Thursday, 25 February 2016

Paint and Play Dinosaurs

S loves dinosaurs. When I say love, I mean besotted. When we had the opportunity to review something dinosaur based I knew she would be thrilled. Little did I know J would be too. Paint and play Dinosaurs by Interplay arrived at the perfect time. Both girls were off school and nursery but had started to perk up. Resting was no longer an option, however I was exhausted as I had been up and down all night soothing them. It needed to be something easy to clean and tidy up, didn't take much effort but entertain them both.
 
The box contains everything you may need, paints, a paint brush, 3 dinosaurs to paint, two small cavemen to play along side the painted dinosaurs and instructions. The instructions pretty much said go with your imagination as we don't actually know what colours the dinosaurs were... 
 

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Varicose Vein Surgery update

Its been seven and a half weeks now since I had my Varicose vein surgery. That time has gone quick and it has not been easy. The days after my last update detailing the surgery and the week after was hard. It was like I jinxed my recovery. The pain suddenly doubled and I was needing to take the codeine and ibuprofen on the rigid set hours it was due. The Codeine would then knock me out and I would need to sleep for an hour or two until the effects wore off. This was not good. Daddy M was due to go back to work for a few days before his Christmas leave, J needed to get to school and I had S to look after. Considering I couldn't even stay awake this was a mission. One I could not complete. We ended up sending S to her Grandads (2 hours away) for a few days until Daddy M was back on leave as I just couldn't look after her. (She loved looking after his neighbours chickens with him, and the quality 1:1 time). J thankfully is old enough to get herself dressed and isn't as high needs so we asked a few favours from some of the school mums to be able to collect her and drop her back home afterwards. Without their help I don't know what we would have done. It really is true from the research I did online, the two-three weeks after the surgery is the worst.
 

DisneyLife review

I've been a bit naughty. Back in December I was asked if I would like to review Disney Life. After just returning from Disney World, Florida I knew it would be a big hit for the girls. Also we had a few long journeys ahead of us, hotel room stays and I was pretty much laid up after my leg surgery it was a god send. However I haven't actually reviewed it although it has made my life so much easier with the girls whilst out and about.
 

Peppa Pig Construction set review


S is very creative, and imaginative. She loves building things and then playing with the said item in her own little way. When we were invited to try out a new Peppa Pig construction set she was very happy.  We were sent Grandpa Pig's boat to build and play with.
 

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Stagecoach... an interview with the Principal

J has been going to Stagecoach for 4 weeks now and is absolutely loving it.  There is no Friday afternoon over tiredness instead its bouncing around getting ready for the class. She is full of confidence as she goes racing in to the main hall ready for registration each week. Therefore I thought it was time to find out a little bit more about Stagecoach Congleton's' Principal Chris Brown, what experience he has, why he decided to join Stagecoach and how he believes  it helps our children...
 
Stagecoach Congleton's principal Chris Brown