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  1. olive rides a horse

    When Olive was 2 she started going to tiny tots ballet while Megan was in her lesson. She loved it and it meant that each week whilst we waited for Megan she got to dance instead of well waiting! I started to notice last year that dance didn't really hold her heart. After a trip to Farmer Palmers and then Adventure Wonderland where she rode a pony her love for horses became apparent. Followed by her Pony 4th Birthday party it was pretty clear Daddy needed to buy her a horse! In September alongside Megan she added tap to her repertoire in a last ditch attempt to rekindle her love of dance, but out of classes she gazed longingly at horse riding books and played with her horses (yup no Barbie's here just a shelf of horses!) and we finally gave in.

    pony riding

    Daddy Moo and I are well out of our comfort zone, neither having any idea when it comes to horses, horse riding, I'm not ashamed to admit I'm a little intimidated by horses full stop! So seeing your tiny 4 year old on top of a giant horse beaming from ear to ear is both discombobulating and an enormously proud moment! I never ever thought a child of mine would be asking for a riding hat for her 5th birthday!

    We are quite hardy parents but there is nothing worse on a Saturday morning than getting up and having to walk about for an hour freezing while rain is drizzling down – not a pour down just that trickle which makes your hair go insane! Although she's having a ball this is also true for Olive. I was keen to get her some kind of outfit that she wouldn't get to hot/cold in, that was waterproof and all in one really. I notice that she was getting wet in places that coats didn't cover, then as if by magic Muddy Puddles came to the rescue. There All in One original was perfect and even had a hood that if necessary can fit over Olive's horse riding hat.

    I let Olive pick the colour so of course she went for bright red to match her lipstick (don't ask!) at £28 it's a bargain. The sizes came in 3-4 or 5-6 I went for the later and Olive has ample room for growing. I'm sure she will be wearing this for a long while to come. Some of the key features are the sturdy zip with double storm-flap protection and adjustable underfoot stirrups with elasticated hem to stop their trousers riding up which is super important and really handy when riding a horse (and jumping in puddles!).

    muddy puddles

    Olive was so excited to receive her Muddy Puddle suit she insisted on new wellies and spent 2 days watching TV in it! If you are a horse loving type individual I'd love some advice/tips! Like I say Daddy Moo and I are at a complete loss! 

  2. I'm a massive fan of the Postsnap app since I met them a few years back at Lemur Link Up and they are Dorset based too! Sending cards and postcards via the app means I don't have to go out hunting the perfect card, get the children to sign it then post it the app does this all for me! I've even saved the kids signatures too! Postsnap have recently launched Postabloom an app which allows you to send flowers by post.

    postabloom collage 

    This is the Cloud 9 bouquet priced £23.98 inc. delivery

    Now who doesn't enjoy receiving flowers! I buy flowers weekly (mostly from the supermarket) as I love having them on the table all year round. I love sending flowers to my mum too, but she works and it can be hard to make sure they get delivered when someone is home. But no worries now! With Postabloom you don't have to worry if the recipient is at home because they fit through the letterbox! The letterbox! I mean what will they think of next!! The current full range of letterbox flowers sent via Royal Mail 1-3 days are priced from £23.98 - £26.98 including delivery.


    I'm happy to say I was a bit sceptical! But a box arrived on Friday, which fitted perfectly through the letter box. *insert amazed face*

     postabloom wrapped

    Each individual steam had a protective cover on and the card had details of how to look after the flowers. The steams are really long too meaning they are more likely to fit a variety of vases. I'm no florist but the blooms are so lovely they didn't need much arranging.

    Postabloom specifically hand-pick flowers that will travel well in a variety of colours and types. I am totally in love with mine!  It was also a geat excuse to get my snazzy camera out and practice close ups and creative shots! I've a lot to learn, but I'm having fun and that's the main thing! 

    You still have time to treat your mum this Mother's Day with this 20% off promo code (first order only) CHARLIEMOOS and hey if you order before 3pm flowers will be dispatched the same day!!!