Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool
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Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool

This is already my favourite Christmas ever and the big day is still 11 sleeps away. Jenson is three and a half, so it's the first Christmas we've really been able to talk about what's going on and he's so excited. Last week my mum and I took him to see Father Christmas at the… Continue reading Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool

Personalised letter from Santa - Lapland Letters review
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Making Christmas magical with Lapland Letters

Have I mentioned how ridiculously excited I am about Christmas this year? A small child's excitement is infectious and I'm falling for the magic and wonder of Christmas all over again.There are so many things that we're able to do with Jenson during the build up that he hasn't been interested in before. Now he… Continue reading Making Christmas magical with Lapland Letters

Jenson's Christmas list 2018
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Jenson’s Christmas list

Wow, this Christmas is so different to last year already. For a start, Jenson can tell us what he'd like for Christmas. Secondly, he knows who Father Christmas is - and he's been 'calling' him since the start of October telling him what's on his list. From the start it's been a Paw Patrol Lookout… Continue reading Jenson’s Christmas list

Paw Patrol book review
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What Jenson has been reading lately #4

One of my biggest achievements when it comes to raising Jenson is his love of books. He always chooses a bedtime story (usually the same one on repeat for a few weeks) and at the end he immediately says "read it again!". He's deep in a Paw Patrol obsession at the moment, so we always… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #4

Roald Dahl Day 2018 - book review
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Roald Dahl Day 2018

When asked to think about the most popular and best-loved children's authors, three names come to mind: Enid Blyton, J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl. Speak to anyone about children's books and I am confident that all of them will be familiar with a Roald Dahl story, whether that's the original source material or a film… Continue reading Roald Dahl Day 2018

Super Pooper and Whizz Kid: Potty Power! by Hello!Lucky
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What Jenson has been reading lately #3

I've spent the last three years listening to people tell me how much Jenson looks like his dad. Don't get me wrong, it's cute and all, but I really relish the moments when I see how much he gets from me. Like, the kid can not get enough cheese, just like his mumma (and her… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #3

Jenson bike ride
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Jenson: 37 months old

I wasn't sure if I was going to continue with monthly updates once Jenson turned three but we'll see how things pan out over the next couple of months. I may feature him more in my Friday Favourites or I might just do updates for his birthdays. I'm constantly debating with myself over how much… Continue reading Jenson: 37 months old

Bing bedtime books
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What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Jenson is a massive bookworm and it's hardly surprising, given that one of my favourite pastimes as a kid was going to the library and taking out the maximum amount of books. It doesn't bother me that the TV is nearly always on when we're at home and he knows how to use my smartphone… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Jenson's third birthday party with Jump With Jo
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Jenson’s third birthday party with Jump with Jo

We nearly ended up cancelling Jenson's birthday party with hours to spare this year due to a slapped cheek false alarm. Fortunately we were able to go ahead and Jenson had a great time. We booked Jump with Jo*, a local business offering soft play sessions and parties and invited a few of Jenson's friends.… Continue reading Jenson’s third birthday party with Jump with Jo