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  1. Huge apologies lovely Jelli fans, I have had to remove my freebie download temporarily due to an unknown copyright issue, but please rest assured I am working on finding a super special goodie to replace it with

     

    I will let you know when it's up and running toot sweet 

    Huge apologies once again

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    Jellitowers

  2. I did a good deed yesterday..
    Driving along the VERY busy road towards maidenhead station, a beautiful fluffy cat was in terror and running from one side of the street to the other one car ahead of me, He bounced off wheels, under cars and finally got to the other side and over a wall.....

    I was mortified and it was horrible to watch,

    I turned round in knight rider style and to the houses on the other side of the wall,
    I searched for the cat under bushes, in the gardens, and knocked on doors, I HAD to know the poor thing was okay!

    Finally a lady, about my mums age cam to one of the doors and It was her cat, I explained what had happened and went off praying that the cat came home safe and sound.

    As I drove off, she shouted that he'd come in and i felt a bit better.
    I went back later that day with a packet of cat treats and a note,

    She rang me later

    Puss was okay, traumatised but okay with just a little paw injury that she could tell,

    Turns out... shes from Bristol, and her house is on troopers hill just down the road from My mum.... What a small world,
    I have now made a friend, and offered up my services as cat sitter, and I am grateful to the god of pussy's that he was okay,

    Someone did this for me when my pickle got run over, and im so greatful as I would never have known she was at the vets or had even been in an accident.

    I have "paid it forward" and I feel all warm and fluffy, and I think I deserve some chocolate, what do you think??? x

  3. Today, I thought I would talk about the different sizes and variations of blankets I sell here at Jellibabies

    I often get asked "what is a good size"

    Of course, as everything is handmade to order it is totally up to you, But here is a good rule of thumb

    giraffe animal fur print baby blanket

     

    Our taggy baby blankets are approx 30cm square for a small and are wonderful for a handheld comforter on the go or in a car seat

    or a large at 18" x 22"

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    Our pram baby blanket..Large enough to cover a newborn in his car seat, yet small enough for a toddler to carry around without it dragging on the ground. (18" x 22")




    Our buggy/stroller baby blanket.. Slightly smaller than a typical cot blanket. Designed to cover baby in his/her stroller without a lot of extra bulk. (27" x 39")

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    Our cot baby blanket.. Probably the most common size found in today's baby blanket market. Perfectly sized to wrap around an infant, and big enough to use into early toddler years. (30" x 40")




    Our toddler cot bed sizes blanket.. Over-sized baby blanket perfect for older children (or an adult throw). Also a great size for baby's tummy time on the floor and large enough to cover a cot bed  (43" x 59")

    safari jungle animals cot bed blanket playmat

     

    But remember, All blankets from Jellibabies  are bespoke, so you van have a small or as large as you like x

  4. stay at home kids

    Modern children spend just half of the time playing outdoors than their parents did when they were young, according to a study commissioned by JCB Kids to mark the launch of its Fresh Air Campaign (reported by PPS here).

    Researchers found that today’s kids are more inclined to stay indoors and watch TV, play computer games and in some cases even do their homework, than go outside to play.

    The study of 2,000 parents revealed that during the 1970s and 1980s when the current generation of parents were children, they enjoyed more than two hours of outside play each weekday, and a further nine hours at weekends – whatever the weather.

    But today’s youngsters venture outside for just over an hour each weekday and less than five hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Sam Johnson, spokesperson for JCB Kids, comments on the survey findings: "It is alarming the extent to which today’s children are missing out on outdoor play time which we enjoyed as children."

    "Playing outdoors is so important for children – not only to help them stay active and healthy, but also to socialise with friends – and create those treasured childhood memories which we look back on so fondly. As parents we need to encourage adventurous spirit and create imaginative, and of course safe, opportunities for them to get out there!”

    Cath Prisk, director of Play England, a UK-wide charitable organisation who promotes outdoor play for children and is supporting the JCB Kids Fresh Air Campaign commented: "It’s a sad reality that many kids don’t get outside to play every day anymore. Because they don’t go out, they don’t know their own communities, they don’t have as many friends in the area and they don’t have the same opportunities for fun that many of their parents did.”

    It also emerged that 44% of parents wish their children played outdoors more often, with 58% saying their children don’t play outside as much as other youngsters they know and 54% seriously worrying their child doesn’t spend enough time playing outdoors.

     

    I am an evil mummy, and I HATE the new generation tech world we live in, and I treat the technology in this house as a treat,

    So mine have a limited time at the weekend as a reward,

    How doy ou like to play it...

    Do you have a technology structure, Or maybe even an occassional ban?