January 27, 2015
by Ickle Pickle
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My First Blog Post EVER!

This Sunday, 1st February, my blog is 1 Year Old! We can’t quite believe it! This pictures are of me – from the day I was born up to my first birthday.

This is the first blog post  I wrote, I want to share it with you again – almost a whole year later….

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My First 12 Months :)

“Hello there. I’m Ickle Pickle. I am a 15 month old baby boy, living in rural Wales. I’m new to the internet, and all the social media delights. I am about to set up my twitter account to compliment my blog. I’m not sure what I’m doing, but my mummy uses the internet all the time. She has facebook, twitter, etc etc mainly for her businesses. She suggested I set up my own blog, twitter etc to explore, express myself and share my life. I will be sharing my days with you, and also introducing you to my family, and talking about my life so far. I was born on 12 October 2012. 12-10-12 pretty cool huh? I was born at 2.11am on a Friday morning, and I weighed 8lb 7.5oz The .5 is important! I will tell you about my arrival another time.

My mummy says she always knew I was coming. She says she always knew she would have four children, and she knew that I’d arrive later in her life. She was 40 when she became pregnant, and 41 when I was born. She is 43 this summer. When I was born, my sisters were 16 and nearly 13, and my brother was 10. So, it was a big year for all of us. We live in a lovely house, on a very small estate in a small town in Wales. Our lives are very busy, now my sisters are 17 (18 in July), and 14, and my brother is 11. He is Luke, he went to big school last September, Lea who is 14 has to choose her options next month, options for what I don’t know, but it seems a big deal, and MeeMee is doing her A levels. She is going to a place called University in September, I hope it’s not too far away. My daddy doesn’t live with us. I’ve heard mummy say it’s a long story to everyone, maybe one day she’ll tell me. I miss my daddy, he does come to stay at weekends, but sometimes he doesn’t stay long. Considering I am so little and new here, my life is complicated. But I love it, and I love my family. I hope you come to love me too xx”

The link to this first post is here


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January 27, 2015
by Ickle Pickle
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#MyFavouritePlace #2

Welcome to our brand new linky  hosted by me, Ickle Pickle and the lovely Zena from Zenas Suitcase.
This linky  #MyFavouritePlace is for you to link up any post, old or new, about your favourite place, anywhere in the world, or somewhere you would love to visit.
The linky is open every Tuesday morning at 7am until the following Monday evening at 7pm so you have plenty of time to link up!
Please follow these rules for this linky :)
1. Please link back to us, your hosts with a text link or the badge below to show your readers where the linky is hosted.
2. Please comment on mine and Zena’s posts each week, and at least 3 other posts to help the success of the linky.
3. Follow Ickle Pickle and Zena on Twitter, tag us and use the #MyFavouritePlace for us to RT.
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January 26, 2015
by Ickle Pickle
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Great Dine-In Offer

There is nothing better at this time of year, than a snuggly night in with your family, with a good film to watch and something yummy to eat.

There are so many different types of takeaway to choose from, and if it is wild and stormy outside, why not get it delivered to your door?

Well not only do Hungry House take your order for a takeaway online, they deliver too! You can choose which type of food you fancy as well.

top cash back

The fab people at Top Cash Back are offering a whopping £7.50 cash back on hungry house takeaways for new members. It is easy, quick and FREE to join Top Cash Back, and you  get loads of great offers and cash back deals. It’s a great offer to get you started, the hardest part will be choosing which takeaway you have!

Please check the website for Terms & Conditions
This is a collaborative post.

January 26, 2015
by Ickle Pickle
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Bathtime Fun Squad

I LOVE my baths – or ‘splish splash’s’ as we call them. I always like to take lots of friends in with me, to play with.

I got very excited when Mummy gave me a fab set of little ducks from H&A to see what I thought of them. H&A are looking for some ambassadors to become part of their Bathtime Fun Squad, and sent us these ducks to see what we think!

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They are great! They are the perfect size for my little hands, and are such bright colours which I love too.

I had great fun filling them then squirting the water out.

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bathtime buddies

I would love to be part of H&A’s Bathtime Fun Squad because….

I LOVE my bathtimes!

I would just LOVE to try out new bathtime fun toys.

I think H&A’s Bathtime Buddies Squirting Ducks are fab and would love to try more!

I am very, very cute ;)

 

 

January 22, 2015
by Ickle Pickle
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We are Calm Kitties with Feliway

My cats have asked if they can write this review, as it is all about them! Over to Chico and Simba….

‘Hello, I am Chico, I am two and a half years old, as is my sister Simba. She is very shy, so I am going to talk for us both. We was born in this house – there were four of us, but the first kitten was born dead, and our other sister Maya, was killed by a car last May. Our mum Phoebe, died in August 2013, which is when we all started to get stressed.

I get very annoyed with Simba. I want to be boss, sometimes she lets me, sometimes she doesn’t. I am quite mean to her really. I lie in wait for her, then pounce on her, then fight with her. Sometimes, not often, she will start on me. Like I say, not often though.

