dodo pad diary

Review & Giveaway:Dodo Pad 2022 Diary

After the mess of the last twenty four months (give or take) and two diaries I barely used I am so incredibly ready to get organised, make plans and settle into some new routines, which will hopefully be uninterrupted by any sort of pandemic. Dodo Pad sent me a shiny new planner so I can start getting organised for next…

Travel: Amazing Things to Do While Visiting Iceland

This is a partnered post. Whether you love traveling for relaxation, adventure, or nature, there is something for everyone in Iceland. It is a coveted destination for trips and holidays, being a great spot for solo travel, couples, friends and family travel. If you’re looking for a destination where you can unplug and connect to the incredible nature in particular,…

Play: K’nex Amazin’ 8 Roller Coaster review

This post contains items sent to us for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions & words are my own. We absolutely love building things in this house, and we’re forever being shown creations from one or both kids that they’ve made from our collection of K’nex, lots of which belonged to Sam when he was a little kid! The latest K’nex…

Osmo Pizza Co Review – hands on educational games

With the kids going back to school imminently we’ve been starting to build up their learning in fun ways to help them get prepared for what will hopefully be a full year of learning at school, unlike the last two due to lockdowns.  Osmo is one my ‘go to’ activity for learning and fun… and the kids don’t really know…

Tips for keeping your home cool in Summer

Keeping cool in hot weather is something that here in the UK we don’t have to worry about all year round, but to me it seems like every year when summer arrives I’m amazed at how hot it is and have to remind myself of all the things we can do to stay cool. This summer we’re in our new…

regatta back to school essentials

Tips to avoid school uniform stress!

Athena is starting year four in September, and Arlo is going into year two. The fact that I have children that are SO OLD still alarms me, it barely seems like a few months ago that they were pulling on their first ever school uniform and heading off into the classroom, but after three schools (an Infant, a Junior and…

Scrapbook Loves June & July ’21

Our Summer holidays so far have been a little damp but just over a week down and I think we’re all having fun still – even if I’ve been eaten out of house and home and bedtimes are closer to 9pm that the normal 7pm! But it’s nice to have less of a routine than during term time that’s for…

Why a KeySafe will make your life easier [Giveaway]

 A Keysafe is something that you never really you need until you get one. Especially when your husband is as forgetful as mine is, often forgetting his keys or losing them all together. This once resulted in him breaking the glass in our front door (at the time it was an old style one that wasn’t double glazed, thankfully!)  to…

4 reasons you might need hourly car insurance

There are a few reasons why hourly car insurance could come in really handy, we’ve had to use it a few times in the past and you’ll find the rates for hourly car insurance are surprisingly affordable! We had to buy a new (to us) car earlier this month because our main family car decided that second gear wasn’t happening. After…

Travel: Where to visit with the Ambassador Cruise Line

This is a collaborative post. I think that now, more than ever most of us are suffering from wanderlust in one form or another. We’ve not been travelling as much as usual, and can’t even book a last minute getaway because who knows which countries will be available to travel to under current regulations. However everything is looking like next…

Gift Idea: News of the Decade Book

Sam loves history, we both do actually, but I often try and find him gifts that are not only a little bit different or unusual but that are also useful past the initial ‘oh that’s a nice present’ stage! This year for Father’s Day he was the recipient of a Historic Newspapers hardback News of the Decade book for the…

Review: Night Owl Coverless Duvet

The one room that we really haven’t much to since we moved in is our bedroom.  This is for a few reasons and the first is that I just can’t decide what to do décor wise! The second is that we’re using the room to store various other bits and bobs that don’t have a home yet so it isn’t…