4 questions to ask if you’re thinking about an extension

Ad – This is a partnered post. We’re hopefully moving into our new house in the next few months, and although it is perfectly fine to move into and make it it our own from off it doesn’t stop me daydreaming about the future and what we can do to improve it. One of those things is a side return…

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Why I want to keep Jewellery in the family

Ad- Written in partnership with Carus.  When I was young one of my favourite activities was going through my Mum’s and Nanna’s jewellery boxes. There was something so exciting about seeing what treasures they had inside and hearing the story behind each piece. I loved hearing about then when’s and where’s of how each ring or necklace arrived in their…

Easy & unique art from Posterstore

This post contains items gifted for review. Words and images are my own. If you’ve ever bought a house you’ll know that once your offer has been accepted that house is at the back of your mind until you move in. I’m constantly thinking about how I’ll decorate it, lay out the furniture, store things and so much more. The…

How To Brighten Up A Room With Fun Wall Art

This is a brand-partnered post. When it comes to home interiors something that often gets missed is accessories for your walls. It’s can be very easy to paint a room a new colour or add some wallpaper but large walls especially can end up looking a bit bare and plain. However, there are some really easy and fun ways to…

Review: New Dragon Ball Toys

Arlo has been putting both his ninja moves and some new toys to the test this week when we had a delivery of toys from the new Dragon Ball range, which Bandai has released in the UK for the first time. For the uninitiated Dragon Ball is a hugely popular Anime/Manga series featuring Son Goku as he trains in marital…

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8 Reasons to subscribe to kids comic The Phoenix

Athena has been getting weekly post recently in the form of The Phoenix,  which has been dropping onto the doormat addressed just to her! She’s has been really enjoying flicking through the pages of each copy and reading the comics inside.  The Phoenix is a full colour comic designed especially for kids and after a few weeks of subscribing here…

Scrapbook Loves Autumn 2020

Darker nights, crispy leaves and  Christmas decorations up already,   must be… Autumn?  What a weird year eh?  I am definitely not in the  ‘early Christmas decorations’ camp but I do get why so many other people have their lights and trees up in mid November this year.  We’re in another lockdown though for our family it doesn’t really feel any…

Things just got real…

This year has been a bit of a write off for so many of us, and it pretty much has been for  my family too. My mum lives near to us but  our other three sets of parents are miles away which adds worry in itself as well as not being able to see them freely.  Thankfully Sam’s job in …

Osmo Detective Agency Review

One of the things I feel is really important for our children  to understand more about  is  other people and parts of the world.  Our world is so diverse and  finding out more about it is something I’ve always loved doing, though when I was a child this was learning via encyclopedias and tv  documentaries aimed at adults.  Now with…

10 Tips for Keeping Busy During Isolation

Keeping busy & having a day full of activities can help make isolation easier. Check out these top 10 tips from An Post Insurance to help you & your family stay busy, while staying safe!

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Review: Cosy Cold Weather Clothes from Protest

It’s definitely chilly now, this is my favourite time of year here on the South Coast; warm enough to head to the beach or onto the downs for a stroll without the risk of frostbite! I’ve been keeping warm on the school runs in a super warm fleece from Protest, and I tell you it is the cosiest jacket I’ve ever worn.…

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Giveaway: Win a Swizzels Sweets Hamper in time for Halloween!

This is a  paid  post in collaboration with Swizzels. Halloween may not  be the same this year in terms of staying socially distant, which will mean no Halloween parties and  probably only going trick or treating to houses   of friends and possibly at set times you don’t overlap with others! We’re thinking about inviting a few children from both classes/pods…