Over the last few months David and I have been introduced to Netflix We became rather addicted to Breaking Bad And were surprised by how much we enjoyed House of Cards Being the stoic The West Wing fans that we … Continue reading
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Last night I joined in a Twitter chat about Christmas
I was so excited about Christmas as we tweeted
Thinking of the magic I long to create for my children this year
We tried last year we really did
But our first Christmas without Matilda Mae
Was just too much to bear
Everywhere we went
Everywhere we looked
Baby Tilda as she was and as she should be
She is, of course, still missing this year
Perhaps for me even more so
But for Esther and William a little less than before
They are so excited for Christmas
And they deserve a wonderful one
None of the events of the past four years
Have been their fault
They need magic and wonder in their lives
It is my duty as their Mummy to provide it
And actually it is an honour and a privilege to
But it is really really hard
At Christmas time we fill our house with stars for Tilda
On her first and only Christmas we bought her a beautiful red wooden star
This will be hung in our house now
For all Christmases to come
A star is quite a usual thing to buy a baby for their first Christmas
But because of Tilda
It was never going to be an appropriate thing to buy for Bea
When I saw the personalised vintage spoons from Dormouse and the Teapot
I knew that I had found the perfect thing
The perfect keepsake
To be treasured for always
A symbol of hope
For all festive seasons to come
With a simple gingham ribbon
To mark the first Christmas
(Hopefully not the only and last)
Of Baby Beatrice Hope
Of our special Rainbow Baby
Our beautiful Baby Bea
Can be hand stamped with your baby’s name and details
You can choose your ribbon colour too
To make the perfect festive keepsake
To mark a very first Christmas
We are so pleased with the spoon we have been given for Bea
And I am so pleased to be able to offer you the chance to win one
For a special baby in your life
For a special baby about to experience the awe and wonder of Christmas for the very first time
All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter form below
Good luck and, dare I say it so early?
(The winner will receive a personalised First Christmas spoon worth £8 including personalised wording, ribbon and Christmas tree / holly stamp)
UK Entrants only please
If you would like to buy a spoon or place any other order with Dormouse and the Teapot you can get 10% off using the code EDSPIRE10. £1 from each transaction will be donated to The Lullaby Trust in memory of Matilda Mae
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Today is World Prematurity Day It is a day that fills me with every emotion Pride that my 27 weekers are now 4 year old school children Fear that we do not yet know how prematurity will affect them as … Continue reading
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Today is the day we shout to the world
I am a parent of a premature child
Whether in your arms or in your heart
This is a day you can play a part
Stand up, be counted, be proud
Stand strong, be counted, be LOUD!
Share your stories, lend your words
So those without voices
Through us might be heard
How did your journey start?
Where are you now?
Can a difference be made?
Yes? Then how?
What can be changed?
What can be done?
To improve provision for our littlest ones?
Who gives you hope?
What makes you care?
What can be altered
To make life chances fair?
Who has supported you?
Who has inspired?
Tell us about the
people you have admired
This is your platform
World Prematurity Day
Link any post below
To have your say
I will share and retweet
As much as I can
Lets raise awareness
Make as much noise as we can
Lets lend our voices
To those not always heard
Lets tell their stories
Lets spread their word
Birth stories, challenges
Success stories, memorials
Pictures and names
What you wish people would do
This is your platform
Come lend your voice
This World Prematurity Day
Lets make some noise!
I look in the mirror And I do not recognise who I see A drawn face Strained No sparkle to the eyes It is my reflection A picture of me As the world sees me Someone I am certain I … Continue reading
This year I am so excited to be buying my baby niece a Happy Hopperz Reindeer
Esther and William have had theirs for a few months now
There are lots of different Happy Hopperz characters
Including this rather handsome green chap
Perfect for Dinovember!
Esther and William first fell in love with Happy Hopperz
At various local baby classes we used to attend
They always found them tricky because they were always small for their age
But they adored them
Happy Hopperz are great for physical play
Indoors and outdoors
They are perfect for learning to balance
And are great fun for tumbling when they topple
Esther and William treat their Hopperz like friends
Cuddling them, feeding them, caring for them
They are their faithful companions and live in our playhouse in the garden
The Hopperz are very cute
They make for great companions
They are also good for sharing with family and friends
Even grown up aunties can have a go!
I have never seen my sister laugh so much
As she did on a Happy Hopper
I am sure that is why my niece is getting one for Christmas
Really it is for mummy!
Esther and William love to take their Hopperz on garden adventures
And they also love to use them for races
Something I think a certain bride from Bump PR did at her wedding!
Happy Hopperz are great fun for all the family
There are lots of cute characters to choose from
Choose a Happy Hopper for your little one this Christmas
You and they will never look back
After hopping around the Christmas tree
And bouncing into the new year
You will have years of play and adventure ahead of you
All of you x
We were sent two Happy Hopperz for the purpose of this review