The Bully and the Shrimp – a book review

The Bully and the Shrimp

We recently received our latest Book Buddy book from Parragon Books and I was interested to see what Monkey would make of the subject matter. The Bully and the Shrimp is a paperback book written by Catherine Allison and illustrated by Kim Geyer. Bullying isn’t something Monkey has come across… Continue reading »

Murder Mystery over the festive season?

Murder Mystery over the festive season?

I do love a good thriller or detective story and I’ve had a bit of a passion for Murder Mystery evenings for years.  Being 6 months pregnant when I had my hen weekend stopped any ideas of mad weekends in Paris but it didn’t stop me and my friends have… Continue reading »

The Christmas Farm – Limited Edition puzzle from Ravensburger

The Christmas Farm

I’ve loved jigsaw puzzles for as long as I can remember. I had all sorts of puzzles as a child and used to love watching my Mum puzzling on our dining table.  So there was no way I wasn’t going to love jigsaw puzzles as an adult.  I find that… Continue reading »

Anisnap Watches – a first watch for Monkey

Anisnap Watches

Back in February I visited Spring Fair at the NEC in Birmingham.  One range that really caught my eye was the Anisnap Watches from Aniworld.  They offer fun, animal themed watches specifically for children aged 3 years and over.  I was thrilled when they recently asked if Monkey would like to try one… Continue reading »

A family of swimmers #MagicMoments

A family of swimmers

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while and especially if you follow me on Facebook, you will know that Monkey and I are both learning to swim.  I’ve been overcoming my real fear of water since the Spring and was always adamant that Monkey would not share my… Continue reading »

The B&W Photography Project Week 19 #bwphotoproject

The B&W Photography Project Week 19

The B&W Photography Project Week 19 with PODCast, and I’m back to nature this week – what a surprise!  This shot was taken a couple of weeks ago on a trip to the Nature Discovery Centre at Thatcham.  I need to write-up a proper post on it as it’s a wonderful place… Continue reading »