• Motherhood mysteries…do YOU know?

    November 14, 2016

    We’ve recently become a bit obsessed in our household with Do You Know?, the CBeebies science show where everyday things are broken down and how they’re made and work is explained in brilliantly simple ways for pre-schoolers and primary pupils. Topics have ranged from crayons to cars and ice-cream, via the soft play factory. Talk…

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  • Topsy And Tim: Five Lies And One Truth They Taught Me About Life

    May 25, 2016

    Oh, Topsy and Tim. It’s basically Hollyoaks for kids, isn’t it? There’s more pre-school soap opera issues than you can shake a twin stick at. Separation anxiety, friendship angst or dealing with head lice? There’s a Topsy and Tim for that. Topsy And Tim And Their Very Calm Mum We’ve been reading and watching a…

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  • Fisher Price Bing House Review: It’s a Bing thing

    August 16, 2015

    The Fisher Price Bing House Review… Here’s our Fisher Price Bing House review….Keeping children entertained for hours? It’s a Bing thing. Have you seen Bing on CBeebies? We were recently sent the new Fisher Price Bing play house to review. Who Loves CBeebies’ Bing? Bing is the Cbeebies animated series – not the search engine…

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  • The one where we have afternoon tea with Elmo

    April 15, 2015

    Have you seen The Furchester Hotel? It’s the new CBeebies children’s TV programme featuring a whole host of furry muppets, monsters and some of the Sesame Street characters, who all work together to run a hotel. You’ll know if you’ve seen it, because you’ll be happily singing the Furchester songs for the rest of your…

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  • On sickness and sofa days

    March 28, 2013

    Signs my child was ill: #1: she refused toast #2: she refused my toast #3: I handed her my iPhone and she wasn’t interested Poor Eliza! She’s been struck down with the dreaded lurgy since Tuesday. She did seem vastly better yesterday, but then had a sudden relapse early evening, and indeed we were up…

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