An evening at The Angel in Bicester

An evening at The Angel in Bicester

It’s not often I get to go out these days in the evening. With a husband that works over 80 hours a week, a social life is something I’ve almost forgotten!  So when an opportunity arises to have a night out with a friend I tend to jump on it,… Continue reading »

The Peacock at Oxhill

The Peacock at Oxhill

I spent many years living in Banbury and am very familiar with the road connecting it to Stratford-upon-Avon, it’s a road I’ve driven along countless times.  It’s a picturesque drive through Oxfordshire and Warwickshire countryside and one I’ve always enjoyed.  But I guess like a lot of people, I rarely… Continue reading »

Bellz! Magnetic Game

Bellz! Magnetic Game

There’s something so intriguing about magnets isn’t there?  They’ve fascinated me since childhood and my 7 year old son seems to be fixated with them too.  I’m hoping to have a few adventures with him over the summer holidays so I’m always on the look out for something that will… Continue reading »

Luxury Towelling Dressing Gown from The Towel Shop

Luxury Towelling Dressing Gown from The Towel Shop

As a child, if I was poorly, I liked nothing better than to snuggle up under my Dad’s dressing gown.  It became a tradition if we needed a sofa day, that his dressing gown would keep me company.  These days I still like a dressing gown I can wrap myself… Continue reading »

Air Hogs E-Charger Shark from Spin Master

Air Hogs E-Charger Shark from Spin Master

Today I’m sharing a toy that any speed demon will love. It’s certainly gone done well with my son and his Dad! The Air Hogs E-Charger Shark from Spin Master is aimed at children aged 8 years and over, and we’ve let a nearly 7 and half year old Monkey, use… Continue reading »

Having fun with BrickBox Club

Having fun with BrickBox Club

As my parents proclaimed when they were staying with us recently, ‘we’ve never seen so much Lego’, I guess it’s fair to say that my 7 year old son is rather addicted to the Danish construction bricks.  In fairness, I can remember being pretty much the same at his age,… Continue reading »

The Big Plug – review and giveaway

The Big Plug

I’m always interested in mixing our love of nature with reading and when I heard about the new Peter Grenville children’s book, The Big Plug, I thought we should have a read of it.  Published last month through Matador Books, The Big Plug is a paperback chapter book aimed at… Continue reading »

Bird Watching with Green Board Games

Bird Watching with Green Board Games

I’m all for showing my son that we don’t always have to get in the car to do something fun and interesting.  We had an action packed half term with my parents being over from Spain, and have needed a bit of quiet time since they’ve gone home.  The weather… Continue reading »

Encouraging reading with Bookabees – review and giveaway

Encouraging reading with Bookabees

You all know how passionate I am about books and the journey I’ve been on with my 7 year old son as he’s learned to read.  It’s not been an easy journey and even now, my son is very much happier when he’s being read to, rather than having to… Continue reading »

Getting personal with Petit Fernand – review and giveaway

Getting personal with Petit Fernand

As Monkey gets ever closer to the end of Year Two I’ll need to start thinking about whether to pay for his school dinners come September or to opt for packed lunches.   I do like the idea of him having a warm meal during the day, especially in the… Continue reading »