Christmas at the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

Over the weekend we visited the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. We hadn’t been for a few months, and we were very keen to go whilst they had an extra special guest in residence. We were there nice and early, and it seems this is a good time to go as we had plenty of access to all of the exhibits. We wandered around peeking at all of the wonderful sea creatures. My favourites are always the penguins, with the jellyfish coming in a close second as they are so mesmerising, I think I could watch them all day! Read more >


Have You Made Your Will Yet?

Have you made your will yet? I must admit that I hadn’t until this month. And with children aged 8 and 5 years old, it has been one of those things that I’ve been meaning to get around to for years, but I just never have. Why? I thought it would be a lot of hassle, time and expense, so I simply kept putting it off. And it seems that I’m not alone, as only 1 in 10 parents in the UK has officially appointed guardians for their children and written wills. Well, thanks for an invitation to do so Read more >


Word of the Week 8/12/17

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 >


Mrs Wordsmith Review & Giveaway

When Mrs Wordsmith got in touch with me, I did not hesitate to agree to find out more about them and give it a go. It’s no secret that I am very passionate about literacy here and am always encouraging the kids with their reading, writing and storytelling, so this seemed to be absolutely perfect for us. And as I like to think of you, there is also the chance for one of you to win a Mrs Wordsmith subscription, so do read on… Mrs Wordsmith was created by a UK mum who wanted to help her children fall in Read more >


Educational Fun with the Kids

Like many kids these days, my children love technology. They are growing up with it, it’s perfectly normal for them to use it and I suspect they will soon be surpassing me in finding their way around the latest gadgets. I’m pretty good, but I am from the generation that had one computer in primary school – oh, the excitement when it got wheeled into our classroom and it was our turn! Both Boo and Little Man are good at getting their homework done and enjoy  completing little projects and quizzes at home. They like it, but if I can Read more >


Our Christmas Traditions

I feel like there’s no other time of year more full of traditions than Christmas. We already have quite a few here, and with the kids still quite young, I am sure we’ll be adding to them year on year going forward. So here are a few of our Christmas traditions, in no particular order…. We have Marty the Elf here, who arrives every year on December 1st, much to the delight of the kids. Our elf moves around each night, so the fun here is finding him every morning. I admit that this is one that seemed a good Read more >


Word of the Week 1/12/17

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 >


Sending Christmas Snail Mail

Sending Christmas Snail Mail

If ever there was a time to be sending snail mail, it’s at Christmas. More post gets sent out now, as many of us send cards out to friends and family, along with any normal letters to pen pals. I love it! It’s an opportunity to send smiles through the post, so I have been buying a few things to pretty up my Christmas mail to pen pals, which is fun for me to do and hopefully the recipients will enjoy receiving them. I bought these from Amazon last week, Christmas Stickers and Christmas Table Confetti and they are proving to Read more >


ROXI: 5 Music Products in 1! Review

Today I want to share with you details about a new product from Electric jukebox, their music entertainment product for families, the ROXI. ROXI works through the family TV and speakers and offers 5 music entertainment products in 1 easy-to-use box: Music Streaming, Karaoke, Worldwide Radio, Music Games and a therapeutic Sound Machine. There’s also a motion sensitive controller with built-in microphone for voice control and karaoke, and Family Protect, a feature which switches off access to all explicit music on ROXI at the touch of a button. This short video serves as a great introduction to what it’s all Read more >


Things I’m Most Looking Forward To On Our Disney World Holiday

If you’re a regular reader here you may remember when I shared that we’d booked to go to Disney World next year. To me, that feels like just a few weeks ago, but it was actually six months ago now which means we have only six months now before we go. Only six months! Given how quickly that time has flown by, I know we’ll be boarding that plane before we know it! A big part of this holiday is the anticipation and planning. We have spent so many hours chatting all things Disney, watching ride videos with the kids, Read more >


Word of the Week 24/11/17

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 >


Lonely Planet Kids Books

When Lonely Planet Kids got in touch offering us the chance to check out a couple of their new books, we couldn’t resist. We are a household that loves our books, and I like to add to the kids’ reference books  selection as much as their fiction shelves. These new titles have been brought out just in time for Christmas, so if you’re like me and always like to buy your kids at least one new book for Christmas, this is perfect timing. We were sent two surprise titles,  How Animals Build and Dinosaur Atlas. How Animals Build Explore the Read more >


Drayton Manor’s Magical Christmas

Over the weekend we were invited along to experience Drayton Manor’s Magical Christmas, and we all had a brilliant time. Drayton’s Magical Christmas includes entrance into Thomasland and all of its rides and there are even a few rides running out in the rest of Drayton Manor. There are snow showers up to three times a day in Thomas Land – oh, Boo’s face when she saw that it was snowing, it was so sweet! There’s a new 4D film showing ‘Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas’, Christmas shows in Thomasland, a 30 foot light-show Christmas tree, end of the day Read more >


An Open University Update

I am now a few weeks into my final year with the Open University, so I thought it was time to share a little update on how it’s going. The materials came nice and early this year so as soon as the kids went to school in September, I made a head start. With two modules this year, I wanted to ensure I was running ahead, and I like to allow for unexpected changes to my schedule. If the kids are poorly, I can easily lose a few hours worth of study time, and I want to make sure I’m Read more >


Word of the Week 17/11/17

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 >


3 Easy Ways a Bullet Journal Can Make You More Productive

3 Easy Ways a Bullet Journal Can Make You More Productive

You may week know that I love my bullet journal here. I have written a few posts about how I use mine, from a beginner’s guide through to using it for different purposes, and today I wanted to talk about it as a productivity tool, its primary purpose. When you see images of bullet journals, they’re often pretty, with great doodles, beautiful writing, carefully laid out grids and so on. Well, they are not like mine! I do use washi tape and brightly coloured pens to pretty it up, but as you’ll see in my video ‘Bullet Journal Set Up Read more >

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