Brightening up the bedroom with Home Space Direct – reader discount

Brightening up the bedroom with Home Space Direct

I’ve been wanted to get some new bedding for our bedroom for ages and move away from my rather plain tastes and go for something a little bolder.  As my parents are staying with us at the moment, we’ve given them our room and it seemed the perfect time to… Continue reading »

Ravensburger Despicable Me 3 Shaped Prisoner Minion 3D puzzle

Ravensburger Despicable Me 3 Shaped Prisoner Minion 3D puzzle

I have to be honest, my son was rather late to the party when it came to Minions and the first two Despicable Me films.  His best friend was totally obsessed from the start, but it wasn’t until Christmas that I managed to persuade Monkey to watch the films.  Of… Continue reading »

Welcome to London – review and giveaway

Welcome to London

I’ve been in love with our capital city since childhood.  Dad worked in the heart of the city at one time, and I loved exploring London on trips with my Auntie.  I’m not sure I could ever live there, but I never tire of visiting.  It’s a love I share… Continue reading »

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 »