paid for quality fixtures, and for it to be installed by their men, approximately £5000 and it wasn’t even done right! A fresh start would be awesome, rip out anything that reminds me of the local cowboys. We could keep the wall covering and the ceiling light, and my little mirrored bathroom cabinet, but everything else could go. Ok, maybe I would keep the shower as it is already installed in to the wall, but everything else needs to go! I would like everything removed, […]


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Time to Get Growing

Tots100 have set another blogger challenge so I thought I’d join in.Any old excuse to get out in the garden.The tots100 challenge is to blog anything to do with growing. It’s for a chance to win a center parks family break, so how could I resist. This follows on from my recent post It’s Raining It’s Pouring where the weather hindered my gardening plans.Cheap bulbs, from Wilko. Seed multipack from a pound shop. Mixed up bulbs, like lucky dip. I do not do perfect straight line planting in my garden. First I dug over the messy messy flower bed. We have clay based soil, which is heavy and clumps together awfully. To combat this I often dig holes and fill them with home made compost, which is why you might see bits of sawdust and hay mixed in the soil. It’s slowly helping fix the issue. Pre dig photo. My […]


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Travelling with the Kids, In-Car Entertainment 1

@travelsupermkt  #JollyJourneys Competition with @Tots100    I read on Tots100 that TravelSupermarket are after travelling tips for keeping little folks busy in the back seats on long journeys. Well, this is right up my street.   We drive to places like Wales, Devon or Cornwall for holidays. We are normally going camping, so the boot is often pretty full.  Where we drive to, Cornwall On the longer journeys we have in car DVD players we recently purchased, but we only take a few films. Its for boredom relief if we get stuck in traffic, rather than the main entertainment option.   Often we talk for the first hour or so. Car Snap is Jen’s favourite game. This means he watches every car we pass and shouts snap as fast as he can if he sees the same make or model. When we are in Daddy’s car we don’t allow the colour […]


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Elves! Elves! 2

Well it is again that time of year, When everybody should be of great cheer.Not everyone is happy though as it’s cold and wet outside,A lot of us just want to snuggle up and hide. But not those dear Elves,To get the must-have toys on the shops shelves,They have been working every day and night Alas the prices still give Mum’s and Dad’s a fright! An elf must be short and wear bright green,And never ever be mean.For they make the toys,For all our little girls and boys. Gifts made with love and care,Perfect for a family to share.Just remember when you pack away your Christmas tree,Take it down with care in case an Elf you do see!! I wrote this in response to Tots100 December blogger challenge. Considering I have not written poetry in years I think I did pretty well, if I do say so myself. Christmas went […]