Name Anna Marikar
Describe Your Blog In The Playroom is Parenting and lifestyle blog with a focus on children’s crafts and education, as well as days out and general family life
Why did you start blogging? I had been reading other people’s blogs for years and eventually decided to join in and make my own.
What do you love about blogging? I love the community; I’ve met lots of lovely new people through blogging. It keeps me busy and for me it’s turned into a great way to work from home.
What advice would you give to new bloggers? Get involved in the community, read other blogs and comment. This is good for you and good for them, and makes the blogging community a nicer place to be.
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Spring has officially sprung and its time to get outdoors and have fun. At Kids One Stop Shop we have a brilliant range of outdoor toys and activities for your children.
We though we would share some of them with you.
Last week we experimented with making a large Chocolate Eater Nest. The small ones are very nice but sometimes you need something bigger.
It turned out really well and makes a great pudding. It would look great on your Easter table.
As we are so kind we thought we would share the recipe with you.
Ingredients 100g Rice Crispies
100g Milk Chocolate
20g Mini Marshmallows
Mini Chocolate Eggs
You will also need a shallow round cake tin/bowl/dish and cling film
How To Make Line your dish with cling film this will make it easier to removed later
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (bowl over a saucepan of simmering water)
Leave it to cool for a few minutes
Add the rice crispies and marshmallows to the collate and stir.
Spoon the mixture into your dish making sure to press it down so its compact
Add the mini eggs. Push them in lightly so they stick
Leave to set in the fridge for at least one hour. If you want it sooner pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes.
You can also use corn flakes or broken shredded wheat and add dried fruits. The combinations are endless.
I have to admit I get a little twitchy at all the chocolate my girls get for Easter. Even when I ask for no chocolate they always seem to end up with tonnes. So I tend to get them something different either Easter or spring inspired. A soft toy for the baby or something for the garden. Sunflower seeds and pots went down very well last year.
Here are our picks of the best alterative Easter gifts available on Kids One Stop Shop
Last week were shared our picks of the funkiest T-Shirts. Today its all about the summer dresses.
We have teamed up with House of Fraser to giveaway a
Baby Elegance Blanket to one lucky winner.
To enter just follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below
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Spring is here! It’s time to hide the winter clothes and embrace the warmer weather.
This of course means some new clothes for the children. We know that clothes shopping can be painful so we have pulled together some of our clothes to make it easier for you.
We thought we would start with t-shirts; you can never have too many t-shirts.
Looking for something do on this wet and windy day?
We have two Easter Egg Colouring Sheets for you to print off.
Get your child to design their own Easter Egg or colour in the mini ones.
We would love to see your child’s picture so if you do print it off send a picture to our
Facebook Page or Twitter account.