Thursday, 5 November 2015

To The Woman That Trolled Me

I'm just not sure that I care.
These are my beautiful children. Why wouldn't I want to write about them?
P.S Temper temper

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Painting With Dinosaurs (And Sisters)

Clouds are constantly looming outside our windows and rain drops are forever falling. So, I guess gone are the days of rolling down grassy hills, picnics on a field and the sun baking down on our necks. Instead we are faced with days indoors and time spent within 4 walls. Honestly, this doesn't sit too well with me. I'd so rather be outside getting grubby and enjoying all that nature has to offer. But, with 2 littlies (one being unwell) that is not always possible.  So, what is possible? What treasures has the indoors got to offer us?
Now, you know us? We love a good craft and we LOVE getting messy. With that in mind, allow me to introduce you to our latest sensory activity -
Painting With Dinosaurs

What do you need?
  • Imagination. And, loads of it. If you've got that, then I'm pretty sure you have all you need really. (Minus the paint).
  • Paints. As many or as little colours as you desire.
  • Plastic plates to act as paint pots. The flatter and wider the better really as you need a fair bit of space to fit those dinosaur feet in.
  • Paper. We used a roll of wallpaper which works fabulously. 
  • A handful of dinosaurs.
  • Little hands
  • And, in Mini-Mooses case, a little Sister. :-)     

There you have it you lovely lot. Minutes and hours of fun can be had with this activity. Oh and obviously you don't have to just use dinosaurs. Of course not. Go to town and get painting with other goodies that you have living in and among your toy box. However, put the Xbox down. Do not go painting with that. If you do, don't mention me! 
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Super simple, super fun!


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Pay Pal Christmas Advert - BAH HUMBUG!

It's not just me is it? Is it? Surely not. I can't be the only one seeing this.
Whether you teach your Children about Santa Clause or not surely you must agree that the new 'Pay Pal' advert has quite literally gone out of it's way to squash any real sense of Christmas for our littlies. I mean, for me personally and for our Family Santa DOES in fact buy the presents for our children at Christmas and if my children were allowed to watch channels aimed at older people I would be mortified at the thought of them seeing this advert. It would appear to me that 'Pay Pal' have not really thought this television advertisment through. They blatantly state, from the voice of a child that the parents buy the Christmas presents. Which, I guess is fine if this is the way you teach your Children about Christmas and their gifts. But, if not and you are a parent that supports the idea of Father Christmas this advert totally ruins that magic. I honestly think it is a very careless advert that hasn't really thought it's audience or viewing times through.
I must say I think it is the most un-seasonal and Bah Humbug  Christmas advert ever to grace our TV screens and that is a big statement. But, I truly mean it. 
In my eyes the magic of Christmas is totally lost in this advert and I hope, really hope that those children that are believers never ever see it. It would be such a shame if thanks to a television advert a child's seasonal imagination and beliefs were destroyed.
Honestly, I feel 'Pay Pal' have a huge apology to make to all those Children believing and to those parents helping to fuel their magical beliefs. Shame on your 'Pay Pal!'

Take a look at the advert for yourself and share your thoughts!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Autumn's The New Autumn

It's here. It's finally here!
Autumn has made it's way into our lives again. And, honestly I'm super happy about it. I mean, come on, let's be honest, our Summer was pretty non existent wasn't it? So, it's time to get over it and enjoy the now. The now being 'Autumn'. Boom!
I don't know about you. But, Autumn to me is by far the greatest of our seasons. I just love it. Saying that, I dislike rain. I dislike rain immensely. So, as long as the rain stays at bay I am more than happy. And, most of Autumn the rain does steer clear doesn't it? Happy days!
A little note to you Autumn:
"Thank you for the sounds of crunchy leaves under my little ones feet as they stomp in their wellies through the Country. The smell of pumpkins, bonfires, earth and the cool air that fills our nostrils on a daily basis putting nostalgic smiles on our chilly faces. The way you make the world seem orange and sepia toned throughout the day and eery as the sun sets is just in someway lovely. I like you a lot Autumn. I like you alot."
 Let me share a little slice of our wonderful Autumn with you.