Me and Mine June 2019

  This month has gone by super fast, the highlight was Athena’s birthday on the 6th, which meant lots of cake! Plus despite there being a fair amount of rain earlier in the month we actually spent a lot of time at the beach this month as well as outside with friends. Athena loved: turning 6, getting some new toys…

Scrapbook Loves June 19

The year is half over, I repeat: we are half way through the year! How did this happen? Here’s what I read, listened to and watched (plus a few other things) in June. Read I finished five books this month, and enjoyed most of them! Trust me I’m a Junior Doctor was really insightful, and shocking in a few places.…

Gift guide for 6 year olds

Perfect gifts for 6 year olds

Buying gifts for kids can be hard. If you ask them what they want on a Friday it’ll be different by Saturday. Then if they see an advert on TV or catch a glimpse of your Amazon home screen then they’ll have a whole load more ideas to chuck into the mix. My six year old is very much into…

poppy field

Playing in the Poppy Field

On Sunday we went for a little stroll in the countryside in the direction of the poppy field that I had seen on my way into Brighton last week. The weather suddenly got really warm and muggy, so the trek up the hill to the top was a bit slower than our usual pace but the views from the top…

Great gifts for all ages with Wicked Uncle

[gifted items sent for review] As you may know Athena turned six a little while ago and Wicked Uncle got in touch to see if they could help with some presents to help celebrate. If you’ve not heard of Wicked Uncle  then it’s basically a really great way to  help pick toys for kids you don’t see that often, or are…

Athena and Arlo – June 19

This post was meant to be up yesterday on the 15th but we had a powercut in the morning, and then went out for most of the day and by the time I got home I felt like an evening away from my laptop! This month not a lot has changed in the world of Athena and Arlo, they still…

Keen kids shoes review

Keen Kids Shoes Review

[Gifted shoes in exchange for a review] I am always on the lookout for shoes that are both comfortable and supportive for the kids, and at this time of year being breathable is a big bonus. The kids have been putting a pair of Keen shoes through their paces for a couple of weeks now and both really like them!…

How busy are your roads?

[Post written by me, in partnership with TomTom] How busy are your roads? …Find out with the TomTom Traffic Index! I actually really love driving, especially when it’s country roads and to new places. Driving around Brighton isn’t as much fun as there is so much traffic and a lot of hazards in the form of crazy pedestrians that leap…

The most magical wizard spells and their meaning

[This is a collaborative post] A huge part of the Harry Potter appeal is the amazing spells the students and teachers of Hogwarts perform on a daily basis, but some are a little more special than the others. From banishing soul-sucking demons to transforming fears into follies, there’s a spell for everything in the wizarding world. If you’re planning a…

Athena at six

Sunday Scrapbook – Turning 6 and a few more things

Athena had her sixth birthday this week on Thursday. She’s really starting to grow up and it’s a bit sad! Of course she was at school on her birthday but luckily for her it was ‘sports week’ so she was at least in her own clothes for the day, plus an ‘I’m Six’ badge naturally! After school I took Athena…

Condor Ferry Review

Condor Ferries, Poole to Jersey

We travelled to and from Jersey last week on the Liberation, one of the Condor Ferries [we were provided with our tickets in exchange for this review]. We left from Poole and sailed to St Helier in Jersey which took about four and a half hours. There is a discount code at the end of the post if you’re looking…

Merton Hotel Jersey review

Merton Hotel Jersey, Channel Islands Review

During our trip to Jersey, we stayed at the Merton Hotel [accommodation in exchange for this review], which took under ten minutes to drive to from the ferry port. It’s a large hotel with plenty of things on offer for guests. In fact it’s more like a resort than a hotel, including the aquadome located just over the road which…