Mama Geek

A slightly bewildered geek's journey through motherhood!
  1. 18

    Dec

    Our 2014 Christmas Eve box

    Last year we surprised the girls with a box of treats on Christmas Eve, with new PJs and edible treats to munch on over the holiday. This year I’ve put together another box, and here’s what is inside. Almost all of these bits & pieces are things we would have bought anyway - Keep reading...

  2. 17

    Dec

    Recommended reads this Christmas

    It is common knowledge that I am a complete bookworm; I tried to keep an up to date blog series of “Recent Reads” but got bogged down by the sheer number of books I was reading. Instead of talking about every book I’ve read lately, here are some of my recent favourites instead. - Keep reading...

  3. 13

    Dec

    Learning to be elves at intu...

    On Friday afternoon, we headed to the intu Merry Hill shopping centre to check out their "Elf School" Father Christmas experience. Georgie and Lydia were joined by Georgie's best friend Sophie and they were all very excited to be on an outing together! We ate some lunch then headed - Keep reading...

  4. 12

    Dec

    Six years

    Today, James and I celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. We got together in spring 2007, got engaged not long after that… …got married on 12th December 2008… …and we have spent the last six years making babies, moving house way too much, finally buying our - Keep reading...

  5. 11

    Dec

    Enchanted Christmas Kingdom at...

    Disclosure: We were provided with free tickets in order to experience & blog about Hatton’s Enchanted Christmas Kingdom event. This post reflects my honest opinion on our day. We were invited back to Hatton Adventure World so that we could check out the Enchanted Christmas - Keep reading...

  6. 07

    Dec

    Fun at Play at Brewers Fayre

    Yesterday we spent the morning at a local Brewers Fayre “Pub Restaurant” to celebrate the opening of the chain’s first “Play at Brewers Fayre” facility. The new soft play area at The Guild pub at Bromsgrove is the next step in their partnership with Beano, whose characters - Keep reading...

  7. 06

    Dec

    Drayton’s Magical Christmas...

    Last weekend we took the girls to Drayton Manor for our “Official Christmas 2014 Santa Sighting”. Rather than being invited to review it to the blog, we were there as paying guests, having looked forward to our treat for a few months. We live around 40 minutes drive from - Keep reading...

  8. 04

    Dec

    Review: The Book of Everyone

    James turns 31 a few days after Christmas, so when I was offered a copy of The Book of Everyone to review I thought that it was perfect timing. The Book of Everyone is a personalised book which is jammed full of interesting facts - Keep reading...

  9. 04

    Dec

    Review: Peppa Pig Tickle and...

    We were sent this Peppa Pig toy to review just before I got ill, and the girls have been absolutely loving it since it arrived. Lydia has claimed it as hers and often demands that it be her toy to take out with her when we go - Keep reading...

  10. 03

    Dec

    Review: Sofia the First Royal...

    Following on from our review of the Sofia the First Micro World playsets, we were offered the Royal Backpack playset to test out. When the box arrived, Georgie and I thought it looked great. The backpack looks attractive and the - Keep reading...

  11. 01

    Dec

    Giveaway: #NickJrCraftmas twitter competitions

    This afternoon I am co-hosting a twitter party for Nick Jr to celebrate #NickJrCraftmas and get everyone into the spirit of Christmas with some fantastic craft projects. We’ve been busy creating all sorts of fun stuff that I will be sharing on twitter (@zoecorkhill) - Keep reading...