Rug Doctor Carpet Cleaner Review

I was recently sent a Rug Doctor rental in order to test it out on our carpets. Cleaning carpets to me usually means giving them a hoover. However, after using the Rug Doctor, I’ve been amazed at just how dirty our carpets were! Rug Doctor is a machine that deep cleans the carpet’s pile, whilst removing stains, dust and allergens. Having never used anything like this before, I was a bit nervous, but there was no need for me to feel this way because the Rug Doctor is very easy to use. The instructions are clearly written on the handle and they’re… [Read More]

It’s not about the medals

Running has been a passion of mine for around a year now. I’ve played with the idea of running before, but I’d usually run for one month, then stop, then a few months later, I’d run again but it wouldn’t be long before I’d stop again. I always loved the idea of running. Back when I was in high-school, I enjoyed running cross country, but it was never something I was serious about. In March of this year I decided that I wanted to take up running again. However, I wanted it to be a long-term hobby, not something I’d… [Read More]

Chad Valley Play Chef Toy Kitchen Review Plus Win a £75 Argos Voucher!

As part of the Chad Valley Play Panel we’ve been sent some wonderful toys to review from the Chad Valley range which are all available online from Argos. You can read our previous reviews here and here. This month we received the Chad Valley Play Chef Toy Kitchen to review, plus we have a £75 Argos voucher to giveaway! The Chad Valley Play Chef Toy Kitchen is perfect for those who are tight on space. This kitchen is a great size. It won’t take up your whole front room, yet it’s the exact, perfect size for two children to happily play… [Read More]

TV and Film Locations: Cardiff

Do you ever watch a show on TV and then realise that you recognise the location that it’s being filmed in? I quite like it when this happens as I like to guess where the familiar location is. This has happened to me quite a lot over the last few years. Usually it’s because it’s a holiday destination I’ve been to such as Rome or Spain, but when it’s your own hometown, it’s a pretty proud feeling! Living in Cardiff is really fantastic. We have lots of beautiful parks and tourist attractions. As such it’s no surprise to see the… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 35

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Debbie who blogs at Adventures of a Single Parent. Debbie is a 41 year old single mum to 5 year old Rory. She’s in recovery from breast cancer and hoping to return to a nursing career soon. Debbie says, “We love adventures, especially camping ones.” Thanks for taking part Debbie! Have you… [Read More]

Win a £250 Amazon Voucher with the Vision Direct Christmas Craft Competition

With Christmas only a few weeks away, I’m pleased to be able to share with you a competition that’s very festive indeed! Vision Direct are offering you the chance to win a £250 Amazon voucher. All you need to do is get your Christmas craft on! Vision Direct will be including a template for you to create your very own homemade Christmas tree decoration in every order placed with them, or you can download the template online here. All you need to do is cut the two halves of the tree out and use them as a template to draw… [Read More]

JD Bug Scooter Review from Halfords

With just 20 days until Christmas, how much shopping and preparation do you have left to do? If you’re struggling for what gifts to get your little one, then I have the answer for you! Do your children love to be outdoors? Always asking to go to the park or play in the garden? If so they will love this JD Bug Scooter from Halfords. What’s more is that your bank balance will thank you because it’s currently on sale for just £30.00! (Usual price £60.00 – Price correct at time of publication). My twin girls are five years old and… [Read More]

Be careful what you wish for

Wow, the title of this blog post sounds kind of sinister, but I want to reassure you that it’s not intended to come across that way! I’m one of those people in life that’s quite thoughtful, a bit of a daydreamer, but I’m also a worrier. Sure, I’m pretty laid back when it comes to a lot of things, but my future, and the future of my children is something that worry about a lot. In my job I work with a lot of different people. From lawyers and doctors, to teachers, officer workers and the elderly. The thing that… [Read More]

Handwriting on the decline among Children

It might not come as much of a surprise that handwriting is one of the skills that’s been on the decline over recent years. With the rise of technology such as ipads, tablets and smart phones, there isn’t such a need for children to be writing as much as they used to. It’s a little worrying as it’s such a vital skill especially for adult life and it also comes with added benefits such as helping with relaxation and focus. There are plenty of statistics surrounding handwriting, and National Pen have put together a few along with some tips and… [Read More]