Mess free creative play – is there such a thing?

Mess free creative play – is there such a thing?  Oh yes!  We have discovered a gem thanks to the lovely people at Learning Resources. It’s called Play Foam and quite simply it is any parent’s dream – it provides kids with a play material that they can squish, shape,… Continue reading »

John Deere Monster Treads Tractor by Tomy

I think it fairly clear that Monkey is obsessed by tractors!  But a John Deere tractor takes him to a whole new level of excitement!!! It all stems from a trip to see my parents in Spain last year.  They live in an olive growing region of Spain, and John… Continue reading »

Early Reader review for Orion Childrens Books

As you will know from reading my blog I am passionate about reading and about spending quality time with Monkey encouraging his love of books. We spend a lot of time reading at home and borrowing books from the library. We were thrilled to be asked by the lovely people… Continue reading »

Mr Kipling still makes exceeding good cakes – Strawberry Fancies

Something arrived in the post today which took me straight back to my childhood and visits to my Granny.  We’ve all heard of Mr (& now Mrs!) Kipling and his wonderful cakes right? I for one, grew up with his fruit pies, cherry bakewells and other wonders. But the one… Continue reading »

Bizzy the Butterfly and the Creepy Crawly Co-operating Caterpillar – audiobook

  We were rather flattered when Bizzy the Butterfly asked us if we’d like to listen to their new audio book – Bizzy the Butterfly and the Creepy Crawly Co-operating Caterpillar. You’ll know from reading my blog that we love butterflies in this house, so this story was a perfect… Continue reading »

teapigs – Iced Tea – don’t mind if I do

I’m a fan of real tea, I can’t say I’ve ever been that fussed to try Iced Tea – but teapigs thought I was missing out on something and sent me some different teas to try to change my opinion. Who are teapigs?  The company was established in 2006 by… Continue reading »