A bit of a mixed week – Little Loves

I have been reading #LittleLoves posts on a few blogs for a while now and have really enjoyed them, as they give a little glimpse into what is going on in the everyday lives of bloggers. I decided I would try to join in most weeks and as I was horribly ill yesterday I’m going to start today, a day late, instead (oops!). So, without… Continue Reading “A bit of a mixed week – Little Loves”

Recent Reads – Books for Summer

Nobody wants to read anything too serious when summertime rolls around, do they? I know I certainly don’t. Not that my reading is usually so very high brow, of course, but when the sun is shining and I’m lazing in the park with a book as the girls play, I just want some happy fluffy fiction on my beloved Kindle. Not all of the books in… Continue Reading “Recent Reads – Books for Summer”

You Choose – Georgie’s favourite book

Georgie and Lydia have a lot of books, all over the house. We have bedtime story books, board books, and stacks of downstairs books that they read with me & James, or by themselves. Ever since we got You Choose, by Pippa Goodhart & Nick Sharrat, it has been her firm favourite. I think I picked it up for a few pounds in a charity… Continue Reading “You Choose – Georgie’s favourite book”

Online Usborne Book Party

Tomorrow (Friday) evening over on my Facebook page, my old (and we’re talking primary school here) friend Emma McCarthy is going to be hosting a very special event – an Online Usborne Book Party!  We love Usborne books in this house – the “That’s Not My…” books have been much loved by both children, and many of their “baby’s very first” books and lots of… Continue Reading “Online Usborne Book Party”

Quick Reads with Galaxy Chocolate

Disclosure: I was sent two Quick Reads paperbacks and a bar of Galaxy as a thank you for posting about the Quick Reads scheme. This post reflects my unbiased opinion. When I was offered some books and chocolate to enjoy, I wasn’t about to say no. I am a book addict… I’m one of those people whose Kindle accompanies them everywhere, and I never go… Continue Reading “Quick Reads with Galaxy Chocolate”

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. With the increasing popularity of ebook readers, there seem to be more… Continue Reading “Recommended reads this Christmas”

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”

Recent Reads: My Christmas reading!

I tried to “unplug” from the internet a bit over Christmas. I spent a week or so just playing with my children, enjoying the holiday with my family, and cherishing the time spent with my husband before he went back to Birmingham to stay with his Mum & go earn the pennies to pay for the house we are buying! Most of the blogging I… Continue Reading “Recent Reads: My Christmas reading!”

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”

Giveaway: Personalised Book from love2read

This morning I have a really fun giveaway for you, with a personalised book of your choice up for grabs from love2read! Our carefully designed books combine key words with your photos to bring reading to life for your child. Upload your photos, personalise the text and we’ll print a unique book that will give your child a real head start. The aim of each… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Personalised Book from love2read”

Review: Worlds Apart Girls Patchwork Sling Bookcase

This sling bookcase, from the same World’s Apart range as Georgie’s new table & stool set, was a perfect item for us to review. Georgie is an avid reader and has definitely inherited her mother’s love of books! Frankly, we were starting to run out of places to keep her books, so a new bookcase is a welcome addition to our furniture collection!… Continue Reading “Review: Worlds Apart Girls Patchwork Sling Bookcase”