The Devil’s Half Mile – a book review

The Devils Half Mile

I do love a book that grips you from the start and having just finished The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch, I can confirm that this book does just that. Published through Corvus Books in July this year, it’s a book I can thoroughly recommend, especially if you like a… Continue reading »

Dinosaur – A Photicular Book (review and giveaway)

Dinosaur - A Photicular Book

My son may be turning nine in December, but he’s still as interested in dinosaurs as he ever has been.  He is a walking encyclopedia of dino facts, so when I saw Dinosaur – A Photicular Book recently I knew he’d love the its unique appeal. Published through Workman Publishing last… Continue reading »

Eye Spy – book review and giveaway

Eye Spy

I do love to introduce my son to books that are a little bit different.  Eye Spy by Guillaume Duprat is just one of those books.  Published through What On Earth? books earlier this month, Eye Spy introduces children to the world through the eyes of different animals and it’s… Continue reading »

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

The world seems so much smaller these days than when I was a child.  The internet and social media has opened up our lives to influences from all over the world.  It still amazes me that we can have a video call with my niece in New Zealand that’s as… Continue reading »

Absolutely Everything! – review and giveaway

Absolutely Everything!

We are big fans of the What on Earth? book range so I was excited to see what the newly published Absolutely Everything! book by Christopher Lloyd would be like. Absolutely Everything! is a hardback 352 page book charting 13.8 billion years of history and is designed for children and… Continue reading »

Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Sri Lanka

Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Sri Lanka

Have you ever been tempted to buy jewellery on your travels?  I used to travel an awful lot more than I do these days, and much further afield too.  My ex and I would spend time walking around gem stores in Thailand but really without a clue about what we… Continue reading »