If you haven’t finished the kid’s Christmas shopping yet then hang on until Thursday, November 30. Aldi will have a range of toy Specialbuys in their 130 stores nationwide. Continue reading
We have a playroom packed to the gills with toys. Big ones. Small ones. Broken ones. Aidan and Sarah’s bedrooms are also packed with things to play with. It seems to be the story in most houses the length and breath of the country. Half of them are never played with. However, there’s one toy that Sarah consistently has in her hand since the minute it arrived to the house. It’s her Muddy Puddles Lottie Doll and a wee picnic set, also from Lottie Dolls. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago myself and Daddy Chambers decided to turn our spare room in to a playroom. The dining room was completely over loaded with toys and with Christmas imminent, it was only going to get worse.
Not wanting to be without a bed for guests we offloaded the double bed from the room and invested in a Hemnes Daybed from IKEA. I’m in love with it. It’s essentially a couch for the kids on a day-to-day basis but is also a single bed and pulls out in to a really comfortable king size bed.
We also invested in a TV for the room and transferred our Apple TV in to the playroom so Aidan has access to all his favourite cartoons. We got a great Black Friday bargain on the TV; just €99.99 for a 32 inch flatscreen from Carphone Warehouse.
We’re almost finished it and already my pair, particularly Aidan, loves it. I need to pick up some of those foam floor mats to ease the pain of wobbles and falls. The ones in Smyth’s are quite small, does anyone know where I can get bigger ones without having to buy multiple packs?
With an indoor trampoline, a dollhouse, a push-along train and God knows what else, on the Santa list, I think this ‘new’ room just might save my sanity!