Searching for Fairies

It’s week 3 into the summer holidays and the boys have had done so much so far, they have been away to Cornwall for the week, been into London, had a day out at a theme park and spent some time at Nanny’s house. When they are not out and about they have been enjoying the sun in the garden by playing in their new play area that we built at the bottom of the garden and also spending hours in the swimming pool, from the moment that wake up til lunch time they just play together in the pool, swimming up and down or making up games to play.

The other day we went to visit great Granddad who obviously isn’t used to having young children around so doesn’t have any toys or books to keep them occupied but what he did have was a magnifying glass that he uses to read his paper with and a lovely spacious landscaped garden. A while back the boys watched a film about two young girls who had found fairies at the bottom of their garden and since then Joseph has been searching our garden but much to his disappointment he has yet to find some. With the magnifying glass in hand off he went out into Granddads garden in search again for Fairies, this time hoping that with his new tool that he will be able to see them.



They searched behind bushes, under flowers and shrubs, at the bottom of fences, behind the garden shed, around the pond and under stones and slabs but unfortunately they didn’t have much luck, the fairies obviously didn’t want to be found!




Joseph was quite upset that he still hasn’t been able to meet areal life Fairy but after explaining to him that if he actually got to see one he would then ruin the fairytale of them being real, I told him that if he met a Fairy and then went off and told his friends then they would all want to meet one and they would all come flocking to Granddads house and scare them away and he didn’t want to do that! Did he! Joseph looked worried “No Mummy, I want to look after them and keep them safe!”

He carried on looking around the garden with his magnifying glass, creeping and tip toeing everywhere just in case he startled a fairy and scared them, i really enjoyed watching him play, i love that he uses his imagination.

Unfortunately we didn’t find any fairies but we did find some lily’s in the pond and saw some fish 🙂




At one point Joseph said that maybe the fish were hiding the Fairies, I just shook my head and said “Maybe”



We may never find fairies but we will definitely have fun and adventures in searching for them 🙂




CBeebies Sid Sloane ‘Sids Show’ Family Ticket Giveaway

Competition Closed
Winner @RedRoseMummy

Oscar Stardust Productions Presents the Tour of


Join Sid from CBeebies Live On Stage

CBeebies longest-serving presenter Sid Sloane is due to make the jump from screen to stage this autumn, when he embarks on a nationwide tour of his brand-new, fun-filled show which promises to knock audiences’ socks off! Receiving its official Premiere in Brighton on 30 October, the extensive tour will encompass over 30 venues across England and Wales.

Follow Sid as he sets out on an heroic quest to find out where in the world his favourite socks and shoes have gone… share in with the fun as Sid adventures to the bottom of the ocean, through the depths of the jungle and floating into outer space. Meet an array of funny characters and discover plenty of surprises along the way! This interactive 55 minute long show is crammed with games, songs, poems and magic guaranteed to put a smile on little faces.

Written by Rachel Barnett and directed by Dominique Gerrard, SID’s SHOW is a LIVE family-friendly adventure (suitable for ages 3+).

This new live-show comes on the cusp of launching a new televised children’s series, ‘Let’s Play’, to be presented by Sid. The series inspires pre-schoolers to discover the world through creative role-play and dressing-up. Due to air on CBeebies later this year, ‘Let’s Play’ will be co-presented by newcomer Rebecca Keatley.

SID’s SHOW will tour well into 2013. For further information about the show visit:

Tour Dates/2012

3 November Skegness – The Embassy
10 November Redhill – Harlequin
2 December Winchester – Discovery centre


2 February Fareham – Ferneham hall
3 February Catford – The Broadway
9 February Truro – The hall for cornwall
11 February Cardiff – St David’s Hall
15 February Bolton – The Albert Halls
16 February Barrow-in-Furness – Forum
17 February Lytham-St Annes – Lowther Pavilion
18 February Clitheroe- The Grand
19 February Ellesmere Port- Civic hall
20 February Tamworth – Assembly rooms
21 February Worthing – The Pavilion
22 February Burgess Hill – The Martlets hall
24 February Stevenage – Gordon Craig
2 March Basildon – The Mirren Studio
10 March Basingstoke – The Anvil
17 March Camberley – Camberley theatre
23 March Bishops Stortford- Rhodes Arts
30 March Embassy ball’ (Bunns Leisure)
6 April Warrington – The Parr Hall
7 April Shrewsbury – Theatre Seven
13 April Grays – Thameside theatre
21 April Clacton – Westcliff Theatre
27 April Solihull – Arts complex
28 April Weston-s-Mare Playhouse
5 May Tunbridge Wells
29 June Lichfield- The Garrick theatre
30 June Burnley- The mechanics theatre

The show is ideal for families with children aged between 3 and 7 years old.

I have been given One family ticket to give away on the blog comprising of either: 2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children to any of the single performance on the UK Tour as seen above.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets please do the following:

  • Answer the following question and leave the answer in the comment box below

‘Where will Sid’s adventures take you?

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Competition terms:

This competition is open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland aged 18 years or over, except for those associated with the production company, their families or anyone else associated with this competition.

You must do all of the above to be in with a chance of winning, please leave an email or twitter name so i can contact you if you are the winner.

The competition will run for 2 weeks and will end on 3rd november at Midnight. The winner will be contacted the following day and your details will be passed on to the PR.

The winner may be required to take part in publicity

All prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives. The prize is subject to availablity.

Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prizes impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter, and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof.

Mumofthreeboys is responsible for the advertising and the adjudication of the competition, All other facilities connected with the provision of the prize are the responsibility of the Promoter.

The winner will be drawn using Random Number Generator and my decision is final.

Good Luck To you all 🙂


Vote Now for your Favourite 2012 MunchTime Story

I have previously blogged about the Munchtime Story Telling competition here, well the competition is now over and Munchtime are asking us the public to vote for our favourite story. Munchtime were overwhelmed this year by the creativity and quality of the entries received. Their judges have found it incredibly difficult to choose but they have shortlisted it down to 10 stories which features munch the cow and some exciting adventures, all we need to do is select our best one by visiting the munchtime website to ‘vote’ for it. I have read all of the stories myself and have found it hard to pick a favourite, there really is some brilliant stories and poems to read, so i think i will leave it down to the boys to choose one. All of the stories are aimed for young children so it’s a lovely time to take a peek and read through some original stories to share with your little ones. The writer with the most votes will be crowned the ‘Overall Winner’ of the competition and the three writers with the next highest votes will become the ‘Runners Up’. The winner won’t be the only one to win a cash prize, their local library will also receive a donation.

The competition, by Munch Bunch yoghurts, is in its fourth year and aims to highlight and celebrate the importance of parents bonding with their toddlers and young children over story time and give burgeoning writers the opportunity to shine. Previous Munch Time story winners have subsequently secured publishing deals and established successful careers in writing.

Child psychologist Dr Richard Woolfson, who has been involved with the ‘Munch Time’ story writing competition for the last three years, says:

“This year’s entries have been of the highest standard. Creating stories is a wonderfully creative and rewarding activity for parents to enjoy with their little ones. Story time with very young children is not just beneficial for their intellectual development, it is a magical opportunity to bond, which even the busiest of parents should make time for.”

PLUS– All voters will automatically be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one of fifty Waterstones £10 Book Vouchers. Voting starts today 2nd July and closes at midnight on Sunday 22nd July 2012, with the winning story to be unveiled early August. So what are you waiting for?!

Fans of Munch Time can also be part of the story writing competition count down excitement on Facebook: