Sleeping well with Room to Grow

Sleeping well with Room to Grow

I was recently sorting out the airing cupboard and it was with a heavy heart that I realised that my son has outgrown a couple of his duvet sets.  Don’t get me wrong, he is still firmly planted in the world of trains, diggers and tractors, but he’s growing up… Continue reading »

Thomas Troll’s Travels

Monkey and I have been enjoying reading the newly published Thomas Troll’s Travels recently. Written by Nicolas Starling and published through Clink Street Publishing, the paperback book is aimed at children aged 7-10 years of age. Having a 7 year old bridge troll of my own, I knew the idea of… Continue reading »

Getting organised with the Doodle Collection – review and giveaway

Getting organised with the Doodle Collection

I’m not a great one for gadgets as people who know me well will tell you.  I can’t ever see my turned away from a trusty paperback or my yearly paper diary.  I’m never to be found without either.  So it will come as no surprise that I’m a paper… Continue reading »

Learning with Amazing! magazine – review and giveaway

Learning with Amazing! magazine

I am always on the look out for new ways to encourage Monkey to read and I’ve been having some success recently.  Not only has he been reading, but he’s also been learning with Amazing! magazine.  Double points to me! The magazine was launched in 2014 and is aimed at children… Continue reading »

Framing memories with Hello Canvas

Framing memories with Hello Canvas

When Mum and Dad were over from Spain during the half term holidays we took the time to celebrate their forthcoming Golden Wedding Anniversary with family.  With grandchildren in school, college and university, and a son who now works in Dublin during the week, getting together properly in mid June… Continue reading »

To Kill the President

To Kill the President

I’ve been a huge fan of Sam Bourne since I first discovered The Righteous Men back on 2006.  Fast forward 11 years and I’ve just finished reading his latest political thriller, To Kill the President. To Kill the President was published through Harper Collins on 4th July and if you’re… Continue reading »