My Sunday Photo – Criccieth, Wales – 1/05/2016

I am linking up this week to My Sunday Photo with Phot A Life with this photo;

Criccieth MSP

Earlier last week we spent the day in North Wales, whilst in the area we popped by a local beach which we enjoy visiting, Criccieth. As you all know this week brought about some weird weather, and this day was absolutely no exception, we saw strong winds, rain, sleet, hailstones, snow and glorious sunshine… all in the space of an hour at one point! Thankfully when we reached the beach we were greeted by sunshine and the sun did indeed keep his hat on for the duration of our stop off here, we took a wander to the top of the hill where Criccieth Castle stands. From here we got some amazing views.

Choosing one photo for this week was incredible difficult, I chose the first picture as my absolute favourite because of the colours and sun glare in the clouds. Here are one or two more;

Criccieth MSP 1

Criccieth MSP 2

Criccieth MSP 3


Me & Mine – April 2016

After a short time away from blogging (I just needed to unwind a little) I am back and hoping to keep on top of things.

I am particularly enjoying taking part in Me & Mine and Siblings projects with Dear Beautiful, taking part gives us reason to go out as a family, usually resulting in getting mucky and having a group photograph for the camera. Leah can be tricky at times to photograph solo or with her brother but put her in the camera with myself or her dad and she just LOVES it.

Me + Mine April 2016

For this months photo session we made the most of an afternoons dry spell and headed on a Bluebell hunting mission. Even though it was early April we were rewarded for our efforts as we found a lovely woodland which would soon be full of bluebells.

We grabbed our photos required and arranged to go back again soon.

Me + Mine April 2016 1

This month Mummy has liked;

  • Learning that Leah will be joining her big brother at the same school in September
  • Getting plans in place for her first wedding photography shoot (TODAY!! EEK)
  • A lovely shopping trip to Cheshire Oaks spending her birthday pennies – I turned 30 this month.

This month Daddy has liked;

  • Getting more energetic by having frequent evening runs.
  • Lounging in his new hot tub.

This month Lewis has liked;

  • Learning he will see his little sister at school with him during break times starting September
  • Helping to train Teegan at dog training classes
  • Practising his joined up writing so he can get his pen licence at school

This month Leah has liked;

  • Being 4
  • Being 4
  • Counting down to being 5!

This month Teegan has liked (please excuse lack of dog in the photo, he wasn’t for behaving);

  • His weekly socialise at dog training class
  • Eating food
  • Learning new commands

Me + Mine April 2016 2

I couldn’t leave this week without showing you an “outtake”. I thought i’d captured a gorgeous photo… until I saw Leah’s face! Thanks child!

Me + Mine April 2016 - Outtake

The Me and Mine Project

Joining the Grime Fighting Superhero Team with Vileda

During the course of end of April/Beginning of May the team at Vileda are asking people to join their Grime Fighting Superhero Team.

Superhero Campaign

Vileda are encouraging you to become a super hero in your own home for the day, by banishing bacteria from your home with one of their grime fighting products.

Who would you become??

The Shape Shifter, using The Windowmatic your windows will look so clean you’d be left unsure there was any glass left in the window frame. This cordless lightweight gadget vacuums right into those tricky corners with its flexible head leaving your windows with a complete streak-free finish.

The Speed Demon, using The Steam Mop your floors will be left hygienically clean and sparkling. With the 15 second heat up time and the intense steam killing up to 99.9% of bacteria in the home and its swivel head you can mop the whole house in a flash!

The Teleporter, using the 100c Hot Spray Mop you can mop the whole house in a jiffy. Using this cordless and lightweight mop you can move from room to room with ease, just simply spray and wipe.

The Invisible, using the rechargeable cleaning robot this will be your ultimate partner in fighting grime. Simply switch it on and let it go, the robot will do all the hard work for you.

All Vileda are asking you is to choose your favourite method of cleaning from their Superheroes page, where you could be in with a chance to win not one of the cleaning products but all of them!

I have been very fortunate over the 18 months and have reviewed both The Steam Mop and the 100c Hot Spray Mop. I honestly love them both!

The Steam Mop I find is particularly more favoured due to the intense steam blasts but I can be really restricted due to the cable length. I am certainly The Speed Demon!

Vileda Steam Mop 2a

Where as the 100c Hot Spray Mop you can control how much hot spray you require, it’s cordless and heats up within 90 seconds. You can move from room to room with absolute ease and leaves your floors sparkly clean.

Vileda Hot Spray Mop

**Post written in association with Vileda


Weekend Tot Style #14

Hellooooooo and welcome back to another week of Weekend Tot Style! We are now into Week 14 of this fab new linky, where Trendy Tot Thursday and Weekend Mini Style with Sarah at This Mama Life have joined forces to bring you Weekend Tot Style!

