Moments That Mattered in 2014

The Moments that mattered in 2014 

We are a month into 2015 & already 2014 seems a world away. 
I like to start my year to look back on the past year. 
The small yet amazing things we've achieved, The family memories, the days out, the love, the laughter, the tears. 
It was all in 2014, here's our best bits.

We started 2014 with a Pantomime. *Oh no we didn't. Oh yes we did. He's behind you!!*

The nights got longer, the sleep deprivation got worse. I spoke out more about Hugo's hatred for his boots and bar 
A video snippet of our life with boots and bar

We got given the Dobbs bar to help our nights. 
The dobbs bar helped briefly....
We went to Plymouth to stay with one of my best friends for our wedding anniversary in March & took the children Iceskating for the first time.

We visited The Baby Show, were I was given the Quinny Yezz to review.

I had a new book published - My baby brother has happy feet

In April we, Mr.H & I spent our first ever weekend away from both children. We visited a local'ish hotel & caught up with sleep. 

We got our Easter Bunny. The children's first ever pet. 
Meet Mr. Cuddles.

We went to Disney on Ice in April!! Amazing experience.

`Flat pack home

Emilyn had her last ever day at Pre-School.
Emilyn's first & last day at preschool.
I went to Italy with my Mum & Sister for a girls holiday & travelled around Pisa, Florence & Venice in July 

We became Fishers Farm members in August
Fishers farm fun

Hugo vs the ADM boots still fighting the boots. in September

Emilyn started big school

Emilyn celebrated her 5th Birthday 

Novemeber 1st was the Quinny longboard stroller event & I was their live blogger Amazing experience. 

I attended the 

What's on 4 me awards representing Happy Feet Talipes 

Our accidental mini break away to The Isle of Wight at the end of Novemeber

Weekend Box Review + get your own FREE box

I've been lucky enough to review this fabulous Weekend Box for the second time, last year I reviewed the weekend box for the first time. You can take a look here
I love these boxes. They're great to keep the children amused.
We are such a crafty family & my two always have their pens & paper out. 

The theme for this weeks box is Chinese New Year

Why I love the weekend box's 

In your weekend box you’ll find four activities, one from each of the following categories:

Something to Cook 
Something to Make
Something to Explore and
Something Green
Emilyn making her Drum

Each activity is designed to build sensory exploration skills within little ones aged 3-8 years as well as help teach them about different life skills in a fun and engaging way.
The weekend Box
In our box this week we have 

Fortune Cookies made from tortilla wraps.
Chinese Dragon
Chinese Lanterns  
Chinese Drum

Andy decided to set up Weekend Box after getting frustrated when he was buying gifts for his niece and nephew who are 5: Andy wanted to buy something educational yet fun, something that stimulated creativity and not something plasticky made in a factory in China; He just couldn't find anything so he amazingly quit his job and started developing!
He hopes you will enjoy your Weekend Box as much as his nieces and nephews do!

I’ve got a unique promo code for my readers (HELLO READERS)  - there’s no obligation but if you would like to try out your very own Weekend Box the code will also get your first box for free (including delivery).

My unique promo code is REBECCA37 and can be redeemed at

Emilyn making her drum
You can find the weekend box on Twitter  & Facebook

Irregular Choice Wedding shoes. #HardingsBlessing2015

Lets talk shoes. 
Shoes, shoes, shoes. 
Wedding Shoes, Party shoes, pretty shoes. 
We went shopping at the weekend. When we found the perfect shoes for Emilyn (The right shoes for five year old)
I've been so busy this week & haven't been able to tell you all about shoe shopping for myself. 
Irregular Choice have also got an amazing SALE on at the moment. 
Typically for me I fell for the ones not in the sale. 

I love Irregular Choice shoes.

I loved these Irregular Choice shoes 
I have been an Irregular Choice shoe fan for years. After buying my first pair 5 years ago they were so comfy, I absolutely adore the randomness of them & how 'irregular' they are.

These ones are beautiful but didn't feel as comfy as the others

Now these. These beautiful shoes. Irregular Choice beauties.

My three top favourites. Irregular choice wedding shoes


I love them all. Irregular choice.

