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Fantastic Beast’s Funko Pop

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Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, well I have been doing some sNIFFERLING around and found some bargains, Smyth's had four funky pops but now down too three. the amazon links are affiliated, this means if you decided to purchase through my link I will earn a couple of pennies, this helps me out with my every Harry potter / Fantastic Beasts collection * THANK YOU *

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Smyths Funko Pops

Amazon prices * affiliate Links*

TOTAL 22.58


Hope you enjoyed this post?

whats your Favourite Fantastic Beasts character ? 

#Mummy Tag

I was  nominated by to take part in the Mummy Tag.
Are you a working mum or a stay at home mum?
I’m a stay at home mum and Blog for fun
Would you have it any other way?
Would depend on how well I do in the future, if my hobby can become more, at the moment I’m enjoying!

Do you co-sleep?

No, Monkey just is too much of a fidget

What is your must-have item for your baby?

Sanity ! and patients, which I lack but trying
How many kids do you plan on having?
Two is what I’m sticking with

Date night how often do you have them?

Not as often as I’d like
Your child’s favourite show?
In The Night Garden, that much so  I took Monkey to see the show dome I have a post here and a video
Name one thing you bought before you had a baby and never ended up using?
Baby weaning pots
Your child’s favourite food?
She goes through phases
my go ahead bar
Banana milkshake
or milk
How many cars does your family have?
Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now
I was small with both my girls, but I ate to much junk after and well Fatness appeared
Dream holiday with your kids?
DisneyLand Florida
Dream holiday without the kids?
One or two places, a beautiful, gorgeous sandy beach, hammock and cocktails
or Iceland for Northern lights and husky ride
How has your life changed since having kids?
Massively! You need to make sure there taken care of before your needs if you think you can go out every weekend nope.

Finish this sentence ” my heart melts when..”

My Heart Melts When, I get kisses from my girls, or KK randomly tells me she loves me
Where do you shop for your kids?
Shopping I used to be Primark, but after a few times of my clothes shrinking, this probably is down to my washing machine but I then went for KK H&M and Matalan is quite good
Monkey I love Matalan, Nutmeg, H&M

Favourite makeup and skincare product?

I love my newest find, Garnier Micellar water
Lush is pretty fab
Huggies or Pampers?

Have you always wanted kids?

Best part of being a mum?
The overwhelming love for my girls is the best part
I now nominate YOU to take part in the Mummy Tag!


I’m taking part in a blogging challenge that has been set by the lovely Cécile over at The Frenchie Mummy, please go check her blog out!

So the challenge  is the #DaddyTag where Dads are asked a series of questions about them and being a Daddy. so here are Mr B’s answers…




Are you a Stay at Home Daddy or a Working Daddy?

Working Daddy

Would you have it any other way?

Yea I wouldn’t mind staying at home but enjoy the escape sometimes lol

Do you co-change dirty nappies? Even the very smelly ones?

I usually change when mummy’s not at home Or asleep…..

A little fairy gives you the possibility of breastfeeding? Are you going for it or do you run away?

I’ll pass thanks lol

What is the one must-have item for a daddy?


How many kids do you plan on having?

I’ve got 2 and that’s more than enough

Lads’ nights? How often do you have them?

I tend to go out once a month or so

Your children’s favourite achievement?

I like the little things like first bike ride, swimming etc..

What is your best memory with your kid(s)?

Just cuddles on the sofa

Name one thing you miss since being a daddy?

Freedom to do what you want with no repercussions at the drop of a hat.

Weight gain, before pregnancy, during, after and now? And we mean YOU DADDY, not the mummy!

Round about the same maybe a bit more….

Dream holiday with your kids?

Disney Florida

Dream holiday without your kids or even without the other half? (You’re allowed to dream)

Northern lights or beach just for the two of us.
How has your life changed since having kids?Grew up a lot but not too much. 😉 also worrying a bit more.

Finish the sentence “It makes my heart melt when…”
I get a random kiss or cuddle.Favourite beers brands and football team?

Spiced rum and coke is the latest tipple… and the mighty chels!

Huggies or Pampers?

I think we go for shop own brands..

Have you always wanted kids?


Best part of being a dad?

The unconditional love (both ways)
So there you have it .. thank you for coming back do you have any other questions that should be added ?
come back soon

40 things to do before forty

40 before Forty

Inspired Stevie over at a cornish mum.
Got me thinking were the same, seven years until I hit the BIG 40! I do have to admit; it is scary to think about it.
But putting a bucket list together helps focus on the positive side of turning forty.
  1. Lose 30 lbs
  2. Have a capsule wardrobe
  3. Move to my forever home!
  4. Get new lounge furniture (as mine is second hand)
  5. Go Iceland to see the northern lights, sleep with a capsule glass roof and a husky ride.
  6. Get a drone!
  7. Give blood
  8. Pay off debts
  9. Get better at film editing
  10. Visit Harry Potter studio
  11. Watch matilda on stage
  12. Visit Anne Frank annexe
  13. Publish an ebook
  14. Go to the Galapagos island, Ecuador to see the turtles and the views.
  15. Upgrade my photography skills
  16. Get better handwriting
  17. Do a full month Britmums challenge!
  18. Be better at planning events and things.
  19. Go to Disney land Paris again, as both girls got ill.
  20. Blog consistently
  21. Get better with my writing
  22. Establish a routine, and stick to it!
  23. Go snorkeling
  24. Have a budget and stick to it.
  25. Learn French
  26. Holiday in Cornwall
  27. Make friends with another blogger
  28. Start an exercise plan, pilates and stick to it.
  29. Watch matilda on stage
  30. Drive to Preston to visit family.
  31. Drive to Plymouth
  32. Grow vegetables.
  33. Be nominated for a blog category
  34. Go Morrocco
  35. Have a themed Christmas
  36. take an evening lesson
  37. bullet journal better
  38. be organised ! ha
  39. meet with an old penfriend  Austria / Russia
  40. take a cookery class
What do you think of my list is there anything else you can think of to go along with this or anything to add?



Anticipated day – new journeys

The day that we’ve anticipated is the day we had the assessment date to see if KK is autistic or just naughty.

The day came filled with nerves I drove to the clinic in plenty of time, typically the doctor had been caught in traffic, which was the added anticipation.

I couldn’t tell you what I was expecting to happen in that room but it wasn’t as worrying as I thought it was going to be.
With me, I guess the fear of the unknown is what holds me back on a fair few things.

while me, the other doctor and Monkey watched KK play with the other doctor I couldn’t help but think how her playing is showing anything. Was explained at the end it’s to coax children into feeling relaxed and open up.
With the information that already had from school and other authorities involved she does, in fact, have autism and ADHD.

I cannot tell you how relieved I felt hearing them words because I have been fighting since KK was 2 1/2 years old and she is 10 now. Tell you after a while you just think you’re a bad parent and obviously not bringing her up right, up until now that is how I have been made to feel.
Now waking up the next day it’s made me think differently.
I will finally get the help needed. In a do few weeks time I will meet the doctor again to discuss EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan) and medication.
There are so many things we can have help with so it’s just waiting and coming to terms with things and doing training for ways to cope better with meltdowns and seeing how I can improve my parenting.

For 8 years I have said there is something more going on with KK,
If you’re a parent and feel that your child has signs act now to get the help or it will get worse.

Please let me know if you are a parent with an autistic and ADHD child and how you have received help and things for your child and yourself.