Weekend Tot Style will be hardly different to Trendy Tot Thursday or Weekend Mini Style we are still bringing you the same kids fashion linky that has been around for a long time now, the only minor difference being that the linky will now be live on a Friday through to Sunday rather than starting on a Thursday!

We would like to invite you all to join in and share your child’s/children’s favourite outfit(s) of the week, there are no restrictions to the outfits, so long as you like it and want to share it.

Last week I was absolutely loving the trench coat over at Eat Love Live London, you have to agree Baby Girl is looking super smart and grown up in it.

WTS Week 14 Link Photos

This week we are mainly featuring items of clothing which have been handed down to Leah, Hello Kitty shorts and elephant jumper. We are lucky to have some wonderful friends who have a daughter the same age to Lewis. When their daughter grows out of clothes Leah gets a bag full for her to grow into and its always full of gorgeous items.

WTS Week 14

Obviously being in a family of Minecraft mad nuts she also recently acquired her own Minecraft t-shirt. I purchased this t-shirt from Next at £9 (in the sale) and have actually seen the same top in Primark at £7! I’m going to have to swing by Primark soon to pick more up in the bigger sizes as Leah just adores this top. The tights are also Next purchases from the other month, came in a pack of 3.

WTS Week 14a

I do love it when Leah wears tights and shorts combo’s, she has some amazingly skinny pins (legs) which really do get emphasised in this type of outfit.

So now its your turn;

All we ask for is for you to spare 5 minutes to share your outfit of the week, grab a badge (below) and pop it on your blog post. Once you have linked up simply share the love for #WeekendTotStyle and comment on other blog’s which have linked up.

Weekend Tot Style : ClearlyBex


Vosene Kids Fruity Goodness & Gentle To Skin New Range : Review

Vosene Kids Logo

I really do like working with brands which mean a lot to me, brands which have helped me raise my children, household favourites and are firm favourites. Vosene Kids is one of those brands, they have many products within their range for young children which are all perfect for young skin, smell great, clean great and most of all they don’t sting little ones eyes!

Coming soon to your local supermarket shelves are brand new products to the ever expanding range, focusing on the Fruity Goodness and Gentle To Skin Range there are 3 new products.

Vosene Kids

First up from the Fruity Goodness range are the Pink Pomelo & Vitamin C 2in1 Shampoo and Hair & Body Wash. The same gorgeous fragrance but in 2 different products. The 2in1 Shampoo has the added bonus of conditioning qualities for your little ones hair, I am favouring this one for Leah especially as her hair in long. Where as Lewis with his short hair favours the Hair & Body wash, he especially likes lathering a sponge with the soap and washing his hair and body in one go.

The Hair & Body wash is available in a 200ml soft squeeze tube where as the 2in1 Shampoo is in the standard 250ml bottle.

Vosene Kids 1

Next we have the Gentle To Skin Hair & Body Wash with coconut oil & mango essence. This is my favourite with regards to fragrance, its smooth and really does nourish skin with the added oil. Gentle for the most sensitive of skins.

This product is available in a 200ml soft squeeze tube.

Vosene Kids 2

As yet these products are not available to buy, we were sent them as an exclusive preview of the upcoming range. I shall let you know more details regarding release date and RRP as soon as I know more.

**This is not a sponsored post, I was provided with the new products from the Vosene Kids range to test and review. All words and opinions are my own. 

National Stationery Week – Days 1, 2 and 3

I’m a little late joining in this week, sadly personal life really does get in the way of my blog majority of the time so I am grabbing some time with my blog this afternoon to join in the celebration that is National Stationery Week.

National Stationery Week Sponsors 2016

Today is day 3 of National Stationery Week which is focusing on World Stationery Day. To me stationery is important, well I say important, its more of an addiction… I really do like all things stationery.

Here is a short list of my current cherished pieces of stationery I have the moment;

My Filofax

This is my LIFE… if it isnt written in here it simply doesn’t get done. Friends have been known to ensure that I have them written in my diary so I don’t forget to meet them, my kids have all their appointment’s in here, important occasions (birthdays and weddings etc) and all my blogging deadlines. You name it it is in here.

Fountain Pen

This pen has also become a firm favourite which stays with my diary, I am a sucker for a good fountain pen and it’s just fantastic for my diary. I was send this from Maped Helix for National Stationery Week (Thank you!). It writes so smoothly, with a thin nib it’s perfect for jotting notes and it looks incredibly neat. I couldn’t be without it.

National Stationery Week World Stationery Day

My Note Pad

This holds together my blog, all my notes are in here, thoughts, ideas, scribbles. If I lost this I really do think i’d lose my blog… this is my blogs cement, holding it together!

Be sure to be about over the next couple of days to find out more about whats going on with National Stationery Week.

