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KAPLA 6801 280 Box (with guide book)

Another weekend, another toy to share. I posted a video of Bobby playing with these blocks and had quite a few requests as to what they were. These have been one of the most played with toys in our house, not only by Daisy and Bobby but also by our friends kids and the dads and grandads, Mark can pass many an hour building fancy houses. The set I have shared is the one we have and it has a free booklet with it with lots of ideas as to what to make with step by step instructions. These are not cheap but definitely worth the money if you think about the cost per play.

Shelley x

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Marble run

Insect Lore Butterfly Garden…




Insect Lore Butterfly Garden

We bought Daisy this for her birthday in June, be aware that you order the caterpillars seperate to this butterfly garden (but get a voucher in the box to order the caterpillars at a reduced price of £2.99). It is truly amazing to watch. The whole process has taken about 5 weeks, but you really can notice a difference each day and it is really fun to watch. The caterpillars got bigger and bigger (about 10 times their original size) and then we watched as they changed into Chrysalides. Daisy and Bob have thoroughly enjoyed it and have learnt so much about caterpillars and butterflies as there is an instruction book that comes with it that has lots of fun facts. We will definitely be ordering some more.

Shelley x

P.S; The caterpillars can only be ordered between March and September.

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Marble run

Marble run…



Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run Builder-Roundabout-High Quality Wooden Safe Play-Smart play for Smart Family-Quality Time Playing Together

I posted a video of Bobby playing with the above marble run on my instagram stories recently and got lots of messages about how good it looked and where it was from, so I thought I would share this beauty with you all. Definitely another firm favourite of Bobby and Daisy’s.

Shelley x

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Electronic Kit

Electronic kit…

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Electronics Discovery Kit Smart Electronics Block Kit for Children

I shared Bob playing with this little kit over on Instagram stories yesterday and so many people got in touch asking where it was from as their children would love it, so here it is. It really is fabulous, Bobby has played with it all weekend. It says 8+ but Bob is just 7 and can do it. It has straight forward instructions with it and you can make a radio, lamp, electronic fan, music doorbell and much more.

Shelley x

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Easter ideas…


Easter Garland Kit

I love Easter, I think it has to be one of my favourite holidays. The beginnings of new life are starting to show everywhere, from the daffodils, to the crocuses, to the  chicks and the lambs, I just really enjoy it. I love to decorate the house with lots of easter items (many made by Daisy and Bobby) and as the kids get so many easter eggs on Easter Sunday I like to look around for alternative fabulous pressies that I know they will enjoy. I have searched the shops and internet so you don’t have to.

easter ideas

Meri Meri Happy Easter Cupcake Kit (Set of 24) by Meri Meri
MERI MERI Easter Mini Crackers (6 Pack)
Easter Bunny’s Carrot Surprises (4 Pack)
HIP HOP HOORAY Easter Stickers (10 Pack)
MERI MERI Easter Cups with Bunny Sleeves (12 Pack)
MERI MERI Easter Bunny Character Balloon Kit

MERI MERI Easter Bunny Egg Decorating Kit
MERI MERI Easter Little Bunny Dress Up Kit
MERI MERI Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Cookie Cutters (4 Pack

Monsoon also have some fabulous gift ideas and can you ever go wrong with a Jellycat bunny? Bobby and Daisy’s are still going strong!.

Shelley x

My favourite Santa sacks…


Personalised Christmas Sack

Bobby and Daisy’s presents were delivered by Santa in these last year and they were so gorgoeus. Bob kept his toys in them all over Christmas, I think  they impressed the kids as much as their presents did! There are some fabulous ones around and John Lewis even have them this year. Here are some of my favourites.


Personalised Christmas Sack


Glitter Initial Sack


Elf Santa Sack

Shelley x

Books we love…


Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

Daisy and Bobby wanted to share some more of their favourite books with you but weren’t as willing to have their photos taken with them, so here are some they thought would make good Christmas pressies. Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go is just the most beautiful book showing the same tree throughout the seasons through the eyes of an owl. It has ‘windows’ on each page that you can look through and Daisy and Bob love to find all the animals that live in the tree. The illustrations are magical whilst teaching your children about seasons, wildlife and nature through beautiful rhyme.


The Lion Inside

Another firm favourite with both my two, this story is told through rhyme and is about a little mouse that struggles to be heard. He is ignored and often forgotten about and has to watch as the lion is respected and listened to by all. He decides he is going to be brave and ask the lion to teach him to be more like him and an unlikely friendship is formed. Such a good lesson in that we should always be brave as we all have a mouse and lion in us. Again gorgeous illustrations.

Shelley x

Some more of Daisy and Bobby’s book choices

Christmas books

More Christmas books

The Beauty calender…



Beauty Advent Calender

Run run as fast as you can, as these sell out real quick. If you spend £35 at Marks and Spencer’s today you get the Beauty Advent Calender for £35. A total bargain as it should cost £250. I bought the leopard print coat I posted about recently, but there are lots of other beautiful items.

Shelley x

Fortune maker…


Lagoon Fortune Teller


Daisy recieved this fabulous little set last year off Father Christmas and has loved it. Both her and the rest of us have had hours of fun. A perfect idea for a stocking filler. It has 40 beautifully designed fortune tellers to make with 24 of these being themed. What will your job be? What new dance will you take up? What’s your inner animal? And a motto for the day, are just a few. Seriously good fun that for once doesn’t make that much of a mess.

Shelley x

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