This Lockdown Life

This time last year I was heading back from America, where Sam and I spent 5 glorious child free days in New York, our first kid free holiday ever. And boy have we made up for it by spending the next 365 days with our kids 24/7 practically, bar the time when they were actually at school which wasn’t much…

Tips For A Successful Home Renovation

This is a collaborative post.  Your home is a special and unique place for you and your family to spend time in and live. If you like where you live and don’t care to leave, you may consider choosing to follow through with a home renovation instead of moving. It’s a big undertaking and project to dive into, so you want…

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Scrapbook Loves January 2021

Was January really long for anyone else or just me? It just seemed to drag on and on… then on some more! It was my birthday on the 24th, so January normally goes quite quickly for me as I have something to look forward to but this year that didn’t happen! It was the quietest birthday I have ever had! …

So, this is Christmas 2020

I’m sat in my living room three days into the Christmas holidays and I don’t think I could feel less festive if I tried. I know i’m not the only one, and in the grand scheme of things most people are far worse off than I am, as we are currently tier 2 rather than 4 and we weren’t planning…

What The Kids Read: December 2020

Here’s a little round up of the books Athena and Arlo have been enjoying recently, although I have definitely been enjoying them too! This is a GREAT book for broaching awkward questions that your kids ask, often out of the blue. You can say, ‘hang on lets look in the Brilliant Questions book’! This gives you time to think about…

How to: Easy Christmas Decorations from Toilet Roll Tubes

I am always looking for after school and weekend activities to keep the kids busy and off their screens for a while longer. Crafting is something both my children are super happy to get stuck into, mostly because it generally means making a bit of a mess! I’ve put together some ideas for really simple Christmas crafts you can make with…

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…