National Station Week 2016 7 Days of Stationery

Monday #PencilDay and Tuesday #GetOrganisedDay

I want to take some time now to look back at the days I have missed out on. I had great things lined up to share on each day, sadly as I’ve been really busy I couldn’t share at the right time. But better late than never, I am here:

Monday #PencilDay

As a child I loved pencils, writing pencils or coloring pencils. So long as I could let out the “inner doodler” in me I was happy. As an adult, not a lot has changed. I still love having a quick doodle, although I mainly just get to colour now.

National Stationery Week Pencil Day

I am an absolutely softie for the adult colouring books and thanks to Staedtler and their fab colouring crayons I have enjoyed a good colouring session recently with my most favourite of books.

Tuesday #GetOrganisedDay

This was the be the absolute pinnacle of the week, I am a hoarder, I horde stationery and I know it was getting too much so I recently had a clear out and reorganise of my desk for Get Organised Day.

National Stationery Week Get Organised Day

Everything was moved, sorted, filtered through and junk removed. I then put my desk back together in a more of a organised manner and it seems to be working – so long as little fingers (i.e. the kids) keep away from it with their toys!

Geronimo Festival Food Vendors

Geronimo Logo 2016 1

The clock is ticking, ticking until the opening day of Geronimo Festival taking part THIS WEEKEND at Harewood House, Leeds and the 29th-30th May at Tatton Park, Cheshire.

Have you got your tickets yet?

For those going to the festival this weekend I wish you all a fantastic time!

If you are looking at what bags to pack, picnic and snacks to pack you may not need to look any further… there is an extensive range of food vendors at the festival.

Feel free to read the below press release to find out more!

Treat your Tastebuds at the North’s Biggest Family Festival

Geronimo announces food vendors 

Returning to Tatton Park over the weekend of 29th – 30th May and debuting at Harewood House from 1st – 2nd May, Geronimo is the family festival you won’t want to miss! Geronimo has announced a tasty line up of food vendors for both weekends, guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s taste buds – both young and old.

Calling all burger fans! The Burger pride themselves on producing high quality gourmet burgers and triple cooked chips at a reasonable price. With personal touches including making their own ketchup, roasting and pureeing the garlic for their mayonnaise and caramelising their onions to a rich sweet golden colour to extract every ounce of flavour, burger aficionados will not be disappointed!

Duke’s Pizza’s are made on site straight out of a 1972 Dodge Tradesman – and cooked to perfection in a traditional wood fired oven in under 2 minutes. What else would you expect from Geronimo?

Poffertjesking is an authentic Dutch company who bake delicious Dutch mini pancakes, Belgian waffles and crazy milkshakes. With mouthwatering toppings including Oreo, Cadbury fudge, Nutella and the classic lemon and sugar, there’s no better place to get a taste of the Netherlands!

For something a little healthier, Nourish aims to provide both adults and children with a nutritious alternative. With meals made fresh every day from Yorkshire free range meat and locally sourced ingredients, Nourish’s menu lists every ingredient included in each dish, and no salt or sugar is added to any of their food. Nourish will be serving food from their brand new children’s menu at Geronimo, including Italian meatballs, sweet potato mash with homemade chipotle beans and mozzarella, wholewheat flatbreads, fresh fruit smoothies and more.

For those who enjoy trying new flavours, Mezani Grill will be offering something a little different – bringing a taste of Kenyan street food to Geronimo!

For lovers of the Mediterranean diet, Castaway Kitchen will be serving the best in Mediterranean street food – with flatbreads filled to bursting with a range of meat, vegetarian and vegan delights combined with the freshest salad of tomatoes, red onion, lettuce and Tzatziki, all locally sourced from the best local suppliers.

The Fabulous Fish Finger Company sells gourmet fish finger sandwiches with a focus on fantastic quality products. With the majority of ingredients sourced locally and ethically, with accompanying home-made sauces including wasabi mayonnaise and tartare and soft doughy bread made by local bakers, Solly the Seagull’s kids boxes are perfect for families.

Sno Fro is the home of authentic Hawaiian shave ice – perfect for sunny afternoons. Unlike a shushi, Sno Fro is made of finely shaved ice with an exotic choice of flavours and collected in a pretty flower cup  – loved by the whole family.

Staying on the drinks theme, smoothie mania will be offering a wide range of juices and smoothies with no added sugar, no syrups and 100% fruit – and not a carton in sight! Gluten free and diary free, all smoothies are made in front of you, great for your five a day!

Geronimo is aimed at families with children aged between 2 and 12 years old.  Tickets are priced at £25.00 p.p. for a one-day ticket with under 2’s going free. Visit for more information.

Geronimo Official Ambassador Tatton Park Badge 1

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