Finding a family friendly restaurant is important to us. Husband and I don’t do date night, or get to do anything really without Small Boy because of childcare (and his lack of sleeping), so eating out is one of the few things we can continue to enjoy. Now we have a two year old we need to be slightly more discerning about our choices. Small Boy has big personality but doesn’t like too much noise so a relaxed atmosphere, space and decent baby changing are all important factors to us. We also need somewhere that serves lunch at a decent time as we’re all awake before dawn so by noon we are famished! Imagine my disappointment when on Sunday we were told we’d have to wait past noon to even get a seat at major, family friendly restaurant chain. They were still serving breakfast and it would take a while to seat us. Needless to say I was not happy as I saw all the empty seats. The artificial Christmas tree in the bar area would only keep Small Boy entertained for so long. “I’m not waiting” I declare to my husband, who was ready to gnaw off one of his own legs from hunger. “Let’s go somewhere else.” Thankfully we were on a large retail park so had a few options, so we decided to try Franky and Benny’s. I could sense my husband’s reactions as we’d gone a few times and he hadn’t been impressed. I reminded him… View Post

So I recently joined in with the Wicked Uncle Challenge for bloggers to review some of their great toys in time for Christmas. I happily signed up as I’m always looking for great gifts for toddlers and I’ve bought products from them in the past.   I love that you can navigate the Wicked Uncle website by age.  It’s helpful as I have kids from age 1 to 8 to buy for. They have toys I can’t find on the high street and the quality is always amazing. I had a budget of £40 to spend and with this I was able to buy a Dinosaur Wooden Cube Puzzle and the  ABC Wooden Play Bus Delivery was within 2 days which is good.  As part of the challenge I had to do my review pre Christmas so there was no saving these for then, but as I’ve already paid for Christmas from my cashback earnings I don’t feel too bad. It’s been a stressful few weeks in our household and we all deserve a treat! So first up, what did we think of the dinosaur puzzle? I think it’s great. It has four different ways of putting it together which means you get four different images. The rods which the cubes go on have a bit of wiggle room so not too hard to get the cubes on – for me anyway. Small Boy is two and he struggled a bit but he is super impatient and I’m reasonably sure in time… View Post