Singing along with Kidz Bopz on the LeapPad #smartphonevideo

This makes my heart squeeze with love. A quick video taken on my Motorola RAZR i smartphone. Today at BritMums Live I will be listening in to Nigel Camp’s session on how to take video on your smartphone and bringing you back some tips, watch this space

Mark Warner Activity Month week 2 – Active Playtime

climbing the spider web

Week 2 challenge – Active playtime – active family playing lively games and perhaps learning a new skill (walking the dog, hide and seek, hula hooping e.t.c)

We’re on to week 2 of our Mark Warner Active Family Month challenge, last week we had to ‘go for a spin‘ this week it’s playtime -  [...]

The one where I thought Bessie may have fractured her arm

great patient

I always, as far as I can, walk the girls to school, only torrential downpours prevent us.

The school run home is a different matter, both of them are tired, neither of them want to walk and I can do without the moaning. This is where our Mini Micro scooters have come in to [...]

Mark Warner Activity Month week 1 – Go for a spin

digging holes on the beach

Week 1 challenge – Go for a spin – active family on wheels (cycling, skating etc.)

When is the right moment to take the stabilisers off of children’s bicycles?

When they are ready, right?

Bessie is very adamant that she is not ready and quite happy to ride with he stabilisers. Alice had [...]

Climbing Snowdon with Team Honk

Snowdon Sign

On the 2nd March I climbed Snowdon with Team Honk and I vlogged the memory too. I am so glad I did as I now have a better perspective of just how difficult that climb was! Meet my TeamHonk climbing companions and enjoy the spectacular views.

One big thank you to everyone who [...]

Happy Christmas to all my lovely readers

2012 christmas decoration

A quick note to wish you all a very happy Christmas and to thank all of the PR agencies, companies and brands who I have worked with this year, it’s been great fun.

May your days be filled with plenty of love joy and laughter

Mari x

Not so silent Sunday

I went to a Motorola event this week and I came home with a brand new Motorola RAZRi which I have fallen completely and utterly in love with. you all know I am no geek when it comes to gadgets so I went to my local EE store and asked them to help set [...]

First day of BIG school memory

panasonic v700 hd camcorder

17th September

Today I have accompanied the girls to school for their first real day of school, I say day but they’re only staying till midday this week – which is better than nothing!

They were both VERY excited. I had reminded them after reading last night and Bessie came bounding in at 6.45am [...]

Our Siblu Holiday – Bonne Anse Plage

Our chosen Siblu Village, Bonne Anse Plage is situated on the Atlantic close about half way down in between La Rochelle and Bordeaux. Run your finger down the coast of France and you’ll find a large estuary La Gironde and it’s right on the tip at La Palmyre, an incredibly peaceful setting immersed [...]

Ben and Holly’s Little Castle Magical Playset review

Ben and Holly Magical Castle Playset

The girls have been avid watchers of Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom for a long time now, we already have a DVD and for one party we were invited to the gift chosen was Gaston’s cave which could be dirty and tided up, it proved to be a successful idea.

Whilst we were on [...]