Little Sunshines Baby and Toddler Group, Benfleet

Arguably one of the best playgroups in Essex, in mine and Frankie’s opinions, Little Sunshines is back this Friday and we couldn’t be happier! Gemma & Louise are two of the nicest and most dedicated Mummies I’ve ever met! They both decided to start Little Sunshines back in April 2017 combining their raising of six children between them, late night planning & different themed ideas … Continue reading Little Sunshines Baby and Toddler Group, Benfleet

Dowsetts Lane,CM11 1HX

Situated at the beginning of Dowsetts Lane where Heath Road meets is a lovely village park with great space, a playing field and outdoor gym. Grab a ball, picnic and spend a few hours here. Location Address:Ā Dowsetts Lane, Ramsden Heath, CM11 1HX. Green area shown on the map. Park Climbing frame Baby swings Swings Roundabout Slides See saws Rockers Hopscotch Food No facility to buy … Continue reading Dowsetts Lane,CM11 1HX

Southend Pier, Southend on Sea

Did you know that Southend Pier is the longest pleasure pier in the WORLD? Not just the UK or even Europe, the actual whole WORLD? I don’t think many parents with kids could be convinced in trekking under 10’s the 1.34 mile each way walk to reach the end but getting the train up and down the pier is one of Frankie’s favourite things to … Continue reading Southend Pier, Southend on Sea

Cheeky Monkeez Play Centre, South Woodham Ferrers

Having a rare Monday off work I met up with a friend and her little boy at a softplay recommend by her in South Woodham Ferrers. Cheeky Monkeez is situated in the town and it is one of those places that if you aren’t in the know, you wouldn’t know it is there! We parked in ASDA car park, which is free up to 4 … Continue reading Cheeky Monkeez Play Centre, South Woodham Ferrers

Peapod Cafe, Billericay

After doing a free trial this morning at MyGym, Billericay, which is situated in the same building as Peapod Cafe I decided to treat us to some brunch! I’ve been to PeaPod Cafe a few times in the past for lunch with friends and to grab a coffee in between viewings when working but I haven’t ate in there with Frankie as a fully fledged … Continue reading Peapod Cafe, Billericay


toucanBox is described on their webiste as a flexible subscription encouraging crafting, creativity and learning in children aged 3-8 I recently ordered a toucanBox for Frankie after signing up to OhMyDosh! and choosing the incentive to earn Ā£1.25 from signing up to receive a free box. Upon entering his details it flagged up that the toucanBox is aimed at children 3-8 but I still decided … Continue reading toucanBox

Frankie & The Orchiopexy Operation

Following our pre-op appointment at Colchester Hospital, Frankieā€™s & the pre-op, the two weeks following flew past and before I knew it was op day for Frankie! We took him to Southend-On-Sea toĀ Adventure Island, Southend on SeaĀ the night before so we could enjoy the rides and eat sugary doughnuts and salty chips in the hope that he wouldn’t be ravenous by the morning as he … Continue reading Frankie & The Orchiopexy Operation

Rare Breeds Centre, Hadleigh Farm

Yesterday marked 8 days of Frankie recovering at home so I decided to get us out for the day and visit the Rare Breeds Centre at Hadleigh Farm after hearing good things from friends that have visited. It was easy to find, it’s situated in the grounds next to Hadleigh Castle and is run by The Salvation Army. You have to pay for parking which … Continue reading Rare Breeds Centre, Hadleigh Farm

Money, Money, Money

“Money, money, money, must be funny, in a rich man’s world” We are all out to earn some extra money where we can, selling old clothes on eBay, taking used toys to the bootsale, posting on Facebook Marketplace, googling ‘how to make money from home’ or panicking on maternity leave that you can’t make ends meet. With Christmas on the horizon and budgets tightening, have … Continue reading Money, Money, Money

Adventure Island, Southend on Sea

The night before Frankie’s operation,Ā Frankieā€™s & the pre-op, we knew he would be ‘out of action’ for a few weeks and all impact would need to be avoided to ‘that area’ for a few weeks so I decided to leave his routine for one night and take him up to Southend to visit the rides and arcades for the night! I’ve been going to Adventure … Continue reading Adventure Island, Southend on Sea

White Elm Petting Farm & Softplay Barn – Bicknacre

White Elm Petting Farm has been our favourite day out since Frankie was around 6 months old. I hate big farms, I don’t have the money to spend Ā£20 on entry nor do I think the fee is ever worth it unless it is height of season and there is lots going on so I absolutely adore visiting smaller farms such as White Elm Petting … Continue reading White Elm Petting Farm & Softplay Barn – Bicknacre