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Educational Play with Schleich I'm a big fan of learning through play. Unforced educational play. I'm not a teacher and I don't want to be. I want my children to naturally learn whilst they are having fun. When I was contacted recently...

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Say Eh-Oh to the new Teletubbies toys! There back!! Teletubbies made a joyous return to CBeebies last year, and this year marks the launch of the new range of toys. As you know I was sent a box just before Christmas, and today I can finally...

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Travel: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough Last weekend Nana and I took a rather lengthy journey north for a night away at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough, with Little Dude in tow. The Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is a luxurious country hotel...

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A Place To Enjoy My Garden I love my garden. I love the fact that I have a garden, especially with the recent gorgeous weather we've been having. Whilst I have a pretty compact garden, there's a lot going on out there. Plants, fruit...

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Cuddles With Ben Cohen Some days I have a really difficult job. Days like this for example. *Ahem* That rather nice young man is former rugby player Ben Cohen. Ben is a bit of an expert when it comes to cuddles. He has...

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Amazing Beds For Children

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Home & Lifestyle | Posted on 01-08-2013

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Well I’m still looking for a new bed for Little Man, still trying to figure out how much its going to cost, and being generally overwhelmed by the choice that’s out there. The internet is a massive place and I seem to stumble upon new beds every time I look, and some of these beds are just amazing. Take a look over at Clever Clicker for example. They sell, amongst others, Thuka Beds. From Thuka you can get a lovely range of fairly ordinary looking wooden beds, some with drawers, others with guest beds underneath, and your more traditional looking cabin beds. One bed that I did find that just blew my mind was this one.
thuka jungle bed image from clever clicker website

How incredible is this bed? And can you believe its actually a BED? As you all know my Little Man has a Jungle themed bedroom so technically this would match beautifully, but I can’t just see much sleep getting done in it. There’s hideaways, ladders, lookouts and somewhere in there there’s even a mattress. I think this would make an incredible play house if I was lucky enough to have  a house with a play room. I’d never get him out of it, and I’m sure he’d be the envy of all his little friends.

Sadly I am not about to buy a bed like this for Little Man, and its generally safer if he never sees the photo of it either, but I do like the look of the cabin style beds from Thuka and especially the mid sleepers with play tent beneath. I’m sure Little Man would be more than happy with one of those. Now just to tell Daddy how much we need to save!

Time For A New Office Chair?

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Home & Lifestyle, Information | Posted on 13-05-2013

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The contemporary office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller is noted throughout the world for its ergonomic products that provide innovative comfort and style. The Embody range of chairs was introduced in 2008 and has been met with acclaim from all four corners of the globe. Like the best designer office chairs, the products have been designed with the highest levels of comfort in mind. It’s widely agreed that the more comfortable we are, the more productive we feel, and these chairs can contribute hugely to prosperity and success. The chairs are known for promoting the free flow of blood and oxygen, making those who use them happier and more focused.

Happier and healthier

When we sit down for long periods of time, it’s all too easy for feelings of fatigue and discomfort to set in – and being confined to uncomfortable seating can lead to serious health problems such as diabetes to name just one. A lack of comfort in the workplace can also result in working hours being lost and the foundations for long-term health problems being laid down. Unlike those whose jobs require them to move around, people who work in an office environment rarely get the chance to enjoy as much exercise as they need. However, the Embody range of chairs promotes great physical well-being, adapting to the way you move in your chair to protect your spine and lower back. Manual adjustment of the back rest is not necessarily – the chairs have been tailored towards catering for the needs of all who reside in them. These premium chairs you can dramatically enhance the well-being of the back and shoulders.

Innovative style and comfort

The chairs feature a number of ‘pixels’, which have been put into place to distribute weight efficiently and to reduce any physical pressure that you may otherwise face whilst using them. The products allow blood to circulate freely, which promotes healthy hearts and greatly diminished the chances of pains and strains coming to the fore. The chairs come in various colours, which mean a wide range of stylistic requirements can be met.

Ergonomic and eco-friendly

By investing in some of the best contemporary office furniture on the market, you can enjoy the benefits of a product that will last you for years and years rather than months, with exceptional build quality adding to the quality on offer. Meanwhile, you can adjust the arm rests until your heart is content, resulting in a level of comfort that is rarely attainable elsewhere. What’s even better is that the chairs are extremely eco-friendly too, and 95% of the chair can be recycled when it reaches the end of its useful life.

Our bodies are not designed for sitting down all day, but it’s an unfortunate fact of life that for many workers, this is unavoidable. The Embody range of designer office furniture removes the pain from office life, making all-day sitting a highly-rewarding experience. Investing in high-end office chairs comes with rewards.

Product Review: BedStar Memory Foam Pillows

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Product Reviews | Posted on 27-02-2012

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I love sleep. I never really realised how important sleep was to me until I had my son, and those first few weeks passed in a sleep deprived fog whilst you got used to the idea that you were never going to sleep properly again. At least until you convince your children to move out anyway! Due to my love of sleep, and my intense need for it, I demand comfort when I’m in bed. From a comfy mattress to good pillows and perfect duvet. You can imagine my enthusiasm therefore when BedStar offered my two memory foam pillows to test out for them.

BedStar is an online store selling all manner of beds, mattresses, pillows and bedroom furniture. I was sent a pair of their memory foam pillows which are currently on offer at just £49 with free delivery.

I’ve tried a memory foam pillow before but found it far too solid. To this day in fact it is still brick like and has never dipped even slightly. Unfortunately the BedStar ones were the complete opposite. I used it every night for a week, and for the first two or three nights it was brilliant. It supported my head well, I was comfortable and I genuinely think I slept better than usual. Sadly this didn’t last. By night four the pillow was almost pancake flat and has only puffed back up a bit by me not using it, which somewhat defeats the purpose. To use occasionally this pillow is fine, so would make a good guest bed pillow, but it didn’t work for me as a regular pillow.

You can see the complete BedStar range on their website.

Disclaimer: I received these pillows as a review product, but all opinions are my own.