Way back when I was 17 I worked for a very well-known shoe shop and I was also the assistant manager of a children’s shoe shop when I lived in Toronto. During these times I measured and fitted so many children with the perfect shoes so I know how important it is to look after children’s feet. Recently, I discovered a brand who feel the same way. Dotty Fish have a gorgeous range of soft soled baby shoes and you can find out more about them, and their benefits below. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of
John and I are always looking for new places to visit in the UK and somewhere that has recently come up on my radar is Bristol. I’m not sure why but I never really knew where Bristol was until recently and apart from it being where Skins is set, I didn’t know much about what there was there either. Before deciding to visit somewhere though I always make sure there is plenty to do for children, especially toddlers. We The Curious We love to take Erin to places where she can learn but also have loads of fun at the
Isn’t the first normal day back from a holiday the worst? Our flight landed back into Stansted yesterday at 3pm and we didn’t actually step through our door until 7:30 after a 3 hour train journey home. We have never done so much travelling with Erin in one day and she was absolutely exhausted! I’m really glad that John took today off work instead of going straight back because now it means we get a day to get ourselves back to normal. Of course, after 10 days away we have come back with a whole load of washing to do and work and
Finding Erin smaller toys to play with is really easy. Smaller toys can hold her attention for roughly 30-45 minutes maximum but a lot of them won’t last more than a couple of months at best. Erin is now at an age where how she plays can change quite quickly but it’s important to also find toys that she can grow up with as well. Recently we have been playing with the WOW Toys Activity Table and here’s what we thought. The activity doesn’t come assembled but it does only come in 5 pieces and a bag of fixings. John
When preparing for a family holiday abroad, especially with children, it’s really easy to forget about yourself. I have had lists going for months for John and Erin as well as bags full of new things covering my bedroom. For me though, I ended up with 2 new pairs of shorts the week before our holiday and not much else. Although I luckily haven’t needed too much one thing that desperately needed replacing was my swimsuit. The swimsuit I was using, ever single week for Erin’s swimming lessons, was one I’d had since 2013. I remember buying it in the
I don’t know about you but when it comes to sorting out a family holiday, I’m the one that does most things. This is a bit of me being a bit of a control freak and a bit of fear of us forgetting something important. On our last holiday to Center Parcs, I managed to forget clothes for myself because I was so stressed. The clothes I forgot to take were sat in a pile upstairs in our bedroom, ticked off the list but not in the case. I had to squeeze into a couple of my sister’s jumpers all
I keep saying that spring is here but I think it actually might be now. Right now we’re away on a family holiday to Majorca and the weather is definitely nicer than we’ve been having for the past month or so. I couldn’t really believe that some places had snow just 2 weeks ago. Although I am actually looking forward to summer already I thought it would be quite nice to write about things I love about spring. Fresh Cut Grass I LOVE the smell of fresh cut grass. I don’t know why but when we cut our own grass
If you didn’t already know, this week is National Tea Week and Saturday 21st April is National Tea Day. John is a big tea drinker and my sister who is living with us at the moment has a pretty impressive tea collection from all over the world. It’s funny really, how when people think of the UK they think of afternoon tea and people with their pinky fingers high in the air while drinking a nice cup of tea. Buy A Gift got in touch recently to share some really interesting information about Britain and how people drink their tea!