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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Girls of Ennismore – a review

The Girls of Ennismore

I do love stories where you follow characters over a number of years and watch their lives twist and turn.  The Girls of Ennismore is one such book.  Written by Patricia Falvey, and published through Corvus on 6th April, it’s another book I’d recommend to pre-order. We meet two eight… Continue reading »

The Stolen Child – a review

The Stolen Child

I was glued to the page when I read Bone By Bone last year, so when the latest novel from Sanjida Kay popped through my letterbox recently, I may just have squealed with delight. The Stolen Child is published through Corvus on 6th April 2017 and honestly, if you like a… Continue reading »

Kids’ Travel Guide – Spain

Kids' Travel Guide - Spain

As regular readers know, my parents live in Spain and I’m always looking for new ideas to entertain and educate my 7-year-old son with a Spanish theme.  When I was contacted by Flying Kids, I just knew we had to try out their Kids’ Travel Guide – Spain, activity book. The 44… Continue reading »