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  1. I don't know about you but I find the men in my life hard to buy for at Christmas. This isn't made any easier by the fact that Daddy Moo's birthday is Christmas Eve! Meaning double present buying!

    Fathers day card with bleed

    Our One in a BULLion Cards make excelent birthday cards too! 

    I've had a little hunt round and here are 6 gifts that I think any man would be pumped to open on Christmas (or his birthday!)

    1. lovely retro A3 hand drawn chopper print under £10 - from Sarah Lovell Art, makes a unique gift for a bike enthusiast.

    2. TJ Hughes have a great range of mens trainers under £40 perfect for anyone looking to get fit in the New Year.

    3. UnionJackA wallet is always a great gift for a man – as it's something useful and practical. There are a stunning stylish leather collection over on Julie Slater and Son to suit a multitude of interests. I particularly like this Union Jack leather wallet for £22.

    4. For the foodie in your life (or maybe an indication they should cook more!) I really like this set of Sperlonga Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil Set 7 Bottles £16.99 – I love the sound of the garlic infused oil. Yummy!

    5. Not often but sometimes I do buy joint Birthday/Christmas gifts this year I think it may be a mattress but if I'm feeling kind there is a wide range of affordable LCD TVs which I know he'd love!

    6. And for that funky, quirky stocking filler that everyone will love!!! These fantastic Loathsome Lickable Insect Lollies £21.50 from Shop on Your Doorstep. I think the kids would LOVE these! Udderly insectellent fun!

    Have you started Christmas Shopping? What gifts have you bought? 

    PS. Don't forget to purchase some udderly mooverlous Christmas MOO Wrapping paper too!

    *This is a commissioned post*

  2. We're going on a Fairy Hunt!

    We're going to find 30 magic little doors .... 

    Right STOP! We found 2 doors and a Post Office! Whoops! 

    Living in the UK you have to sometimes just well give up on the weather. For a week we had been planning to go out to Furzey Gardens and as the Saturday arrived the heavens opened and Noah set work on building his ark! undeterred Kara (from Chelseamamma) and I packed up 6 children from 3mths to 6 years, with wellies, spare clothes and coats.  When we arrived it was absolutely tipping it down. BUT we were brave! Puckering up our stiff British upper lip we unloaded children from the car.  

    Before we had even entered the Garden's they had found some puddles, took a moment and reconnected with their inner Peppa Pig! Splash Splash! 

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    The gardens are stunning and very well maintained. As it was off peak there was no charge to get in - but a donation pot as you are leaving.  This also meant the cafe and shop were closed and there wasn't a soul in sight.  As Kara and I had never been before we had no idea where to go or where to look = distinct lack in finding fairy doors and 5 super muddy kids! 

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    A tiny door!!! 

    We had an amazing time! We found a house made of straw and as much as we huffed and puffed we couldn't blow it down!  We tried to catch some falling leaves.  We tried not to fall in the pond! And we squelched in some super boggy mud! After 10 minutes or so the sunshine came out and the weather was lovely! So glad we braved the rain! 

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    This picture makes me so happy! Megan fell in so many muddy puddles even her knickers had mud on them! But look - still smiling! 

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    A tiny house, covered in sparkly fairy dust. Shhhhh ... they will hear you!

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    I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in!

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    I'd definitely return to Furzey Garden's it's only 20 minutes away and I'd love to find all the doors and climb inside this beautiful house! 

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     These beautiful glass leaves looked stunning as the sun shone through. You couldn't get inside as it was closed off but definitely next time. 


    Whoops! A spot of mud!

    Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

    All pictures were taken by Kara - ChelseaMamma aren't they stunning!