Kid’s Activities

Running low on things for the kids to do?

Here’s a whopping 54 pages of kid’s crosswords, join the dots, mazes, arts and craft projects and recipes – that should keep the little ones busy for awhile!

A big thank you to Gill for sending it in to me.

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Shopping Time!

During these challenging days, to try and help both business owners and frustrated consumers, I’m posting a list of online shopping options.

I have no affiliation or connection with these businesses and do not guarantee anything in relation to any of them – I am simply trying help both consumers and business owners.

If you are a retailer, or know someone who is, please message me with your Website / Facebook / Instagram links and I will add you to the list. 

The list will be updated weekly. If you follow Our Girls Gang on Facebook or Instagram, you will see when the updated list is posted.

I will also include, as part of the weekly list, a list of any SPECIAL OFFERS that I know of.  So, retailers be sure to let me know of any specials you are running and, consumers be sure to check in weekly!

Please, please, please SHARE, SHARE and SHARE this post – it can only help if people know about it.

Welcome to this week’s newcomers:

Bakealicious – Cupcakes and cookies

Little Buddies – Hand made crotched decorations

Siobhan Daly Designs – Handcrafted earrings, headpieces and neckpieces

Millbee Studio – Beeswax food wraps and candles

The Nude Wine Co. -Organic and vegan wines, DIY wine courses and tastings

Three Little Birds Illustrations – Greeting cards and wall prints: calligraphy and illustration

Bear Essentials – Teddy bears made for memories

Here’s the list:

https://ourgirlsganghome.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/shopping-options-and-special-offers-2.xlsx

Happy Shopping!

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What Now?

I have no professional qualifications to offer advice on business planning or anything like that. These are just my own thoughts and suggestions!

As most businesses are likely to be quiet at the moment, it strikes me that maybe now is a good time to stand back from your business and think – where to next?

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Time to Shop!

As you know, I don’t sell, advertise or seek to influence on my Blog.

However, these are unprecedented times and I want to try to help both the hardworking business owners, who must undoubtedly be struggling in these difficult days, and frustrated consumers.

I’ve started putting together a list of online shopping options which I will add to as I hear of more. So, you can do some shopping while staying home safe at the same time!

I have no affiliation or connection with these businesses and do not guarantee anything in relation to any of them – I am simply trying to put together a list of shopping options to help both consumers and business owners during these challenging times.

I am sure I have accidentally missed off the list some of the retailers who have already contacted me – my apologies. Please message me again and I will add you to the list.I

If you are a retailer, or know someone who is, please message me with your Website / Facebook / Instagram links and I will add you to the list. The list will be updated weekly.

I will also include, as part of the weekly list, a list of any SPECIAL OFFERS that I know of.  So, retailers be sure to let me know of any specials you are running and, consumers be sure to check in weekly!

 Happy Shopping!

https://ourgirlsganghome.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/shopping-options-and-special-offers.xlsx

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VERY IMPORTANT

Please, please, please SHARE, SHARE and SHARE this list – it can only help retailers and consumers if people know about it.

Thank you!

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Day 13: Diary of a Mum Trying to Keep it Together

Squabble Scale: 6

Just a small example from today to give you the general flavour:

6 Year Old : Mummy! She (her older sister) called me a dumb dumb poo-poo head”

Me: “Do YOU think you’re a dumb, dumb poo-poo head”

6 Year Old: “No”

Me: “Well, no need to worry about what she saId then – YOU know you’re not.”

(I was tempted to tell my 6 year old to give her older sister the classic reply “I know you are but what am I?” but refrained as (a) it probably wouldn’t have been the best parenting move but, more importantly, (b) it would have kept the squabble going longer…..

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Day 12: Diary of a Mum Trying to Keep it Together

As I was putting my girls to bed this evening, I was thinking about what to write of my day in my diary this evening and I was drawing complete blanks on all fronts. Today, was simply a non-descript day – we did school work in the morning, followed by a visit to the (same) park as yesterday and watched a little t.v. before dinner.

There were no real highpoint or low points of the day – it was just one of those days that blend in.

The unsurprising came as a surprise to me. I was surprised at my lack of ideas to write about today (usually not an issue for me at all) but of course, on reflection, it’s not at all surprising. There are bound to be days that seem to blend into each other.

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Day 11: Diary of a Mum Trying to Keep it Together

Squabble Scale: 5

A solid 5 this morning – they had been on their best behaviour yesterday (warned / bribed by their Father) so they needed to let it out this morning. I can’t even remember what any of the squabbles were about – one of them probably had a shinier spoon at breakfast or something.

I’m not joking, they used tp frequently argue at breakfast over who had the longest spoon (they were identical IKEA spoons) – eventually I banned them having that argument so then they used to argue about who had the shiniest spoon…..

A good run in the park this afternoon ran the squabbling out of them, thank goodness.

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Day 9: Diary of a Mum Trying to Keep it Together

Squabble Scale: 6

A solid 6 again today – we didn’t leave the house yesterday or this morning and you could tell from the behaviour…………

After a trip to the park, things improved (it’s like taking dogs for a run to calm them down!).

Relationship Status

Himself insisted that we got take away for dinner tonight to give me a night off cooking (cooking is not his strength…..) so he’s in the good books!

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