Month: August 2014

The Train Trip

Little Man is really into his transport at the moment, as many toddlers are. He loves it all, cars, planes, bikes, tractors, and he adores trains. Thomas the Tank Engine and visits to Thomasland fuel his love of them, along with his fabulous Brio tracks. We’ve been on fun trains, …

Our Day at the National Forest Adventure Farm

We were invited along this week to visit the National Forest Adventure Farm, near Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire. It actually started out as a maize maze, back in 2004, and gradually grew until the adventure farm opened in 2011. We’d not been before, so were keen to look around and find …

Word of the Week – 15/8/14

Thank you so much for continuing to share and to link up, I do appreciate and enjoy reading every single WotW post. 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 …

Fabulous Name Labels – Step Away from the Iron & Needle!

As regular readers will know, Boo is starting school in September. As such, me being me, I’ve got all of her new uniform bought, labelled and ready. Today, I decided to pick her up one more pinafore as she tried her uniform on yesterday and looked totally adorable in the pinafore! …

Specs for Rex by Yasmeen Ismail

We’ve recently received Specs for Rex to share with you… Specs for Rex by Yasmeen Ismail Rex has new glasses and he HATES them! He does NOT want to wear them to school, and he tries to hide them – in the strangest places! But it’s pretty tricky hiding specs …

The Willoughby Book Club

I recently stumbled across a rather lovely book subscription company, run by husband and wife team Adam & Chloe Pollard, called The Willoughby Book Club. I just knew immediately that this was a Bring Back Paper feature that needed to be written! And so, let me introduce you to them… …

The Blog Lowdown – Headspace Perspective

Today on The Blog Lowdown, I’m really pleased to be bringing you Leigh from Headspace Perspective, a truly moving and honest blog…. Please Introduce yourself: Hi, I’m Leigh. I blog over at Headspace Perspective. When did you start blogging? I started my first blog, The Pensieve, in 2011. The motivation …

The New Reading Residents

Last year, for Boo’s birthday, we bought her her first pets (the dog aside, of course). Mickey and Minnie the goldfish arrived, and she was so excited by them. And then, as goldfish do, they, erm, died. Since then the tank has sat empty in the kitchen, gathering green stuff, …

Siblings – August

These last few weeks have been all about sunny days, garden fun and my two playing along with each other more than ever, with no preschool for Boo. Little Man is now 23 months old, and Boo is 4 years and 10 months. Their relationship is wonderful to watch. Yes, …

Word of the Week – 8/8/14

Thank you so much for continuing to share and to link up, and thanks for all of your lovely comments last 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 …

Creating a Cut-Flower Patch

One of the things that I was keen to add to my garden, when I started redesigning it last year, was a cut-flower patch. I loved the idea of looking out of the window and seeing sprays of colour and I always enjoy having fresh flowers in the house, so …

Lostmy.name Personalised Books Review

We read a lot of books here, and I love choosing new books with Boo and Little Man. It’s my greatest area of weakness, truth be told, as I can never resist them asking me for a new book, and so budgeting always goes out the window! And when it …

Eccentric Fox Review and Discount Code

Today I’m bringing you a shop full of papery beauties! Probably best if you look away now, actually, fellow stationery-geeks, as I’m pretty certain that once you see what there is, you’ll be over there ordering! Fortunately for you, as I know you’ll still be peeking, I do have an …

Bubble Buster Kazoo Review & Give-Away

We’ve been putting a Drumond Park game to the test here, Bubble Buster Kazoo, perfect for garden play in all of this lovely weather we’ve been having.. This perfect ‘run-around’ game will have little ones jumping for joy amid squeals of excitement and laughter! Gameplay is simple: Each child pops …