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THE BEGINNING

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. Its all very exciting. I’m Jess Mrs Hible a 27 year old married mummy of three beautiful children. My children are 10 years, 8 years and 4 months… yes me and Mr Hible have our hands well and truly full. My blog is going to be everything from parenting tips, know how, recipes, family trips a little bit of everything.IMG_1931

I love spending time with my family and going to new places. giving the children new exciting experience’s.

Been a mummy of three is the best but it hasn’t been without its ups and downs even in the short space of my sons 4 months of life.

so please come along for the ride

I post to my youtube channel Mrs Hible a couple of times a week if not more please check it out and give me a like and subscribe.

Bye for now

Mrs Hible

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2018 · festival · food · food and drink · summer · The Big Feastival · travel

The Big festival with Mateus Rose

The Big Feastival is the ultimate food and music festival for all the family, held on the legendary Blur bassist Alex James’ farm in the Cotswold’s. This year running from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August. There is something for all the family from the chance to meeting Paddington bear, a great line up of musical artists to amazing food&drinks.

Among the amazing drink stalls confirmed for this year are Mateus Rose, celebrating both its Portuguese roots alongside its musical heritage. Mateus Rose will be there for the duration of the big festival hosting The Mateus Rose Acoustic Picnics on there own small stage. Many artists are already confirmed with Emi Meyer been among them. 

These amazing picnics will combine the best of Mediterranean food alongside music from some of 2018’s rising stars. All served alongside the perfect summer wine. Having been famously enjoyed by Jimi Hendrix in the 1960’s The Big Feastival and Mateus Rose is a fantastic way to be together again fifty years on. 

So weather your going alone, with family or friends. Be sure to head to the Acoustic Picnics for the chance to enjoy a chilled glass of Mateus Rose, Some Gorgeous food and all while soaking up great sounds of 2018. 

Bakerdays · cake · food

Happy Anniversary

We recently celebrated our 4th Wedding Anniversary, been a busy family with three young children gone are the days of been swept off my feet for a evening out. So this year especially as it fell on a weeknight we just had a nice meal at home planned. When BakerDays got in touch and asked if we would like a occasion cake sent to celebrate this milestone.

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We chose this gorgeous floral design with Owls on, my favorite feature was that it was personalized with our names. The sponge was available in many different flavors including Red Velvet, Lemon or sponge. Myself and Mr Hible decided to go for the chocolate sponge as we have had this previously for Edwards first birthday.  It arrived a few days before our date with no problems at all.

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Having a cake made our evening so much more special and it was lovely to share it with the children. It brought back special memories of our big day all those years ago. We will definitely get cakes for more of our special occasions not just for the usual birthdays.

Bakerdays have a fantastic range of cakes for all occasions including Fathers Day, Birthdays, Anniversary’s and much much more. They are easy to deliver anywhere with there compact letterbox size and there’s no need to worry about not having time in busy schedules to fit in a trip to the supermarket.

Bakerdays are offering my readers 15% off all cakes with the code MRSHIBLE15 at the checkout.

Go on what are you waiting for celebrate with cake because everyday deserves to be a Bakerday

Until Next Time

Jess

* Items in this blog post were kindly gifted all opinions and views are entirely my own

2018 · book review · childrens books · review

Come and meet the pasta kidz*

The Pasta Kidz and Petz adventures are a series of brilliant children’s books by Bryony Supper with the most beautiful illustrations by Julian Bray. This is the first in the series ‘ The Inventing Tubes’. Following the adventure of Marc Macaroni who makes a pasta ball using the tubes. However his friend Sarah Spaghetti who is always impatient tries to invent her own ball. When Sarah doesn’t read the instructions and it all goes a little wrong the pasta petz Spud the Spaghetti Horse and Mumbo the Macaroni Dog come to the rescue. They are all so busy that they don’t see the pasta beasties in the distance.

The books are aimed at children aged 4-7 years old however Edward loved listening to the story and taking the beautifully coloured illustrations. Pasta Kidz use their own little language which I can see been a lovely addition to older children. I loved the vocabulary page explaining all the meanings at the back of the book. As well as a character guide and our first glimpse at the Pasta Beastie’s.

Overall the story is beautifully written and I’m sure it will be a must have in any collection. I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Kidz in all their pasta varieties.

Find out more about the Pasta Kidz at http://www.pastakidz.co.uk or contact at hello@pastakidz.co.uk

Until Next Time

Jess

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* Items in this post have been gifted but all options are 100% my own honest views

2018 · Family and children · fresh start · goals · mental health · Motherhood · welcome

I’m back

Hi everyone I’m Back and on it!! The last few months I’ve felt disheartened about a lot of things and needed to re group.

