An Eight Year Old’s Guide to surviving your first concert.


Little Mix- Get Weird Tour


When your two awesome aunties present you and your mama with tickets to your first ever concert you gotta get yourself mentally prepared.

*Start by watching all their videos on YouTube.  Learning the words and dance moves just makes sense.  Be sure to point out how little the girls are wearing in all those videos.

* Plan your perfect outfit.  The more bling the better.  This is, after all, an occasion darling. Keep in mind that with great shoes comes great responsibility.  Hope that Mummy has plasters on standby.

*Be prepared to stay up wa∼y past your bedtime.  Unheard of (especially on a school night)

*Bring your people watching eyes.  There are sooooo many people at this concert.  Some have really cute outfits.  Some are even younger than you. Woah, those two girls are getting the action signed for them. How cool!

*Expect LOUD noises.  We mean way louder than you’ve ever been allowed to play your music.  Good job Mummy was able to fashion some impromptu earplugs.  #MacGyver moment

*Accept that you may have to listen to a LOT of songs that you really don’t know and a LOT of chat that you can’t really understand before they finally sing your favourite songs.  No fast forward button here more’s the pity.

*Remember that there will be screaming.  Girls can really scream when motivated.  Warm up those vocal chords and join in or thank Mummy again for her ingenious earplug solution.

* Tell all who will listen just how awesome your aunties are.

Comic wrap

IMG_3996Gift wrap.  A hot topic of interest for {auntie dotes}.  Why stop at awesome presents when you can make them look even awesomer with a bit o strategically placed paper and tape?

But what do you do when you can’t find the perfect wrapping paper? Get creative!

The Beano makes the perfect gift wrap for a 7 year old boy’s birthday stash.  It even gives a better fold than some cheaper rolls of wrapping paper.

And for the tricky shapes? We got a £1 Spiderman plastic tablecloth and wrapped our present like a wine bottle. Super we say  (^_^)  Happy Birthday Lil GN ♥



Pony Poses

It’s Lil Comedian’s turn to get one of her beloved ponies on the wall.

The photo shoot went fantastically well. Applejack was a true professional, even came prepared with accessories.  Feeling pleased I suggested I could make Lil C her own cutie mark but was shot down in no uncertain terms.  Humans do not have cutie marks. Ouch! Lesson learned.

(But I may have to make her one anyway)

Teddy Portrait Studio


Emma on chair

There comes a time in every child’s life when their favourite teddy is lost and gone forever. It’s a heartbreaker for the adults, quickly replaced for the kid.

It happened to Lil D a few years ago. Still we mourn the loss of Heff. RIP.

Now Lil D has Emma and they’ve been happy together for years. But the fear of loss haunts us aunties to the point of action. Lights, camera, action. Continue reading