Anyway, we got so bad that our human mum (humum) got really mad, fed up with us fighting. Oh, I would also spray – humum didn’t even know girl cats did spray, she though it was just tom cats. But we do. When stressed, or to mark our territory, if we feel threatened.

Trouble is, we (mainly me, I have to say), sprayed everywhere. Indoors. In really weird places like up against the curtains. Uuurrgghh I know – and it was very smelly. No wonder humum got mad – I wish I could stop, but I couldn’t.

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Humum was at her wits end as to what to do – she really loves us and didn’t want to get rid of us. Then she heard about Feliway.

The lovely people at PetShop.co.uk sent us a Feliway diffuser and, as a lovely treat, some yummy food too!

Humum plugged the Feliway in, and left it for a few days. – not under or behind anything, just in the corner of the dining room, which is where – if we are allowed in – we would have a nap.

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The diffuser sends out a special smell – that only us cats can smell – to calm us and destress us.

I did think at first it was nonsense, but do you know what? After a couple of days, I felt different – yes, calmer. I was less stressed with Simba, especially when we were in the house, I even let her in her bed, and we both slept! You can buy refill bottles of the Feliway stuff to clip into the diffuser too.

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The lovely people at Pet Shop Bowl also sent us a big bag of Hills Ideal Balance – Chicken and Brown Rice – dried food for cats. I am not a fan of dried food – Simba is (she would be!) but I am not. Brown Rice?? For Cats?? I was very surprised – it was delicious! I did like it, and I ate it up! It is so much easier and less messy and smelly than tinned cat food! This Hills Ideal Balance is SO good for us cats too, full of all the nutrients we need.

Thank you so much Pet Shop Bowl, Feliway and Hills Ideal Balance – you have made these kitties very happy (and calmer!) I shall recommend you to all my friends!’

You can find full information and current prices at PetShop.co.uk

WooHoo Points

It really works!

No mess or smell

Small and so easy to use

Waaaah Points

To be honest, if you have stressed cats who fight, spray or misbehave, you just have to try this!

 

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January 21, 2015
by Ickle Pickle
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Top Toddler Tips for Teething

Although I was two last October, I am just cutting my 11th tooth! I was 14 months old before I cut my first one! Lots of people think that only babies teeth, and that by my age pretty much all the baby teeth have arrived. Not so! The good thing is that I can tell Mummy when my teeth hurt, so she knows what is wrong.

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So I thought I would share some top tips with you to help your toddler if they are teething….

* I go off my food when a new toothy peg is trying to peep through. Mummy always has a slight panic that I will never regain my appetite, but I do. I just feel a bit pooey and not hungry. Offer your tot their favourite foods – as healthy as you can. I do have a weakness for chocolate and welsh cakes, but I eat very healthily too. Cool yoghurts soothe my gums. I will still eat fruits, avocado with pear, little cheese cubes, but not full dinners. Offer me what I really like, through the day, and don’t worry if I don’t eat much.

* I struggle with some things that hurt when I bite, harder foods such as biscuits.

* Mummy has small plastic chunky toddler cutlery for me, which makes feeding myself easier. If I knock my gum – aarrgghhhh it hurts! I might prefer to use my fingers – please let me!

* Mummy tries to not give me medicine during the day – unless I am very hot, very grumpy, or complaining that my teeth hurt. She then gives me 5ml of ‘baby paracetamol’ and 5ml of ‘baby ibuprofen’ 20 – 30 minutes before my bedtime.

* A dab of teething gel on my gums helps me, but not too much or I just swallow it!

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* I dribble LIKE CRAZY when teething – even at my age! We love Funky Giraffe Bibs because they are really cool for toddlers – like a bandana, they are super thick and keep my top dry. The designs are cool too -not too babyish ;)

* I need lots and lots of cuddles – more than normal :)
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January 21, 2015
by Ickle Pickle
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Grab a Bargain

Mummy is always looking for a bargain, especially just after Christmas. I need new stuff all the time, clothes, shoes, bigger car seat, a new bike etc.

vouchersky

The internet has some brilliant websites to help you save money, www.vouchersky.com is the latest one we have found. It is a really easy to use website with some great discounts and vouchers for hundreds of shops, including big, well known names as well as smaller ones too. You can get up to 50% discount on some things, free delivery offers and much more and it is completely free to join!

There is everything from flights to baby equipment to computers. Why not have a little look and see how much you can save :)

January 19, 2015
by Ickle Pickle
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#MyFavouritePlace #1

Welcome to our brand new linky  hosted by me, Ickle Pickle and the lovely Zena from Zenas Suitcase.
This linky  #MyFavouritePlace is for you to link up any post, old or new, about your favourite place, anywhere in the world, or somewhere you would love to visit.
The linky is open every Tuesday morning at 7am until the following Monday evening at 7pm so you have plenty of time to link up!
Please follow these rules for this linky :)
1. Please link back to us, your hosts with a text link or the badge below to show your readers where the linky is hosted.
2. Please comment on mine and Zena’s posts each week, and at least 3 other posts to help the success of the linky.
3. Follow Ickle Pickle and Zena on Twitter, tag us and use the #MyFavouritePlace for us to RT.
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