A Canvas for our Family Wall with My-Picture.co.uk

Having another baby and becoming a family of four means we are having to update our family wall of pictures and photos. This wall is going up the stairs in our new house. It’s full of memories of our wedding 5 years ago and pictures of baby girl throughout her first year.

When My-Picture.co.uk got in touch to try out their canvas designing business, it was an ideal time to add a picture of our two girls. My husband caught this shot of them the other week and it’s my favourite, so I knew it was the one to be turned into a canvas for the family wall.

Designing a canvas for our family wall with My-Picture.co.uk

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MOT and Summer Car Check Tips

The Summer holidays are here. The weather is hot and sunny and the days long. If you are thinking of taking advantage of these hot days and taking a driving holiday, whether it be in the UK or driving across the channel abroad your car needs to be in tip top condition. Did you know that in the Summer, the heat can cause extra stress on your car? In fact you can be so busy packing for the holiday that care for your car may be taken for granted. Having a regular MOT on your car can prevent unnecessary costs and give you a piece of mind as well of course it being the law!

MOT & Summer Car Check Tips (1)

Here are a few MOT and Summer car check tips to keep you and your family safe this Summer as well as other road users:

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#LuckyLinky Week 64

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 64.

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 64

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!


Fun Bath Toys from Escabbo

Bathtime in our house is great fun. Baby girl loves nothing but getting in the bath with her toys and playing in the bubbles. In fact she won’t get out until the water is cold! This past week we combined playing in the bath with the toys we got sent from Escabbo with the new Child’s Farm products.

Escabbo bath toys

Childs Farm have these gorgeous new products out that smell amazing! The blueberry and mango bubble bath smells good enough to eat!

childs farm bath products

Now we have baby dottie as well we bath them both at the same time. It does take both me and my husband to get it all done. I don’t know how single parents get bathtime done with more than one! You have my respect!

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Beat Summer Holiday Boredom By Getting In The Garden

The six weeks or so that the children have for summer holidays from school can seem an awfully long time to a child. They get bored very easily, but just for a moment consider how it is for children in some other countries. For instance, in Spain, the holiday lasts 12 weeks, and in Australia, it is 10 weeks. These other places tend to spend more time outside with their children, often just doing things in their own back gardens.

Beat Summer Holiday Boredom By Getting In The Garden

Kids Love Water

Whether you have a paddling pool or a water balloon fight, the kids will love it. They get great pleasure from playing in water, and it is a good way to keep them cool when the sun is blazing down. As long as tiny children are watched carefully, water in the back garden can provide many hours of fun.

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Baby Diaries #4 – Colic and Reflux

Last week we took baby dottie to see a cranial osteopath to help with her colic and reflux. Plus try and help her posture as she’s always a little scrumped up towards the right. Although she was a c section baby she was forceps delivered as she had sunk really far down into my pelvis. These left a little bruise above her left eye and a little bloodshot eye. All of this has contributed to her head and neck muscles being tight.

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