A New Mattress from Sloane & Son's

The average person sleeps 6 - 8 hours per day and it they're granted a lie-in then...well they're just lucky. 

The bed is where we spend around a 1/4 of our day so it goes without saying that this space should be relaxing and comfortable. 

When you have children and they get ill or scared they go straight to mummy & daddy's bed and even as our girls get older this is still true. A sickness bug...in they come, a thunder storm...in they come and so on and so on. 

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Keeping the Children Active with Sun-Pat

Any parent will know that the trick to the Summer holidays is keeping the children entertained and to try for as long as possible keep the words 'we're bored' at bay. 

We've teamed up with Sun-Pat who have created an amazing Fuelling Family Guide which is full of brilliant ideas such as having a treasure hunt, playing cricket and so much more. In the guide, there are 42 different activities to enjoy. 

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Our Brunch Crumpets

On a weekend brunch is something we get to enjoy especially on a Sunday. Not a weekend goes by where we don't enjoy a brunch if we are having a day out with time it perfectly so we arrive for a little mid-morning delight. 

If at home we tend to alternate between, pancakes, waffles and crumpets and I wanted to share a new recipe we've recently stumbled upon to make crumpets more savoury than sweet. 

My wife has always been a butter and jam kinda person but I prefer something a little different. 

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Family Fruit Picking

Every year we try to make an effort and go fruit picking. It's a simple activity and one everyone seems to enjoy, a little picnic, the sampling of the fruit and getting some fresh air. 

We're not ones to fill our punnets up to the brim with fruit that we're never going to eat, instead, we still to what we like so that's strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. 

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New Tools from FFX

I'm not going to beat around the bush, DIY isn't my thing. I can do the odd bit here and there, I can wave a paintbrush about and built furniture but can't push it much further than that. 

An ongoing joke in the house is that I don't have a spanner, not a single spanner...why would I? What would I need one for? 

It appears that bike seats, stabilise and a whole host of other things need them. I wonder if FFX had been listening as they got in touch and asked if I fancied giving their website a go and picking some items.  

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My Father's Day Meal

Father's Day is approaching in a matter of weeks and the girls for once are getting prepared. Normally they buy a few small things such as chocolates or a voucher but this time I thought I would test them.

I asked them to cook me one of my favourite meals...lamb shanks. For me, this is one of those luxury meals that I never really get, as neither of the girls like meat on the bone. I tend to just get this meal either when out at a restaurant on special occasions.

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