Posts Tagged "family life"


‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the house

An Elf was snoring and dreaming of sprouts…

Elf on the Shelf - Day 17 - Sleeping Elf

Elfie decided he needed a rest, all his nocturnal activities had finally worn him out. Plus he needed to save his energy for what he had planned the next night. It would take bravery and skill, he needed to be alert and raring to go for his expedition. Climbing a Christmas tree is serious business and only for elves who know what they’e doing, it’s no laughing matter. Unless your 7 or 5, then it’s absolutely hilarious…

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Elf on the Shelf – Day 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16

Elf on the Shelf – Day 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16


Posted By on Friday, 16 December, 2016

KidGearUK

Another week, another load of Elf adventures. On Saturday night, Elfie decided he’d play with Little Robots Hot Wheels Nitrobot toy. He’s a brave little Elf, not scared by a mean robot, so on Saturday morning we found him like this…

Elf on the Shelf - Elf playing with Nitrobot

On Sunday night, Elfie felt a bit homesick. He missed the chill of the North Pole so set about recreating some snowy fun. He seemed to know I wouldn’t be happy to find flour or icing sugar all over the floor and he used cotton wool for his snow angel instead. The Mini Robots were rather amused to see Father Christmas had joined in the fun.

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Elf on the Shelf – Day 7, 8, 9 and 10

Elf on the Shelf – Day 7, 8, 9 and 10


Posted By on Wednesday, 14 December, 2016

KidGearUK

Elfie is still causing mischief in the Robot household (in other words, we haven’t forgotten him again….yet!)

Though we had to improvise on Tuesday night. My Elf on the Shelf Ideas list requires bananas and marshmallows for some of the ideas. We didn’t have any. So Elfie and his new friend Octopus, played Labyrinth instead.

Elf on the Shelf playing Labyrinth board game

Big Robot found this rather amusing when he came down for breakfast on Wednesday morning. Then I went shopping. Armed with a bunch of bananas and a sharpie, Elfie set about creating some minion friends. On Thursday morning the Mini Robots found this…

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My Love Letter to…


Posted By on Monday, 26 September, 2016

To My Love

I look back to when this all started, 7 years ago. Before I met you, I’d spend so much money on dusters, tissues and make up remover. I’d spend even more on all sorts of cleaning products for the car, TV and kitchen. All of it has been replaced by squidgy packets of you. I only have eyes for you now.

But don’t think it’s just the money. I look back to how much time I’d spend, gathering those different products and using them. Time that I just didn’t have once the children were born. Who has the time to go to the kitchen cupboard, wrestle with a child lock, remove dusters and furniture polish, spray all dusty items (of which there are many since it doesn’t get done often), dust and then tidy away again? I simply had no time for this when the baby was noisily demanding I congratulate him for finally sitting up unaided and the toddler will push him over as soon as I’ve left the room.

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Summer Holidays – All Good Things Must End


Posted By on Monday, 22 August, 2016

I have fond memories of my school holidays as a child. Whether it’s the long, lazy days of summer sunshine (ha! OK, maybe not in the UK) or the cozy, comfort of Christmas, there’s always been good memories made. As a parent, spending more time with my children is the obvious plus (I also rate not having to get out of bed at 7am and face the school run as a major bonus too) but I do feel I need to create the fun times of my childhood for my boys.

We’ve enjoyed the summer holidays this year, taking a trip to Hunstanton early on and since then we’ve visited the park, cinema, swimming pool, played lots of games, ate much chocolate and caught many, many Pokemon together.

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