Review: Hoover Cordless H-Free 500

Ad – this product was provided to me but I was not compensated for my review. Cordless vacuum cleaners really are one of the best inventions as far as I am concerned. No need to mess about plugging power cords in, tripping over them and then needing to unplug them to move to a different room.  Also no need to…

All things Americana at Black Deer Festival

What is Black Deer Festival A festival of Americana. Expect three days of live musical acts both from America and inspired by all kinds of American music. Food and drink inspired by the good old US of A, The Roadhouse where you can see (& hear!) trucks, motors and motorbikes as well as browse the stalls for all things rock,…

Can you improve your memory by learning a new language?

Ad: collaborative post. Do you think your memory has suffered over the past few years? I definitely do! But why? It’s called digital amnesia. Nowadays, we are entrusting our phones with all the things we used to remember on our own, effectively diminishing our memory. One in two people can’t remember their children’s phone number, one in three can’t even…

Why is an RFID protective wallet a good idea?

What is RFID? Rfid stands for Radio Frequency Identification. You are probably using it in all sorts of things already, oyster cards, your pets microchip, your gym wristband and of course your bank cards. It’s what enables you to ‘tap to pay’. Why is an RFID protective wallet a good idea? It stops anyone with a chip reader (Which can…

Simple Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like New

Ad- collaborative post. When you’ve lived in a place for a while it can start feeling a bit dull and jaded. Sometimes the answer is moving house, but often the place you’re already in is the ideal spot and you just need to figure out how to make it feel special and fresh again. The argument for staying put is…

4 Things to instantly make you feel cosy

Ad – paid post. At this time of year I always feel like hibernating, freezing cold over nights, gloomy in the daytime and frosty or wet weather to contend with when you do need to venture out of the house. However hibernating isn’t an option unless you’re a bear or a tortoise and I am neither! Instead I like to…

How to Be More Involved in Your Child’s Education

Children can greatly improve their time at school through the support of their parents, friends and other family members taking an interest in their education and offering to help where they can. The more supported a child feels at home, the more they’re going to feel engaged with their work at school. To help your child with their school work,…

What Can Make a House a Home?

Having a roof over your head can be something to be grateful for, especially when there are people in the world who do not have that luxury. However, you may want to take steps to really make your house feel like home, rather than simply an essential part of living. By adding a few personal touches to your living space,…

Review: Deskcise Pro v9

I’ve worked from home for years now, but as I don’t keep to normal office hours when my husband got the ‘work from home’ orders back in 2020 I gave up my desk to him as he needed two screens. Then last year we moved house, he set up in an office and I installed my desk into an alcove…

How to Plan Your Spring UK Break

Planning your next UK escape is not a difficult task. It just takes some planning and research to know what you want to do and see during your trip. Springtime is a great time for a UK trip. The weather will be warmer and more enjoyable than ever before! From exploring the country’s many attractions and landmarks, to experiencing the…

STEM Toys: Gravitrax Obstacle review

This post contains items sent for the purpose of this feature. Links may be affiliate likes for which I get a small % of the sale, the price you pay does not increase. Being confined to the house for almost two weeks has meant that we have really had a chance to put the Gravitrax Obstacle Starter set through its…

Fun for all the family this Christmas with Very.co.uk

For this festive season Very.co.uk asked me to pick a range of activities and games that are fun for all the family, and I think I’ve found a really good selection. Family games are one of life’s great pleasures, and now my youngest has stopped throwing a hissy fit (well, mostly!) when he loses they’re even more fun to play…