Picking a Classic Read with The Folio Society

Picking a Classic Read with The Folio Society

I’ve been a bookworm for as long as I can remember. From my first Ladybird books to Enid Blyton, Astrid Lindgren and Michael Bond, I was hooked.  By my early teens I was heavily into Austen and the Bronte sisters and over the years since, my love of books and reading… Continue reading »

Preparing for Year Two with Cleancut Wood

Preparing for Year Two with Cleancut Wood

As regular readers know, Monkey sometimes finds school challenging.  Writing has certainly not been one of his favourite activities at school.  But I can see some noticeable improvements in his efforts in the last few months.  I’ve had notes written for me, cards have appeared for friends and family and… Continue reading »

Gifts with a difference from uncommongoods

Gift ideas from uncommon goods

I’m always on the look out for unusual presents and recently I discovered an excellent range of gifts with a difference from uncommongoods.  The US-based company has a strong ethos of sustainability. It offers a wide range of environmentally friendly, handmade, recycled and organic products.  They work with a wide range of artists… Continue reading »

Imprify extend their range – reader discount

Imprify extend their range

You may recall that we reviewed the Imprify app earlier in the year and at that time I created a lovely photobook to capture memories. I received an email recently and I thought I’d share the news with you as Imprify extend their range to include personalised photo magnets, along with their… Continue reading »

Personalised World Map Jigsaw – I Just Love It

Personalised World Map Jigsaw

Maps have fascinated me since I was a child.  I think I’ve mentioned this fact before, maybe just once or twice? Well after my recent cake decorating adventure, I Just Love It asked me if I’d like to look at something from their range of personalised items.  There was something… Continue reading »

Cake decorating with I Just Love It

Cake decorating with I Just Love It

Mind out the way! Lady with cakes coming through! Not a phrase I thought I’d ever be saying on a packed London Underground train earlier last week. But boy it worked! No one wanted to be responsible for cakes flying across a crowded tube train. Phew, these babies were making it… Continue reading »