Max, Mouse and the Doll’s House Review and Giveaway

Check out our book this week for #BookReviewMondays

Our latest book we have been reading is called Max, Mouse and the Doll’s House by Christine Johnson. Now I’m reading to two of them. Baby dottie is more alert now as she’s growing at nearly 9 weeks old, and baby girl is taking lots of interest in books now. I often see her sitting down with a book, chatting away to herself and pointing at the pictures.

Before you get to our review, here is a little bit about Max, Mouse and the Doll’s House….

Max, Mouse and the Doll's House

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#LuckyLinky Week 63

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 63.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 63

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

Rachel Bustin


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#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!


Losing My Dad

Losing my Dad three days before my planned c section was hard. My dad’s passing wasn’t a sudden death. In fact I wish it was for his sake. Seeing someone die through cancer is heartbreaking.

My dads cancer journey started three years ago. I was pregnant with baby girl at the time when he started getting ill. Dad was a hardworking farmer all his life and never stopped for anything. He kept  chickens, geese, cattle and a goat right up until the very end when he left us at 88 years of age.

He came from a generation that would rarely visit the doctors. This older generation are tough as nails. We had to beg him to see a doctor 3 years ago when we knew he wasn’t right.

My Dad

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Merino Baby Snugs from The Baby Academy

I love knitted items for babies and children. My mum is a huge knitter and knitted everything for us when we were small. We always had a new knitted jumper on, in fact she knitted all our school jumpers. This was back in the 80’s when school blazers were not a thing at small country schools. Mum made the raffle prizes for school. They were knitted dolls and animals stuffed with rags and were amazing. She’s a very talented knitter. Although she doesn’t do quite as much nowadays.

Vickie from The Baby Academy down here in Cornwall got in touch with us asking me if we would like one of the Merino Baby Snugs for baby dottie to try. These gorgeous snugs are all hand knitted and designed by local people.

Merino Baby Snugs from The Baby Academy

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Making Your House Look Glamorous For Summer

Everybody gets excited when summer approaches. The sun shines down, there’s the occasional day on which it’s warm enough for a barbeque or a garden party, and everyone just seems happier and more relaxed. Of course, the sun might not shine too favorably on your house if it’s in bad shape. Many people focus on spring cleaning, but you might need to go one step further than this to get your home prepared for summer. If you’re going to have guests over and spend lots of days in the garden then you need to make sure that your household looks summer-esque. Here’s how to make your home look glamorous during the sunny season.

Making Your House Look Glamorous For Summer

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Overhaul Your Garden This Summer

Now that summer is in full swing, most of us are enjoying our time outside the house and exploring our gardens. If you have only just come out into your garden this year to start some work on it, you may already be faced with a 3-foot night lawn, flowers everywhere and a ton of weeds. There comes a time in all of our lives where we want to make a change to the garden, so if you want to vamp up the space this year and make a fun change, here are some of the things you can do.

Overhaul your garden this Summer

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