The Gobstopper Sweetshop & Give-Away

The Gobstopper, a UK-based on-line retro sweet shop, have been in touch with me. This is fabulous news for you, as it means that I have some scrummy sweets to give-away to one of you, but more on that in a moment… Starting out as a sweetshop in Cheshire, The …

I’m Loving….Livie & Luca

When I was contacted recently and asked to shop at any UK independent shop, and then tell you all about it, this shop quickly came to mind. I already had it on my list for an ‘I’m Loving..’ post, so this seemed the perfect opportunity to share them with you…. …

The Booktime Campaign

When I heard from Booktrust recently, sharing news with me about their Booktime campaign, I knew that it was something that I wanted to get behind and share with you… ‘Now in its eighth year, Booktime aims to inspire a lifelong love of reading and this year marks a very …

Just Use The Smileometer

How much do you spend on Christmas presents? How much is foolishly excessive and how much is just meagre? I don’t know! And does it vary depending on how many children you have and how old they are? My children are quite small – 4 and 1. This has it’s …

The Story Machine – Review

Our weekend post was fabulous. As well as several Christmas cards, we had books. Boo was beside herself! This is our review of the first one.. The Story Machine by Tom McLaughlin Elliott is a boy who likes to find things and, one day, he stumbles across a machine. At …

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