Today Boo Is Two!

I cannot believe it was two years ago today. I keep looking at the time and thinking about being in the hospital, waiting and laughing. Thinking about the exact time she was born, those first moments, the smells and the fear.

Now she is a whole two years, she’s much less a baby these days, which is amazing. I love watching her grow and learn, albeit  mostly naughty stuff, but thats okay. But then that brings in a new feeling. The feeling of loosing those little baby days, those little cries and the long nights full of bottle feeds.

I know I will never be physically able to have that again, but it doesn’t make me miss it any less. I know I have babied Boo far too much, but then again, they are only young once and time just passes so quickly these days.

So today we have spent the day as a family. Playing inside, eating cake and generally just being together. I love days like these, but I am looking forward to the party at the weekend.

Not sure there are many two year olds who are as excited as Boo about having a disco? That girls has some moves!

So, we closed another chapter in the book and now starts a new one, full of potty training and play school and lots of visits to the naughty step, with Boo its inevitable! 

boo is two

Now you can’t tell me you don’t want a go on that! 

Happy Birthday Boo, Love you x

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Competition

Yes its heres! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 was released on the 17th of February on DVD and Blu-ray, I am lucky enough to be able to give you the chance to win the DVD and a cloudy with a chance of meatballs goodie bag.


We loved the first cloudy with a chance of meatballs, it was just the right amount of silly and this one does not disappoint. It starts right where the first one left off, but now Flint is finally getting the recognition he so deserves, or so he thinks. He is hired by his idol, Clint to come and work at Live Corp company, Clint knows something Flint does not, that the invention that turned water into food, landed on an island somewhere, and he wants it.

Clint sends Flint on a mission to the island when he hears about the  tacodiles, double bacon cheespiders, apple pie-thons and such like, because the machine is now being used to make foodimals! With the help of his friends and a little Strawberry named Barry, they must the machine and save the world once again.

Cloudy 23 Cloudy 1

This film looks amazing I think you will agree and I am so please to be able to bring you this competiton to win a copy of the DVD and a Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 goodie bag!

Cloudy 2 Goodie Bag

Follow the instructions below, Good luck!

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The Hotel Ibis Euston London Review.

So recently myself and Steph, my bloggy buddy took a trip to London. We had a few events to attend, one of which was at the Ibis, but more about that later. Anyway, we had the chance to review the Ibis hotel in Euston, who were celebrating there 1000th hotel opening.

So firstly the room review, now the Ibis is a budget hotel, I am a little bit of a hotel snob, so I wasn’t expecting anything too nice. But I was wrong. As soon as we walked in, we were both very impressed. Staff were lovely, very helpful and made checking in super easy. They showed us where the bar was, the restaurant and also where breakfast would be.

Finding the room was as easy as check in, it was sign posted really well, so it saved us getting lost (as per usual) SO before opening the door I was imaging something small, fairly simple and I was not really expecting to ‘love it’. How wrong I was. The room was huge for a Central London hotel. There was a desk, seating area and plenty of storage for all our bits and bobs! Perfect!  They also had flat screen TVs, which were lovely.

The Ibis have these beds which boast the ultimate nights sleep, they were firmer than I like, but saying that, we both slept really well. Well that was after asking for a room fan and extra pillows, oh and free wifi, which the Ibis has. That is my ultimate test for a hotel you see. If that can provide me with those, I am taken, They got me both, nothing was too much trouble and trust me, I tried to be too much trouble. The bathroom was nice, had a full size bath with a shower over the top, which was perfect for us.

Entry bathroom 1 bathroom 2 the room

Even the breakfast was lush, it was serve yourself and they had everything. Literally. I may stockpiled the food just a little.  Overall I really loved the Ibis, it was fantastic value for money yet still felt like 5* service. The only thing I will say, the room could have done with a couple more power points, but then again, we bloggers bring far too many things that require power!

Next we had the event, this was all about finding the ultimate sleep an amazing group of explorers took a bed up Devils mountain in order to find this ultimate nights sleep. They literally carried a bed up a mountain?! Crazy! Anyway, we had the chance to meet with the explorers, hear their story and see first hand what they went through to have the ultimates nights sleep. Here are some photos, so you can get a feel for the evening. 

Event 1

Then came the explorers…

event 2

The last two photos were off the screen, its pretty amazing I think you will agree. We had an amazing time, meeting these amazing people and at the hotel, heck when  we were out the cleaners came in, cleaned everything and even folded our jammies! 

You can find out about their journey in a little more detail by checking out this website.

Both myself and Steph were given a two night stay free of charge in exchange for the review, however all opinions are my own. 

I Am My Own Worst Enemy

I really am my own worst enemy. Like in the literal sense.

I am fighting, well, against myself?

I try and fight, be better, do everything I am told and take all the right things, but still, its like I can’t win.

Before I got that news, I was in such a good place. I was happy, I was positive for the first time in my life and I felt strong. Now I just feel weak and useless and of course, I blame myself. 

Who else is there to blame?

Its going on inside me, so I am the only person I can blame.

I really long to be in that place again. I sit and try to smile. I say thank you, I smile.


They say its good to smile, but if you sit there smiling for no reason, you just look like a fool. I could cry I suppose. But I have cried far more than is normal.

I feel like shutting myself off from the world. No blog, no phone, no nothing. But what will that achieve? Apart from a complete lack of anything that resembles a life?

I don’t know why I am in this funk, I don’t want to be  here, I can’t explain how or why or give any real physical reason, because there isn’t one.

Its not there.

But I am trapped, desperate to get back to where I was. Desperate to smile because I want to, not because I have to.

I have done my thinking, my trying, my questioning. But it all seems to come back to nothing, no reason to this stupid rhyme. Other than it being a vicious circle.

Because I am fighting myself, I am my own worst enemy. 

The Pepper Pig MicroPhone



Any regular readers we know our love for Pepper pig, and any regular visitors will know how much my children and I love noise, so the pepper Pig Microphone from Inspiration Works was the perfect addition to the toy box.

Now we have had many a microphone since Pops was around 9 months. All of them pretty okay, but nothing quite like this one. As well as being a great size for Beboo to hold, it has so many different settings and songs to sing along too.



What more you you need? 

This brightly coloured musical toy is pure genius as far as Mummy and Daddy are concerned, and we have both belted out the odd tune or two. Much to the dismay of the girls. It has two great game modes and a great question mode, where Pepper asks questions and you can answer using the tick and cross buttons.

So add that to the many tunes and amplified voice and sound control, you really do have the perfect toy for any, rather noisy, musical Pepper fan.

It was simple for Boo, Pops and Mummy to figure out. Which is especially useful with two very eager children. The voices used are those of the characters from the Pepper pig TV series, which gives it more of a familiar feeling.

The Pepper Pig microphone retails for around £10, which is a really fantastic price for the quality of toy.

Everyone has enjoyed playing with this, whether belting out a tune or playing the built in games. I think the girls even enjoyed chasing Narla when she tried to have a play!