Dressing up as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

Dressing up as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III

This term has seen a real transformation in Monkey.  They’ve been learning about Cressida Cowell and dragons, and Monkey has become obsessed with the How to Train Your Dragon books.  It’s been wonderful, really wonderful. You might have caught my post recently about how the books have inspired him to… Continue reading »

Putting Berghaus Kids to the test with Blacks

Putting Berghaus Kids to the test with Blacks

My husband is a stalwart fan of the Berghaus brand and basically lives in their jackets when we are off on adventures.  But I’ve not tried the range for my son.  It’s been time to change that and we’ve been putting Berghaus Kids to the test with Blacks.  My 7-year-old son… Continue reading »

Mummy and Me – March 2017

Mummy and Me - March 2017

Mummy and  Me – March 2017, as I continue to try to capture a photo a week, each week, of the two of us together. Week 9 When you’ve got new Karndean flooring down in your hallway, you just have to lie on it, honestly.  Even Biff had to join us…. Continue reading »

Ring of bones – My Sunday Photo 260317

Ring of bones - My Sunday Photo 260317

Ring of bones – My Sunday Photo 260317  We visited the Natural History Museum of Tring recently.  It’s a really interesting, but rather bizarre place, with a huge collection of stuffed animals.  You name it, from a polar bear, to tiny birds, to monkeys.  It has the lot, and we… Continue reading »

Project 365 2017 Week 12

Project 365 2017 Week 12

Project 365 2017 Week 12 Day 78 – 84 Sunday 19th March  – Day 78 The youngest member of our NCT group is due to have her third baby the day before my birthday.  We wanted to do something a bit different to celebrate the imminent arrival of baby number 10… Continue reading »

The Stolen Child – a review

The Stolen Child

I was glued to the page when I read Bone By Bone last year, so when the latest novel from Sanjida Kay popped through my letterbox recently, I may just have squealed with delight. The Stolen Child is published through Corvus on 6th April 2017 and honestly, if you like a… Continue reading »

Chillfactor Pull Pops – review

Chillfactor Pull Pops

I’m forever buying Monkey ice pops and yogurt lollies so we figured it was about time we tried making them for ourselves.  We’ve been trying out the Chillfactor Pull Pops to make this all possible. The Chillfactor Pull Pops are aimed at children aged 4 years and over, and comes with 2… Continue reading »

Kids’ Travel Guide – Spain

Kids' Travel Guide - Spain

As regular readers know, my parents live in Spain and I’m always looking for new ideas to entertain and educate my 7-year-old son with a Spanish theme.  When I was contacted by Flying Kids, I just knew we had to try out their Kids’ Travel Guide – Spain, activity book. The 44… Continue reading »

Wearing the Gemstone Collection from Pia Jewellery – review and £50 giveaway

Wearing the Gemstone Collection from Pia Jewellery

It’s no big secret that I love jewellery, or in fact, that blue topaz is my favourite gemstone.  With Mother’s Day and my birthday fast approaching I’ve been spoilt recently.  I’ve been wearing the Gemstone Collection from Pia Jewellery since I received it last week.  It’s absolutely me and I just… Continue reading »

Dig In! from Drumond Park – review and giveaway

Dig In!

We’ve been going on a treasure hunt, to look for cars and trains and doughnuts!   We’ve been having fun with the Dig In! from Drumond Park and as always my son seems to beat me at every turn. Dig In! from Drumond Park is aimed at families with children… Continue reading »