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 »

Two is company and three is a crowd – My Sunday Photo 190317

Two is company and three is a crowd - My Sunday Photo 190317

There are times that you take a photo and don’t appreciate the full picture until you review them on the laptop aren’t there.  This shot is one of those instances. I was trying to get a shot of the finches in the butterfly house at Blenheim Palace last weekend.  My… Continue reading »

Project 365 2017 Week 11

Project 365 2017 Week 11

Project 365 2017 Week 11 Day 71 – 77 Sunday 12th March  – Day 71 Exciting stuff, we bought a new door mat for the hallway, and one for the garden by our patio door.  Hopefully they will encourage Monkey and Brewster to use them! We’ve also arrange for the carpet fitters… Continue reading »

Walking around Queen Pool at Blenheim Palace

Walking around Queen Pool at Blenheim Palace

We’re lucky to have a number of wonderful places to explore on our doorstep.  It often means that we don’t take as much advantage of them as we should.  Monkey and I needed to get out for some fresh air last weekend and I didn’t want to drive too far,… Continue reading »

Having fun with Scheich dinosaurs – review

Having fun with Scheich dinosaurs

Like most children of his age, my 7 year son is obsessed with dinosaurs.  It’s always amazed me how quickly he picked up all of the, sometimes incredibly hard to pronounce names, and can reel them off to me verbatim. It’s like he was born with the information already programmed… Continue reading »

Getting used to new flooring downstairs

Getting used to new flooring downstairs

Last week the fitters had been and I was starting to sort out where everything would now go.  We’ve been getting used to new flooring downstairs and it’s such a delight. If you’ve been following my house renovations story, you’ll know that we’ve been in chaos downstairs since October really.  First… Continue reading »