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Back from our hols May 25, 2010

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Ok, so we were really back on Friday but I wasn’t going to miss the glorious weekend sunshine by sitting indoors on the computer was I?

Anyway, we had a fabulous time at Butlins in Skegness.  So much so, we’re already planning our next trip there! 

If you’ve never been you’re missing out!  If you’ve got children it is such a great place.  We took C back in October when she was just 4 mths and, although she couldn’t go on any rides, we enjoyed taking her swimming and she enjoyed all the lights and sounds of the shows.

This time was even better!  She could go in the soft play area, on a couple of rides and we spent over an hour in the pool on our first day.  She liked the shows, as did M and I!

The weather at the beginning of the week was ok but not brilliant but by Thursday it was hot!  We spent a few hours on the beach, something that confused C to begin with as the sand felt funny!  She soon got used to it and decided she liked it so much she’d see what it tasted like.  She didn’t do that again!

We bought a kite, for C obviously, and me & M had fun flying that!

I even got to read a whole book during C’s afternoon naps!

We also met up with some of M’s family who live in Skegness while we were there which was nice, as some of them had not met C before, including her great-grandparents.

It was a really nice week and I was sad to leave on Friday.  We will definitely return, maybe in the Autumn.

But for now, its back to normality, although it is almost a bank holiday!

Review – Little Ones Clothing May 24, 2010

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The lovely people at Little Ones Clothing sent me the Minoti ‘Sweet Cherry’ Green Jersey Dress to review a while ago, so here it is!

First impressions:  The dress is a very lovely colour and I loved the design.  The fabric seemed to be very good quality.

Wearing it:  The sizing is 6-12 mths and fit my, then, 9 month old daughter perfectly.  She wore it with white leggings as it wasn’t that warm and it made a really good-looking outfit.  She is still wearing it now, at almost 11 months and it fits fine.

Washing it:  C has worn this dress a few times now and it still looks brand new.  The colour hasn’t faded at all, nor has it mis-shapen.  It has been both line dried and tumble dried and I have no complaints.

Value for money: This dress can be bought for just £7.00!  Bargain!  Standard UK delivery is normally £2.95 which is perfectly reasonable but at the moment thay have free delivery on all UK orders.

Overall: I would definitely recommend this dress, and company, to friends.  As said before, the quality of the fabric is so good, especially considering the small price tag and they have some lovely clothes on their website.

Thanks so much Little Ones Clothing for letting me do a review for you!

The Gallery – Friendship May 24, 2010

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This weeks theme for the Gallery over at Sticky Fingers is Friendship.

As soppy as it may sound, my husband is my best friend.

Our marriage isn’t perfect but its pretty bloody good!  We have more ups than downs and have a lot of fun along the way. 

I was just 17 when we got together and we bought our house together 2 years later.  Fast forward another 2 years and we got married, and finally, after 3 years of marriage, we had our first child. 

I’m so excited about what the future will hold for us, and now we have C in our lives, to love and nurture together, I’m certain it will be a good one.

Holidays May 12, 2010

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Holidays are a funny thing aren’t they?  We save up lots of money, buy new clothes and get so excited just to go and stay somewhere different for a week or two.

Why do we do it?  Sure, having a week away is nice but the day you get back and have to start on that mountain of washing and ironing it doesn’t really feel like you’ve been away.

Is it not having to go to work?  The sunshine?  The food?  A rest?

I love holidays.  I love them even if my ‘holiday’ is going camping in the Peak District for the weekend.  M just shakes his head at me when I say I’m excited about going on holiday, but I know he secretly is too!

My favourite two holidays have both been to Paphos in Cyprus.  The first time we went there was to get married.  Ten of us went and stayed in a lovely all-inclusive hotel on the sea front.  Even though it was January and a lot of places were closed, we fell in love with the place.

We returned to Cyprus in September of the same year, just the 2 of us.  This time we stayed in an apartment, ate out at a different restaurant every night and enjoyed drinks by the harbour.  It was wonderful.  I can’t wait to take C there although might wait a few years as I’m not sure I fancy a 5 hour flight with a baby!

Since C’s been here, we’ve been away for a weekend with my parents in a holiday cottage when she was just 3 weeks old and last October we went to Butlins.

We’re off to Butlins again on Monday, hence the holiday post, and I’m so looking forward to it now that C is that bit older and will be interested in the shows and everything thats going on. 

We’ve got nothing else booked this year but we’re hoping to take C on her first camping trip or 2 when the weather is a bit warmer.  Not planning on going far, just over to the Peak District again, but I’m already excited!

What do you love about holidays?

What has been your best holiday ever and where are you looking forward to going next?

The Gallery – Men May 10, 2010

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This weeks theme for The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers is ‘Men’

This was an easy one for me.  As soon as I saw it I knew exactly which photo I had to use.

Its a picture of the men on my wedding day in January 2006.  We got married in Cyprus at Paphos Town Hall, which is in the background. 

It was a beautiful day and this picture just makes me smile!

From left to right: My dad, family friend, father-in-law, hubby, my brother, my grandpa!