me and mine family photo march 2020

Family Snaps March 2020

I have been pretty lazy with the ‘Me and Mine’ posts that I have been so good with  over the years. Normally  I share a photo of our family at the end of each month but this year it just hasn’t happened until now, a quarter of the way through the toughest year ever (as 2020 will probably be forever…

Playing with Osmo

Osmo Genius & Little Genius Review – perfect for kids at home!

Just when you thought you knew all about the ways to use tech to keep your kids entertained (including asking Alexa to make fart noises) you find something that blows everything else out of the water. It’s not only fun, but also educational enough to count as learning, which during these strange covid19 infused times is more important than ever! Osmo is a super…

gigantosaurus the game

Review: Gigantosaurus the Game!

Ad – pre-release copy of game & review items Now more than ever  we’re all searching for things to keep our kids busy at home, and   Gigantosaurus The Game has been keeping my two children occupied  for the past couple of weeks as we were lucky enough to be given advanced access to the game, which is available on March…

Wanderlust: Liverpool’s instagrammable spots

This is  a collaborative post I’ve not been to Liverpool since before we had kids, but Sam and I spent a weekend there a few months before we got married and I  remember it fondly! We stayed  in a hotel in Albert Dock , which was the perfect base to explore the city from.  I think it was before I…

athena in waterstones

Scrapbook Loves Feb 2020

Well February  flew by didn’t it? Punctuated with a half term that  dragged a little towards the end  because I  arranged all our playdates in the first half of the week… whoops! I mean the torrential rain didn’t help either! I mean, we’re definitely not fair weather folk and do go out and about when it’s wet, cold and miserable…

7 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Family Finances

Ad – this is a collaborative post in association with Polar Credit, written by me. Many people fall into bad financial habits that can be damaging to their long-term well-being. They might pay too much for certain items, ignore bank balances or make late utility payments regularly.  Do you know how much you spend on groceries, laundry and housing every…

Interiors: Bean Bag Chairs

Last year we redecorated the living room. Freshly painting the walls and wallpapering two of them. I’d bought lilac sofas the year before the replace our huge old black lounger which made the room look so much bigger! We have a corner of the living room that has a small alcove under a stained glass window that I’ve always struggled to know…

Toad Diaries Review & Giveaway

Everyone starts off the year being organised, right? Not me – I dabbled with making a bullet journal over the Christmas holidays and stopped using it by the 4th of January. Thankfully I hadn’t bought a specific notebook for it but was using a little school-style exercise book. Anyway – I’m generally so bad at keeping on top of diaries…

Sunday Scrapbook – A catch up

I’ve not done a Scrapbook Sunday post for absolutely ages and feel a bit bad about it… for the uninitiated they are basically diary/chatty/catch up style posts where I waffle on a little about what we’ve been up to. When I was doing a lot more ‘commercial’ blogging up to about this time last year I felt like they helped…

Interiors: Bespoke & Unusual Wall Murals

Redecorating  is not a task undertaken easily, but I think a lot of us have an idea about what each room in the home could look like next.  Furniture, flooring and wallpaper are all huge elements in how a room comes together  and  Wallsauce   has a great way to  update a room in a unique and easy way! Firstly  they…

Travel: 3 Winter destinations in the Lake District

This is a collaborative post. In a world where we’re made to feed bad about taking flights  (understandable) or  simply can’t afford too many   there is still hope for fun holidays in beautiful places – all without even leaving the UK! As a family we’ve always been big fans of the  ‘staycation’ – awful name but great holidays!  Generally we…

Style: Scaramanga Backpack

I’ve been a fan of backpacks since  my  youngest was born – it suddenly seemed so much easier to pop all the stuff I needed for two kids under 2 years old in a backpack than a proper changing bag that was always swinging off my shoulders and bashing into things, or making me walk lop-sided. Even now I don’t…