My Son, the Pathological Liar…

My son is 3 years old. And he lies. A lot. Is this normal, I muse to myself? I suppose one person’s normal is another person’s strange. I know that my daughter wasn’t like this at his age. She’d much rather tell the truth and fight it out with me. My girl is now 6 years old and is the very epitome of fairness, compassion and honesty. She has her faults, of course, but a liar she is not. In fact, on the rare occasion that she attempts it, we both dissolve into fits of laughter because she can’t help Read more >

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Word of the Week 27/5/16

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 >


Papery Peep May 2016

It’s already time for Papery Peep! Where has this month gone?! For this month’s post and going forward, I am opening the linky up to vlogs as well as blogs, as both are rather gorgeous ways of peeping! Right, before I get sharing, I do want to mention a couple of my posts this month which will definitely appeal to papery peepers. I shared 10 Beautiful Instagram Accounts for Bookworms and 10 Addictive Instagram Accounts for Stationery Lovers. Both are just gorgeous, so don’t miss them! So onto a peep for this month, and it’s a random collection of snaps Read more >

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Star Wars Timeline Review & Giveaway

We have a new game in our house and it is just perfect for us! We’ve been playing Timeline Star Wars Gameplay As the name suggests, this is a Timeline game. There are several different Timeline titles, including Inventions, General Interest, Music and Cinema and more. We opted for Star Wars as we feel we know a fair bit about the films. The tin comes with a big stack of photo cards, with quotes on the images on one side, and on the other there is also a number and the episode that the scene appears in. The set up Read more >


Revision Tips For Exams

As you may well know, I’m currently in the middle of revising ready for my Open University exam coming up very soon. I’m studying history for this module of my degree, specifically A200 Exploring History: Medieval to Modern 1400-1900. This particular module consists of 6 assignments followed by one exam, hence my revision. I am determined to do well in this exam so have been spending my time going over the course materials and hoping that they all sink in and stay there ready for the exam. At this stage (you might want to ask me again after the exam when Read more >

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Word of the Week 20/5/16

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 >


10 Addictive Instagram Accounts for Stationery Lovers

Having shared 10 Beautiful Instagram for Bookworms last week, it only felt right to indulge in more paper this week, so let’s go for stationery. I adore Instagram. I love stationery. Combine the two and I am very happy! I am sure that I am not alone, so today I am going to share with you 10 addictive Instagram accounts for stationery lovers. I follow them all so I regularly like and drool over their images. I cannot get enough of them, so do join me in drooling now…. Seaweed Kisses A photo posted by Michelle (@seaweedkisses) on May 2, Read more >

10 Addictive Instagram Accounts for Stationery Lovers

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Dependable Gift Ideas for Dads On Father’s Day

Father’s Day will be here before you know it and chances are you haven’t even thought about what to get for dear old dad. The last thing your dad needs (or wants) is another tie, and as practical as they might be there’s just something wholly impersonal about a gift card or money. These are a few suggestions for what to find to the father in your life for his special day and how to make it one to remember. Gifts for Grilling It is a well-known fact that most men love both fire and meat! When you put the Read more >


Sushi for Beginners with Yutaka

Have you tried sushi? Probably. But until now, we hadn’t, not one of us in our house. So when YUTAKA got in touch offering us the chance to give it a go, I jumped at it as I like us to try new things and I thought it would be fun to get the kids involved in making it. Leading UK-based Japanese food company YUTAKA, have all the ingredients, without all the additives, to make authentic and healthy sushi at home. OK, so first up, this is how you actually do it… How to Cook Sushi Rice (for 2) Put Read more >

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Siblings May 2016

Ah, at last we have some sunshine. I have been so desperate for it, as I am always happier in the warm, sunny weather, and I love having my garden as an extra room. It is where the kids have both spent most of their free time over the past couple of weeks and it’s been great seeing them running around out there, creating different games and playing on bikes and with balls. I feel that I say this every month, but the gap between the two of them seems to be shrinking all of the time. Little Man is Read more >


Word of the Week 13/5/16

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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Win Tickets to Gardeners’ World Live!

Gardeners’ World Live is on at the NEC next month, and I am so looking forward to going! I’m going child-free, with my mum, who knows more about gardening than anyone I know, so it feels like I will have an expert guide with me! It’ll be lovely to have the day with just my mum and I, both browsing and mooching about the gardens and plants, a passion that we both share. So as I am going and am excited, I though it’d be nice to offer you guys the chance to win a pair of tickets, too. Sound Read more >


10 Beautiful Instagram Accounts for Bookworms

Instagram is a beautiful place to be, and never more so for me than when I am gazing at books. Whether they be book stores, what people are currently reading, bookshelves, to be read piles, they are all going to lure me in and make me happy. Now there is a part of me that feels that this post should carry a warning for the book lovers amongst us, as once you click and follow these guys, you’ll just want to keep on scrolling and scrolling through their feeds – hours could be lost, hours that could be spent reading! Read more >

10 Addictive Instagram Accounts for Stationery Lovers

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Oreck Magnesium RS Vacuum Cleaner Review

We’ve received a new vacuum here, so have been putting it through its paces. We now have the Oreck Magnesium RS vacuum cleaner… I have to say, I had not heard of Oreck before. Apparently, they’re originally an American brand that pioneered more lightweight vacuums in the 1960’s. They were originally used by hotel staff and the like, but because they were much better to use than standard vacuums, the demand starting to increase for them to be sold to the public. As you can see, this is an upright vacuum cleaner, something I am not used to using as we Read more >


At the Start of My Day

At the start of my day I am awoken by a small person. The actual small person that wakes me varies, it might be 3 years old, it might be 6 years old. Some days I smile, feeling ready to start the day, my brain immediately kicking into gear and the to-do lists beginning to whir. Some days I inwardly sigh, barely opening my bleary eyes as I shuffle up to make room in our bed for the interloper. My day begins in one of these ways every single time. It can be anywhere between 5.30 and, if I’m really Read more >

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Mr Men Birthday Party

We love the Mr Men here. I have very fond memories myself of reading the books when I was little, and before the kids were even born I had the complete Mr Men library. Since then, we’ve added to it when new releases have come along, so today I’m happy to be sharing with you the details on the latest Mr Men books… Mr Men Birthday Party It’s Mr Silly’s birthday and Little Miss Helpful is organising his birthday party, but unfortunately Little Miss Helpful isn’t as helpful as she sounds. Somehow or other things never quite turn out as Read more >

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