Gift List for my 5 Year Old – Blogmas Day 19

For Christmas this year, Annabelle, my 5 year old daughter has not requested many gifts. The only thing she has asked for is a Cinderella carriage (below), which my mother-in-law is buying for her.


I have therefore had to think of a few things Annabelle has asked for in the past and see if she is still interested in them.


Annabelle loves Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir after watching them on the television in Turkey during the Summer holidays. These action figures are £35 for both and perfect for her to play with on their own or with her Disney Princess Dolls.

She is still interested in Frozen and all things Elsa and Anna, so I thought these Snap Ins would be great for role-play games. She enjoys toys with dinky little parts that develop her fine motor skills like Lego especially if it is for suitable for 5 year olds. Thankfully, Heath is now old enough not to put the pieces in his mouth!

Andy and I have a lot of fun playing games at the weekend with Annabelle and wanted a present to help her speech and language. She was seeing a therapist to help slow her talking down and to encourage clearer pronunciation. A game I thought would be great to compliment this is Guess Who? I loved playing this as a child and it is the perfect game to play over the Christmas holidays.

Finally, Annabelle always needs to have a bit of quiet time throughout the day to exercise her creative and crafty bones. She loves Crayola Colour Wonder and hasn’t yet done the Disney Princess Mess Free Colouring Book.

Tomorrow, I will post my Gift Ideas for Heath, my 2 year old son. Let me know what your 5 year old would like for Christmas this year in the comments below. Bx

What I Ate 4 Day Special

I haven’t done a What I Ate Wednesday special in a while and now I’m making up for it with a FOUR day special.

Roast Lamb

Breakfast Porridge with fresh blueberries and strawberries
Lunch Sun-dried tomato spaghetti with olives, parmesan cheese and side salad
Dinner Steak and short crust pastry pie with sweet potato mash and a broccoli salad
Snack Tiramisu with a soy latte

 Greek yoghurt with tropical fruit granola, fresh blueberries and strawberries
Lunch Jacket potato with tuna mayonnaise and baked beans
Dinner Sweet chilli sausages with asparagus, tender stem broccoli and mashed potato
Snack Vanilla Rooibos tea with two caramel digestives

Porridge with tropical fruit granola, fresh blueberries and strawberries
Lunch Moroccan chicken soup with toasted flat bread
Dinner Fried sea bass with mango salad and black rice (Click here for the recipe)
Snack Greek style yoghurt with honey

Greek yoghurt with tropical fruit granola, fresh blueberries and strawberries
Lunch Moroccan chicken soup with unbuttered wholemeal toast
Dinner Roast lamb with roast potatoes and roast sweet potato and vegetables
Snack Caramel and chocolate ice-cream

Don’t forget to check out the video for this below and be sure to take a peek at my channel too. I have uploaded a few videos over the last week or so including a tour of Annabelle’s room. Bx