Britains John Deere 8600i Self Propelled Forage Harvester

Britains John Deere 8600i Self Propelled Forage Harvester

I’m not totally sure how my son became so totally obsessed with farm machinery. I think his love of Tractor Ted may have something to do with it. Over the years we’ve seen a number of tractors join his collection, and we bought him a combine harvester a couple of… Continue reading »

Relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel – Weston on the Green

Relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel

With my last 40 something birthday around the corner I was in need of a bit of a treat recently, and spending a weekend relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel, Weston on the Green provided just that.  Located close to Bicester, and within easy reach of Oxford, the building dates… Continue reading »

Personalised Family Map Prints from Betsy Benn

Personalised Family Map Prints from Betsy Benn

It’s no big secret that I have a fascination for maps.  It’s been a lifelong love and I don’t see that changing any time soon.  When I was offered the opportunity to look at the personalised Family Map Prints from Betsy Benn, I knew we’d love to see what they… Continue reading »

Didriksons Bawal Jacket

Didriksons Bawal Jacket

When we were away last week, I had little idea of what the weather would throw at us.  One minute the sun was out, the next the clouds would come back.  I needed something for Monkey to wear that would cover the changeable conditions and I opted for the Didriksons Bawal… Continue reading »

Saving memories with a Saal Digital photo book – review and giveaway #saaldigital

Saving memories with a Saal Digital photo book

As many of you know I started a DSLR Beginners photography course in September and each week I’m given an assignment to complete.  The following week I have to show my photos in class and then they are stuck into my work book.  It’s A3 sized, so bulky and not… Continue reading »

Ravensburger Colin Thompson Funtastic Adult Colouring Book

Ravensburger Colin Thompson Funtastic Adult Colouring Book

I used to love colouring books as a child.  When I was a little girl the geometric design books were all the rage and I’d spend hours colouring in and making up elaborate designs.  I’m not sure at what point I put my colouring pencils away, but it was a… Continue reading »

Getting to grips with Roblox #ROBLOXToys

Getting to grips with Roblox

I have to be honest, until I received an email recently I’d never heard of Roblox, but as soon as my son saw a delivery arrive last week he knew exactly what it was all about.  That’s school for you!  We’ve been getting to grips with Roblox, or more precisely, some… Continue reading »

Beauty and the Beast Book of the Film

Beauty and the Beast Book of the Film

As a child, forty odd years ago, I remember loving to read the Ladybird book version of Beauty and the Beast.  I’ve never seen the film or the new re-make, but I wanted to share the story with my 7-year-old Monkey son.  Parragon have recently released Beauty and the Beast Book… Continue reading »

Travel Activity Book – review and giveaway

Travel Activity Book

So we are finally on our Easter break, seems like most of the world started last week, so I apologise if it rains from now on.  Monkey and I are going to be doing a fair bit of travelling around over the next couple of weeks.  I wanted something that… Continue reading »

Celebrating Easter with JCB and Britains JCB 3c Mark III

Celebrating Easter with JCB and Britains JCB 3c Mark III

I’ve written a few times over the years about my son and his love of JCB.  From his My First JCB Freddie Fastrac book to toys, puzzles, and spending endless hours watching the real machines at work building our local supermarket and cinema complex, his love is boundless.  I wrote… Continue reading »