Category: Reviews

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

Roco Clothing Party Dress Review & Giveaway

Something that I’d imagine all parents of young school age children encounter are parties. Parties, parties and more parties! Boo seems to have an invitation to one every other week and it’s her social life that dominates our calendar at the weekend. This being the case, she does like a …

Learning with Reading Eggs

As you may well know, we’re pleased to be working with Reading Eggs this year, having used it for the past couple of years with Boo and enjoyed it. It’s now Little Man’s turn,  and so we’ve been using Reading Eggs and Mathseeds for a few weeks now.  As Boo loved it …

Elfie’s Christmas Letters

We have started Christmas shopping, we’ve made arrangements for the day itself and I have my cards ready. Christmas is now on my mind, and I’m always looking at ways to make it special for the children, of course. At the start of December, we put our tree and decorations …

Winter Is Coming…

Winter is coming… Well yes, it is, in more ways than one. With winter on it’s way and the darker, colder nights drawing in, I tend to want to hibernate. Evenings will be about PJs, snuggly throws and TV for me from now until spring! I love settling down with a …

Fancy a TellTail?

So what’s a TellTail? A TellTail is a handmade, wearable animal tail for humans. Simple. Available for kids and adults, there’s a huge range on offer. My kids have been showing off their dragon moves in our house this week as they now have a Daring Dragon TellTail. It’s caused …

Shopping with JOY

Today I’m talking about JOY. Nope, not the emotion, the shop. JOY has several stores nationwide, as well as an online store, meaning we can shop with them 24/7. Stocking a great range of womenswear, menswear and home and gifts, there’s plenty to discover. ‘Tis a rare thing that the husband …

Bertie & Jack Original Artwork

Today I want to talk to you about Bertie & Jack, and offer you the chance to win gift vouchers to spend with them. Run by two mums, Becky and Emma, they’ve built up their business along with their partners, designing and creating original cut-out artwork. Bertie & Jack have an extensive …

Celebrating Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday 10th October is Star Wars Reads Day, a global celebration of books for Star Wars fans. Well, this is one household that is definitely up for that! Our Star Wars Story The Husband grew up loving Star Wars, I enjoyed it as a child, so when the ‘new’ movies …

Win DK Kids Books!

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a great range of new pre school books from DK that have really engaged Little Man and he continues to ask to read them with me daily. So today I thought it would be great to share some other non-fiction titles from …

Fun Pre-Schooler Books From DK

We’ve received some new books here, thanks to the lovely people over at DK, and they’ve really put a smile on Little Man’s face and sparked his interest. My daughter adores her books and attempts to acquire more on every shopping trip we go on. My son, on the other …

‘The Elephant in the Classroom’ Review & Giveaway

I’ve been reading something a little different this week, the newly updated The Elephant in the Classroom, by Jo Boaler…   The Elephant in the Classroom provides a wide range of free online educational resources, classroom approaches and strategies for teachers looking to inspire their pupils, while advising parents on …

The Beautiful Book Company Review

You know when you receive a parcel that makes you squeal a bit? Yes, that happened to me last week. What was this mystery package? A review from Beautiful Book Company. Yes, books. Surprise picks, beautifully packaged, begging to be read. The lovely Emily at The Beautiful Book Company sent …

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