Ravensburger Mischievous Meerkats 500 piece jigsaw puzzle

Ravensburger Mischievous Meerkats 500 piece jigsaw puzzle

The @When we were on holiday last June in Portugal, my son fell in love with the Meerkats at Lagos Zoo and Granny bought him one to bring home.  Our little meerkat has a habit of getting lost and going on his own little adventures so we’ve given him a… Continue reading »

Ravensburger Flying Home 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle

Ravensburger Flying Home 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle

If you follow the blog regularly you’ll know that I love Colin Thompson and his artwork.  When I recently had the opportunity to try the Ravensburger Flying Home 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle featuring one of his designs, I snapped it up quickly. Colin Thompson’s illustrations are often a little bit wacky, but… Continue reading »

Schleich European Forest Dwellers set

Schleich European Forest Dwellers set

It’s great when you can relive adventures using toys, and we’ve been doing just that with the Schleich European Forest Dwellers set recently. During the Easter holidays we spent a day at Stonor Park, exploring the house and grounds.  We’d spotted a herd of deer as we drove into the grounds… Continue reading »

Britains JCB Fastrac 3230 Tractor

Britains JCB Fastrac 3230 Tractor

As long-term readers of the blog will know, Monkey was a love of all things JCB, which began with one of his first board books as a baby.  The My First JCB range introduced him to Freddie Fastrac the JCB tractor, and so a 7 year love affair began.  You… Continue reading »

Chelsea Wicker Footstool from Rattan Direct

Chelsea Wicker Footstool from Rattan Direct

When I first moved in with Daddy P it was obvious that he hadn’t changed any of the decor or furnishing since he’d got divorced some years before.  The house was full of large floral prints and dusky pink.  Not me at all.  Over time I’ve de-chintzed the whole house,… Continue reading »

Preparing for the summer with Silentnight #togtips

Preparing for the summer with Silentnight

With the weather being so much warmer in April than normal, it’s made me think about my bedding choices. I’m preparing for the summer with Silentnight and their lighter bedding and pillows. I have to be honest, not only am I thinking about warm summer days, but I’m reaching that age where… Continue reading »

Britains John Deere 8600i Self Propelled Forage Harvester

Britains John Deere 8600i Self Propelled Forage Harvester

I’m not totally sure how my son became so totally obsessed with farm machinery. I think his love of Tractor Ted may have something to do with it. Over the years we’ve seen a number of tractors join his collection, and we bought him a combine harvester a couple of… Continue reading »

Relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel – Weston on the Green

Relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel

With my last 40 something birthday around the corner I was in need of a bit of a treat recently, and spending a weekend relaxing at The Manor Country House Hotel, Weston on the Green provided just that.  Located close to Bicester, and within easy reach of Oxford, the building dates… Continue reading »

Personalised Family Map Prints from Betsy Benn

Personalised Family Map Prints from Betsy Benn

It’s no big secret that I have a fascination for maps.  It’s been a lifelong love and I don’t see that changing any time soon.  When I was offered the opportunity to look at the personalised Family Map Prints from Betsy Benn, I knew we’d love to see what they… Continue reading »

Didriksons Bawal Jacket

Didriksons Bawal Jacket

When we were away last week, I had little idea of what the weather would throw at us.  One minute the sun was out, the next the clouds would come back.  I needed something for Monkey to wear that would cover the changeable conditions and I opted for the Didriksons Bawal… Continue reading »