Birmingham’s Top 5 Indian Cuisine Locations

Birmingham’s Top 5 Indian Cuisine Locations

disclosure:  this is a collaborative post If you are in search of a new flavour in your regular dining experiences, perhaps Indian cuisine is what you are lacking in your life. From buttery naan to spicy madras, Indian food can suit any palate through a variety of flavours and dishes…. Continue reading »

Cycling through the decades

Cycling through the decades

When we visited Coventry last year and spent time at the Transport Museum, I showed Monkey a display of different bicycles and we talked about cycling through the decades.  From the days of the Penny Farthing to the road racing bikes that a friend uses.  He was mesmerised by the changes in design… Continue reading »

Will you fuel your dreams with Sun-Pat peanut butter? #SunPatDreams

Will you fuel your dreams with Sun-Pat peanut butter?

Growing up it was always my brother who was the peanut butter fanatic in our household. But I do love nuts and have come to realise how versatile peanut butter is over the years. Will you fuel your dreams with Sun-Pat peanut butter? You could do exactly that you know.  Sun-Pat… Continue reading »

Brewster goes to school with WHISKAS® Kitten Kollege

Brewster goes to school with Whiskas Kitten Kollege

As you all know Monkey is in Year Two at school now, and Brewster’s left at home all day with me.  Being a very much nocturnal beast, his favourite daytime activity is sleeping.  He has this off to a fine art as you might have noticed on my Instagram feed… Continue reading »

Family time in Mauritius

Family time in Mauritius

Back in 1994 I travelled to Mauritius, the beautiful island set in the midst of the Indian Ocean. I’d been aware of the island through work, as we had a distributor based in the capital, Port Louis.  I was looking forward to seeing the various places I’d heard about in… Continue reading »

Celebrating Mr Men 45 years on

Celebrating Mr Men 45 years on

I’ve mentioned in earlier posts how the Roger Hargreaves Mr Men characters have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. The first Mr Men book, Mr Tickle was published in 1971, and I’ve been celebrating Mr Men 45 years on with my 6 year old… Continue reading »

The Best Amusement Parks In Europe

The Best Amusement Parks In Europe

I’ve got a collaborative post for you this evening looking at the best amusement parks in Europe. Amusement parks are a great holiday destination for families with kids and you’re sure to have a lot of fun there. First of all though you will need to choose which one to go… Continue reading »

How language changes through the years

How language changes through the years

When I was studying English Literature I can remember reading Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.  I loved it, but it was hard going at times as it was written in a form of English we just don’t use these days.  That’s understandable though as they were written in the 14th century.  But it’s something… Continue reading »

How to buy the perfect present for older parents

This is a collaborative post sharing ideas on how to buy the perfect present for older parents. As parents become older buying presents for special occasions evolves into a task that is fraught with potential mistakes. They’ll no doubt make you perfectly aware of everything that they don’t like in life, but with… Continue reading »

What to Look Out For When Purchasing Your Next Family Car

What to Look Out For When Purchasing Your Next Family Car

Having a family is a major life changing event with lots of different things to consider and buying your first family car or upgrading your current vehicle is one key item on your lengthy to-do list. The sports car with the retractable roof is off your radar for now (sorry!) but you… Continue reading »