Valentines Day Gift Ideas for the man in your life

Valentine’s day is just one week away and the shop shelves are lined with cute heart holding teddy bears and boxes of luxurious chocolates. As well as tacky love-inspired signs, heart shaped pillows and novelty underwear.

Now, I’m not sure about you guys but buying Valentine’s gift for my husband is a bit of a nightmare. Taking you guys back about 7yrs, it was our first Valentine’s together and I bought him a tacky heart shaped pillow {I know! What was I thinking!}; which he has affectionately mocked me for since. So I think it is safe to say that buying Valentine’s day gifts for men isn’t exactly my strong suit.

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Me & Mine project {January 2017}

January, as a family has been busy yet lovely. We have slipped back into normality quite happily because I think we all love a bit of routine – don’t we? I know I do. Getting the kids back to school, being able to actually clean my home without tiny humans underfoot….and even {if I’m lucky} get five minutes peace which is almost unheard of unless the kids are in bed.


This year I’m determined to be more adventurous with the location of our Me & Mine project photos. So, we’re kicking off our first collection of Me & Mine being taken in Castlerock during a visit there a few weeks ago. I shared a photo-fueled post about our day trip to Castlerock on the blog recently if you fancy a nosy.

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Helping our children learn road safety {with a nifty interactive game!}

Road safety is such an important skill to teach our children. I remember as a child being taught about road safety and back in those days it was all about ‘The Tufty Club‘. A squirrel called Tufty Fluffytail and his friends; Willy Weasel, Mrs Owl & Policeman Badger. These wonderful characters helped introduce clear and simple road safety messages for children of all ages, through stories.

That’s how children learn, right? Through play and what better way to learn how to effectively cross a road safely and responsibly than through playtime and games. Accident Advice Helpline has a road safety game available for you to share with your children.

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