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October 2017

Reviews

Flitterbee Christmas Elf Door – A Review

A photograph of the Opening Christmas Elf Door with Santa Claus Scene from Flitterbee - it is a beautiful miniature door painted in red and with glitter, a tiny Christmas wreath, a tiny ornate door handle and letter box - also included are a lovely poem to explain what to do with your door - some magic fairy dust - and a small elf key - surrounded by fairy lights - Flitterbee Opening Christmas Elf Door - A Review - Mrs H's favourite things

Christmas is such a magical time for children, but until this year Little Miss H has always been too young to fully appreciate the magic. But she is now four and a half years old and can’t wait for Christmas. In fact, most days we hear “Mummy… Daddy… How many more sleeps until Christmas?” Over the years we’ve created a number of family Christmas traditions. Advent is filled with daily Christmassy activities and the kids also receive a book every…

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“Saying Goodbye” by Zoë Clark-Coates – A Review and Interview with the Author

A flat lay photograph of the book Saying Goodbye by Zoë Clark-Coates on a piece of blue felt surrounded by white rose petals and blue pom pom flowers - Saying Goodbye by Zoë Clark-Coates - A Review and Interview with the Author - Mrs H's favourite things

There were moments when I was reading Zoë Clark-Coates’ first book, Saying Goodbye when I felt like Zoë had captured all my emotions about our four miscarriages. There are words and feelings that I still struggle to vocalise. Yet, Saying Goodbye has managed to capture all of these emotions and so much more. For sadly Zoë Clark-Coates understands baby loss. In Saying Goodbye she shares her personal story of baby loss. And how she and her husband Andy faced the loss of five babies. Shocked by the lack of…

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Reviewing the brand new Hatchimals: Hatchimals Surprise!

On Friday 6th October 2017 I officially became the best Mum in the world. For Friday 6th October 2017, was Hatchimals Day and the UK launch of the brand new Hatchimals Surprise. The toy that is on track to be the on every child’s Christmas list this year. And we were fortunate enough to be sent one by Spin Master and take part in a mass hatching on Twitter. I have to admit that I’d never heard of Hatchimals until…

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Showing our laundry some love with Ecover and the #EcoverLaundry Challenge

A photograph of some clean laundry in a white laundry basket with a bottle of Ecover Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Liquid on top - Showing Our Laundry Some Love with Ecover and the #EcoverLaundry Challenge - Mrs H's favourite things

My approach to doing the laundry is very similar to my approach to tidying the house. Ignore, ignore, ignore! It is only when the dirty clothes have almost taken over the house that I will remember that we own a washing machine. However, the real call to action will be when we don’t have any clean school uniforms, sleepsuits or underwear. And the only thing I have to wear is a work dress that hasn’t fit for five years. This inevitably…

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