Reviews


Lollipop Box Club Review & Competition

Today I am excited to be sharing with you this month’s Lollipop Box Club kit and a competition for one of you lucky folks to win a box. I think the first thing to say about the Lollipop Box Club is that it isn’t simply a stationery subscription box, it is a fair bit more than that, it really is a club. Along with the kit, there is a blog, a YouTube channel and a Facebook community group. Each month there is a theme to the kit and with each theme there’s a meaning behind the kit to help inspire Read more >


Peoples Host Review – A Company I’d Recommend

Around eighteen months ago I had had enough of my blog hosts so I looked around to change over to someone else, someone better. At that time I was nervous about how difficult the whole process might be, but I was really pleased with how my new hosts, Peoples Host, handled it all and kept me informed throughout the process. I wrote ‘I switched web hosting and it wasn’t painful‘ back then if you’d like to read more about how it all went. Today I just wanted to share an update on how I am finding them. Whilst I was Read more >


GardenSite Garden Bench Review & Competition

It’s been a little while since I talked about the garden. This is no doubt because IT HAS BEEN THE LONGEST WINTER EVER!!! But, I am hopeful that spring is now emerging as we have had a handful of warmer sunnier days, which has meant that we have managed to spruce up a little area of the garden with its newest addition, a lovely garden bench thanks to the folks over at GardenSite. GardenSite has over 12,000 home and garden products available to buy online, from greenhouses to ponds, and from swing sets to planters, they have a huge range Read more >


Treads Shoes Review

We have received some new school shoes here, boys school shoes for Little Man from Treads Shoes. If you’ve yet to discover Treads Shoes, they have been developed by a single parent tired of buying school shoes that fall apart and having to buy new ones all too regularly. They are available to buy online and the website includes a handy measuring guide to help you to make the right decision when ordering. Ours arrived within a few days and were well-packaged. Along with the shoes, there were leaflets sharing further information on them and explaining the many features offered Read more >


Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment Tour

Last week we spent a magical afternoon at Disney On Ice’s Worlds of Enchantment tour. It was utterly brilliant! We are big Disney fans in our house, so this was absolutely perfect for us. We have seen Disney On Ice a few times now and it seems that we all get more excited about it with every show that go to! And I am delighted to say that Worlds of Enchantment lived up to expectations, we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We got seated around ten minutes before it began and I was amazed to see how quickly the arena filled Read more >


Easter Fun with Cadbury Peter Rabbit!

Oh my, we had the BEST delivery last week, a bundle full of Cadbury Easter eggs. Can there be anything better than being picked up from school and told that when you get home you’ll be having some Easter fun and going on an Easter egg hunt? Not your average Wednesday afternoon, so the kids were thrilled! We kicked it off by getting their Easter bonnets ready, and then they happily donned them and embarked upon their Easter egg hunt. They were beyond excited! I hid the eggs around the house, and had fun playing ‘warmer/colder’ with them. This is Read more >


My Music Starts Here

Today I’d like to introduce you to My Music Starts Here, and share a little about it. My Music Starts Here is an online learning platform for young children, ages 3-8, featuring over 100 fun and engaging music educational videos. Kids will learn to sing different children’s songs, move to music, keep the steady beat, sing songs using solfege, be inspired to compose their own music, and even have the opportunity to learn beginning skills at the piano. It was created by Mary and Mike Anderson, experts in early childhood music education and piano pedagogy as well as parents to Read more >


Halowave Air Cooker Deluxe Review & Giveaway

I had heard about air cookers. Oh, I’d heard wonderful things. So when JML got in touch with me asking whether I’d like to try out their Halowave Air Cooker Deluxe, I jumped at the chance. I really wanted to try one out, so read on to find out how I am getting on with it. And even better, I have one up for grabs too… Halowave Air Cooker Deluxe Rotisserie Spindle for juicy joints, self-basted kebabs and evenly-roasted veg Air-fry with little or no oil for healthy, but crispy results Instant cooking without pre-heating Roast, grill, bake, fry, even slow-cook Read more >


Have You Made Your Will Yet?

