Month: May 2014

Happy Birthday, Royal Baby! Review

We recently received a new picture book, from Bloomsbury Publishing, to review and share with you… Happy Birthday, Royal Baby! by Martha Mumford The Royal Palace is in chaos yet again – not since the Royal Baby’s birth has there been so much excitement! Why? Well it’s the Royal Baby’s …

Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

If there’s one breakfast guaranteed to get all of my family excited (the Husband included!) it’s pancakes. We like the thick and fluffy American style ones here, and we either have them plain with a little sugar or syrup, or add in some fruit. They’re often our Sunday morning treat, …

Word of the Week – 30/5/14

Thank you so much for continuing to share and to link up. I love reading everyone’s chosen words, and it’s great to see so many familiar linkers, as well as new ones each week. If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with …

Our Best Family Buy…Ever…?!

OK, so aside from our home, food, car etc. – I’m talking entertainment and happiness factor here! I cannot stop going on about this. To anyone and everyone, so I’ll say it here, too. We love our National Trust membership! We joined as a family for Christmas, and it’s opened …

I’m Loving……Galt Toys

I haven’t shared an ‘I’m Loving…’ post for a little while, but Galt Toys has prompted me to do so! Boo entered a competition with them last month to win a £50 bundle of their arts and crafts supplies, as part of their #MiniMasterpieces series. You can see the details …

#HappyWriting with Pilot

I received this little bundle in the post yesterday… To say that it gave me a wonderful start to the day is an understatement! I do love my stationery here, so every single item made me happy! It’s part of Pilot’s #HappyWriting campaign, encouraging good old-fashioned pen to paper writing …

My Current Reading Pile

For this month’s Papery peep linky, I thought I’d share my current reading pile with you. So I’ve a few to get stuck into, which I always like. When I have a fair few, like this, I tell myself that I can’t buy any more until I’ve at least read …

When Only Paper Will Do (Guest Post) & Papery Peep Linky

Today we have a fabulous guest post from novelist, Sophie Lovett, who blogs over at Sophie is, and it’s #BringBackPaper’s monthly linky #PaperyPeep – a chance to revel in paper! Read on… When only paper will do As a novelist, an awful lot of my time is spent in front …

Mediflow Pillow Review & Give-Away

We review a good range of items here, but I’d say that the majority are for the children, or the home, and are very rarely of direct benefit or interest to the Husband. Until now. When Mediflow got in touch with me, asking if I’d be interested in reviewing one of …

The Theme Game – Beginnings

Welcome to The Theme Game! Redpeffer and I will choose a weekly theme and invite you to link up any posts that fit with it, old or new. It’s a chance to give some older posts a new airing, or to write to your heart’s content on the new theme …

A Trip to Thomasland

Last week, I decided to take the children to Thomasland, without the Husband. I make this point, because I’ve not attempted to take the pair of them out to somewhere like this before alone, as Boo has a tendency to get excited and run off, and if Little Man’s free …

love2read ‘My Dad’ Book Give-Away

When Caroline got in touch with me recently, wanting to share the great products at love2read, I knew it was right up my street, and very likely many of my readers, so she has very kindly offered us up a Father’s Day give-away and shared a little more information…. Win …

The Blog Lowdown – Virtually All Sorts

Today on The Blog Lowdown, I’m delighted to be hosting Carol, from Virtually All Sorts… Please Introduce yourself: Hi I’m Carol and I’m excited to welcome you into my blogging world with the lovely Jocelyn and The Blog Lowdown. I’m a wife, I’m a mummy, I’m me! My blogging is my …

Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show DVD – Give-Away

We haven’t really been hit by the Lalaloopsy craze here. Well, not yet! We’ve certainly seen the dolls in the shops, but that’s about all we knew about it all. Until now. We received a copy of the new Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show DVD, and Boo has been reviewing …

Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon

OK, so ‘lazing’ could be replaced with the word ‘crazing’ as my kids are pretty active, but you get the idea! We’ve had sunshine – hooray! And proper, warm sunshine at that. So last weekend, we opened the back doors, and let the kids do their thing. There were bubbles… …

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