Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The Gallery - Animals


As cuddly as a bunny
As loud as an elephant trumpeting to it's friends
As bouncy as a kangaroo (often on me!)
As speedy as a panther (usually getting in and out of the fridge without me noticing!)
But as loyal as a favourite dog and as much as you are a cheeky monkey at times, you are altogether my favourite animal!

Love you little man x

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

What is a Precious Parcel?

These are the "face" of Precious Parcels... but what are they? People have been known to shake them to see what's inside or assume they are a gift box of sorts. They are, as one customer said recently, "a lovely and simple way to send a message".

The parcels are just that, an attractively wrapped parcel with a beautiful keepsake poem. 

An example of one of the poems is this one, for Dads.

This is a Precious Parcel,
For the most special Dad around,
Who's full of fun and laughter,
No better Dad can be found,
So here's a little keepsake,
To say a big Thank You,
And also Dad I want to say,
I love you!

A Precious Parcel makes  a box of favourite toffees from the supermarket a birthday or "just because" gift that means that little bit more.

As well as a way to give a "just a little something" these fit perfectly as part of a larger gift, such as our baby bundle gift.

Other parcels include a New Baby Boy and New Baby Girl (these two are currently on sale down from £4.95 to £4.50), Thanks, Birthday, a Parcel of Love & Cuddles and Special Mum. Something for everyone.

So there you are, the mystery solved. A precious parcel is simply a lovely keepsake that means a lot.

From £4.50 each, each gorgeous little brown paper parcel is tied with gingham ribbon. Approx 7cm wide.

Remember that as always, postage is just £1.95 regardless of the size of your order.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Precious Parcels 28/8/11

Silent Sunday

Friday, 26 August 2011

Dear So and So

Dear So and So...

Dear Long Weekend
I can seeeeee you!
Her who is tickled pink and more than a little shattered and needing a bit of a break!

Dear Nicki
See you soon!
No green cocktails this time :)
Me x

Dear Hurricane Irene
Go easy yeah :(
A concerned me x

Dear Christmas 
Slow down!!! 
There is no rush to arrive,
Her who can't see herself being organised until Xmas Eve!

Dear Weather
Her with the big frown x

Dear Cereal Cupboard
Today (maybe tomorrow) I will empty all six boxes of Special K into one box.
See how domestic and organised I've become?!
Her with the halo that will shine when I get a chance to find the cloth x

Dear Readers,
If you've got this far - well done!
Keep tuned throughout the week for more!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Ready for Christmas yet?

Now £3.50 each - see here!
Yes we said it - the C-word!

Here at PP HQ the Christmas orders have already started flooding in! It's made us feel very unprepared for our own Christmas shopping! I mean it's August, we haven't the foggiest what we are buying for who?! 
Are we the only ones?

A friends of ours has cards and wrap ready, bought in the January sales  and has been buying gifts throughout the year.
Another has been paying into one of those Christmas voucher catalogues and will get a big payout in November and have more than enough to do all of her shopping in one go.
Other people we know haven't actually shopped or saved yet but do have lists of people to buy for with gift ideas and a note of what they bought everyone last year so things don't get confused. 

Clearly we need to pull our socks up!! 
Do you have Christmas wrapped up already? Are you uber-organised or like us, too busy to even think about our own shopping? 

We are busy concentrating on helping other early-starters with their gifts right now, make sure you keep an eye on our Christmas page as well as the the others for great festive gift ideas and decorations. More products will be landing soon!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Silent Sunday 21/8/11

Silent Sunday

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Shiny new PE kit!

The new school year is within sight and now is the time that the new school shoes (oh the cost!), the new uniform that is ever so slightly too big so the kids can grown into them, and the shiny new gym kits are being bought. Great fun (or not!) whether you have one child or three to fork out for and definitely not the cheapest of shopping excursions. As well as the uniform you have lunch bag, water bottle, school bag, and of course the all important gym bag.

This we can help with!

These gorgeous and personalised drawstring bags are 100% cotton and measure 30cm x 45cm, perfect for sports kit and plimsolls and being clearly named, impossible to get mixed up with another child's and easy to locate if it gets left and finds it's way into lost property.

Best of all these personalised drawstring bags are only £5.95 each and are available in 4 colours.

Tick another of this year's essentials off the list and go for a cool look alternative to the usual off-the-shelf gym bag.

