Gift Ideas For A 4 Year Old

AD | Gifted items When it comes to buying birthday presents, the early years seemed so incredibly easy and I miss being able to buy whatever I liked the look of for Erin. Now though, she’ll be 4 on her next birthday and it’s an entirely different story. Erin likes completely different things than she did 6 months ago and she’s now starting to point out things that she likes and is a lot more receptive to the power of advertising. I’ve put together a post with some gift ideas for a 4 year old. In our family we like

Happy 33rd Birthday To Me

Yesterday was my 33rd birthday. I actually had to think a little while back about how old I was going to be. I think especially since Erin was born I haven’t really paid too much attention to myself or my birthdays. When Erin asked me how old I was going to be she proceeded to tell me I was old so I guess it doesn’t really matter how old I really am any more now! Usually we don’t do anything at all for my birthday. This is the busiest time of year for John at work and he’s not really

Giving Jewellery As The Perfect Present

It’s my birthday in just under a week and I’ll be turning 32. I had to check that though because I’m terrible for forgetting how old I really am. I spent so many years lying about my age as a teenager to get into pubs years before I should have been in them so now it all gets a bit fuzzy. Anyway, it’s gotten me thinking about what I would really like for my birthday this year and jewellery is always a great option! For Christmas in 2016 Mum bought me a charm bracelet, something I have wanted for a

The Problem With A New Year’s Day Birthday

In some ways, Erin being born on New Year’s Day is something pretty amazing. When she’s older I can’t wait to let her stay up to watch the fireworks to celebrate her birthday and I can’t wait for that to be something really special that we can do together each year. However, there are loads of reasons why having a New Year’s Day birthday really sucks! We live in a small-ish town in North Norfolk and neither me or John drive. This means that there are very few options for things to do. For Erin’s first birthday we went into

How We Spent Erin’s Birthday

New Year’s Day is Erin’s Birthday and this year we decided not to do very much at all. Last year Erin had a fantastic farm themed birthday party and it was special but this year we wanted something different. Christmas was extremely busy as we had three family members staying so for Erin’s Birthday we thought it would be nice to have a quiet day with just me, John and Erin. As she had a hectic couple of weeks, Erin had been going to bed a bit later than normal and sleeping in until roughly 8am so she didn’t get up too

My London Getaway!

Last week I did something I didn’t think I’d do for a really long time. I went away for a couple of days without Erin or John. Part of realising that I have PND also meant that I realised that I need some me time now and again. So, I headed off to London for a night to see my sister and her fiance (Nat & Chris). It was also a kind of late birthday present too. I arrived late morning on the Thursday and we started off with a Wetherspoons breakfast before heading off to Jurassic Kingdom (Review coming

First Birthday Party Food

I have never hosted a birthday party before and that meant really not having any idea what I was doing. We had 8 children come to Erin’s 1st birthday party and adults made total numbers up to about 20.  I had absolutely no clue how much food to buy, what to buy or what to do with it! My mum and I went to the supermarket a couple of days before the party to buy everything we needed. I had a list of a couple of things I wanted but really, we walked around guessing for some of the food.

A Farm Themed Birthday Party

I don’t really remember having birthday parties as a child. I do, however, remember my sister’s party at McDonald’s with the big pirate ship that I was insanely jealous about. Well, until I hit my head on that pirate ship anyway. Erin was always going to be having a birthday party, whether she’d remember it or not. As this was her 1st birthday, I wanted to do something that was fun for everyone. We have been going to a class called Music in Motion now and Erin loves it. The woman who runs that was an obvious choice plus, we