Review: Total Ninja (toddler session) 

I’ve noticed a few Groupon offers for a place called Total Ninja in Trafford Park. Given Boy1s obessesion with obstacle courses etc, I checked out the website. OMG a genuine Ninja Warrior style obstacle course. In Manchester (screams).  Then through a random Facebook group I discovered they have launched weekday toddler sessions, so just had…

Five reasons why half term is the worst school holiday 

Ok – this might sound a bit extreme but I’m starting to come to the conclusion that I’m not a fan of half term. I understand why it’s great for kids to have a break from school and the various activities they are involved in, but I don’t think I enjoy half term.  It’s too…

Life lessons from 48 hours in a theme park

During our France trip we spent two days in the “Magical Kingdom” in Paris. It’s been fun. Still deciding if I should write a review (I loved it!). Before I do that, I thought I’d share a few things I’ve observed​ and learned about life, just from our short time there… Children can move quickly…

Getting Crafty with ToucanBox

I’m not the ‘craftiest’ of mothers, I’ll be honest. I always liked the idea of spending rainy afternoons creating various pieces of art with my kids, with some music playing in the background, laughing and joking etc… That rarely happens. I hate mess! We do have craft box and umpteen toilet role tubes, so every…

Experimenting in the kitchen….with success! 

We’ve been weaning Boy 2 for a few weeks now and I have to admit, I haven’t been quite as ‘on it’ as I was with Boy 1. No recipe books, just winging it this time. So far it’s been going quite well, but it’s time to make a bit more effort. Boy 2 loves trying…

Review: Zizzi, Corn Exchange Manchester

Last week I received an email from the Corn Exhchange in Manchester to say that some of the new restaurants are ready to open. More importantly it said that the new Zizzi branch was holding a training day, which meant I got to see the new venue and taste the food before anyone else. Result….

Kids bike workshops at Halfords

During the holidays, Halfords, the national cycling retailer holds FREE bike maintenance workshops for kids. We booked a place and went along to the Trafford store in White City.  On arrival we had to wait a few minutes, as there was a bit of confusion about where the session would take place. I had to…