Month: August 2016

Papery Peep August 2016

The end of the month is upon us, which means it’s Papery Peep time. I’ve read so many books this month! A sure sign that university is out and I’d worked ahead because of having the kids at home with me. Free time meant reading time! I did also pop …

Countdown Review & Giveaway

We have been playing the Countdown board game, so today I’ll share our thoughts on it with a review, along with offering one of you the chance to win a copy… Countdown is one of the longest-running and most iconic quiz shows on British television.With its distinctive music and compulsive game-play, the …

So is it as Easy as Riding a Bike?

I wrote a couple of weeks ago sharing the news that I am getting back on the saddle, after many, many years. The team at Halfords have supplied me with a brand new bike to see how I get on with cycling again after all of these years. I have …

Back to School with Letts

Are you ready for the new school year to start? With school uniforms and shoes to fit and new routines to think about, finding the time to choose the best books to buy may not always be a priority. There are lots of great books to choose from and Letts …

Word of the Week 26/8/16

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 …

Fun at the Just So Festival

Last weekend saw us packing our overnight bags and heading an hour or so north to the Just So Festival. If you’ve not heard of or been to the Just So Festival before, then I’d describe it as being full of adventures for families, activities taking place everywhere you look, with …

Envelope Art for the Unartistic

This post contains affiliate links As you will no doubt know by now, I enjoy my snail mail. I love sending letters out into the world and it’s great to receive pretty post in return. I find that the delight of discovering a little happy mail in my post box often …

Just 3 Days

Just 3 days. That’s all it would have taken for things to be looking quite different around here now. My Little Man was born on the 3rd September. He will be four years old in a couple of weeks time and is so looking forward to his birthday, his Avengers birthday …

Brilliant Educational Toys for Preschoolers

With Little Man about to go into his preschool year at nursery, I am thinking about ways in which I can support him and get him ready for school next year. I want him to be off to a good start there, simply because I think that if the basics …

Word of the Week 19/8/16

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 …

Great Pre-School Books from Salariya

Little Man has been lucky enough to receive a few books from the Salariya book company, so today I’ll introduce them to you along with giving one of you the chance to win all three of them… He has received: Mixed-Up Robots This spiral-bound flip-book lets children have hours of …

Young HoneyTree Stationery Review & Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you a package full of paper gorgeousness in my HoneyTree Post Review and Giveaway (the give away is still running, by the way!) and I promised that I would bring you more. Well, that day has arrived. Today I am sharing with …

5 Free Summer Adventures

Hooray for the summer holidays! We have no breaks away planned, so we’re now halfway through six weeks of lazy days intermingled with play dates and summer adventures. I love having no school runs, no places that we have to be, watching my two play with each other all day long. As …

Siblings August 2016

This month’s look at my pair of siblings feels a bit different to normal. August is a special month as it’s the only one all year that they have each other 24/7. And they love having each other 24/7. Yes, there are the little squabbles, most often over things like …

Word of the Week 12/8/16

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 …

I’m Getting Back on the Saddle!

Yes, I am! Now, I did enjoy horse riding as a teenager, but it’s not that saddle that I’m referring to, I am talking about cycling. I struggle to recall when I last rode a bike. Funny how that happens, isn’t it? I vividly remember learning to ride, with my …

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