Everyday we go through the numbers with baby girl. She can now count up to 10 no problem at 2 years and 3 months, but the alphabet no so much. So this is our next project to learn all about letters and phonics. I’m always on the lookout for different books to entertain baby girl and we came across this Animal Alphabet Fun Book by Susan Thomas. From the publishers at Austin Macauley.
Animal Alphabet Fun Book is a fun and interactive learning experience for your child. Each letter has a 4 line rhyme with full colour pictures. Give your child the best head start in learning their ABC’s.
I never knew having a second baby would be so hard. In fact it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever attempted in my life. Being up by night then not having the chance by day to nap like first time around is a struggle. Running around after a toddler who has endless energy is hard.
I always thought I would be able to cope, but I haven’t. This is extremely hard for me to admit, but I’ve needed help. I’m lucky that my mother in law just lives across the road and is always on hand to take baby girl outside for a walk or just to play in the garden so I can have some rest bite. Even if it’s just to watch Grey’s Anatomy!
Before I became I blogger I was always fascinated in stationery. Now that obsession has got bigger! Yes I’m calling it an obsession because I can’t go into any shops without checking out the stationery section. Personalised stationery is even more fun!
When we got the chance to get some items from Ryman and have them personalised, I thought it would be ideal for my blogging corner. Ryman offers personalised gifts and stationery items for the whole family. They are ideal for gifts, anniversaries, a new job, birthdays and Christmases. I think a personalised item is a very thoughtful gift. Ryman’s personalised range include pens, notebooks, mugs, diaries, prints, frames and gift wrap.
Getting yourself motivated can be quite a difficult task and many people struggle to get anything done due to a lack of motivation. The good news is that getting motivated doesn’t have to be hard and we have come up with some steps that you can follow to help get yourself motivated this month for whatever you want to get to. Keep reading to find out more!
Set Your Goals
One great way to motivate yourself is to actually sit down and plan what you want to achieve. You won’t be able to know if you have managed to achieve your goals unless you set them in the first place. Make sure not to set too many goals as you might struggle to get yourself motivated when you are overwhelmed by everything you need to get done. Set a clear goal and you’ll get motivated soon enough.
There are lots of new and innovative devices coming out all the time for the avid gardener — but which would benefit you the most?
To find out which new tech product you need, check out this tech guide by Suttons — leading providers of hanging baskets — as we look at the top must-have pieces of technology for gardeners in 2018…
The best gardening apps
You probably already know how many apps there are available in 2018 — but do you know which are best for gardeners?
- GrowIt! — connects you with local gardeners. You can also upload photos of your own plants to share your gardening knowledge with others.
- Garden Compass — allows you to upload photos, ask questions to horticultural experts and create a personalised garden-care calendar.
It’s half term! Why not have some fun with Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It?
Everyday we use single use plastic items such as plastic bottles, straws, coffee stirrers, plastic bags and food containers. These are items that are only used once then thrown away. These pose a threat to the sea and ocean life. It’s not only an issue that affects adults but kids too. Living in Cornwall with many beaches around, I see plastic bottles and tops many a time washed up on the beaches.
This is why Sky has launched a 12-episode series, Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It, which introduces kids to the issues surrounding plastics and discusses the problems they pose for our oceans and sea life.
Each episode suggests tips and life hacks for kids to dive in and reduce their use of single use plastics in a fun, interactive way. Ideal for activities this half term to keep them busy and beyond.
Ways to reduce single use plastics can include things like using a reusable bag instead of plastic bags. Use a reusable water bottle and paper straws. Ideas like these will help reduce the need of single use plastics and our reliance on them.