Gift ideas for kids age 5 to 11 years to take to parties

Gift ideas for 5-11 year olds to take to parties - Bubbablue and me

As soon as children start school, the birthday invitations begin.  They always seem to come in clusters as well, starting at larger parties, then gradually as children move through the school, they get smaller.  It’s hard deciding what to buy your own children for birthdays or Christmas but so much harder trying to work out what your children’s friends like or might want. If I don’t know the child, then I’ll always ask N what the birthday child enjoys. Things… Continue Reading “Gift ideas for kids age 5 to 11 years to take to parties”

5 non-boring party bag ideas for pre-schooler to 7 year olds

5 non-boring party bag ideas for kids - Bubbablue and me

It’ll be N’s birthday in the next month, so we’re in party planning mode.  Well, I say we.  N keeps changing his mind over the type of party he wants, or whether he wants on at all. The plan is that we’re having a joint party with his best friend because their birthdays are close together.  It’s  no brainer given they’re in the same class, and know similar people outside of school as well. So the mum and I have… Continue Reading “5 non-boring party bag ideas for pre-schooler to 7 year olds”

Mother’s Day gifts and jewellery at

mothers day jewellery at notonthehighstreet

We all know it’s Mother’s Day coming up, and either hope for a lie in, breakfast in bed, a gift and card, or a combination of all 3.  Thankfully N comes home from both nurseries with Mother’s Day cards and crafts, so I don’t have to rely on the OH remembering or thinkingabout it.  Shocking really, when I always ensure his mum has a card and some flowers.  It’s always a bit of a sad time for me though, reminding… Continue Reading “Mother’s Day gifts and jewellery at”