Its been a busy week in the Mudpie Fridays household, albeit a short one work wise for me. The boys have both been ill which has resulted in sleepless nights and early mornings. Needless to say we are both looking forward to the weekend, hopefully an opportunity to catch up on some sleep too.


I had  lots of good intentions to read another blog related book this week but failed miserably. I just don’t seem to be able to fit reading into my life! Although I do read a fair few blog posts. The one which really stood out for me this last week or so is Five Little Dove’s post – Dear Pregnant Stranger. Although Laura’s post takes a different angle. It really resonated with me because I am still struggling with the fact that we will not have any more babies of our own. I am not quite ready to close that door of my life yet, although it does get easier as the boys get older. I also know mainly for medical reasons it would be far from sensible to have another. But that doesn’t stop the jealously! I would recommend grabbing a cuppa and a tissue and heading over for a read.


This week I have been watching the Oddsockeaters. Its based on the bestselling Czech book series and is a fun animated cape set in Prague. It follows an exciting and unusual story of adorable creatures who eat socks. They are small invisible creatures that live amongst humans and are responsible for the socks that go missing…. sound familiar?

They eat socks, but only one from each pair leaving the odd sock for us. The story focuses around the main character Hugo. He looses grandpa (which was a tab upsetting for smaller viewers) and so seeks out his uncle and two cousins who live in the house of their biggest human adversary, the Professor.  Hugo draws his courage from the rules that his grandpa taught him; love towards family, good manners and always following the Oddscockeaters’ ten commandments. Hugo and his cousins are kidnapped by a rival gang so he must dig deep and use this courage to get home.

I really enjoyed the film, it teaches the right lessons about family and behaviour. Its funny and heart warming at the same time. If you are looking for something which is not your normal run of the mill animation then this is a must.

The DVD is due to be released on the 27th March. But if you cant wait until then, the good news is that I have two DVDs to giveaway! If you would like the opportunity to win then please see the bottom of this post!


Monkey reading. He has moved up yet another level of books which is this third since returning to school in September. To say we are proud is an understatement. I really struggled with reading as a small girl, in fact its one of my first memories at school. I was worried he may follow suit, but it appears thankfully that he takes after his Daddy in that department.


I had a little craft project that I hoped to get round to this week but the hours have been swallowed up with work. So it will have to wait until next week. Yesterday I attended an Italian Cookery Masterclass which was great fun and I learnt to make all manner of Italian dishes. I also gave making ravioli a go. It was actually very straight forward although I didn’t make the actual pasta sheets! Plus I also had a tendency to put a little too much filling in the middle.

I also made a new blogging friend at the event – Sarah from Surrey Mama – check our her Youtube and Instagram feed, they are both beautiful and provide plenty of inspirations for others.


I treated myself to some new shoes in the sale these beautiful butterfly pumps from Sophia Webster. They are strictly no children shoes! But I love them. In my 40 before 40 post I wrote about trying to find my style more, so this is my first step in that direction. I use to wear flat pointy shoes all the time. Yet since having the children these have been replaced with anything but!

I have also been wearing my new Rose Gold Heart Pendant everyday. When I can get hold of it of course, as Monkey has also become quite attached to it. Classic and simple it goes with almost everything and I have a real thing about rose gold at the moment. I am also running a Valentines Giveaway where you can win your own and other gifts worth £325. You can enter here: Valentines Gift Guide Giveaway for Her.

And Lastly…

For those of you that read Mudpie Fridays a lot you may have noticed that I have a new header, one which now incorporated Kipper. There is also a couple of subtle nods that we are writing more and more about travel and adventures. I would love to know what you think!


What are your #LittleLoves this week?

To win one of two copies of the Oddscckeaters DVD then please enter via the gleam application below. Please note the T&Cs below. Good luck!

Oddsockeaters DVD


  • There are two DVDs available
  • Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • Each winner will be drawn at random and will receive a copy of Oddscckeaters on DVD
  • The giveaway will close on the 4th March at midnight, the winners will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winners will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

Please note that items will arrive separately. I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.


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  1. Kayleigh Watkins

    This looks like a funny family film my children would enjoy watching, we do a movie night every Saturday this would be great xxx

  2. Laura Lee

    Necklace is stunning and the kids would love the DVD. Fingers crossed 🙂

  3. gemma raines

    looks like a good movie I often wonder about where the odd socks go and gloves too nothing comes out as a pair in my washer lol

  4. Sarah Haynes

    This dvd looks fun, my children would love this

  5. Adrian Bold

    Thanks for the great prize and competition. I’d love to see this.

  6. Jeanette Leighton

    Love to win this for my little ones I think they’d love it

  7. Jenny Rogers

    You had a busy week! The film looks great.

  8. Carrie Talbot-Ashby

    Another great review – the movie does sound quite good, I know my little ones would love it. I do often wonder where all the socks go though….

  9. Margaret Clarkson

    Thanks for the article the film sounds such fun.

  10. Lynsey Buchanan

    We would love to add this DVD to our collection.


    I like the sound of this dvd, will be searching the house now to see if I can find any of these little creatures

  12. Iris Tilley

    Great post with lots going on. Video oddsocks sounds hilarious lol

  13. Ruth Harwood

    wow, what a fab prize – that locket would look just awesome round my neck!!

  14. Janet Yarwood

    That film sounds great. We definitely have some oddsockeaters in this house! #littleloves

  15. Katie Skeoch

    Oh my gosh I’m in love with those shoes! I’ve sacrificed fashion for comfort while ‘parenting but I may just have go buy these

  16. Sabina Green

    I know what you mean about not having another baby. My ‘baby’ turned 5 this year and yet still I struggle to get my head around never having another baby growing in my tummy. I definitely have my hands full with my four and I wouldn’t change them for the world. I guess now I just have to make the most of my friends’ babies and grandchildren in the (far) distant future xx #LittleLoves

  17. Love the sound of the Italian Masterclass, I bet it was loads of fun.
    Those shoes are so pretty. I know just what you mean about pre and post children clothes and shoes! x

  18. I am a teeny bit envious of the Italian cookery classes, I saw some of it on Instagram and they look wonderful! I also read Five Little Dove’s “Pregnant Stranger” blog and found it moving. #littleloves

  19. Claire Noke

    FINALLY !!! I may get an answer to where all those oddsocks get to !! 🙂

  20. Tracy Nixon

    Great post and I think my kids will live the movie!

  21. Mum Reinvented

    Love the new header. That film sounds so sweet, may have to give it a watch with my little one. And those shoes are absolutely amazing! #littleloves

  22. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    What an exciting week, the Italian class looks brilliant. Italian food is my favourite I would love to learn to make it properly. Loving the new header and those shoes are gorgeous x

  23. Gorgeous new header – love Ellie Illustrates designs. It must be lovely to hear your little one read. Parker memorises his favourite books, and can read paragraphs back to me from memory (it amazes me!). Enjoy your weekend xx

  24. Looks like a great DVD to watch with the kids.

  25. Kerri-Ann

    I love that necklace and the Italian cookery sounds so much fun. Have a great weekend #littleloves

  26. What a brilliant name for a film. I was always sure there was a little creature eating one of each pair of socks …..

  27. Chris Andrews

    any insights into where all the odd socks disappear to l wonder

  28. Ursula Hunt

    Great article and I think the film sounds fun

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