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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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  1. Firmoo Glasses Review

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    As I have worn glasses for as long as I can remember, so when Firmoo contacted me to ask if I’d review a pair of their glasses, I have to admit that I jumped at the chance. I had recently bought a pair of glasses that were not my usual style and I have felt uncomfortable in them ever since. I have blogged about my bad eyesight before (and the awful glasses I have worn over the years), so I am always excited to get new glasses especially when they are stuck on the front of my face pretty much 24/7.

    The website automatically defaults to US Dollars and when you convert to GBP I have to admit my surprise to see glasses at £25.00. I have spent hundreds of pounds on my glasses and lenses over the years, so was intrigued to see how the quality would compare. The website has daily recommendations on frames but the selection process is really easy to navigate with well-thought out search filters which allow you to narrow your choices based on frame type, material, color, shape, size, and price. 

    The one thing to remember is that if you are ordering prescription glasses, you do need an up to date prescription and another word of advice is to ensure that you keep your prescription in a safe place. You know, the kind of safe place that you can remember where it is. This *obviously* did not happen to me. You will also need to know your PD, your PD stands for Pupillary Distance, which is the distance between your pupils in millimeters, Your PD is very important for accurately fitting your lenses to achieve vision acuity. Unfortunately not all optometrists write this on your prescription (as I suspect they want you to purchase in store, rather than buy online) but the good news is that you can actually measure this yourself.

    Stand in front of a mirror, place a millimeter ruler on the bridge of your nose (a childs one will do, or a tape measure). Keep the rule "0" measurement is exactly in line with the center of your left pupil. Oh and make sure that you hold the ruler straight (and remember that you should have done your eyebrows if you are going to take a close up photo)

    Firmoo Pupilary Distance

    I chose some frames that I knew would suit my face shape and simply entered my prescription and my pupilary distance measurement and checked out. There are lots of lens options, which increase the price (as you would imagine) but the checkout process is quick and simple.

    So I waited and was pleasantly surprised to find the glasses arrive within 7 days. (That is quicker than my local opticians!)

    Firmoo Glasses Case

    The glasses come in a stylish case, with lens cloth and I couldn't wait to open them. 

    Firmoo Glasses on Desk

    The glasses felt really lightweight, especially in comparison to some frames I have had but equally for the price of the frames, I wasn't expecting them to be extra sturdy. I have been wearing them for a week now and have struggled to find anything I don't like about them.

    For the benefit of a balanced review, I would say:

    The Pros:

    • Good online selection
    • It really didn’t take long to find a pair that I thought would be suitable and the ordering process was really easy.
    • Option to make your lenses thinner (which is good when you could be mistaken for wearing milk bottles like me)
    • Lightweight
    • Fast Delivery

    The Cons:

    • You may need to go into an opticians to get them altered or adjusted slightly. (I didn't but can see how some people should be aware of this)
    • Taking your own measurements for pupilary distance isn't the easiest thing to do so having someone to help you might be better than using a mirror like I did.

    Firmoo Over a Glass of WIne

    For me, I am delighted with these new frames, I am really pleased with how they look and feel on my face (they make me look intelligent over a glass of wine which is always a bonus) and when my Mum asked me to go with her to buy some new glasses, I told her that she needs to check out the selection on Firmoo first. So if I am prepared to recommend them to my Mum, I am more than happy to recommend them to you!




  2. On the second day of Christmas .....

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    ...... my true love gave to me ...... no turtle doves but two little loves.

    I know I said that our 12 days of Christmas memories would be guest posts but as it is my turn to do Wot So Funee, I couldn't resist sharing the memories that my daughters help to create every single day.

    The little one has developed a vivid imagination and bath time can be anything from a hair dressing salon to an afternoon tea party but last night she was making her big sister pretend to be a baby and was feeding her in the bath.

    I know this is cute but not particularly very funny, that is until she puts a spoonful of bubbles into her sisters mouth saying "here is some strawberries and icecream .......", and just as her sister closes her mouth, she finishes with "......... and spiders".


    She has suddenly developed comic timing from somewhere (it's not me, as I usually tell the punchline way after the moment has passed). So our tea party was filled with bubbles, laughter and spiders! Just your average afternoon tea then eh?

    Has your little one said anything funny this week? I would love you to share your post in the linky below.



  3. Wot So Funee : The Wedding

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    I *may* have mentioned a wedding that has happened recently.

    If this managed to pass you by (obviously why, if you didn't send us a card) but the Man on the Pad finally decided to make an honest woman of me and we got married a week or so ago.

    The girls really seemed to embrace us getting married, from getting excited about their bridesmaid dresses, to talking about walking down the aisle. There was a little debate over how they would actually walk down the aisle, mainly due to who was going first (me or them) but they came round to my way of thinking eventually. (I promise I wasn't a complete bridezilla).

    The little one talked about the wedding alot. Everything seemed to be gauged whether it was happening before or after the wedding and she constantly referred to it as "our wedding".

    Wedding 1

    The tween wanted to be a little more grown up, with styled hair and heeled shoes, while the little one wanted glittery shoes and sparkles in her hair!  

    The wedding was full of emotion and then laughter, when a little voice pipes up with "so who am I marrying?"

     Wedding 2

     Has your little one said anything funny this week? We would love you to share your posts and link up below.


  4. Wot So Funee : You sit on a sofa

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    The toddler has been showing some challenging behaviour this week and has been exerting a little defiance in her usually sunny diposition, none more so than at her swimming lessons!

    We all know that she has Nanny wrapped around her little finger (but I also remember Mum's discipline when I was a child so she stands no messing) but today's swimming lesson meant that there were times when she half heartedly did the strokes she was supposed to and others when she just said no.

    I know that at her age, she needs to test her boundaries, find the right levels and start to understand discipline, order and hopefully a little diplomacy but today, when Kate her swimming teacher  asked her to sit on a woggle in the pool today, she simply looked up and said "Oh Kate, you don't sit on a woggle, you sit on a sofa!"


    Nanny ended up swallowing a load of water through laughing and I think those diplomacy skills still need a little honing!

    Have your little ones said anything funny this week? The Wot So Funee linky is being hosted by Stressy Mummy, go and have a look at the posts linking up!

    Wot So Funee?