Celebrating Father’s Day with Hotel Chocolat – review and giveaway

Celebrating Father's Day with Hotel Chocolat

My parents moved to Spain over a decade ago and although it’s not a million miles away, we don’t get to spend much time together.  We miss birthdays, Christmas and Mother’s and Father’s Day.  This year my parents celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary, in fact, in a couple of weeks…. Continue reading »

A gift guide for 7 year old boys

A gift guide for 7 year old boys

I’m often asked for ideas of what to buy a boy of my son’s age, especially ones who aren’t into computer games and screens.  So I’ve put together my own idea of a gift guide for 7 year old boys but actually, I’m pretty sure lots of girls will love these ideas… Continue reading »

Parragon Books Disney Movie Collection – review and giveaway #DisneyBookWeek

Parragon Books Disney Movie Collection

I can still remember the first movie I ever saw at the cinema in Farnham.  It was the Disney classic, Snow White.  I sat spellbound throughout and it’s a memory that’s stayed with me for well over 40 years.  To celebrate this and so many other classics we’ve been looking… Continue reading »

Our first camping experience with Ready Camp

Our first camping experience with Ready Camp

I can’t lie, I like my luxuries and as much as I love the outdoors, I’m a big fan of creature comforts. My brother and friends have tried and failed to get me to go camping for years. With my 7 year old son now at Beavers and likely to… Continue reading »

Sing – DVD review and plush giveaway

Sing - DVD review and plush giveaway

Monkey and I have been enjoying watching Sing on DVD over the last few days.  Sing is available on Digital Download, Blu-ray™ and DVD from today, 22nd May 2017, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK) and would certainly keep the kids entertained over the half term holidays. Featuring a star-studded line up… Continue reading »

Pirate Tombstone – My Sunday Photo 210517

Pirate Tombstone - My Sunday Photo 210517

Pirate Tombstone – My Sunday Photo 210517 It’s strange the things you come across in the heart of Northamptonshire!  We visited Canons Ashby a few weeks ago and popped over to the church to have a look round, and there was this rather strange gravestone.  Could it be a pirate… Continue reading »

Project 365 2017 Week 20

Project 365 2017 Week 20

Project 365 2017 Week 20 Day 134 – 140 Sunday 14th May  – Day 134 We had planned to drive up to Ironbridge for the day, but Monkey and I were both shattered and Daddy P never set his alarm, so it just didn’t happen.  We had a lazy home day instead.  Monkey… Continue reading »

Having fun at Canons Ashby

Having fun at Canons Ashby

Do you ever find that you’ve lived somewhere for years and missed visiting a total gem that’s right on your doorstep? That’s exactly whats happened to me recently.  I’ve lived in this part of the country for well over 30 years and had never visited a particular National Trust property…. Continue reading »

Free party with Smyths Toy Superstores on 27th May 2017

Free party with Smyths Toy Superstores on 27th May 2017!

If you are looking for something to do with the kids next Saturday, then I might be able to answer your prayers. You can join a free party with Smyths Toy Superstores on 27th May 2017. You are invited to visit your nearest Smyths Toy Superstore across the country next Saturday… Continue reading »

Enjoying the bluebells at Wytham Woods

Enjoying the bluebells at Wytham Woods

For Stage 3 of my photography course we are spending more time out on location.  For our first trip we spent a couple of hours enjoying the bluebells at Wytham Woods.  Found on the outskirts of Oxford, it’s not somewhere I’d been before and I was looking forward to a nice… Continue reading »