#Living Arrows 14/52 – Caesar’s Camp

I’m going to jump right into Donna’s Living Arrows linky…just a few weeks later than planned! What with moving house and waiting for our internet to get reconnected (and having to deal with Virgin Media’s early exit fees), I wouldn’t have been able to keep up with one photo/one story every week. Now that things are a bit more settled, I think I’m ready for the weekly commitment!

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Luke’s New Bedroom ft. Arty Apple Bunting!

In case I hadn’t mentioned this enough when I complained about my lack of internet, or the sheer joy of finally getting to this stage, I have moved house recently. Yes! I know! A complete shock to you all, I’m sure. But seriously, after the stress of moving and living without internet (I really feel the need to hammer that point across to you), one of the best bits about our new home is Luke’s new bedroom.

For the first time ever, he actually has a room that is all his. Beforehand, our living arrangements meant that his bedroom was also our dumping ground and storage space. It was a big room, but only half of it was ever really accessible. There were no cool pictures or photos on the walls, no “special little touches” to make it his.

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But now that’s all changed. Luke has the freedom to personalise his surroundings to his own taste, and so do I.

One of my favourite new touches to his bedroom is Luke’s Arty Apple bunting.

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10 Books From My 2017 To Be Read Pile

Every year I take part in the Good Reads Challenge. The idea is very simple: at the beginning of the year, you set a goal for the number of books you wish to read in that year. As you read, you tick the books off your list and you have the satisfaction of watching your “completion bar” fill up. Sadly, this year, I’m a little late to the game and forgot to set my challenge until half way through March…therefore my goal number is a bit lower than usual, but still what I think is a respectable 20 books.

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When your goal is 20 books, you have to chose wisely to get the most out of your reading. I’m really excited because it means this year I’ll be able to focus on the books I really want to read! Thanks to The Works, I’ll be able to get my books at an excellent price! The Works are a great company to buy books from and I have used them for years – if you are a big reader like me, I highly recommend them, especially if you’re into trilogys and books sets, because you always end up with a really good price.

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A Month With No Internet (We Moved Home!)

Wow. Who would have thought that a month without internet would be so difficult? Apparently, I am just not cut out for that sort of life.

Having just moved home, I have been kept fairly busy. However, once you’ve done all the unpacking, sorted everything that needs sorting and bought all the essentials, you sort of run out of momentum. I had never realised before just how much time I spent on my phone; the mindless scrolling that many of us are guilty of very quickly became an expensive issue.

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The Tickle Fingers Cookbook

A few years ago, Annabel Woolmer wrote a wonderful book called “Tickle Fingers Cookbook” and I was fortunate enough to receive a copy. I wrote about my experiences with Luke’s fussy eating and noted how using the recipes and tips from the book had helped Luke on his journey towards trying new food.

Fast forward to the present day and Annabel has recently released book number two: The Tickle Fingers Toddler Cookbook. A hands on cookbook targeted towards children aged between one and four.

I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy and share my thoughts!

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Moving Home, An Exciting Adventure!

We are finally moving home!

I have waited years for this opportunity and believe me, it has been a very long and frustrating wait. I am so over the moon to be able to say that I am officially moving out of my rubbish one bed flat and that I officially have a move in date for a brand new, two bed, beautiful modern flat.

To put things into perspective, I have lived in my current address for near six years – long before Luke was with me.

A one bed flat above a shop in town wasn’t really an issue at the time I moved in. If anything, it was kind of an ideal location.

But things all started to go downhill and I was stuck living there with no other options…

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Heart Collage Valentine’s Day Cards

Hi I’m Clare, I’m a mum to two and a childminder and blog over at Clare’s Little Tots. I’m really excited to be guest posting for Lukeosaurus and Me today, thank you have us!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought I’d share a really easy way to make Valentine’s Day cards which are perfect for toddlers or preschoolers.

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I’m always trying to find ways to make homemade cards with the little ones that has as much of their input as possible. Last year we made these cards so I wanted to change it up a bit so this year we have made these Heart Collage Valentine’s Day Cards.

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Holiday Time (& Anxiety)

This time next week, I will be exhausted, but checking into my hotel room in Paris!

I’m excited to go to Paris, see the sights and explore Disney Land again, however, I am not looking forward to that 2am start and the drive to St Pancreas. That’s the thing about getting good deals on travel isn’t it? Your trains or planes are always at ridiculous o’clock in the morning! I’m sure it will all be worth it…I’m not sure how my friend is going to cope with my sleep deprived grumpy state of mind though.

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DIY: Easy Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

Everyone knows that in winter, it’s a lot harder for our wildlife to find the food they need. That’s why it’s lovely to give our birds a little helping hand and a free meal.

Cookie cutter bird feeders are really simple to create and make the perfect winter activity to do with children. There’s lots of stirring, spooning, transferring and patting involved to improve those motor skills and teaching children to care for our wildlife and environment is something I am a big fan of.

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6 Money Saving Websites for Freebies, Coupons & Deals

6 Top Money-Saving Websites for Freebies, Coupons and Other Fantastic Deals

Are you a stressed-out parent who is trying to make that family budget work? It takes juggling to make the household budget budge without the need for bringing a calculator along on each shopping trip. That is because just a click of your mouse or a swipe of your tablet can reel in huge cash savings on credit card bills, home goods, fashion, electricity and fun family activities!

We have done the work of trawling the Internet to get you six of the best money-saving sites around. We’ll help you get freebies, codes, downloadable coupons and more so that you can do more with your budget every time.

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