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 …

#ElfTakeover Week 3

Another busy week here for Marty!     Looking back at last week’s fun, Life With Munchers loved Mummy is a Gadget Geek’s Snowman fun and┬áSuch A Mama, with the elf dressing up over there! My personal favourites were Through Niks Lens – poor hostage elf! and Elf Pepper climbing …

They Stopped!

OK, this photo may not mean much to you, or the moment seem remotely remarkable, but to me, it’s precious.. My children are both active. Yes, I know most children are, but mine get called ‘spirited’ – you’re getting me now, aren’t you?! Parents used to cast pitying glances at …

Crumpets & Coffee Give-Away

My brother launched a new business in September, Crumpets & Coffee. Only seems right that I tell you about it and run a give-away here for my readers, don’t you think?! This should give you a feel for it… Based in the Midlands, they are big fans of a morning …