Baking with tea? Seriously I have …..

Baking with tea?  Yes, seriously, I have tried it today, all thanks to a request from the lovely people at teapigs.  You may remember my Iced Tea post from a few weeks ago, when I received a variety of teas from teapigs.  I tried a couple of different Iced Teas… Continue reading »

Tractor Ted – DVD review – Meets More Animals and Showtime

As you’ll remember from my previous post we were recently sent some lovely goodies by the people at Tractor Ted.   Tractor Ted is a little green tractor who lives in Tractorland. Today we decided to watch a couple of the DVD’s, the first being Tractor Ted Meets More Animals…. Continue reading »

BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge

This post is an entry for BritMums’ #KidsGrowWild Challenge with Moneysupermarket.com As regular readers of my blog will know we’ve been encouraging my Monkey 3 and half-year old son to grow his own vegetables.  His seeds are sprouting and he makes a point of checking on their progress daily and… Continue reading »

Tesco cheese Entertaining range

Thanks to BzzAgent we’ve been trying out some new cheeses from Tesco. The first to try were 6 Goats’ Cheese parcels wrapped in Smoked Bacon I’m not the biggest fan of goat’s cheese so I purposely bought these to try for myself really.  Could I be swayed?  Also Monkey has… Continue reading »

Tractor Ted – DVD Review – In the Springtime and Big Machines

When we had lunch on a trip to Cotswold Farm Park earlier in the year, Monkey was given his in a Tractor Ted cardboard box lunchbox.  With Monkey being slightly obsessed with Tractors, I saved the box and checked out the Tractor Ted website when we got home.  We joined… Continue reading »

#Hungry2Happy Challenge

This post is an entry for BritMums’ Hungry2Happy Challenge sponsored by Richmond Mini Meatballs and is linked to http://wp.me/p3bVjd-5wB We love meatballs in this household; I had a passion for them following numerous work trips to Gothenburg.  Every time I went to Gothenburg I had to eat meatballs in a… Continue reading »

Mess free creative play – is there such a thing?

Mess free creative play – is there such a thing?  Oh yes!  We have discovered a gem thanks to the lovely people at Learning Resources. It’s called Play Foam and quite simply it is any parent’s dream – it provides kids with a play material that they can squish, shape,… Continue reading »

John Deere Monster Treads Tractor by Tomy

I think it fairly clear that Monkey is obsessed by tractors!  But a John Deere tractor takes him to a whole new level of excitement!!! It all stems from a trip to see my parents in Spain last year.  They live in an olive growing region of Spain, and John… Continue reading »

Early Reader review for Orion Childrens Books

As you will know from reading my blog I am passionate about reading and about spending quality time with Monkey encouraging his love of books. We spend a lot of time reading at home and borrowing books from the library. We were thrilled to be asked by the lovely people… Continue reading »

Mr Kipling still makes exceeding good cakes – Strawberry Fancies

Something arrived in the post today which took me straight back to my childhood and visits to my Granny.  We’ve all heard of Mr (& now Mrs!) Kipling and his wonderful cakes right? I for one, grew up with his fruit pies, cherry bakewells and other wonders. But the one… Continue reading »