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November 20, 2014
by Ickle Pickle

Now I am two

As a lot of you probably know, I turned 2 last month, on 12 October.

I would like to share with you my day, and my favourite presents.

MeeMee  came home for the weekend (my biggest sister who is 18 and started at Bristol Uni in September). I was so excited to have her home, MeeMee carried me downstairs on the morning of my birthday.

I opened my presents, and was very excited!

Mummy had a family party planned for me at a lovely place called Greenala Barn, where there was lots of space for us all to be together.

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Me and MeeMee, with my Grandad, and with my cousin and Grandad :)

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2nd birthday

2nd birthday

2nd birthday

Me with my Aunty :)

2nd birthday

Granny Jane made my fantastic Peppa Pig cake, and bought the topper with my name on. You could eat it too!

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2nd birthday

All my presents!

My favourite ones are:

1. Peppa Pigs Muddy Puddles House. I LOVE Peppa Pig and all her family and friends.

2.My sand and water table. I sit and have my tea on it, I draw and colour on it, I pop all my little figures in the little cubby holes! I can’t wait for the summer to use it with sand and water!

3. My little Mikey and Sully from Monsters Inc. I love little figures.

4.My Wow tractor and trailer with Jethro the farmer

I had so many presents, and a brilliant day :)

Brilliant blog posts on HonestMum.com

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Also linking up to the fab www.vevivos.com #PoCoLo but I can’t add the badge at the mo!

November 19, 2014
by Ickle Pickle

Women’s things

Something I hear a lot about in my house, as does my big brother is ‘women’s things’. Having two big sisters, and obviously my Mummy, it is something we hear A LOT!

My big sister is crying and upset – ‘Oh don’t worry, it’s only women’s things’

My Mummy is shouting a lot! – ‘It’s OK boys, its only women’s things!’

My biggest sister is very grumpy – ‘It’s that time again – you know, women’s things’

My biggest sister is away at University, so its Mummy’s and Lea’s ‘women’s things’ that we hear about now.

I don’t know very much about ‘women’s things’ at all, only that it makes Lea unhappy, grumpy, upset and very cross sometimes. (Mummy too, but this is more about Lea.) I wish I could make it better for them. Well, thank goodness, someone else can help!

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November 17, 2014
by Ickle Pickle

Love my new shoes

I was recently sent some fantastic shoes from Happi Joey and I LOVE them! It is so great to see cute, trendy shoes for us boys, it is usually the girls who have them all!

They sent me their Little Tractor leather shoes which are grey with blue. They are made of soft, flexible NAPPA leather, and are for sale at £38.99

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I love the tractors on the side of the shoes, and I love the colours, they go with everything!

They looked a bit too big at first, but they fit me really well, and are very comfortable. Mummy printed off the measuring guide which was really easy to follow, to get the perfect fit for me. My feet were a size 6 – or a Lion on the measuring guide! How cool!

happi joey shoes

The shoes are excellent quality, and really well made. They are easy to put on, and take off, and feel so soft. The sole comes up around the toe, so it is hard to scuff them!

happi joey shoes

Thank you Happi Joey for these fab shoes, we love them! Mummy would never have bought shoes for me off the Internet before, but would definitely thin about it now.

WooHoo Points

Excellent quality

Loads of fab designs to choose from

Boys shoes just as fab as girls ones.

Waaaah Points

Really, I can’t think of any – only that the price of these is a little higher than many – but they are so cute they are totally worth it!

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November 17, 2014
by Ickle Pickle

Ideal Stocking Filler

We were recently asked to review the fab PicStick Photo Magnets.

Mummy has dozens of magnets on our boiler, fridge and freezer, she loves choosing one from every place we go, to remind us of our visit.

We were really excited to get the chance to make some magnets out of our photos, and to see how easy it was. We hadn’t heard of photo magnets before, so were keen to try out PicStick.

picstick photo magnet

 The ordering process was really easy, you simply upload your photos to their website, drag them onto the template then add to the basket!

The magnets are in sheets of 9, and only cost £9.50 with WORLDWIDE FREE SHIPPING! Delivery is quick too, only a couple of days.

We were really pleased with the magnets, the quality and clarity of the photos were great (better then the photo above, which has come out a bit grainy.)

Thank you Picstick, for our lovely keepsake, they are also offering my readers 25% Discount of your PicStick too. They are perfect stocking fillers for Christmas! The code is LIFE225

November 15, 2014
by Ickle Pickle

Project 365 Week 46 9 – 15 November 2014

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Another busy week! Sunday – We went out for lunch at a new pub locally, the food wasn’t great, but the little playzone was fab!

Monday – weather turned awful! It rained so hard and heavy! We went for hot chocolate after picking up Lea and Luke from school. Lea is trying to catch me!

Tuesday – BlogConf announced in Wales! Woohoo! Mummy snapped her ticket up!

Wednesday – A blustery day! I loved watching the sea splashing!

Thursday – getting ready to meet Mummy’s best friend :)

Friday – Ready to meet another of Mummy’s best friends :)

Saturday – snack time at a fab Christmas Fair

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Linking up up to The Mad Mid Week Blog Hop over at www.superbusymum.net

and Share With Me with Jenni at www.letstalkmommy.com

November 15, 2014
by Ickle Pickle

Vlog Hop 15 November 2014

Here is our new Vlog Hop Linky with Emily from Twin Mummy and Daddy, which is live every other Staurday.

We’re both fairly new to vlogging, here is Emily’s You Tube channel You can find my You Tube Channel here.

The idea of the Vlog Hop is quite simply to link up your favourite vlog that you’ve made within the last two weeks. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to vlogging or if you’re a vlogging veteran anyone can link up.

