All I Want For Christmas…….

I am at present thinking about what I’d like for Christmas, (Mr Walsh, I hope your reading).  The thing I want more than anything is a whole new wardrobe, I want to be a yummy mummy as opposed to the crummy mummy I feel like now, my current wardrobe consists of mainly maternity wear, well I’m not pregnant now so an update is needed.  There are many websites out there, that offer gorgeous clothing at affordable prices, here are a few items from ASOS, that I wouldn’t mind.

asos1TNFC Midi Dress In Marble Print

asos2ASOS Jacket with Asymmetric Zip In Boucle
asos3French Connection 3/4 Length Striped Top
asos4Club L Lace Peplum Top
Please bear in mind that these are just 4 of the items I would like, I have a list as long as my arm, and don’t get me started on the shoes, I love shoes, I’d be here all week if I had to list my top favorite shoes.
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The Anagranimals & The Wishing Tree Review & Competition

My son  & niece both love reading and its something I want to encourage with Laura, so when I was offered the chance to review a new childrens book, I jumped at the chance.

The book we are reviewing is called ‘The Anagranimals and The Wishing Tree’ by Leith Moghli.

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The book is is aimed at to 5-9 year olds, I sat down with my niece, Ellie who is 7 & my son who is 13 but he still got involved & enjoyed it.

‘The Anagranimals and The Wishing Tree’ tells you the story of the animals of ‘Pogo Bogo’ who wish to be able to do things that the other animals can do, this becomes possible when they discover a magic tree that grants wishes.

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The characters are fab, we have Heidi the Hippo-Croco-Puss & Pedro the Pig-Orilla-Roo to name a couple.   The book itself, I feel is very well illustrated and well written & is suited for the aimed audience.  The pictures are bright and fun to look at and the book encourages your children to use their imagination. I must admit I had fun with them even after finishing the book as we made up our own Anagranimals, Ellie (with William’s help) made up ‘Martin the Monk-Pig-Aroo’ & the Daisy the Dog-Bunny-Cat.

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All in all, I feel ‘The Anagranimals and The Wishing Tree’ is one of those books that is well worth the time to read with your little ones.

We were sent this book for the purpose of this review, all opinions made are of my own.

**** THERE IS ALSO A COMPETITION TO WIN A SIGNED COPY OF ‘THE ANAGRANIMALS AND THE WISHING WELL’ – YOU CAN ENTER BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW & USING THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET. ****

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Just Me & Pickle

Well that’s it, its officially just me & Pickle at home during the day now, Mr Walsh goes to work, William went back to school last Wednesday and Daniel has gone back to college, reluctantly like…..you see Daniel left a course last year and has done nothing since, now don’t get me wrong, he did do his fair bit of cleaning and stuff in the house, but with him not being able to claim any benefits & I wasn’t entitled to any Child Benefit or Child Tax Credits for him, keeping him for nothing was really taking its toll on our financial situation.  I felt awful as I told him he better get a job or at least go back to college as I felt like I was forcing him, I know Daniel would struggle getting a job (a permanent job) as 1. TBH, there isn’t many jobs going in our town, businesses are closing left, right & centre and 2. Daniel lacks confidence, he’s a very nervous person which shows when he talks, he panics and stumbles his words.  However I did make him go for one job interview at a well known freezer shop, I figure the more interviews he attends the more confident he might get.  Just hope I am right!!

Morecambe & Blackpool 2013

This year we decided to take the kids to Morecambe & Blackpool for the holidays, as there’s not much left in Morecambe for kids, we hit Madame Tussauds & The SeaLife Centre in Blackpool, as you can see the kids had a ball.

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