Stationery Swap May 2017

Back by popular demand, it’s the #BringBackPaper stationery swap! This is one for stationery fans. It is a chance to spread some happiness with beautiful happy mail as you get to put together a pretty parcel full of papery goodies for your swap partner and then unwrap their offerings as a treat for yourself! It is nice and easy to get involved. You just need to pop a bundle of stationery bits and bobs together and then send them out into the world to your swap partner so that they have received them by the end of May. You can include whatever you fancy, from notepaper to Read more >


An Interview with Little Man, Aged 4 Years Old

When Boo was 4, I was tagged to interview her and write a blog post sharing her answers here. So I thought that now my son is the same age, it would be nice to ask him the same questions and record them here to look back on… 1. What is something Mummy always says to you? No! 2. What makes Mummy happy? Books 3. What makes Mummy sad? Crying 4. How does Mummy make you laugh? Scares me and tickles me 5. What was your Mummy like as a child? Small 6. How old is your Mummy? Old 7. Read more >


Word of the Week 28/4/17

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 >


15 Fabulous Mugs for Book Lovers

15 Fabulous Mugs for Book Lovers

I need to preface this post with the fact that I want every single one of these mugs, yet I know that I need none of them. And I should probably pop a warning up to other avid readers that to read on will probably have the same effect on you, but I know you’ll want to peep anyway, so here are 15 fabulous mugs for book lovers… Drink Tea, Read Books, Be Happy Great First Lines of Literature A Day Without Reading… Book Off I’m Reading       Bronte Sisters Mug  Book Gift Mug Jane Austen Mug   Read more >


A Hampshire Mini-Break

Last week saw us spending a couple of nights down in Hampshire, exploring the area and enjoying a few of the many family attractions there. To be honest, we could have spent a lot longer than three days there as there was a lot to see and do, but we did manage to cram a lot in, so here’s what we got up to on our Hampshire mini-break… Getting There We travelled down from the West Midlands and it took us just under two and a half hours and was a very easy run. On the way back we decided Read more >

Manor Farm and Country Park

Why A Betta Fish Is The Perfect First Pet For Kids

Why A Betta Fish Is The Perfect First Pet For Kids

  Fish are awesome creatures to have in your home, which is true even if you aren’t a big fan of animals. Well, maybe your child has been begging you for their first pet, or maybe you think that a pet will do them some good. You may have thought about getting a dog or cat, but those can be boring and overplayed. So, what is the right first pet for your kids? It’s been suggested that a great first pet to get for your kids is a Betta fish. So let’s talk about why a Betta fish is the perfect first Read more >


Word of the Week 21/4/17

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 >


Little Man Has His School Place

I found out this week that Little Man has his first choice school place, at the same school as Boo. I was a lot more relaxed waiting for the email this time round, knowing that his sister was already there helped. I remember lurking my emails like a crazy woman when it was Boo’s turn, whereas this time, it did feel like more of a formality. So this is it, it’s real. My baby boy will be off to school in just over four months time. Before then we’ll be off to a parents welcome evening which should give us Read more >


What To Write To Your Pen Pal

Last month I ran a pen pal sign up here (I may well run more as it was very popular!) and I also regularly share snail mail tips and also Where to Find Pen Pals. So let’s assume that you are now all set and have a pen pal to write to. But the question is, what to write? Well, the first tip here is to be yourself. Just as when you meet a person face to face, be real as it’s the best way for a friendship to form. These are real friendships, as anyone who has been pen Read more >

What to write to your pen pal

Pinypon Fairy Tales Toys

Pinypon Fairy Tales Toys Review

We have received a bundle of new toys here, and they are going down well. We have new Pinypon toys, from their Fairy Tales range… We have the Pinypon Tales House Playset, two More Tales figures of Pinocchio and Rapunzel and the Prince and Princess playset. Each character comes with their own pet and accessories, and the House also comes with a character, Cinderella and her rabbit. To find out more about them and to see what they can do, check out the clip as the kids will show you far better than I can! My Thoughts: As I mention Read more >


Family Motor Show Events To Check Out This Summer

As the summer sets in, it’s time to turn to family days out. Make this summer holidays more exciting than ever by considering to visit motor shows and make it a summer of motoring. Over the recent years, motor shows have evolved drastically and are no longer the boring stuffy affairs with static displays. They have become family friendly, full of exciting turns and twists as well as unending entertainment. Here are some of the notable motor show events suitable for families to visit this summer: Cholmondeley Pageant of Power Held in the Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, Chesire, this event is Read more >


Siblings April 2017

Little Man seems to have had a growth spurt this month. I find them tricky to spot as I see him every day, but his trousers seem that bit shorter and several people have commented on his height to me. Yep, he’s shooting up and is quite a bit taller than most of his friends. This means that although Boo is also quite tall, as they run around and play together, their age gap seems so much smaller. The near three year age gap is barely discernible when they play together. They each get to choose what to play, both Read more >


Word of the Week 14/4/17

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 >


BookBeat

BookBeat: Fitting More Stories Into My Life

It’s no secret that I adore books. I tend to read 3-4 a month at this time of the year whilst I’m also studying, and I manage to get through many more over the summer when I am free to do so. However, I have never tried audiobooks. Until now. I have been welcomed to the world of audiobooks through BookBeat. BookBeat is relatively new to the UK, having established itself in Sweden, then Finland and now we have it here in the UK. It’s been something of a revelation to me. What is BookBeat? Founded in 2015, BookBeat is Read more >


Men’s Wedding Suit Tips

You rarely get the chance to meet up with friends and family to celebrate something important, so weddings are always memorable occasions. Naturally, on such a special day you want to look as good as you can, which means taking the time to go out and buy a special outfit. This is just as important for the men in the family as it is for the women. So, I thought today I would put together some tips to help men to shop for wedding attire. Shop online My first tip is to go online to buy your outfit. Browsing through Read more >


Stay Play Explore Break - National Space Centre

Our Stay Play Explore Break

Last weekend saw us having a Stay Play Explore mini-break around Leicestershire. I have only got really good things to say about this, so I will say right up front that I think this break represents fantastic value for money, is great for families and every aspect of our stay and adventures were crammed with fun and great service. What more could we need? How the Stay Play Explore Break works For a family break, you can choose 3 attractions to visit over the weekend (or indeed over three separate weekends if you’re relatively local and want to do it this way) Read more >

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