You can vlog about fashion, parenting, beauty, pretty much whatever takes your fancy as long as it’s not offensive or illegal!

This linky will be fortnightly.

To give you a helping hand if you want to take part, but aren’t sure what to vlog about we’ll be setting a theme for you. You can either post any vlog you’ve made within the last two weeks or you can vlog about something using the theme we’ve set.

You can be as creative as you like!

There are only three rules:

  • Use the #VlogHop hashtag when you add your video to your social media pages and blog
  • Like, comment and subscribe to at least two of the linked up vlogs
  • If you include your vlog in a blog post, please think about adding the Vlog Hop badge
Twin Mummy and Daddy

The theme for this weeks Vlog Hop is ‘Food’.

November 13, 2014
by Ickle Pickle

Planning a trip to Bristol – win a night in a Travelodge

One city that we, as a family, have never been to is Bristol. Mummy went there to take MeeMee to University, and managed a very quick look around the centre, and she has been to Cribbs Causeway a couple of times, but that is it.

My Nana and Grandad have a touring caravan and visit every year – they love it there. They keep telling us we should go, and now that MeeMee is living there, we are going to!

1. Where to stay

There are so many great hotels in Bristol why not Get up and Go to one of the Travelodges there? They are great value for money, and many have been refurbished.

2. What to visit

We hope to go before Christmas to see the gorgeous German Christmas Market that is now on, MeeMee says it is so lovely and festive.

german christmas market bristol

Photos by MeeMee at http://www.perksofbeingamy.co.uk/

german christmas market bristol

Shops! Of course, Mummy and Lea are keen to look around all the shops that we don’t have!

SS Great Britain. Nana and Grandad have told us so many times how brilliant this ship is and it is Bristols Number 1 attraction. I get FREE entry until I am 4, and other tickets let you visit as much as you like for a whole year!

ss great britain bristol

Other fab places I would like to go to are Bristol Zoo (I LOVE animals) and Bristol Aquarium (I LOVE fish!)

3. Where to eat

Nana and Grandad have found some lovely Coffee Shops and restaurants in Bristol, especially over looking the water. There are the major companies as well as small local businesses.

Would you like to visit Bristol – or somewhere else in the UK? You can win a night in a Travelodge, somewhere of your choice in the fantastic competition I am hosting. Entry is below, Good Luck!

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This is a collaboration with Travelodge, Mummy has been paid for her time but the content is ours!

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November 11, 2014
by Ickle Pickle

Christmas on a Budget

This year Mummy is having to keep an eye on the pennies more than ever, and we are having Christmas on a budget.

With Christmas now round the corner, lots of shops have some brilliant bargains and offers, and it really pays to shop around.

We have asked some other lovely bloggers too for their top tips for saving money at Christmas.

First, here are some bargains we found in Matalan and Tesco for my big bro – great stocking fillers for a 12 year old boy.

christmas for 12 year old boy

1. Slippers – supersoft, plain navy. Nice an warm but cool too ;) £3 Matalan

2.Penguin mug with chocolate sprinkly buttons, great for Hot Chocolate £4, but part of 3for2 offer Matalan

3.Sony Headphones. A MUST for every tween! Blue, pink or white – the only ones my big sis says are good. Only £5 Tesco – half price

4. Bobble hat – again, warm but so cool! Only £3 Matalan

Other great buys are Angry Birds lounge pants (pyjama bottoms) comfy and cool. Only £6 Matalan

And here is a great stocking filler idea for ANY Tween or Teen (or Blogging Mummy!)…

touch screen gloves Dunelm

And, only 99p from Dunelm! 99p!! In S/M or M/L sizes

For a little tot like me, here are some fabby ideas to wrap up for Christmas

matalan toddler gift ideas

Gorgeous bobble hats only £3 Matalan, Christmas plate and bowl, £1.50 each Matalan and Mummy’s keepsake for this year, a little 2014 Photo Frame, it doesn’t say First Christmas, so it’s lovely for us littlies who are a bit older. £3 Matalan.

Top Tips

1. When shopping online use Top Cash Back, the completely FREE to join referral site. Mummy has earned over £350 with them so far. If you click here and sign up, we will get a very small referral fee :)

2. Take advantage of all 3for2 offers – most shops have them – but, do make sure they give you the right item free, you might have to put them through the till separately.

3. Start a new inexpensive tradition, which everyone will love every year. It could be an extra special hot chocolate watching a Christmas film, or one special date that the decorations go up, or the lights are turned on, with Christmas music and treats as well.

4. I am too young to know about how many presents I could get, and because there is a big age gap (10 years) between me and my big brother, Mummy is determined to give us a Christmas with less money spent, concentrating more on making memories, enjoying fun outdoors, and just doing and making things together. My big brother and sisters are excited about this too!

Debbie over at Johnsons Babies has some top tips:

Set a budget and stick to it.

Argos usually has a Toy 3 for 2 offer – especially great for buying Lego

Kate from Family Fever has lots of tips here

Pop over to Raising Emily for  great post to see how to save for Christmas

Becky from 3 Princesses 1 Dude Top Tip for Christmas day - If you have family you can invite round for the dinner (2nd most expensive thing after pressies right?) share the cost of the meal out between everyone, that is what we do, someone buys the turkey someone all the other main bits and someone the alcohol! Works for us!

Ali from Mum in a Nutshell has another great tip - we make our own reindeer food with porridge oats (had to use ready Brek one year!) and glitter to put out on the door step Christmas Eve. I also buy all my wrapping paper in the sales & put it away with the decs.

What are your top tips?

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