Sense & Sensibility at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Sense & Sensibility at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Last night James and I went to watch Sense & Sensibility performed by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company, as guests of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens which are hosting several outdoor theatre performances this summer. I am a huge Jane Austen fan – with my daughter’s names robbed from Pride & Prejudice how could I resist going to see a performance of another of her brilliant novels.… Continue Reading “Sense & Sensibility at Birmingham Botanical Gardens”

Panasonic SC-RB5 Bluetooth Speaker review

Giveaway: Panasonic SC-RB5 bluetooth speaker

I recently reviewed the Panasonic SC-RB5 bluetooth speaker and I’m pleased to announce I have a second one here waiting to be won by a lucky reader! The SC-RB5 is a lovely little speaker that uses vibrations to amplify the sound, and is splash proof making it perfect for using in the garden. It is small, cute, and perfect for long summer days full of… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Panasonic SC-RB5 bluetooth speaker”

The Wizard of Oz

Outdoor theatre at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Over the summer, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is going to be home to some outdoor theatre, with four adaptations of well-loved classics taking to the stage. We’ll be going along to a few of these as guests of the gardens, and will report back with our thoughts after the shows! Two theatre companies are going to be putting on performances at the gardens with some wonderful… Continue Reading “Outdoor theatre at Birmingham Botanical Gardens”

Zac and Lily Thank You Teacher Cookie Mix

Review: Thank You Teacher Cookie Mix – Zac and Lily

Teachers gifts are one of the unwritten rules of being a parent – a little something to give your child’s teacher at the end of the school year, to thank them for being there for your child for the past year. Zac and Lily sent me a few of their Cookie Mix gifts – one to pass on to Georgie’s beloved teacher, and another to bake so we could try out the mix.… Continue Reading “Review: Thank You Teacher Cookie Mix – Zac and Lily”

Ocean tunnel - Sea Life Birmingham

Sea Life Birmingham is 20!

As Sea Life Ambassadors, we were invited along to one of their 20th Anniversary special events to help celebrate the centre’s birthday. We got to take one of their new behind the scenes tours, eat cake (Georgie was a fan of this idea at 9am!), and enjoy the latest improvements to the centre. The girls even got goody bags with a few keepsakes and a… Continue Reading “Sea Life Birmingham is 20!”


I’m a Lion Guard Twitter party host!

Next week I’m going to be co-hosting a Twitter party to celebrate the brand new Disney Lion Guard toy collection. We’ve been sent a big box full of fun stuff to enjoy, with party games, cake, and goody bags for the kids to take home! The kids will be getting a look at the new collection of Lion Guard toys, including the Defend the Pride… Continue Reading “I’m a Lion Guard Twitter party host!”


The Sons of Pitches at Town Hall

Last night we went into the city centre to see the Sons of Pitches perform at the Birmingham Town Hall. It was a great evening and we loved every minute of their performance. The Sons of Pitches are a local a-capella group who won Gareth Malone’s The Naked Choir TV show last year, and have since taken the plunge to quite their full time jobs… Continue Reading “The Sons of Pitches at Town Hall”

Love is love

Love is Love, and it’s no Big Deal

Now, before anyone gets angry about that title, of course it’s a big deal whenever progress is made towards any kind of equality or understanding, or when events like the Orlando shootings occur. But, in this household, right now, it’s all just no big deal. As a family, we know same sex couples, inter-racial couples, couples with age differences, disabled people, young couples with kids,… Continue Reading “Love is Love, and it’s no Big Deal”


Have a fishy Father’s Day! Dads go free at Sea Life Birmingham

If you want to take your Dad out for a fun day this Sunday, why not go down to the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham – Dads go Free on Father’s Day (19th June) when accompanying a full paying guest*. To take advantage of the offer, simply quote the word SEASHORSE at the front desk on Sunday. Why have they chosen seahorse, you might ask?… Continue Reading “Have a fishy Father’s Day! Dads go free at Sea Life Birmingham”


Crowdfunding – why I love it & my favourite projects

Crowdfunding is a brilliant concept. Everything from personal fundraising to indie films to product development can be helped along by crowdfunding, and the internet has several great sites to set your project up and get funded. I’ve backed several projects, mainly on kickstarter and indiegogo. One or two of these have been cancelled, but mostly I have had an overwhelmingly positive experience of being a backer.… Continue Reading “Crowdfunding – why I love it & my favourite projects”