I tried on these KG shoes from Debenhams they are lovely but as I had my heart set on the irregular choice shoes I couldn't buy them

Irregular Choice shoes.

LOOK at them !! Irregular choice shoes.

You can find Irregular Choice on Facebook & Twitter 

Sporty, versatile and robust the iCandy Peach All-Terrain is a must for outgoing, active parents

Step out in style on your next adventure

Sporty, versatile and robust the iCandy Peach All-Terrain is a must for outgoing, active parents

(Biggleswade, UK) – 28th January 2015 – 
The action-packed iCandy Peach All-Terrain allows your new-born or toddler to join in with as much of your 
life as possible.
With on-the-go parents in mind, the designers at iCandy have created the ultimate versatile travel system with the 
use of three action-packed air-filled tyres that provide incredible terrain versatility. This is the pushchair for 
parents who want to show their child how to enjoy life to the maximum.
The sporty colour-ways provide a splash of neon, with the option of an electric yellow or vibrant coral to 
create the ultimate statement with your iCandy or even match it to your sport trainers. Modern sleek curves 
combined with soft touch sport fabrics and simplistic styling, with a variety of two striking colours: 
Toucan (Jet black with electric yellow piping) and Sneaker (Grey with vibrant coral piping).
iCandy have engineered a great solution as postnatal life typically revolves around baby activities and clinic visits. 
Studies show it’s still important to embrace the outdoors and exercise as it can relieve stress,
improve stamina and essentially make you a happier parent.
The iCandy Peach All-Terrain offers functionality beyond measure, a compact one-hand fold for swift collapsing when
 on-the-go. Once folded, the Peach All-Terrain boasts one of the smallest folds in the marketplace and can be
 freestanding to carry and store in the tightest of spaces.

The quick release, front swivel wheel ensures your child will experience the smoothest ride possible as you glide up and down pavements and along bumpy trails. The easy-lift, lie-flat carrycot is suitable for overnight sleeping, making it perfect for adventures abroad. This pushchair system has all the manoeuvrability, functionality and style a new parent could wish for.
  • Understanding the needs of the modern day parent, the Peach All-Terrain is suitable from birth. The carrycot is suitable for overnight sleeping and comes with a padded mattress and washable liner.
  • The Peach-All-Terrain is suitable for use with the Maxi-Cosi Cabrio or Pebble and BeSafe iZiGo car seats.
  • View the Peach All-Terrain demonstration video here:
  • iCandy Price: £640.00 / €740.89.
  • Available now
  • Available in colours Sneaker and Toucan.
  • Optional solid wheels available.  

#donatefordani Campaign

Home Telecom and Global 4 Communications are supporting Dani raise money for Cancer Research. Find out how you can help at ‪#‎donatefordani‬ 

In the first few days of the #donatefordani campaign, HT & Globel 4 are thrilled to say, they have raised over £130 and 14 prizes have already kindly been donated. This is amazing!! 

If you would like to donate a prize or buy a raffle ticket, full details can be found at Donate for dani

Charity Raffle raising money for Cancer Research on Saturday 7th February - find out more at 

Her Story
Danielle Grammer-Taylor

"I’m Danielle Grammer-Taylor & at 20 years old I was diagnosed with a ‘one in a million’ case of cancer. I went through numerous operations & had 6 months of Chemo. My life changed more than you could imagine - when I lost all of my hair & was told I had to stop working it was a struggle to stay positive. After 9 months of fighting & treatment my tests came back all clear. I had done it. I had beaten cancer. I can’t even begin to explain how it felt, & how it still feels! 

One of the most important parts of my journey was the continued support I got from Cancer Research UK; they helped me through the most horrific time of my life, & made everything just that little bit easier. So now I’m more determined than ever to give something back & make sure others can continue to have the incredible support that I had."

Her 21st birthday is coming up & she's organised a Charity raffle. She's selling raffle tickets for £5 a strip – that’s 5 chances to win. 

Please #donatefordani & give just £5 to gain 5 entries into this raffle. 

The winners will be announced on Saturday 7th February – if you are a winner we will contact you Monday 9th February & give you the good news!"
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