A Bazaar feeling!

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I hadn’t broadcast it on here as I wanted to see how it worked out for me…..but I have another job. A flipping amazing, great job, one that doesn’t interfere with me being a mammy first and foremost over anything! My boss is a mammy too so understands that sometimes your day doesn’t go quite as you planned, that sometimes you’re not firing on all four cylinders cos your too bloody exhausted!! Back in January I post about a Baby Bazaar I attended and sold some of the children’s pre loved items. Well today I attended again but I wasn’t selling I was helping to run it and it was a fantastic day. It was an early start for me as I had to be there at 7am but I was so excited and nervous all at the same time I just wanted to get out of the house at get there. I had been taking booking, talking to clients and invoicing people for the last few weeks and it was about to all come together for me.

The day just flew by, there was a buzzing atmosphere that I can’t quite explain, I was dreading signing in the sellers as I was worried I messed up horribly and booked 20 people for one table. It all went smoothly without a hitch and I was quite proud of what I had done. The day just flew by, I was able to do a wee bit of shopping for the children too and picked up a few bargains. The best part for me was the awesome feeling of being me again, I wasn’t mammy today or babe although I love these titles with all my heart I was just me and I had a brain which was being used for something other than figuring out how the flipping Duplo hospital goes together!!

I got home and konked out on the couch for a wee power nap before taking my 3 favourite people out to dinner and for ice cream!I missed the children and I’m sure they missed me too. However I don’t think they’ll mind if I disappear for one saturday a month if I bring home cool stuff like this…………

Everyone's happy in happy land!!

Everyone’s happy in happy land!!


Baby Bazaar is an awesome way to make sure your pre loved item go to a good home, the markets happen every month in Dubai at Time square mall, you find out more information from

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The Gruffalo’s child live performance

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We’re very posh at the moment going to the theatre lots! Last Saturday I took LPV to see the Gruffalo’s child at the Madinat Jumeirah theatre. It was brilliant, the props and stage were very simple but gave the right amount of ambience. The 3 actors were fantastic and kept LPV engaged the whole way through, I did worry about him being scared as the Gruffalo is fine when he’s in the pages of a book but when he’s in-front of you its a different story!

The songs we’re magical and so catchy, the show had lots of audience participation and kept to the original story perfectly. The snake was my personal favourite although he wasn’t spanish in the book, their portrayal of him was superb. The cockney “del boy” fox was also very comical and really got the kids fired up and excited to join in.

Unfortunately I couldn’t get any sneaky photo’s this time as my flash accidentally went off, triggering the photo “police” to stand at the bottom of the stairs the whole performance. We we’re very lucky to have met the actresses who played the mouse and Gruffalo’s child in Starbuck’s after the show. They we’re very graceful and accommodating to our wee munchkins who wanted to say hello.

The local book shop were selling all Julia Donaldson stories so we’ve brought ourselves Jack & the Flum Flum tree! He loves it

Such a great day!

Photo source Timeout kids Dubai

Photo source Timeout kids Dubai

A lolly treat after the show

A lolly treat after the show

Camel fun!!

Camel fun!!



Our first costume

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A few weeks back I was stressing out about making LPV a recycling costume for nursery. Well after trolling pinterest, google and anything else I could find, we finally made one. Now as I said LPV isn’t one for dressing up, so I needed to make as simple as possible. I wanted to keep it as close ro recycled theme as possible. So here’s what we made………………………………..

Recycling Sir Topham hat

Recycling Sir Topham hat

His “Jacket” is made from a paper carrier bag, we made his tie and cuff from a weetabix box and his top hat is made from old boxes left over from moving! I had to put a Thomas spin on it so he’s agree to wear it. You would not believe how much bribery went into this photo!! It’s not a great costume, I know that. However at the risk of sounding like a non interested parent, I didn’t want to spend week on something that he wouldn’t even put on. However next year at big school we’ll pull out all the stops as apparently he enjoyed being dressed up with his friends!! Typical!!