Saying Goodbye – a book review

Saying Goodbye

November has become a weirdly emotional month for me over the last six years.  It’s always been special because my Dad’s birthday is in November but for six years this month has also been tinged with sadness and wondering what might have been.  In a different world I’d be running… Continue reading »

Britains NC Rear Discharge Manure Spreader

Britains NC Rear Discharge Manure Spreader

My 7 year old son has been quite literally like a pig in muck since he received the Britains NC Rear Discharge Manure Spreader recently.  Honestly what is the fascination that boys of a certain age seem to have with all things related to poo?  He has quite an encyclopedic knowledge… Continue reading »

Pocketful of Dreams

There’s nothing I like more than a bit of a family drama with a love interest thrown in for good measure. Pocketful of Dreams is written by Jean Fullerton and was published through Corvus Books in August this year.  The book ticks all the boxes for me and adds a… Continue reading »

Encouraging children with their handwriting

Encouraging children with their handwriting

As regular readers know, my son is 7 and started in Year Three in September.  He’s a reluctant reader and writer and like me, is left-handed.  It’s often felt like a battle of wills to get him to write anything, but slowly, slowly we are getting there.  I think it’s… Continue reading »

Havex Machines #WreakHavex

Havex Machines

My son loves his machines, whether they are planes, trains or automobiles, really it makes no difference.  He loves creating imaginary worlds with lots of action and adventures. He’s recently received a couple of Havex Machines to add to his play scenarios. Aimed at children aged 6 years and over… Continue reading »

Monster Smash-Ups Rhino

Monster Smash-Ups Rhino

There’s nothing my 7 year old son likes to do more than smash things into each other and causes crashes.  It thrills and delights him to cause chaos in his wake. I knew the Monster Smash-Ups Rhino would go down very well when it arrived here recently. Aimed at children… Continue reading »