Berry the Elf in 2016 – day 13-24 #elfontheshelf

Berry the Elf in 2016 - day 13-24

Berry the Elf in 2016 – days 13-24 – what’s our naughty little elf been up to this week? 13th December Berry discovered that our printer is also a photocopier and decided to take his own kind of selfie.  He then got stuck admiring himself! 14th December Time to get cosy in… Continue reading »

Justice League 4 film collection on DVD

LEGO: Justice League - Collection

As you all know Monkey has been a rather reluctant reader, especially of ‘home’ books. But we turned a corner a while ago with a series of Lego DC Comics Super Heroes books.  My son isn’t interested in normal super heroes, but make Batman out of Lego, and apparently, that’s… Continue reading »

Berry the Elf in 2016 – days 1-12 #elfontheshelf

Berry the Elf in 2016 - week 1

So Berry the Elf is back and full of mischief as ever.  There was much excitement her on 30th November when the Elf Door appeared at the bottom of the stairs.  Mummy, Berry’s coming back! exclaimed a very excited Monkey. So what’s been happening? Berry the Elf in 2016 – day… Continue reading »

Making Christmas memorable with ELC #ComeAndPlay

Making Christmas memorable with ELC

As we get ever closer to the big day later this month, Monkey and I have been talking about my Christmas’s as a child and the traditions we had.  Very much like Monkey, we always spent Christmas Day at home, just the four of us.  We’d see my Granny and… Continue reading »

Portable North Pole Magic Pass #iBelievePNP

Portable North Pole Magic Pass

As December gets ever closer, so does the excitement of Monkey’s forthcoming birthday and the arrival of Father Christmas. Part of our build up this year will include the package available with the Portable North Pole Magic Pass.  We’ve been fan’s of PNP for longer than I’ve been blogging.  It’s a… Continue reading »

Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car

Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car

Being a family of motorsport enthusiasts I’m always looking for ideas that combine this love with Monkey’s keenness for construction.  I recently found the perfect match with the Revell 00800 Junior Kit Racing Car.  It’s even in red! As a child I was used to watching my Dad spending hours making up his… Continue reading »

Rhino Hero – review and giveaway

Rhino Hero

Every so often I come across something that has Monkey’s name written all over it.  It’s a moment when I just can’t wait to take delivery of an item and know it will be an instant hit. When Esdevium Games mentioned the Haba card game, Rhino Hero, that was one… Continue reading »

Bunchems! On the Go Easel

Bunchems! On the Go Easel

We’re always eager to try new things here, and when it’s a mess free craft too, we are most definitely at the front of the queue.  I see so many craft sets that are pink and fluffy and so obviously marketed at girls.  But, waving hands, my son likes making… 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 »

Getting festive with Hotel Chocolat

Getting festive with Hotel Chocolat

There’s always great excitement in this household as December approaches.  There’s Monkey’s birthday to look forward to of course, but with two chocoholics in the household the first of December means advent calendar time.  This year we’ll be getting festive with Hotel Chocolat. Monkey and Daddy P have decided that they… Continue reading »