Word of the Week 2/12/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every Read more >

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Christmas Ideas & Inspiration

Today I am delighted to be joining in with a gorgeous group of talented bloggers as we share a little Christmas inspiration for you. For my part I am going to be talking kids Christmas craft activities, all of which are nice and easy to do and have been big hits with my two. For full details of each activity, simply click on the link or image and it will take you through to the original blog post. First up, you could try making a Christmas centrepiece… This was so lovely to do with my daughter a few years ago, and Read more >


Papery Peep November 2016

It’s that time in the month that I like to share a little papery round up and I invite you to share any papery photos or posts with me, too – just pop them in the linky below so we can take a peep! This month I have read several books and two really stand out for me. I thoroughly enjoyed My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry and The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, I’d definitely recommend both of these. As I shared last week, I have been delighted to receive beautiful stationery from Say Nice Things Stationery… ….and I have Read more >

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Gizmo Saves Christmas!

December is on the horizon now. Christmas music is playing, shops are becoming chaotic, trees are going up, presents are getting wrapped, so I think I can now talk freely about Christmas without it being ‘too early’! I want to talk about Christmas ads, as they seem to be such a huge deal now and a real part of the countdown to Christmas. Today I want to share with you a Christmas advert for animal-lovers, as Vision Direct releases its Christmas campaign for 2016. It is the story of Gizmo the pug, who you may remember from their viral ad Read more >


The Great Christmas Present Game Review & Giveaway

When The Present Finder got in touch offering us the chance to review and give away a copy of their brand new gift giving game The Great Christmas Present Game I was intrigued…. Christmas is time for fun, feasts, family, and board games. So what could be better this year, than unwrapping the new and exclusive, The Great Christmas Present Game! Unlike anything you’ve seen before this thrilling gift giving game has plenty of wicked surprises! Are you on Santa’s nice list this year, or will you be paid a visit by the Naughty Elf? This simple game involves plenty Read more >

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Button Activities for Kids

If you saw my The Works vlog a couple of weeks ago you’ll know that I randomly picked up a bag of buttons whilst shopping, thinking I could use them with the kids for….something. Yes, you see whilst I could see that they could be fun, that’s about as far as my thoughts had got. The biggest thing I have learned since having kids and doing crafts and activities with them is that they rarely actually go the way that I plan them. Very rarely. I can spend ages scrolling through Pinterest for ideas or come up with, what I Read more >


That ‘Fries-day’ Feeling!

A couple of weeks ago I shared all about McCain’s ‘Fries-day’ campaign. It means that Friday becomes ‘Fries-day’ here and it’s a chance for the kids to choose their favourite teatime meal. After a full-on week, I do like to make Friday an easy meal night, so this has taken it to the next level as the children now run ‘Fries-day’ tea, even going as far as writing the shopping lists for me… They really do take ‘Fries-day’ seriously and check with me each time the shopping is delivered that their food order has arrived. It will always include McCain Read more >

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Word of the Week 25/11/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every Read more >


Magic Tooth Fairy Game Review & Giveaway

From time to time the kids see a game that they really, really want, and the latest game they’ve been pleading for is the Magic Tooth Fairy game. So it is with great delight that we have received one here to review, and you’ll be pleased to know that I also have 2 up for grabs for 2 of my lucky readers. A wobbly tooth… is it time to pull it out..? It is..?!? Then slip it under the pillow and snuggle down to bed. A spin of the arrow and a tap of the wand, and a sparkling gold Read more >

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Introducing Say Nice Things Stationery

Today I’m happy to be introducing a new stationery brand to you, Say Nice Things Stationery. Their online store opened this month and I was delighted to be amongst the first people to receive a bundle of papery gorgeousness from them. When you pop over to Say Nice Things it’s clear from every word that they have a great love for stationery, as well as being passionate about ensuring their products are all made here in the UK. The founder Jill shares with us her early love of stationery, which I have now doubt will resound with most stationery fans… ‘Brochures, Read more >


Leek & Potato Soup – Easy Recipe!

So we all know that I am know culinary master, but today I am sharing a recipe of a dish that actually went down very well, and was so easy to make. On a recent outing, we had leek and potato soup as a starter and the Husband mentioned that he’d enjoyed it so I decided to attempt to make it at home. Yes, I know, it’s just soup, but I don’t think I have made my own soup since home economics class circa 1990, so to have done so and for it to taste good, it merits a mention here! Read more >

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Could Leetchi.com Be Useful For You?

Have you heard of Leetchi.com? As they’re new to the UK, probably not, I hadn’t. But when they got in touch with me to share what they do I could see the appeal straightaway and how very useful their service can be. That’s why I want to tell you all about it today as I can see it being handy for so many of us, especially in the run-up to Christmas when gift money collections are taking place all over the UK. Let me give you a little background about Leetchi.com and an idea of how it works. It was Read more >


Word of the Week 18/11/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every Read more >

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British History Timeline Review & Giveaway

We have a new game in our house and it’s one that I have been eagerly awaiting. We’ve been playing British History Timeline….. Gameplay As the name suggests, this is a Timeline game. There are several different Timeline titles, including Inventions, General Interest, Music and Cinema, Star Wars and more. The British History version is the latest addition to the range and with my love of history, I was keen to give this one a try. The game is all within a tin that comes with a big stack of photo cards and a playing instructions leaflet. There are events and Read more >


Pocket Letters – The Easy Way

Today I am talking snail mail, as regular readers will know that I am a big fan of putting pen to paper. This is a little follow up to a post I wrote last year sharing how to make a pocket letter. It was fun to do, quite relaxing and it went down well with the recipient. But, it took a fair bit more time than I usually have to spend on a letter, so to be honest I haven’t sent one for some time. Until now. Ah yes, I am now all about pocket letters again! I have discovered Read more >

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Siblings November 2016

Another month, another Siblings post. I have to admit, I am struggling to believe we’re in November! The kids are in Christmas mode. Already. It’s kind of difficult for them not to be as everywhere they go there are adverts, signs and products promoting it, so of course to them it’s just around the corner yet the wait seems like it’s forever. They are happy, they are excited, and they are like little bottles of pop! They are always cheerful and play well together, but it’s like they’re on a permanent sugar rush this month and I can only see them Read more >

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