Placemat Art Book

This week the boy is all about having just a teeeeny bit less screen time. Having the usual iPad, laptop, smart phones knocking around, the Angry Bird Mario Super Fan can struggle to have anything but to entertain himself , especially if we're eating out.

I'm loving his 'Let's Make Some Great Placemat Art' book by Marion Deuchars, rammed with puzzles, different prompts to doodle. From empty plinths to fill with statues to mazes and the more common theme of creating a plate.

Admittedly the books a bit of a lump to take out on the off chance you grab a bite, I've torn out a few pages and rolled them up in my bag if I've planned ahead.

The boy loves it.




I’m All About

This week I've mainly been boring those on IG with holiday snaps and trying to get over post honeymoon blues.


A week of “oh go on then, I'll look at the dessert menu” and Mr G topping up my Red wine, has resulted in my coming home feeling like I need a break from eating massive portions, so this week I'm all about trying to pick myself up with a little cleaner eating and catching up on blogging gorgeousness, such as Breathe Happiness.








Little Crumbs

Living Arrows

Every week I look through the links on I Heart Snapping's fabulous Living Arrows project…. But not every week I get around to linking up myself…. Note to self – must.work.on.this.


So here's my Living Arrows offering.


Edie would nap curled up in towels on the sunloungers under huge parasols while on the beach on our honeymoon last week. So that her big brother could carry on his fun in the sun. Whilst sat with her I noticed how much her hair had lightened in the sun.. And how still since she was born, she has a dark streak under her fringe. I want to remember that streak forever.


And then our carefree boy who drank in every minute of that week, in the water at EVERY opportunity tiring himself out until he was ready to drop, not wanting to miss a single moment. No cares in the world. This boy melts my heart.

Join in with Living Arrows or just head on over to I Heart Snapping ,see what they're up to. They really are a lovely bunch of ladies!



Swimwear For The Little People

So the holiday summer season shopping is in full swing. I feel lately I'm single handedly keeping Zara in business updating our wardrobes for the sunshine.


Next on the list was swimwear for the kids. The boy a fan of anything Dino, superhero, car, truck and tiger related he's pretty easily pleased. Where I do struggle however is with the little top knotted tinker that is my daughter.


WHAT is with the teeny bikinis that are merely shrunk versions if what 19 year olds are parading around Ibiza in??


A teeny triangle leopard print string number on my 2yr old …. Urrrm no thanks.


This beauty has popped up on many an IG feed I'm sure, when the first Mini Rodini spring summer drop came through this sold out in light speed. At £30.00 and the boys shorts at £18.00 there are still a few around and about online.


Here are a few other cool finds I'm a bit in love with ….

Mini Rodini's swimwear is ridiculously fab and playful this summer.



At only £8-£10 this seaside print from the Little Bird range in Mothercare is adorable.
And more for the boys …


Love this puffin print from Hackett, and the Dino theme is a grown up twist for a young Dino fan.




… Not for the faint hearted these animal print wetsuits, available in Giraffe (as shown) Cow, Tiger and Zebra print.


And what did we go for? A striped short trunk for the camera shy boy from John Lewis and Edie will be rocking this little Mini Rodini number …
Happy Shopping For The Sunshine!