Month: November 2015

Win a Hobonichi Planner

The lovely folk over at Pocket Notebooks are offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win an A6 Hobonichi Techo Planner, and I am bursting to share more about it and get this competition under way so that the winner will have it in plenty of time to …

Red Candy Gifts

I brought Red Candy to you earlier this year, by way of my top picks with them. I spent a lot of time browsing their website and there were so many items that tempted me. So when they got in touch with me recently, it was not easy selecting just …

Christmas Cards From Zazzle

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be thinking about your Christmas cards around about now. I like to get mine written towards the end of this month, ready to send in early December. I used to sell cards, and I used to sell them because I love them. I’m one …

A Handprint Christmas Tree

With Christmas approaching, yesterday the kids and I decided to give a handprint Christmas tree a whirl. I love the idea of crafts with hand or footprints involved, as I see it as a way to preserve a moment in time, a memento to keep. I toyed with doing footprints initially, …

Siblings November 2015

This month has seen my two almost grow closer to one another in age. Yes, I know that they cannot do that! Boo is now 6 years and 1 month, Little Man 3 years and 2 months, and I feel like this has been the month they have played more …

Word of the Week 13/11/15

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week. I cannot believe that we’re only a few weeks from Christmas already, another year of WotW flying by! 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 …

Our Guinea Pig Cage Set Up

Update! Please note, since they have grown, they now have a new cage, which you can check out in The Guinea Pigs Have A New Home! As you know, we have guinea pigs here, Jessie and Leia. They’ve been with us since August, and we are enjoying having them in our …

The Authors That I Can Never Resist

I like to read. A lot. I don’t think that that’s much of a secret, is it? I’m at my most content when I have a good book on the go, and I love to roam around book shops for new titles to add to my constantly growing to-read pile. …

The Christmas Treasure Hunt

It’s November, the ads have started, so I’m feeling festive! We do love Christmas here and we are adding more family traditions every year as the children are growing up. We have our Elf on the Shelf, Marty, and this year he’ll also bring Elfie’s Christmas letters with him, we go to …

Shh…Don’t Tell The Guinea Pigs

OK, I’m trusting you not to share. It would ruin the surprise. You may have spotted over on my Facebook page that over the weekend we went to the National Pet Show at the NEC. We were looking forward to seeing all of the animals there, watching the show jumping rabbits…in …

Word of the Week 6/11/15

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 …

A Christmas Star Review & Giveaway

Christmas Stars will soon be hanging in nearly every window in Sweden. It was originally a symbol for the guiding star but today it is a popular Christmas decoration because of it’s atmospheric lighting and lovely design. It makes the room feel all cosy and looks beautiful. When Jackie K …

The End of an Era

I threw away my changing bag yesterday. It felt momentous and a huge milestone. It made me a little teary. The end of an era. Don’t get me wrong, I know that life is getting easier as the kids get older. We can leave the house that little bit faster …

Halfords Black Friday Competition

I do like to bring you news of exciting deals and competitions here, always nice to win things! So today I’m talking…. Halfords are currently counting down the days to Black Friday 2015, which falls on 27th November this year. They are promising to have even bigger and better deals …

The November Stationery Swap

It only seems right that we round off the #BringBackPaper year with another stationery swap. These have been so popular this year, I thought you might like to do one more before the mayhem of December descends upon us. There won’t be a Bring Back Paper activity in December, as …

Win Dinosaur Books!

We received a lovely bundle of books from DK last week, all about dinosaurs, and today I’m also offering you the chance to win the same bundle. I remember my brother being interested in dinosaurs when he was little. I even recall the book that he read over and over …