Yuck! Said the Yak – a book review

Yuck! said the Yak

Yuck! Said the Yak is just the sort of book title to grab my son’s attention!  Written by Alex English this paperback picture book has recently been published by Maverick Arts Publishing. Monkey knows all about Yak’s as Yak is the Y word in his phonics scheme at school. He got… Continue reading »

Sandwich Shop – a review

Sandwich Shop

We thought our mission as Eco Friendly Toy Testers was over but we have another 3 assignments to share with you.  Let me introduce you to the Sandwich Shop from Green Toys. The Sandwich Shop is a set aimed at children aged 2 years and over, and as with all… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 16 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 16

The B&W Photography Project Week 16 with PODCast, and today I’m going back in time again.  Monkey and I loved our visit to Great Central Railway in the summer so we decided to take Daddy P to their Steam Gala Day for an early birthday present a few weeks ago. Steam… Continue reading »

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 261014

Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 261014

Monkey returns to Warwick Castle #CountryKids

Monkey returns to Warwick Castle

I moved to North Oxfordshire with my parents and brother in the early 1980’s.  One of the most memorable places that we visited was Warwick Castle which wasn’t too far away from where we lived. For a history fanatic like myself it was like walking straight into a history book…. Continue reading »

Bibble and the Bubbles – a book review

Bibble and the Bubbles

Today I bring a picture book to you that has quickly become one of Monkey’s favourite bedtime stories.  Recently published by Maverick Arts Publishing, Bibble and the Bubbles is written by Alice Hemming and illustrated by Sara Sanchez. Bubbles are something that I think fascinate all children.  I can remember… Continue reading »