Available in green, red, purple and pink.

*Remember - P&P is on £1.95 regardless of the size of your order. 

Friday, 19 August 2011

Dear So and So 19/8/11

Dear So and So...

Dear George,
I loved our day out this week... absolutely wicked!
But... you are one cheeky little sod sometimes lol!
Love Mummy x

Dear Calendar,
Your pages are turning FAR too fast, it'll soon be Christmas!
Her slightly in denial!

Dear All on Facebook
Nothing to see here, all is good

Dear Baileys
Stop whispering my name in that seductive way, I won't give in,
I'm good.
Her who knows she is kidding herself

Dear Nicki
I am not a plank, I DO planking,
I am good at it,
Wicked in fact.
You know you are just jealous.
I might try surfing next,
or dogging.

Or is that something else?


Dear Duck Pancakes
I could so eat you right now.
Be warned,
It IS the weekend after all!

Dear Weekend
I can seeeeee you!
Her in anticipation!
(Who is knackered and ready for some feet-up time!)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Giant Wall Letters!

We love these and it seems that plenty of others do too as they are just flying out of the door!
A great way to personalise any child's bedroom, nursery or playroom! These beautiful handpainted letters with matching gingham ribbon and polka dots (if requested) come in a variety of different colours and measure approximately 20cm high. 

Prices start at £4.95 for one letter and full price /customisation options are on the website.
As always, postage & packaging is just £1.95 regardless of the size of the order.

Why don't you spruce up a special room with some gorgeous personalisation?

Friday, 12 August 2011

Dear So and So

Dear So and So... 

Dear Last Week!
You were pretty great but I am absolutely shattered! It's ok, I'm not blaming you - we both know whose fault is is, don't we!
Me x

Dear Nicki
I'm shattered! Don't worry - I'm not blaming you for keeping me up most of the night talking when you visited, we know it was last week's fault really.
Me x

Dear Frank & Trumpy
Who are Mummy's little baby piggies? You are, You are!
Yes you are!
Mummy x

Dear Self
1) You and Nicki are equally to blame for yapping all weekend!
2) Seriously? Frank & Trumpy are guinea pigs!

Dear Precious Parcels,
Busy Busy Busy! I can't believe people are already ordering things for Christmas!
Her who is constantly covered in paint x

Dear Readers,
Again if you have got this far... well done!
Keep reading!
Us x

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Gallery - Water

Water fun!! When at Granny & Grandad's house, George loves to make the flowers grow by watering them. I just haven't the heart to tell him that it won't make him grow quicker too!

See more entries here!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Gardening Success - woo hoo!

I can do many things.... I can start a business, build a website, give birth, cook a great meal....  but I really struggle with gardening. You could say I'm better at growing weeds than anything else! Luckily, George knows his way around those small fork looking tools better than me!

I am very proud to have grown these fabulous peas,(under George's supervision, and using his new garden kit). George, who lets face it, has had the starring role in the production of these peas, helped me shell them for his Grandad who took  them home to make a chicken casserole. Grandad Hickey is still well and has suffered no ill-effects so I think we can call the project a success. Next year we might get adventurous and try carrots!!

(Thanks for the help George!)

Each personalised garden kit includes:
Cotton bag with unique design (21 x 26cm)
Personalised wooden shape

Currently reduced from £7.95 to £7.25

Friday, 5 August 2011

Dear So and So

Dear So and So...

Letters from this week!

Dear George,
That 8ft trampoline in the garden? It's for bouncing on. I am not an 8ft trampoline. I am not to be bounced on.
Just saying, 
Mummy x

Dear Sainsbury
You are a leech! You seem to suck all of my money out of my bank account. Please stop selling such nice stuff,

Dear George,
You are very clever, you are not a top hair stylist. Please don't get upset when you put flowers and "things" in my hair and the style doesn't stay like that all day.
Just saying (again),
Mummy x

Dear Postie,
Apologies if I dry hump your leg, but I've been waiting for you and I know you have fresh baked brownies for me, *ahem* I mean my girlie weekend,
Sorry (but try and be flattered)
The Chocolate Fiend!

Dear Nicki
Whilst I have every intention of us getting drunk, I promise there will be no fuzzy green cocktails this time.
See you tomorrow,
Nat x