Author Archives: Louise

Friday Focus 24/03/17 – An eventful week

It’s been quite an eventful week. Last weekend was a fun-filled, but very busy one. We enjoyed an overnight stay at Chessington World of Adventures where we got to try out the new Gruffalo ride last Saturday. We were also lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and have a couple of books signed by them.… Read more

Introducing my #BML17 sponsor – Fantastic Services

Blogging conferences are a great way of connecting with other bloggers, learning more about how to improve as a blogger and building relationships with brands. I’ve enjoyed attending the Britmums Live blog conferences over the last couple of years. This year’s conference – #BML17 – will be focusing on helping bloggers improve their skills, creativity and reach.… Read more

MEDAPTI: One mum’s invention to help make giving medicine to babies easier and safer

Trying to give medication via syringe to a small baby is no easy task! It’s a struggle I am very familiar with. Jessica has needed medication several times a day since she was born. Trying to give that medication in the early days was challenging at times. Fortunately, she got used to it very quickly and we’re both pros at it now.… Read more

#withkindnessandlove 11 – stories of kindness and sharing some blog love

#withkindnessandlove is a weekly series which is part of my #365daysofkindness project which I am taking on during this year. Each week, I will be sharing some stories of kindness along with some things that have made me smile during the week.  Some weeks I might share a quote that has inspired me, or some suggestions for small acts of kindness that I have come across.… Read more

The entrance to the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure

Magic moments: The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure at Chessington World of Adventures

A family took a drive to a well-known theme park;
They boarded a boat and headed into the dark.
What woodland creatures did they discover inside?
And what did they think of the Gruffalo ride?
What other adventures did they undergo
On their journey to seek out the Gruffalo?

The entrance into the Gruffalo River Ride Adventure. "Magic moments: The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure at Chessington World of Adventures"

My girls were very excited at getting an invite to visit Chessington World of Adventures, spend a night at the Azteca Hotel and try out the new Gruffalo River Ride Adventure before it opened to the public.… Read more

From the mouths of babes #112 – Happiness is…

From the mouths of babes is a weekly linky which invites you to share a post, old or new, about something your children have said. Those adorable mispronounced words, the glimpses into their imaginations, the blunt observations – whatever it is, I’d love to hear about it!


Thank you to everyone who linked up last week.… Read more

Creating nature art at Langley Park

Langley Park is one of our favourite places to go for a walk. The Temple Gardens are the perfect place for some imaginative play and adventures and there are also lots of geocaches to be found.

Jessica with her nature notebook: Creating nature art at Langley Park

The girls have recently started bringing their “nature notebooks” with them on our walks. I make sure I have glue dots, washi tape, crayons and pencils in my bag so they can stick and create to their heart’s content using the things they find in the park.… Read more