The Imaginary by A. F Harrold. It is a lovely story, perfect for children 8+. We are currently working our way though the Roald Dahl books, Raiden is getting very confident reading out loud. The Imaginary is a lovely extraordinary tale of love, loss, imagination and not really being there, for fans of Roald Dahl and Neil Gaiman.
Rudger is Amanda's best friend. He doesn't exist, but nobody's perfect.
Only Amanda can see her imaginary friend - until the sinister Mr Bunting arrives at Amanda's door. MrBunting hunts imaginaries. Rumour says that he eats them. And he's sniffed out Rudger. Soon Rudger is alone, and running for his imaginary life. But can a boy who isn't there survive without a friend to dream him up?
A brilliantly funny, scary and moving read from the unique imagination of A.F. Harrold, this beautiful book is astoundingly illustrated with integrated art and colour spreads by the award-winning Emily Gravett.
Baylis And Harding Christmas Gift Sets
As every year Baylis & Harding bring out their ever so popular gift sets for Christmas and they never disappoint. You all know that I'm a super fan and it's the one brand I buy all year round. If I buy gift sets for friends and family I always go for one of theirs. They are always good quality and fair priced.
This year they send me some gift sets for me to try. The first is a men's travel sized set in black pepper and ginseng scent. The set contains 100ml aftershave balm, 100ml hair and body wash, 50ml shower gel & 50ml face wash. The set comes in a water proof leather look bag, which is so much better than the material ones. Perfect for traveling or keeping bits and bobs in the bathroom.
The second set was skin spa range with the scent of lavender and bergamot. I'm a massive fan of lavender is one of my favourite scents to have. Included in the set is 100ml body cleanser, 50ml hand and body lotion & a hot water bottle cover ( water bottle not included) perfect for a aromatherapy relaxing night in to ease and melt all your troubles away. I absolutely love the hot water bottle cover, it's something we have go missing in this house.
Prices start from £8
Gro Clock Sleep Trainer
Both of the kids really have never been great sleepers. Both really didn't start sleeping though until they was two years old. Bedtime we are in a routine and it goes pretty well, only one problem is Lexie has to fall asleep in my bed before I transfer her then to hers. I've tried everything to get her to sleep in her bed, teddies, character bedding & decorating her room. Nothing seems to work, then in the night she will get up and crawl back in to my bed.
One of my friends suggested the Gro clock sleep trainer, so I'm was super excited when they asked me to work with them. The Gro clock is really simple to use, once you have set the correct time. You then set the time you want your child to get up. Before bed you click the button which turns the yellow sun to the blue star, 12 little stars will appear and they will then fade as the time goes by until the sun appears again at wake up time.
The concept of this is really good as you just have to wait until the stars disappear then the sun appears, then it's time to get up.
Lexie has been really excited about the Gro clock and it's quite a bright night light, which is really soothing when it's blue and it's bedtime.
Lexie has been really excited to turn the sun in to the star at bedtime and wait again for the sun to get up. She's been happier to go off in her bed ( think we have hit 4/7 days) in just a few weeks. She hasn't been getting out of bed in the middle of the night now either, which is a massive success.