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20.10.17

Blogging isn’t free!! | Blog

I’m writing this at 11.15 pm on Tuesday night. I left the house at 7.30 this morning, done a full day at my actual job, come home, bathed and put pickle to bed and at 7.45 I sat down with my dinner and my laptop. In the past 3 hours and 15 mins I’ve focused on my blog. No TV watching or chatting on the phone or having a relaxing bath... I’ve been blogging and I’m nowhere near finished yet.

In the 3 hours I’ve been typing I’ve drafted 2 blog posts, published another that I drafted last week, caught up and responded to 10 emails, left comments on 6 other bloggers blogs, have scheduled some tweets for the next few days and now I am writing this post. I still have to edited some pictures for another post, have 2 vlogs to edit together and another blog post that needs to be written before the end of the week. Why am I bothering to tell you this? I’m bothering because I am sick and tired of people saying that blogging is easy. So many think we write a few blog posts and update Facebook a few times and then get sent “free stuff”. BULLSHIT!!!!!!

17.10.17

Thomas and Friends Super Station | Review

Do you remember one toy from your childhood that you wanted more than any other toy? The toy that you would see on the adverts and wish that you would find under the Christmas tree? The toy that you dreamt of your Mum buying for you ever time you went in the toy shop? The toy that your Mum would use as a bargaining tool...

''If your good then maybe Father Christmas will bring it for you?''

For me it was a wild hair Cindy hair salon. 20 years ago it was THE toy that I had to have for Christmas. It was the thing that Cindy dreams were made of. It had seats for the dolls, little basins for you to wash their hair and even tubes of gel so you could give them the latest doo. The toy was everything I thought it would be and I remember how much I loved it and how grateful I was that my parents had finally brought it for me.

Pickle found a toy recently that he wanted over everything else. Cars went out the window...Play doh was boring...his pirate ship was redundant. He wanted the Thomas & Friends Super Station and as he is one of the luckiest boys in the world (and Mattel are one of the greatest brands in the world) this was his face when he saw the super station in it's full glory in our living room.




Pickle was beside himself. It was like all his Christsmases had come at once and I after seeing it set up I understand why this was the toy he just HAD to have! This set has everything that any Thomas loving child could want or need including over 10 meters of track and space for over 100 engines! The Super Station is HUGE!!! We set it up for Pickle whilst he was in bed so he could come down and see it in the morning and there is really no missing it.

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The Super Station features some of the most memorable Thomas locations including the Sodor Steamworks, Blue Mountain Quarry and Tidmouth Sheds. It also includes a helipad to land Harold on and a working Cranky the Crane.

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Pickles favourite part of the Super Station is, without a doubt, the fact that you can create so many different tracks and routes. The set comes with a battery powered Thomas and a couple of other trains but Pickle loves nothing more than building a track with a big ramp and then racing the trains down each side! Not only can Pickle create hundreds of different routes and stories but you can also buy additional sets that you can attach to the Super Station using special adaptors.
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As a parent I think that the best thing about this toy is how adaptable it is and that, to me, also makes it value for money. It may have an RRP of £129.99 BUT you can use 4 different types of engine types with the set; TrackMaster, Adventures, MINIS and Wood engines. No more having to have a different track for different trains, this set has a very clever track that allows all of the trains to be used on it. No only can the trains be used on the tracks, they can also be stored within the Super Station itself which is amazing for us as our house isn't huge so any storage is a massive plus.

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So...with this amazing Thomas and Friends Super Station all of Pickle's Thomas filled hopes and dreams have come true. He has played with this for literally 2 days straight and I can imagine he would have stayed and played longer if it wasn't for the fact that I had to go to work. I know that this is at the top of quite a few children's lists for Santa this year and I can honestly say that it is well worth the money and the space as it gives hours of fun. I can really see this being the type of toy that Pickle keeps for years as it will grow with him.


To make your little ones Thomas filled fantasies come true then check out the Thomas Super Station here.

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This was sent to us for the purpose of this review but all opinions are honest and my own.

16.10.17

Maybe I’m ready | Blog

Maybe I’m ready to share my heart 
Maybe I’m ready to go back to the start
Maybe I’m ready to wait and see
Maybe I’m ready to think what will be will be
The waiting, the wondering, the love and the fears,
Maybe I’m ready... I haven’t been for years.
Could I cope? Could I share? Could I be enough for two?
Would it happen? Would it work? Could I be one of the lucky few?
It’s not always plain sailing am I ready to take that risk?
It’s not always a happy ending, am I ready to put myself through this?
Is this how it’s meant to be, am I mention to question if it’s right?
Or does that mean I’m not ready and when I thinking about it in the broad day light...
The crying, the lack of sleep and not forgetting the poo,
It was hard when we had one but how does it work when you have two?
How do people spilt themselves and be the best that they can be
For two children who depend one them... that person would be me!
But then I remember that so many have two and they all do just fine
Maybe now I’m ready, maybe it’s our time.
Completing our family and creating another life,
Thinking about siblings, it could actually be quite nice.
Someone to grow with, play with and fight like cat and dog
Someone to cry with, share hard times with and help you through the fog.
Yes I think I’m ready, I think that it’s about time,
I think that now I’m ready, and I’m sure we will all be just fine.


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9.10.17

Little Tikes Perfect Fit 4 in 1 Trike | Review

Pickle is such an outdoorsy child. He loves going to the park or on walk to our local woods but he is at that awkward age where he is getting a little too big for a buggy but he gets tired if he has to walk a long way. Thanksfully, Little Tikes have the PERFECT solution to this problem...their perfect fit 4 in 1 trike!!

The lovely people at Little Tikes sent this through to Pickle and when I saw what this trike had to offer I was so excited! The Pefect Fit trike is billed as a trike that will grow with your child. It has four stages which means it can be used from 9 months up until over 5 years and with a range of safety features, I was so excited to get out and see if the trike was as good as it seemed. I wasn't disappointed!

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