Have you made your will yet? I must admit that I hadn’t until this month. And with children aged 8 and 5 years old, it has been one of those things that I’ve been meaning to get around to for years, but I just never have. Why? I thought it would be a lot of hassle, time and expense, so I simply kept putting it off. And it seems that I’m not alone, as only 1 in 10 parents in the UK has officially appointed guardians for their children and written wills. Well, thanks for an invitation to do so Read more >


Mrs Wordsmith Review & Giveaway

When Mrs Wordsmith got in touch with me, I did not hesitate to agree to find out more about them and give it a go. It’s no secret that I am very passionate about literacy here and am always encouraging the kids with their reading, writing and storytelling, so this seemed to be absolutely perfect for us. And as I like to think of you, there is also the chance for one of you to win a Mrs Wordsmith subscription, so do read on… Mrs Wordsmith was created by a UK mum who wanted to help her children fall in Read more >


ROXI: 5 Music Products in 1! Review

Today I want to share with you details about a new product from Electric jukebox, their music entertainment product for families, the ROXI. ROXI works through the family TV and speakers and offers 5 music entertainment products in 1 easy-to-use box: Music Streaming, Karaoke, Worldwide Radio, Music Games and a therapeutic Sound Machine. There’s also a motion sensitive controller with built-in microphone for voice control and karaoke, and Family Protect, a feature which switches off access to all explicit music on ROXI at the touch of a button. This short video serves as a great introduction to what it’s all Read more >


Lonely Planet Kids Books

When Lonely Planet Kids got in touch offering us the chance to check out a couple of their new books, we couldn’t resist. We are a household that loves our books, and I like to add to the kids’ reference books  selection as much as their fiction shelves. These new titles have been brought out just in time for Christmas, so if you’re like me and always like to buy your kids at least one new book for Christmas, this is perfect timing. We were sent two surprise titles,  How Animals Build and Dinosaur Atlas. How Animals Build Explore the Read more >


Drayton Manor’s Magical Christmas

Over the weekend we were invited along to experience Drayton Manor’s Magical Christmas, and we all had a brilliant time. Drayton’s Magical Christmas includes entrance into Thomasland and all of its rides and there are even a few rides running out in the rest of Drayton Manor. There are snow showers up to three times a day in Thomas Land – oh, Boo’s face when she saw that it was snowing, it was so sweet! There’s a new 4D film showing ‘Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas’, Christmas shows in Thomasland, a 30 foot light-show Christmas tree, end of the day Read more >


Bassetts Vitamins Supporting Family Fun!

The summer is now a dim and distant memory. The darker days are drawing in and it’s definitely feeling chillier. The heating is on and it’s so tempting to just stay in and hibernate until the spring! I have always preferred summertime and the warmer months, and there’s no doubt that they are better for us as they get us out and about. With autumn here and winter drawing in, we do find ourselves indoors that little bit more. We do try to get out at the weekends as it’s important to get as much daylight and exercise as we Read more >


Photo Fun with Snapfish

A couple of weeks ago I spent some time playing around with creating a Snapfish photo book, thanks to their kind invitation to do so. I had a browse around their website and then set about designing an 11×8 landscape hardcover photo book, going for a simple theme for the pages as I plan to use this as a lovely custom Christmas gift. One of the first things that struck me was how many options are available to personalise this, ensuring that it really is a one-off thoughtful present or keepsake. There are so many layout designs available, covering the Read more >


Catch Phrase Review & Giveaway

We have a new game here and we’ve been having fun reviewing it for you. We’ve been playing Catch Phrase from Drumond Park, and I also have a game up for grabs, so do read on… Welcome to the hilarious Catch Phrase board game. With its updated game-play and loads of brand new brain teasers you can enjoy the excitement of the TV game show hosted by Stephen Mulhern. Each player hosts a round of; Individual, Rapid-Fire and Super Catch Phrase puzzles. There are Bonus Catchphrases to solve and Mr. Chips to hold up the Catch Phrase cards. To add Read more >