In this world of Blogging, Vlogging and social media it’s so hard not to compare yourself and your own success to everyone else. We all try super hard and have our own triumphs. I’ve certainly had opportunities that I wouldn’t have ever had a year ago before I started.

My positive pants are fully pulled up and I’m ready to get back on the saddle.

Watch this space

Jess

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competition · Enamel Pins · homeware · Old English Company · Stationary

The Old English Company

The Old English Company is a stationary and homeware brand that create the most beautiful products. There range includes everything from prints to bedding. All beautifully created. The company first started in London and are now located in the town of Stamford.

Some of my favorite products that they create are there Enamel Pins. They come in a range of really beautiful designs. They would make really great gifts for any occasion. https://oldenglishprints.com/collections/enamel-pins

To celebrate the launch of new additions to the Enamel Pin Collection. The Old English Company are giving you the chance to win your own set. All you have to do to enter is email your favorite pin design over to hello@oldenglishcompany.com and the winner will be announced by May 30th. https://oldenglishprints.com/pages/enamel-pin-competition-win-a-set-of-enamel-pins

Go on what are you waiting for

until next time

Jess

2018 · book review · books · childrens books · review

Book Review: Survivors- The Empty City

Synopsis

Lucky has always been a Lone Dog, but when the devastating Big Growl earthquake strikes, his life changes forever. In a dangerous new world without humans, Lucky must learn to live and hunt with a pack in order to survive. It’s time for dogs to rule the world.

Thomas’s Thoughts

I really liked this book and how it was told from the dogs perspective. It was a different read to my usual books. The setting is set very well and in a imaginative way. I would recommend this book to my friends and can’t wait to read the next instalment.

Thankyou to Willow Tree Books for sending us a advance copy of this book.

2018 · Family and children · Out and About · travel

What to do with the kids in Liverpool

We had a fabulous time recently when we visited Liverpool. There is so much to explore in this beautiful city. So much of what we enjoyed was completely free too which when there is five of us to keep entertained days out can be pretty expensive. Here are all the great attractions we enjoyed.

A walk around the wonderful city

Just going for a walk around the beautiful city there are plenty of attractions to see. The Royal Albert Docks are gorgeous especially in the evening. All lit up with lights in the trees and the Liverpool Wheel. Our children loved watching the ships on the Mersey and looking at all the love locks on the waters edge. Then Matthew Street is the place to go to soak up all the musical history of the city with The Carven Club and Cilla Blacks Statue. On the opposite side to The Royal Albert Docks are The Pier Dock where the Beatles Statue is situated. Along the way there is plenty more to see and do with the various shopping areas including the gorgeous Liverpool One Complex.

Museums

We visited 5 wonderful museums in one day as we were there for a short time. If you are there for longer you can easily spread these out. They were all free admission although some exhibitions needed paid admission so it’s worth researching before you head out. They were a varied mixture but we throughly enjoyed them. First we headed to TheLiverpool world museum which is the natural history museum on a smaller scale. All three children loved it here. It contains various floors taking you on a journey through Egypt, Dinosaurs, Space, A aquarium and Bug house. At the moment they also have the Terracotta Army exhibit on but it was sadly sold out on the day we went so I would advise pre booking tickets of that is something you wish to see.

Then we headed to The Royal Albert Docks where a lot of the museums are situated. Here we visited The Museum Of Liverpool showcasing all the great things about Liverpool’s rich history. We found this really interesting and again there was plenty for the older two to see and learn about. One of the sections was closed on the day we visited which was a shame as we would have loved to take a look as it house Chris Boardman’s bike from the Tour De France and it was the musical area about the Beatles.

The Tate: this was my first experience of a museum all about art. This type of museum didn’t really appeal to me I’m glad I have visited and the kids joined in on one of the art stations. They also had a exhibition on that was really interesting and free to see. So I’m glad we went and it passed some time. Not the best place for us with a shrieking one year old in tow.

Liverpool Maritime Museum

I’ve never really been on into ships and the sea. However I found the Maritime Museum really interesting and the kids seemed to really enjoy it. The section on the Titanic was so moving and emotive. The Titanic disaster is always something I’ve taken a interest in since I was small. I loved how my eldest took a real interest too. There was lots of interactive stations, things to see and investigate. Also housed here is the Slavery Museum we sadly didn’t have a lot of time left to do this the justice it deserved.

Also for younger children on the docks there is something called Mattel Play we looked into going but for us Edward was a little too young and the others were too old. This would be a great attraction for 2year olds upwards. Also it’s £12.00 per child so quite a pricey day out. It did however look really good. We popped in to look at the gift shop to see if they had a Edward train with them selling merchandise from Thomas the Tank Engine.

Liverpool is a wonderful city to explore with the children. We will definitely be back soon.

What’s your favourite city to visit with the children?

Until next time

Jess

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