Saturday, 10 January 2015

Friday, 9 January 2015

#SnapHappyBritMums days 6, 7, 8 & 9

Day 6 - Frost on the old railway platform

 Day 7 - Looking Down - Harvey and Indie looking down at the waterfall

Day 8 - Im Reading - Im reading The Snake And The Drake with Harvey

Day 9 - Great Outdoors - Having a quick go on the new play equipment

Feel free to join in :)

Monday, 5 January 2015

#SnapHappyBritMums Days 3, 4 & 5

Day 3 - Colourful - A pic from my bathroom

Day 4 - Me Today - A quick pic of me

Day 5 - 8am - Lazy bones having his last lay in before school  starts again tomorrow

Saturday, 3 January 2015

#SnapHappyBritMums Days 1 & 2

Im going to try and take/post a pic a day for the year with the #SnapHappyBritMums photo challenge :)

Day 1 - One - One little bird on Holkham beach

Day 2 - Nature - Harvey bug hunting

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015 guys :)
I hope 2014 was good to you and 2015 will be even better!

We have a new addition to our family that arrived early December who goes by the name Indy

She is a Rottweiler X and is currently 11 weeks old, we are looking forward to many years of fun and adventures with her :)

Sadly though we have had a couple of losses too, we lost two of our rescue piggies - Oreo in the beginning of December and Bertie on Christmas eve :( we don't know how old they were but they had two and a half lovely years living with us xx Run free at the rainbow bridge boys xx


Bertie (on the left)

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Lapland Mailroom - Letter from Santa - Review

I have been sent 2 lovely personalised letters from Santa to review from

The Letters are able to be sent worldwide free of charge!

The letters will leave the Lapland mail room from the 1st December 2014, landing on the door step of the children a few days later. They also offer a next day delivery option which allows you to receive your letters the very next day, if ordered before 2pm.

There are 4 fabulous letters to choose from, 3 of the letters are suitable for any age and are slightly different for brothers and sisters, there is also a lovely baby's first Christmas letter available as a beautiful keepsake.

The letters are completely unique to each child, personalised at the time of purchase on with the child's name and address and also info that only Santa would know, including the child's best friends name and the present most wanted on Christmas day.

Included in the letters, free of charge for a limited time is a personalised 'Nice Child Certificate' that is normally priced at £2.95

Also included in the letter priced at £7.95 is an activity pack containing:
  • Colouring in Santa Stop Here
  • Elf Yourself Activity Sheet
  • Colouring in Christmas Card
  • Door Hanger for the Childs Bedroom
  • Colour and Keep Christmas Tree Decoration

I chose 2 different designs - one for Harvey and one for my nephew Zackary - there is no difference in the looks of the two letters but the wording is completely different, perfect for siblings to receive.

The website is very easy to use - you just choose your package, pick the letter you like, add in your personalisation, view the letter and make any changes before you buy! Easy peasy!

The letter itself is made from good quality paper and is sent in a special envelope that looks like it has come straight from Santa's mail room, the writing on the letter is perhaps a little small for my liking, but i doubt the letter would have as much of a special feel with bigger writing and less words.

The certificate is lovely, i think Harvey will be really happy with it and it will go straight into his certificate folder once Christmas is over.

The activity sheets that were included are made from a really thick and sturdy card perfect for little hands to get their pens scribbling onto - I can just see Harvey and Zackary loving coloring these in!

I cannot wait for Christmas to see the look on Harvey's face when he receives his first letter from Santa!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Halloween Banana Ghosts

Me and Harvey took a trip to Sainsbury's the other day and picked up their autumn magazine, the first thing Harvey saw while flicking through was 'Boo-nana' ghosts, 'Mum! we have to make them!' - So we did!

All we needed was:

Some bananas
Some white chocolate
Some milk chocolate (we crumbled some of the milk choc off a twix bar)
Some lolly pop sticks

All we had to do was:

Half the banans and pop a lolly stick in each half
Melt the white chocolate over a pan of hot water
Cover the banana halves in the melted chocolate
Make ghosty faces from the milk chocolate on the bananas
Pop in the fridge and let them set

These are super easy and fun to make for a super tasty Halloween treat which we have all really enjoyed :)

The next thing we have to make from the magazine is some caramel toffee apples - I am really looking forward to this as i have never attempted to make toffee apples before! we just need to get a few more ingredients and will be ready to roll!