Review: The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen – Parragon Books

Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales are classic stories that have been rewritten and reimagined countless times, but nothing quite matches up to the wonderful original stories. This collections of eight of his most famous tales is beautifully presented, and would make a lovely gift for families who love reading stories together.… Continue Reading “Review: The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen – Parragon Books”

Review: Spot a Lot Animals Storybook & Jigsaw

This gift set from Parragon Books includes both a storybook and a double sided jigsaw. The illustrations are really fun, with bright colours and amusing cartoon animals. The book is a counting book, going up from one to ten, with different species of animals on each page, that have escaped from the zoo.… Continue Reading “Review: Spot a Lot Animals Storybook & Jigsaw”

A busy week of firsts! – Little Loves

It has been a busy week this week, starting a new routine with the girls both starting at their new school and preschool. Georgie is attending a small local primary school and went straight into full days on Monday morning, and it has been a great success. Lydia started preschool on Wednesday and went again Friday, with much excitement. She just turned two and a half… Continue Reading “A busy week of firsts! – Little Loves”

Baby Show 2015 – my favourite products!

On Saturday I attended the Baby Show in Birmingham. Now that Lydia is 2, I think this is probably going to be my last Baby Show – although I suppose I may change my mind next year! I always enjoy attending the show and discovering new brands and products that I’ve not seen before, and after a few years in this blogging community, it’s also great… Continue Reading “Baby Show 2015 – my favourite products!”

Is there such a thing as too many books?

I love to read. Every day, I read using my beloved Kindle Paperwhite and I devour books. This love of reading started at an early age and it has helped me in so many ways as I’ve grown older. To me, there is nothing better than curling up with a good book and being transported to a different world. Our children have both been exposed… Continue Reading “Is there such a thing as too many books?”

Review: Marshmallows for Martians, by Adam & Charlotte Guillain and Lee Wildish

Marshmallows for Martians is the sequel to one of Georgie’s favourite books, Spaghetti with the Yeti. The main character, George, is off for a second adventure to Mars in the hopes of meeting some Martians, so he can find out what sweets they like best.… Continue Reading “Review: Marshmallows for Martians, by Adam & Charlotte Guillain and Lee Wildish”

Library books we’ve been loving lately

Ooh, I do love a bit of alliteration in a title! As regular readers of my blog will know, our two girls and I have been staying with my parents since mid-December, while we wait for our house purchase to complete. Although Mum & Dad have a very impressive selection of books suitable for babies & toddlers, we have been supplementing the collection with additional… Continue Reading “Library books we’ve been loving lately”

Giveaway: 64 Zoo Lane books, by An Vrombaut

Hodder Children’s Books are offering a fantastic prize for me to giveaway this month; I have five sets of three 64 Zoo Lane books to giveaway, signed by the author An Vrombaut! We all love books in this house, and to my great pleasure Georgie is growing up to be a little bookworm just like her Mummy, so I’m really pleased to be bringing you this… Continue Reading “Giveaway: 64 Zoo Lane books, by An Vrombaut”