Chillfactor Pull Pops – review

Chillfactor Pull Pops

I’m forever buying Monkey ice pops and yogurt lollies so we figured it was about time we tried making them for ourselves.  We’ve been trying out the Chillfactor Pull Pops to make this all possible. The Chillfactor Pull Pops are aimed at children aged 4 years and over, and comes with 2… Continue reading »

Gazillion Giant Bubble Mill

Gazillion Giant Bubble Mill

No matter how old you are, who can resist blowing bubbles?  It’s an activity I’ve loved sharing with Monkey since he was a baby.  Seeing the look of delight on his face as he blows and a bubble appears and drifts off into the sky. As he’s grown up we’ve… Continue reading »

JCB Kids Coverall #digtheadventure

JCB Kids Coverall

Monkey received something in the post recently which is going to get so much wear in the months ahead.  We just need it to stop raining!  He received the JCB Kids Coverall aged 8-9 years and we decided to give it a bit of an indoor test to start with. My… Continue reading »

My Fairy Garden Magic Bean Pot

My Fairy Garden Magic Bean Pot

You may remember that we reviewed the My Fairy Garden last year.  It was a big hit here as we watched the grass grow in Monkey’s imaginary world.  He loves the story of Jack and the Beanstalk so I wondered what he would think of the new My Fairy Garden… Continue reading »

Fundels Multiplications and Playing with Numbers – review and giveaway

Fundels Multiplications and Playing with Numbers

We may have a reluctant reader in this house, but it appears that Monkey likes maths.  Clearly gets that from his father and Gramps, and most definitely not from me!  Although Monkey knows his numbers well, he still takes a while to work out sums in his head, so I’ve… Continue reading »

Cinderella and The Glass Slipper

Cinderella and The Glass Slipper

We’d really been looking forward to the week leading up to Christmas, and had lots of festive activities planned, and then Monkey was poorly.  Luckily the team at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury re-arranged our tickets so Monkey could still go to the ball and see Cinderella and The Glass Slipper. The… Continue reading »

Chalkola Chalk Markers – review and reader discount

Chalkola Chalk Markers

When you are left-handed you soon learn that writing and drawing in certain mediums can be a bit of a pain.  I constantly had fountain pen ink on my hand when I was at school.  If I did anything in chalk, I’d end up accidentally rubbing it out as I… Continue reading »

WILF Books book subscription service – review and giveaway

Wilf Books book subscription service

It’s so exciting seeing Monkey develop his reading skills and watch him move through the reading bands with his school books.  He’s also, finally started to show a little interest in reading his own books to me, rather than the other way round. It’s never been that he hasn’t loved… Continue reading »

The Snowman Blog tour #TheSnowman and giveaway

The Snowman Blog tour

If you’ve been reading the blog over the years you’ll know that we are big fans of The Snowman and Snowdog here and I’m thrilled to be taking part in this years The Snowman Blog tour.  Sharing with you some lovely gift ideas for fans of these lovely characters. Have you been… Continue reading »

Trying something new with the Decathlon 20 for 20 deal

Trying something new with the Decathlon 20 for 20 deal

Family time is precious and for us, we only get that on Sunday’s.  At time of year, when the weather has taken a turn for the colder and the days are getting darker, getting outdoors together is even more precious. We’ve been trying something new with the Decathlon 20 for 20… Continue reading »