Baby Not Included takes a much needed break

Although we’ve been back a couple of weeks, I’ve yet to show you the lovely pictures from our much needed family holiday.

We went to St Jean De Monts in France and had a fantastic two weeks of sun, sea and family fun. We sailed from Plymouth which is just down the road from us to Roscoff and then a five hour journey in the car. We took all our own advice on Travelling with Children and off we went.

This was the gorgeous house that we stayed in. It was in the perfect location with everything from the beach, restaurants and bars all a stones throw away. It was quite an anomaly in the area as most houses were all on one level so we got quite used to being stared at from passersby having a nose.

We’re quite a foody family and the restaurants were amazing and very child friendly even in the evenings. We tried all sorts from Moules and frites, Galettes (savoury pancakes) and Daddy tried Carpaccio of beef which he’d been eying up for days. I was a bit hesitant with the Galettes, but if you get a chance to have these then we highly recommend them. We were near a fantastic market which was open every day until lunch time selling everything (food wise) from fresh fish, meat, cheeses, fruit and an array of breads and pastries. The children got a bit used to the icecream which came in every flavour imaginable.

We visited some lovely places, but our favourite was the beach where we spent a lot of our days. The sand was gorgeous and the water was inviting and warm.

It’s a shame that we had to come back home, but we will see that sunset again. Maybe even next year!

We’re going to the Baby & Children’s Market in Exeter

Baby and Children's Market Devon


We’re going to be at the Baby & Children’s Market on Saturday 1st September 2012.

9.30 – 11.30am

America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon,

This will be our second Baby & Children’s Market, the first being in March where we met some lovely Mummies and Daddies, babies and toddlers.

The Baby and Children’s Markets are a mixture of stalls of pre-loved clothes, baby toys and baby equipment as well as local business like ourselves.

In addition, there will be FREE children’s entertainment and activities, refreshments, FREE muffins for the first 50 visitors! All of this for £1 entry…

per adult (children are free). It is a large hall with toilet facilities, free parking, ramp access and a play park next door.The market is supporting ‘SANDS’ and ‘Count the Kicks’ charities by giving 25% of all entry fees to this charity and they will be having a free stall to raise money too on the day.If you’re in the Exeter area and can make the market, please pop along and say hello and grab yourselves some bargains at the same time!Keep up to date with any additions by liking The Baby & Children’s Market Facebook page.


Baby Comp Weekly 28.08.12

We’re getting a little bit excited about going to the Baby & Children’s Market this weekend which will be great if you’re looking for some great baby bargains.

Back to the business at hand, we’ve found some great competitions this week including the chance to win one of these Funky Anywayup Bird Cups from Madhouse Family Reviews.

Win the Spin Mania Board Game from Distracting Others and if board games and puzzles are your thing (or your little ones) then pop over to White Lily Green for a chance to win a Jingle Puzzle.

If your children go through as many pairs of shoes as mine then this chance to win a pair of Skeanies Shoes from a Twenty Something Mum will be the one for you. Fight you for it!

And another little treaure is the chance to win a My First Playworld Farm from Haba over at The Blunt Truth.

As always, Good Luck x

Baby Comp Weekly 20.08.12

We’re fully back into the swing of things following our much enjoyed holiday. I’m getting rather short with people asking if I’m glad to be back at work. Like I was sat on the beach in the warm, enjoying great food and longing to be sat working my fingers to the bone.

I’ve found some fab comps for you this week including a chance to Win a Family Holiday at Coombe Mill Farm, and if you don’t win it’s definitely worth a look at anyway.

If your little one likes Lego then this comp is for you. The chance to win a Lego Batman Visual Dictionary from Joanne the Coach.

Win a pair of Running Shoes worth £90 over at Parent Panel.

Win a  lovely Shamballa Bracelet from The Boy and Me (quick not much time left on this one)

As always, Good Luck and feel free to add your own competitions to the list x

Baby Comp Weekly 14.08.12

We’re back from our Holidays refreshed, tanned and raring to go! (drooly pics here).

As promised, this is a Bumper Edition of the Baby Comp Weekly with a round-up of some of the fabbiest competitions from around the blogosphere.

One that caught my eye was the chance to Win a Luxury Pamper Hamper from Neom Organics worth over a whopping £150. Head over to A Mummy Too for details.

In keeping with the pampering theme is the chance to Win a box of Handmade Chocolates from Genevie over at Fun as a Gran.

How about the chance to win a Merci Maman Heart Charm Bracelet from Deep in Mummy Matters.

Side tracking from the pampering theme, I had to give this competition a mention. The chance to Win a Family Ticket to see Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Live from This is Life. I know one little princess that would be thrilled to win this!

As always good luck!

Please feel free to add your competitions, but please remember that this is a child friendly site.