*collaborative post featuring gifted items
***KLAXON*** Pancake day, or Shrove Tuesday, is next week guys. That’s Tuesday 5th March 2019. Had you remembered? Well NOW is the time to add flour, eggs and milk to your shopping list, or an ‘add milk and shake’ jobby, or even check out some of the super easy and delicious options that require a simple prick and ping for the ultimate in pancake convenience.
more “This isn’t just any Pancake… Review of Marks and Spencers Food Pancake Day range”
At the start of 2019 I made a conscious decision to step back a little from doing toy reviews, after all the girls already have so much, it was beginning to get a little uncomfortable accepting more.
more “Trixie on Wheels! Baby Born Remote Control City Scooter Review”
There are plenty of things which are synonymous with Christmas, and as we countdown to the big day, there’s something pretty damn lovely about taking the family to see a Pantomime. It’s something I don’t really remember doing as a child, but since our own kids have arrived it’s something I’ve really fallen in love with as an old school family festive tradition. more “He’s behind you! Marti Pellow stars in Aladdin at @OrchardTheatre Dartford (Review)”
Avid readers of my blog (ha ha who am I kidding) may remember back in the spring we were sent a couple of Baby Born toys for the girls to review. Now, I can’t lie and tell you honestly that all the freebie toys become much loved parts of the muddling through family, BUT I have to report that Trixie and Noah (as they are now known) were THE TOYS of 2018 in our household. more “New Threads for Trixie and Noah @zapfcreationuk Baby Born dolls clothes review and Baby Born Soft touch doll #Giveaway”
Despite being a summer girl through and through, I have no shame in admitting that this time of year brings out a totally different side to me. One who loves to get all of the blankets, onesies and slippers out by dusk; candles lit and mood lighting twinkling. Saturday nights are all about a big family meal followed by Strictly and popcorn, and there is something so lovely about cosying up as a family in the warmth while the cold weather sets in out in the darkness. more “Snuggle Up Season with CoolClobber #Review #DiscountCode”
Like most kids, our daughters have been obsessed with The Greatest Showman since they first laid eyes on it. Needless to say, I knew they would jump at the chance to see a real live circus, in an actual big top with breath taking stunts, hilarious clowns, and a whole dose of #DontTryThisAtHome. more “ROLL UP ROLL UP @ThePaulosCircus comes to town”
Like any set of tired parents, Dad Muddling Through and I relish the occasional grown up night out, free from the wants and needs of our gorgeous, but somewhat demanding daughters. One of our favourite occasional nights out these days is a curry and escape room – a fun night out which is less about getting mortal and hitting the clubs, but brings a giggle and a bit of action (pardon the pun) around our evening. I guess nights out look a little different these days, and it’s more about enjoying a change of scene, something different, and sharing different experiences together (which don’t always revolve around being Mum and Dad). more “WHODUNNIT? Everything you need to know about #CrimeSceneLive at The Natural History Museum @NHM_London”
2018 has undoubtedly been the year of the Squishie in the Muddling Through Household. Since we were first introduced to the bizarre concept of a foam novelty shaped stress ball back in February, the obsession has taken a firm grip of our six year old, whose squishie collection has grown steadily (and slowly much to the dismay of Tigs who could sniff out a squishie shop from a mile away). more “When two heavens collide #SmiggleSquishies review @smiggle_uk”
Some months back, amidst the dust and chaos of the building site that was our home, we were contacted by Exclusive Mirrors to see if we would like to review one of their exquisite mirrors for either our home or garden. more “Mirror Mirror in the hall”
Regular readers of my blog will know that this summer we stepped into our second major renovation project in our current home. Having extended the ground floor with a kitchen diner in 2015, we had dreamed long enough of a loft extension and we decided to make it happen. more “A place to sit, to breathe, to be… Sloane and Sons Angel Chair review”