Luxury Bamboo Towels from The Towel Shop – review and giveaway

Bamboo Towels from The Towel Shop

With my recent painting spree in the house, I’ve felt the need for a little spring cleaning in other areas. Thanks to the Luxury Bamboo Towels from The Towel Shop, I now have a new towelling set which work well in either my bathroom or the en-suite.  Yes, you read… 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 »

Brain Box Story Cards – review and giveaway

Brain Box Story Cards

It’s hard to believe that the blog is now 4 years old.  Time really has flown.  If you’ve been with me for most of blog’s journey then you will know that Monkey has often struggled to communicate at the same level as his peers.  He turned 7 in December, he’s… Continue reading »

Schleich Wildlife Starter Set

Schleich Wildlife Starter Set

I’ve loved taking my son to the zoo since he was a baby, and 7 years on, it’s still one of his favourite excursions. We’ve been talking about our last visit to Whipsnade Zoo and the new Schleich Wildlife Starter Set has helped to rekindle some lovely memories. The Schleich Wildlife… Continue reading »

A Parcel of Pigs and other Funny Tails – review and giveaway

A Parcel of Pigs and other Funny Tails

There are times when as an avid bookworm it’s hard having a child whose a reluctant independent reader.  Don’t get me wrong, Monkey loves books, he’ll happily let me read to him for hours, but getting him to read.  Oh boy, that’s a totally different story.  It’s not that he… 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 »

Taking better care of my eyelids

Taking better care of my eyelids

I’ve had a bit of a wake up call over the last 4 months about taking better care of my eyelids.  Back in November I developed a chalazion on the middle of my left eyelid.  It’s been causing me all sorts of problems ever since, and I’m currently waiting for an… Continue reading »

Garden Vistas No 2 – Summer Breeze 500 Piece Puzzle

Garden Vistas No 2 – Summer Breeze 500 Piece Puzzle

It’s not often I try out a jigsaw puzzle that’s less than 1000 pieces.  But on dark, dull winter days I really wanted something to brighten things up and the Garden Vistas No 2 – Summer Breeze 500 Piece Puzzle from Ravensburger has done just that. As the name suggests, the… Continue reading »

Britains JCB Midi Excavator 86C-1#digtheadventure

Britains JCB Midi Excavator 86C-1

Monkey is never happier than when his working on an imaginary building site.  He loves using anything and everything as rubble.  Nothing is safe.  We recently received the Britains JCB Midi Excavator 86C-1 from HTI and Monkey could not have been happier.  It’s one vehicle he doesn’t own, and a great… Continue reading »

The Frog Who Was Blue – review and giveaway

The Frog Who Was Blue

I’m always on the look out for a new book to read with Monkey, and anything involving animals is always a good place to start.  The Frog Who Was Blue is written by Faiz Kermani and was published through Matador Books not long ago. In The Frog Who Was Blue we meet… Continue reading »