Sullivan is four months old now and growing all the time, so we are up a size in everything. Luckily Aldi’s Baby and Toddler Event is returning TOMORROW, so it's a great time to bag a great deal and to stock up on those essentials.

The Specialbuy event will be available online from Sunday 21st April and in-store from Thursday 25th April and, as always, they promise to have an amazing selection of products for little ones ranging from books and clothing, to travel chairs, bath toys and more, all available at low prices.

To give you a preview, Aldi sent us some treats straight from the event, so here's a few things you could pick up...

This Easter, another terrific Julia Donaldson tale is taking centre stage at Town Hall Birmingham and we are very excited in our house as her books are much loved and these shows are always a lot of fun. We'll be going on Saturday and there are still tickets available across the weekend.

Zog is the new stage show that's been created, and ahead of its run at Easter, I have the following information and interview with the author herself to share with you...

The UK’s biggest pregnancy and parenting event, The Baby Show, with MadeForMums, is coming to the Birmingham NEC for three days only - and I can't wait to take Sullivan!  

Running from Friday 17th until Sunday 19th May, it is sure to be a fantastic shopping experience for new and expectant parents from across the Midlands and beyond, as over 200 baby brands exhibit their latest, must-have products.

We started our Easter Holidays with a trip to Thinktank Birmingham, at Millennium Point, as they've updated all the gadgets and gizmos in the planetarium making it the only 4K one of its kind in the region and giving the venue the chance to make custom shows and take you on real time tours of our planet and beyond. 

We're going away to Center Parcs next week for five days and I can't wait to head back into the forest. We have been to stay at all of the locations, except Elveden; first Longleat, then Whinfell twice, Sherwood twice and Woburn once before Christmas. This time, we are going to Whinfell again for Sullivan's first holiday and we have a full agenda planned (including half a day for me at the spa as a Mother's Day treat!). But of course, you can choose to do as little as you like too - that's the beauty of this kind of break.

We love how you can escape the outside world, become a part of a village and choose to do as much as you like or simply relax. The surroundings are beautiful to wake up to every morning and the accommodation and facilities are excellent.

The questions I often get asked about a break to Center Parcs is which location do we like the best, what's on offer and what are our top tips - so I thought I'd share with you some thoughts following our experiences over the past six years.


The thing that most people forget when it comes to hiring building contractors Kent for a small kitchen is that it does not necessarily have to be cluttered or messed up. This is most especially the case when you know exactly the right interior design technique, layout, or other kitchen flooring ideas to deploy. 

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While there are techniques and/or layouts that can offer you more advantages like aesthetic appeal and flexibility, there is every reason to move forward with other kitchen design ideas.

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Last week, we were invited to preview the new 'Ice Age - The Lost Kingdom' tour which has a residency at the Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston, Birmingham, every day now until 28th April 2019. 

Everyone’s favourite creatures from the Ice Age have arrived in the city and it's the first touring animatronic Ice Age experience of its kind in Europe. Promising to bring the sights and sounds of the Ice Age to life with 40 majestic beasts on display, we headed along to see what it's all about and had a roarsome time!

I was a big fan of Nested Fox already and now they’ve launched their super big super sturdy baby organisers / nappy caddies. Take a look at ours as we unpack it, and see what we fill it up with too...

Sending your child off to nursery can be quite daunting the first time around and I fully admit to sobbing as I left Ethan on his first day - but I needn't have worried as he settled in quickly and had such a lovely time there, which made every drop off after that little bit easier.

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I think when you're looking at nurseries, one of the biggest things you want to know is what will your baby do all day. Who will look after them? What will they eat? What routine will they have? How will you know how they are doing?

I went along to visit Norfolk House Nursery on Norfolk Road - there is a second Edgbaston nursery in their group, on Harborne Road - to take a good look around and see what they have to offer little ones. I used to work just around the corner and was excited to see inside the beautiful building.

"We provide early education and care to children between the ages of 3 months and 4 years.  At the heart of everything we do is an uncompromising commitment to providing your child with the fullest opportunity to learn and develop in a safe environment."

It can be stressful and overwhelming to look for an air conditioning system for your office or home. There are various types of air conditioners and there are also certain factors to consider such as the restrictions in your home. 

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