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 »

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 »

Dead Letters – a book review

Dead Letters

Today I’m talking about the first novel from Caite Dolan-Leach, called Dead Letters which was published earlier this month through Corvus Books. The thriller, Dead Letters tells the story of Ava Antipova and her search for the truth following the suspected death of her twin sister Zelda. She receives a… Continue reading »

Britains John Deere 8400R Tractor

Britains John Deere 8400R Tractor

Whenever we visit my parents in Spain we play a game to see who can spot a tractor first.  They live in rural Andalusia, away from the coast and we normally spot more tractors in a day there, than we do in a summer here.  We’re always joking that John… Continue reading »

Gormless Gods and Hapless Heroes – Tim Baker and the Ancient Curse

Gormless Gods and Hapless Heroes - Tim Baker and the Ancient Curse

As a child I loved learning about the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians.  My 7 year old son is starting to be inspired by their stories too and has become a big fan of Horrible Histories recently.  When I came across the newly published Gormless Gods and Hapless Heroes – Tim… Continue reading »

Britains Kane Classic Trailer

Britains Kane Classic Trailer

There’s no denying that my 7 year old Monkey has a number of tractors to play with, but he’s been asking for a trailer to go with them for ages, to carry crops animals and so on.  He was as pleased as punch to receive the new Britains Kane Classic Trailer… Continue reading »

Ravensburger Mischievous Meerkats 500 piece jigsaw puzzle

Ravensburger Mischievous Meerkats 500 piece jigsaw puzzle

The @When we were on holiday last June in Portugal, my son fell in love with the Meerkats at Lagos Zoo and Granny bought him one to bring home.  Our little meerkat has a habit of getting lost and going on his own little adventures so we’ve given him a… Continue reading »

Ravensburger Flying Home 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle

Ravensburger Flying Home 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle

If you follow the blog regularly you’ll know that I love Colin Thompson and his artwork.  When I recently had the opportunity to try the Ravensburger Flying Home 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle featuring one of his designs, I snapped it up quickly. Colin Thompson’s illustrations are often a little bit wacky, but… Continue reading »