Month: January 2015

Word of the Week 30/1/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week! It’s that time again where I sum up my week in a word, and invite others to do the same. I do enjoy pausing and thinking back over my week, and looking for an overriding theme. And I thank those of you …

100 Family Adventures Review & Give-Away

When I first heard about new book, 100 Family Adventures by the Meek Family, I suspected it was one for us and one that my readers would be interested in, too… 100 Family Adventures provides a valuable resource bank of tried and tested outdoor activities to enjoy with children, swapping ‘screen …

Papery Peep January 2015

Whoop, whoop, it’s Papery Peep time! Come and share your paper with me! This is a monthly linky, part of my #BringBackPaper series. This month, I’ll update you on my Read Write Create challenge,  but first, some new acquisitions… OK, I may, may have popped into Paperchase again. I’m starting to think …

Red Candy Top Picks & Give-Away

The lovely people at Red Candy got in touch with me recently, alerting me to their rather gorgeous products. Trouble is, I’ve lost a fair bit of time this week browsing over there! They have Kitchen, Dining and Living sections, and in every single one, there are things that I …

I Am Running!

OK, it’s happening here. I am throwing myself headlong back into the world of proper physical exercise. Now, I say ‘back into the world’ which is perhaps a teeny bit misleading, as it does infer that in some previous life I was all about exercise. I was not. At school, …

Bye Bye, Baby Days…

My baby boy is growing up. He’s nearly 29 months now, a fully-fledged toddler. The baby days are ending. We have potty training on the agenda for this year, though to be honest, I’m in no desperate rush with that one. He starts pre-school this September, two days a week, …

KD UK Toy Give-Away

As promised, here’s the second give-away for you today! This time it’s from the fabulous people at KD UK, and I have two great toys up for grabs. As you may know, I’m an ambassador for KD UK, and so I do bring you news and reviews from them from …

Snuggle Up Blanket Give-Away

OK, it’s cold and dreary and January. So, I thought it’d be nice to cheer ourselves up with a couple of give-aways on the blog today – hooray! I do like offering you guys the chance to win a little something, so here’s the first, and keep your eyes peeled …

Word of the Week 23/1/15

It’s that time again where I sum up my week in a word, and invite others to do the same. I do enjoy pausing and thinking back over my week, and looking for an overriding theme. And I thank those of you that take the time to do the same …

Just No Kindle, No….

I make no secret of the fact that I like paper here. I read a fair bit, and I like to hold a book in my hands to do so, an actual book. And I really can’t see that changing. Now don’t get me wrong, I can see the appeal …

Send a Smile in the Post with Post Pals

It’s a #BringBackPaper day here. How’s everyone getting on with the Read Write Create challenge this month? And how about sending out some happy mail? Well, if you’re struggling a little with that one, I think today’s post, from Amy who blogs over at Fluffy Owl’s Adventure, and can be …

A Whopper of a Lie

I tell my children white lies here and there. It’s not like I sit around and think about whether to do so or not, they just come. Some are bigger than others, but then who am I to judge the gravity of the fib, maybe that should be left in my …

Save Money ‘Energy Shopping’

I do like to get the best deals that I can around here, as I’m sure you know. Shopping around for the best offers on anything from a present for the kids or a family holiday, to finding the best savings accounts and insurances, it’s all worth it and I …

Top Tips for Painting with a Toddler

Little Man’s totally into his art and painting at the moment, so I thought today I’d share with you a few of my top tips for painting with a toddler, as I know that the prospect of the mess can be off-putting and it can feel like a hassle. It’s …

Word of the Week 16/1/15

It’s that time again where I sum up my week in a word, and invite others to do the same. I do enjoy pausing and thinking back over my week, and looking for an overriding theme. And I thank those of you that take the time to do the same …

Stormy Night by Salina Yoon

We’ve recently received Salina Yoon’s latest picture book, Stormy Night… Stormy Night by Salina Yoon When thunder shakes his house and rain pounds the windows, Bear is frightened. But comforting his Mama, Papa and Floppy helps make the storm seem not as scary. Before Bear knows it, the storm has …

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