Magic times with the Portable North Pole – reader discount

Magic times with the Portable North Pole

As you may recall from last year, we are big fans of PNP here.  Monkey is 5 on Wednesday and its that time of year again, magic times with the Portable North Pole! I’ve been busy making Monkey a premium personalised video again this year.  You can get a free version but… Continue reading »

Mr Men The Christmas Party – book review

Mr Men The Christmas Party

I love characters that take me back to my childhood and the Mr Men series by Roger Hargreaves is well-loved here.  Can you believe that the Mr Men and Little Miss series of books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide since 1971!  You may remember the Christmas book we… Continue reading »

Tales of Harina – book reviews and giveaway

Tales of Harina

Monkey and I have recently been introduced to the first two books in the Tales of Harina series by Joy R Hartley. The first book in the Tales of Harina series is Harina: The Special Girl.  I did wonder if it might put Monkey off that Harina is a girl,… Continue reading »

Le Toy Van Siege Tower – a review for The Toadstool

Le Toy Van Siege Tower

We are big fans of wooden toys here as regular readers will know well.  I love the feel of wooden toys and they last!  When Anya at The Toadstool asked me if we’d like to review something from their new ranges, I was very quick to have a good look… Continue reading »

Ten Years in Spain

Ten Years in Spain

Today my parents are celebrating ten years in Spain.  It’s hard to believe that today ten years ago my ex drove us to Luton airport, and with my brother we waved my parents off on a new adventure.  A new life, in a different country, no longer a 15 minute… Continue reading »

Fixing Christmas with Sugru

Fixing Christmas with Sugru

I don’t know about you but I’m often cursing glues that don’t mend the things they say they will.  It ends up with a frustrated Monkey and a disappointed me.  Well now that is all set to change and I will be fixing Christmas with Sugru ( and way beyond!). I… Continue reading »