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There was a great response to the competition we held in conjunction with the Big Game Hunters Playhouse Shop, so thanks to everyone who entered.
The lucky winner is Arabella Bazley, so a brand new wooden Chestnut Hut playhouse will soon be winging its way across to her. Congratulations Arabella – we hope you and your children enjoy it!
If you entered but weren’t lucky enough to win, then you can head on over to www.playhouses.co.uk to take a look at their full range and perhaps treat your kids to one of their gorgeous wooden playhouses this Christmas. We hope to hold more competitions on VegetarianKids.co.uk in the coming year too, so please come by to visit us again soon.
***This competition has now closed.***
Click here to find out who won.
Big Game Hunters have joined forces with VegetarianKids.co.uk through their shared passion for keeping children healthy in fun and exciting ways!
Keep reading to find out more and for details on how to win a fantastic wooden playhouse for your own kids. Continue reading
I realise we’ve been a bit quiet on the blog recently. What with the summer hols, both our boys starting secondary school and me beginning a full time job in addition to running the website, our normal routines have completely flown out the window and we’ve been getting used to a whole new way of life!
There are days when I could swear I am the star of my own sitcom – running late, chasing buses, replacing missing sports kit at the last minute and desperately trying to keep on top of homework and rotating timetables… Any other parents out there finding high school a bit of a shock to the system? Continue reading
July has been a very muddy month for me! It started with my Trailwalker challenge in mid July, which took place in absolutely dire conditions (officially the worst yet!) I did manage to finish in just under 27 hours, but I swear I have never seen (or trudged through) so many different types of mud…
Of course as soon as it was over the weather cleared up beautifully and as you know we had been having glorious sunshine since the schools broke up for the summer holidays. So I had high hopes for the 5 day camping trip we had booked this week… Continue reading
You may have noticed that I didn’t post at all on the blog last week, but I do have an excuse. My in-laws moved nearby Hastings recently and we made the most of half term to visit them as well as some of the nearby countryside and towns. The weather was kinder to us than we expected, with only a few droplets of rain to contend with.
We spent some time in Lewes (which was very close to where I will be walking 100km shortly for Trailwalker – there are some very sobering hills there…) and a lot of time in Brighton, where we almost ended up on TV when walking past the anti monarchy protestors over the Jubilee weekend! Continue reading
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here before, but I have signed up for a bit of a challenge this year. Together with some friends, I’m going to do Trailwalker UK, which is a 100km walk across the South Downs in 30 hours (we’re aiming to do it in 24) in aid of Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust.
While I’ve always enjoyed walking and hiking, I’d never really gone further than about 10 miles, and even that would have been with a lunch stop in the middle. So what made me sign up for this insanity? Continue reading
I thought I’d just share what a lovely Mother’s Day I had – please forgive me if any trace of smugness creeps in… My boys are now at a great age, where they are able to figure out for themselves how to make me feel special, rather than my hubby having to do it all for them.
I was woken at a very respectable 8am with cards and pressies, which I found out later they had chosen and paid for with their own money and which were all things that I really love (and not just because my kids gave them to me either!) Continue reading
Most people assume that vegetarian kids love vegetables. Unfortunately that is soooooo wrong… Both of my boys decided to become vegetarian because they didn’t like the idea of animals being killed for them to eat, but only one of them actually likes his veggies.
My other son is not at all a fan. There are only a few vegetables he likes, such as peas, raw carrots, cucumber and lettuce, but that’s about it. His idea of a nightmare meal is a veggie stirfry! (At least he has a sense of humour about it though, as he wants this t-shirt.) Continue reading
This isn’t mean in the sense of stingy with money (though I may well be that too) but in that I don’t coddle my children and do expect them to pull their weight now and then around the house.
Apparently NONE of their friends have to make their own beds (seriously?) or help with chores, both of which my boys are expected to do on a regular basis. They also have to eat healthy cereals for breakfast when ALL of their friends can eat whatever sugary junk they feel like whenever they want to (yeah, right). Continue reading
I received an email yesterday to say that tibits, the vegetarian restaurant in Heddon Street, London, is holding a storytelling session with Santa for kids on Saturday 17 December 2011. Sadly my own children are a bit old for this now, but I thought I’d pass the information on for those who might be interested.
Children will be able to listen to Father Christmas sharing classic Christmas stories like The Snow Queen, A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker and The Night Before Christmas. It will take place in the Kids Lounge downstairs at the restaurant which you can read about in my previous review of tibits. There will be three different half hour sessions, at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Afterwards, children will have the chance to chat to Santa and let him know what they want for Christmas. Continue reading