Reviews


RoboVac 11 Review

We have been road testing a robotic vacuum here, something that I have always liked the idea of but have never been convinced that it would actually work. So when the team at eufy got in touch asking me if I’d be interested in a Robovac 11 review, I jumped at the chance, keen to test it out and share my findings with you. RoboVac 11 – “The Best-Selling, Best-Rated, Best-Valued Robotic Vacuum” 100% hands-free cleaning Low-profile design Vacuums for up to 1.5 hours Effective 3-Point cleaning system 4 specialized vacuuming modes Extra accessories included It arrived in a relatively Read more >

RoboVac 11 Review

Foxy Pants Review & Competition

We have a new game here and we’ve been having fun playing it. We’ve been reviewing Foxy Pants from Drumond Park, and I also have a game up for grabs, so do read on… Put the chickens in the Fox’s pocket… … push his head down. Watch the fox closely and get ready… When his trousers dramatically drop, you must race to pick up as many chickens as possible. Fill your chicken coop to win the game! For 2-4 players, aged 4 years old and up. Foxy Pants Game The game took only a few minutes to prepare, as a Read more >


Using Zapper To Sell Books

As you may know, I have a lot of books. I like books! But with heaving bookshelves, a couple of weeks ago I decided to have a big clear-out. I have books that I have read and knew I wouldn’t re-read and then a stack of books I had had as university text books. I then had books that I had been given and had been on my to be read pile for a couple of years, so I decided to be ruthless and pass them on. If I hadn’t picked them up in all of those months, I was Read more >


Nintendo Labo

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit Review

We were recently invited to try out a new and innovative product, the Nintendo Labo for the Nintendo Switch. I opted to try the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit to review and share with you, so the kids have been giving it a go. I confess when I first heard about the Nintendo Labo, I couldn’t really get my head around what it was and how it worked. I’m not much of a gamer these days, though having grown up as games consoles developed (Oh my, how I loved Sonic, Mario and Tetris!) I’m not completely hopeless. But this Read more >


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 want to share this, Peoples Host Review – A Company I’d Recommend, as I cannot 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 >