Santa at Hatton Adventure World

Exploring the Enchanted Christmas Kingdom at Hatton Adventure World

At the weekend we visited Hatton Adventure World for their Enchanted Christmas Kingdom event. As well as taking Georgie & Lydia, we took along their friend Liliy to enjoy the fun. It was a great day out, and we were there from the opening at 10am to almost 4pm – there is plenty to see & do to keep kids of all ages amused all day, with a packed festive entertainment programme.… Continue Reading “Exploring the Enchanted Christmas Kingdom at Hatton Adventure World”

NOW TV box review

Review: NOW TV (2015 – 2nd gen box)

We have been using NOW TV in our house now for over a year now, and it is a great complement to our YouView tv box. Until I joined their blog squad and got a voucher for a few months of service for the purpose of reviewing, NOW TV was the only money we were spending on tv – we don’t have a Sky or Virgin box.… Continue Reading “Review: NOW TV (2015 – 2nd gen box)”

Mega Bloks Thomas and Friends Zooming Along at Brendam Docks

Review: Mega Bloks Thomas and Friends Zooming Along at Brendam Docks

Georgie and Lydia really enjoy Thomas and Friends, and they are very into toys that allow them to build or create, too. This playset from Mega Bloks is a lovely way to combine building and playing with trains – with a motorised Thomas rolling along the track with a truck full of coal.… Continue Reading “Review: Mega Bloks Thomas and Friends Zooming Along at Brendam Docks”


Free Christmas printables – “Dear Santa” letters

With Christmas getting closer the kids are starting to get excited, and it is time to start writing letters to Santa! I thought I would create some free printable letters for kids to fill in & send to Santa! I will be doing this with the girls very soon and posting them off. You can write to Santa & get a letter back at no… Continue Reading “Free Christmas printables – “Dear Santa” letters”

Diono Monterey2

Review: Diono Monterey 2 – high back booster seat

We were sent the Diono Monterey2 high back booster for Georgie to test out, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect; Georgie is just at that stage between nearly growing out of her toddler car seat, and just going over the minimum requirements of a booster seat. Being so tall yet skinny, Georgie is really light for her age and obviously we wanted to wait until her weight was definitely over the 15kg lower limit – which meant waiting until now.… Continue Reading “Review: Diono Monterey 2 – high back booster seat”

My girls - my main priority right now!

Bear with me!

I know things have been a bit erratic here on my blog lately, and if you are reading this as someone who has emailed me, and I haven’t replied, then I’m sorry.  I am playing catch-up. I am starting to get back on top of things. I am having more good days since my really bad period a month ago, but I’m still struggling. But… Continue Reading “Bear with me!”

Rainbow Dazzle Minnie Mouse

Review: Fisher-Price Rainbow Dazzle Minnie

This light up musical Minnie Mouse toy has been an instant hit with Lydia, who adores Minnie Mouse. It is really rather neat, with different parts of Minnie’s dress & her bow changing colour when touched. The idea is you design Minnie’s outfit by choosing the colours of her bow, top & skirt. … Continue Reading “Review: Fisher-Price Rainbow Dazzle Minnie”


October – Month in a Minute

It’s taken an extra week or so but I’ve finally found a little bit of time to make my October Month in a Minute video! I love these videos as they let me look back and get a little glimpse of each month; a reminder of what we did and see the girls grow and change video to video. Even capturing the small every day… Continue Reading “October – Month in a Minute”

Orchard Toys Cake Monster

Review: Cake Monster by Orchard Toys

Georgie and Lydia are both big fans of Orchard Toys games, so when we were offered a game to review they were delighted. Cake Monster is aimed at 3 years+, and Lydia (who isn’t 3 until the end of February) has had no trouble with it – in fact both girls absolutely love it & ask to play it a lot!… Continue Reading “Review: Cake Monster by Orchard Toys”


I’m sorry… feeling overwhelmed & inadequate

Our half term holiday was a bit of a mix on good and bad. Looking back at the past week & a half, I feel like I didn’t really get anything done at all. I am behind with work, behind with the blog, behind with the housework, and I didn’t even manage to get Georgie’s school uniform & PE kit washed until the very last… Continue Reading “I’m sorry… feeling overwhelmed & inadequate”

Thank you

A Very Big Thank You Post!

A few weeks ago, I emailed some of the companies I have worked with over the last three years. Brands and PRs that I have reviewed for, and companies I have been proud to be an ambassador for. I was emailing to ask for support in the form of prize donations, for my youngest daughter’s pre-school. I have been absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the generosity… Continue Reading “A Very Big Thank You Post!”