I don't know about anyone else but the sunny weather this past weekend has certainly got me very excited about the summer time. Last year Mads was too little to enjoy the great outdoors but this summer I am looking forward to all the things that we can do with her. I am thinking trips to the seaside, feeding the animals at our local farm, playing in the park and of course lots of picnics.
As some of you may know I am very lucky to do some work for Little Dish, a job which I have renamed 'The best job in the world.' It is fantastic to get involved with such a family friendly company who not only make tasty food for toddlers but also have great values as well. Little Dish are this year sponsoring the Barnardo's Big Toddle, something that makes them even greater in my eyes as it is such a worthwhile cause.
For those of you who haven't heard of the Big Toddle, it is basically a sponsored walk for preschool children and is the largest event of its kind. The walk can take place at any time, you can organise your own walk or take part in a scheduled Toddle that is taking place around the UK, but the emphasis is all about having fun while raising money for children that need our help. The walk can be any distance of your choosing, whether it's a stroll around your local park or just even a walk round your child's nursery garden- it doesn't matter as long as you are out there having a good time.
Your money goes towards providing help for some of Britain's most vulnerable children under five. Having sat through a talk by Barnardos and being moved to tears, I can safely say that every single penny raised will help make a huge difference.
I am hoping to attend some of the scheduled Big Toddle's but I am also planning on running my own Toddle with some of my Mummy friends. They have all said yes and hopefully we will do it sometime in May or June. We are going to make a day of it and do it in our local park- we will have a picnic and dress the children up in this year's theme of Superhero's. I am already trying to think of a great costume so Mads looks adorable in her outfit. I think there will be about ten of us there, but even if two of you do it you are still helping make a difference to children who are so much less fortunate than our own.
If any bloggers want to have a little blogger get together and do a 'Bloggers' Big Toddle then also let me know as this may be a nice idea too.
I am so pleased to be part of the Little Dish team and helping contribute to all the fantastic work they are doing for this wonderful and worthwhile charity. If you want to organise your own toddle why not register on the Big Toddle website, check out Little Dish's Big Toddle page or get your child's nursery involved as well?
P.S If you want something to entertain your kiddies, check out this cute colouring in fun.