14 years ago two teenager lovers were brutally murdered in a vicious manner in remote woodland. The suspect confessed and is behind bars. But years later the nightmare returns to an isolated house and a family who are trying to put the past behind them.
It is freezing outside but Spring is just around the corner and our latest Baker Ross Blogger delivery is jammed packed with Spring crafting to keep us going until Easter arrives.
Here's Little E modelling the craft kits in our pack. The delivery includes a Mother's Day Handprint Poem kit (£3.60 for 4) and Easter Bunny Train Kit (£1.99 for 1) which Little I is desperate to make but we are going to keep them for nearer the time and instead have cracked on with the Spring Kits.
This March get ready to enjoy a fantastic shopping experience at the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event of the year. The Baby Show with MadeForMums will be taking place on the new date of Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March, at the ExCeL London. Find everything you need for bump, baby and you - with amazing offers all in one place, for three days only!
Choosing the right car seat for your child can be a daunting task, with so many different makes and models plus the new i-Size seats there is so much choice out there. How do you decide what is best for your most precious cargo?
A couple of years ago new legislation came in called i-Size. It runs parallel to existing car seat regulation but will replace it at some point in the future. i-Size has 5 key features:
When choosing which car seat is right for you the first question is does my car have Isofix? If yes then go for an i-Size car seat which is guaranteed to fit your car. If you car does not have Isofix you need a traditional seat belted car seat. You will need to check the belted seat you choose fits your car.
The next question is how tall is your child? i-Size car seats go on height not weight. You have to keep babies rear facing until 15mths under the new legislation but it is actually safest to keep toddlers rear facing until they are around 4yrs old. The range of toddler car seats available from Babythingz is really thorough with lots of options for traditional and i-size seats, both front facing and extended rear facing.
Then look for features which will make your child comfortable such as a reclining seat that you can adjust and adjustable head supports which allow the car seat to grow with your baby.
And lastly ease of use - you want a seat which is easy to install and if required move from car to car. Car seat bases which stay in the car and allow the seat to snap in and out quickly are a good idea if you are constantly switching the seat between two cars.
We decided to keep Little I rear facing for a long as possible. It seemed sensible as it is the safest option. We've been really pleased with our i-Size Maxi-Cosi 2way Pearl which stays rear facing until 105cm which is roughly 4yrs old. It is very easy to use, has recline function and adjustable head rest. We really couldn't recommend the seat highly enough.
You can find out more about the new i-Size car seats at i-size.org.uk
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When Andrew meets Charlie he can't believe his luck has changed; she seems perfect in every way and miraculously just as into him. Life is on the up.
But then a series of seemingly unrelated events unfold and one by one the people around Andrew get scared, hurt or worse. Slowly Andrew begins to suspect the events may be connected and starts to doubt if his perfect girlfriend is a perfect as she seems...
We bought our beige carpet before we had kids. Massive error. In the past six years it has had taken a hammering. Juice, food and two rounds of potty training later and Husband was convinced it was beyond saving but the Carpet Cleaning Kings at Carpet Bright UK suggested we give their cleaning services a try before we take drastic measures. Here's how we got on (plus there's a special discount for my lovely readers at the end so keep reading!)
Carpet Bright UK is a family run business with an expert team of carpet cleaning technicians across Surrey, Kent and South London. I was particularly keen to try out it's carpet cleaning service as all the products used are certified safe by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. Little I suffers from asthma so it is incredibly important the cleaning products we use are suitable for her to be around. I hadn't realised just how important a clean carpet is for her asthma condition but Carpet Bright UK's eco-friendly products remove on average 94% of common household allergens from carpets. Brilliant.
So just how bad was my carpet? Well as you can see above it was pretty grotty. We had a huge stain by the toy box which I think must be squash or juice, lots of random stains and the high traffic areas through from the kitchen and in front of the sofa were just... yuck.
It’s that weird time of year again, when the holidays are truly over and we are excited to begin a new year with a fresh start. I often find myself easily slipping into a strange place in January; perhaps it’s the lack of daylight and the lack of excitement going on in the world as everyone returns back to work and school. This year, I am determined to boost my happiness this month by changing my routine just a little bit each day. Every little thing counts!
1. Plan an Outing
If you are really looking to get everyone in the household excited, gather everyone to start planning a family holiday or outing! Having something to look forward to will keep your moods high during the days in between. Look online for local deals to theatres and museums, or flip through magazines for destination getaway ideas.
Jack and Grace are the perfect couple... or at least they appear to be.
They look amazing together, host elaborate dinner parties, finish each other's sentances and dissappear away on romantic exotic holidays.
But Grace is never seen alone, she always cancels plans and she never answers the phone. What is going on behind the front door of their perfect home?
Christmas is over, January is firmly here which means only one thing; sales time! It would be safe to say I'm a bargain hunter. I begrudge buying anything full price and love finding a gem in the sales, usually online. I had never heard of Love The Sales, so when they contacted me aboout their website which filters the best of all the sales across the web it was almost too much excitement for me to process. 526 pages of dresses alone. You get the picture! I've been addicted to the site ever since are some of the best January sales bargains I have found across the site:
There is nothing better than a lovely cup of tea but with so many myths surrounding tea it is hard to know if our beloved cuppa is actually good for us or not? I joined forces with the lovely people at the Tea Advisory Panel (TAP) and the expert tea blenders at Ahmad Tea to bust those black tea myths once and for all (Plus you can win some lovely tea!)
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.