Slumps, wishes and plans

A little update for my first post of the year

10 reasons Chilled in a Field Festival rocks

Chilled in a Field really does live up to its name.  Chilled in a Field is a small family friendly festival that takes place in the grounds of Bentley estate in East Sussex, not far from Lewes. Here are ten  reasons to spend a weekend the Chilled in a Field Festival, though of course there are so many more! You can…

Scrapbook Loves – December 19

Well, the end of the year is upon and it’s time for my last monthly roundup of the year!  I actually managed to post all 12, one for each month of the year! This past month has absolutely shot by but the last week or so has been a blur of food, toys, puzzles and a lot of reading! Read…

Fashion: Winter Layers

It’s definitely winter, the temp has dropped and we had our first frost recently too. It’s definitely time for a winter wardrobe update and I’ll be needing lots of layers in New York when we visit in a few weeks too! Lily Lulu  has so much to choose from, with a great selection of jumpers and coats too. You will…

Novie Robot Review

Novie Robot – Toy Review

The post features an item sent for review, all words opinions and photos are my own. Links with a * are affiliate links. Meet Novie – a pint sized robot with a happy face that  will entertain the whole family, and now Arlo’s favourite toy. STEM  toys are becoming more and more popular and  they’re great for encouraging kids to…

Wanderlust: Booking A Mystery Holiday

When the world is your oyster there really is a  no end to all the places you could travel to for exploring or for a holiday.   The problem is how do you decide where to go, and when?  Something that I’ve never been brave  enough to do is book a ‘mystery holiday’ but it really would take the drama out…

Travel: Planning our NYC Trip

Sam and I have a trip to New York planned in January and it will be the first time for both of us visiting the ‘city that never sleeps’. Needless to say we’re pretty excited , not only because it’s  our first trip away together since we had kids, but also because there is so much to see and do …

Santa’s Circus, Panto time and other festive things!

[This post contains two gifted experiences] Is anyone else starting to feel super festive yet? Traditionally I’ve always been a bit of a bah-humbug but since I had kids I’ve started to feel festive earlier and earlier each year, and though our tree isn’t up  just yet it will be this weekend! The kids have started rehearsing for their Christmas…

Wetmore Forest Monsters review

Toys: Wetmore Forest Monsters from John Lewis

Wetmore Forest is an imaginary rainforest in the Pacific Northwest and it’s the home of   six monsters, each with their own personalities and looks! They’re now available from John Lewis,   and creatures include plush cuddly toys, story books and Funko Pop! characters. Although they’re called monsters they’re actually very loveable and quite cute too! Here’s an intro to the gang……

kids in animal heads

Scrapbook Loves – November 2019

Bosh, another month has flown past and we’re on the countdown to a new decade. How crazy!  Here’s   my roundup of bits and bobs from the last month… Made I’ve been doing some more baking, as  always happens when it’s dark and miserable  in the Winter!   So far just cupcakes and cookies but  I’d love to buy  chocolate moulds online…

me and mine november 19

Me & Mine November 19

I forgot we took our Viaduct  photos at the start of the month so took another  one when we were in Kent last weekend. I love the colours in this photo  and it will always remind me Arlo and I taking a detour and ending up  on our own in the middle of nowhere off the main walkway, singing ‘I’m…

Christmas Gift Guide: Kid’s Books to inspire and entertain

We adore books in this house, both fact and fiction. I’ve put together some great ideas from both categories that kids (and big kids!) will love! There is also a giveaway at the end of the post too… Little Monstries Big Adventures:  available here.     Little Monstrie is a shy student at school,  and  has lots of challenges to overcome, and …