22 April 2014


 Images © JudithErwes/Paul Bower

As you may know I love children's books and have a huge collections which I share with my son F, so when I got contacted about this crowd funding project I couldn't resist sharing this good book with you.

Brilliant is an educational and innovative book created for children and lovers of good design, which brings to life a world of colour through a fun mix of photography and illustration. The first section of the book teaches and introduces the primary colour scheme using playful scenery, while the second half acts as a fab colouring book allowing kids to take ownership and get creative. Brilliant has been created lovingly without the use of computer programmes, each photo has been shot on film, enlarged, printed then painted over by hand before being printed onto recycled paper.

If you want a chance to get involved with this exciting project then head over to the Kickstarter page and make a pledge.

Disclaimer: No payment was received for this post.

20 April 2014


"A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2014."

F: Just chilling with his Easter read and his Chatty Feet

After a whirlwind week we are back home and F couldn't be happier. Wearing his favourite socks while surrounded by the comforts of home, we've have taken the day slow and enjoyed the Easter Bunny's bounty, playing games, reading book and feasting on chocolate. It seems that the boy has been spoilt this year. I hope you've all had a super Easter weekend! 

Joining in with Jodi's The 52 Project.

18 April 2014


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Friday! Whoop whoop. I'm definitely pleased to see the back of this week and now I can focus on the fun weekend ahead. Me and F are heading down to London today for an exciting meet up with the wonderfully amazing Flannery O'Kafka, my lips are sealed for now but I can't wait to share the excitement with you. Then after a fun night in the big city we'll be back for some chocolatey Easter fun and I'll be heading out for a cocktail or two. Have a great weekend and enjoy those extra days. x

16 April 2014


I'm super excited to introduce you to a new online store I recently discovered. I am always on the hunt for stylish kids clothes, well designed and beautifully presented so when I came across French Blossom it was love at first sight. On the rare occasion that I find something eye catching in the hight street, it can often be awash with blues and stripes, all crammed into the smaller section dedicated to the boys.

Well be bored no more, this online boutique brings together the best of French design, selecting a group of exclusively French, independent designers, who specialise in the creation of delightful children’s clothing, gifts and accessories, allowing you to bring a touch of style to your home. 

With so many perfect choices for spring, we headed down to the harbour with this amazing Emile et Ida off white cat sweatshirt teamed up with the super fun Diapers & Milk leggings.  There are so many great brands, that I'm already making a mental wish list for F's summer wardrobe. 

I've teamed up with French Blossom for your chance to win an Emile et Ida t-shirt from the spring/summer collection for your little one. All you need to do is enter below for your chance to win. There is also a bonus discount code for Wild & Grizzly readers, enter WANDG at the checkout for *free shipping for all orders over €70. 

Looking French has never been so good.

T&C *This offer is not in conjuction with any other promotions, is redeemable on clothing only and is valid until April 30th 2014.

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15 April 2014

A GOOD BOOK // A Lion in Paris

You might have noticed my book review over at the lovely Tigerlilly Quinn, well I thought it was such a great find that it would be rude not to share it with you in this little corner of the internet too. If you have visited my blog over the last month, you'll know that I've been a little bit in love with Paris. The architecture, the food, the art, ah the romance of it all. So on our return I couldn't resist buying F this good book to remind him of his adventures. 

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14 April 2014


"A portrait of my son, once a week, every week, in 2014."

F: He is a lion, a dinosaur, a ball pit shark... or so I'm told. As long as he can roar he doesn't care, the theme to this week has been loud.

Last week I spoke of needing me time, space to step back and breathe but it seems I have to put this on hold as events unfold. Instead I will be putting mindfulness to use, and try to snatch a moment to myself here and there. Thankfully me and the boy will be heading to London on Saturday for an exciting adventure which I can't wait to share with you.

Joining in with Jodi.

11 April 2014


A week or so ago with not much planned we wondered what fun we could find, thankfully living in Bristol there is pretty much always something going on, so when a friend invited me to come along to Let's Make Art I didn't hesitate. For all those parents who like me, slightly cringe at the thought of arts and craft at home due to the over enthusiastic nature of their child, which always leads to washing down the walls or dry cleaning the sofa cushions when paint/pencils/play-doh have found their way mushed in, then this is the kiddo class for you.

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