3 Games to Help Encourage Children to Get into Science


Children are born with a great deal of curiosity. Toddlers have endless enthusiasm for finding out how things work, wondering what happens when they drop their toy from their pram (over and over), and wanting to know what ‘hot’ really means with an outstretched finger! So, encourage children – from the early years right through to primary school – to get into science by feeding their innate curiosity with these three games… 1. Building bridges – for the early years If you’re supervising very young children, why not have a go at building bridges using toy blocks? Building bridges out… [Read More]

The-S Box Review

the-S Box

The Stitchery is a company that I’ve worked with before. The Stitchery has everything you need for all of your haberdashery, fabric and knitting needs, plus a whole range of gift ideas, homewares and bits and bobs! They’ve recently launched a new crafty monthly subscription box called the-S box and I was lucky enough to get one to review. The-S Box contains ideas for your own projects from making jewellery to upcycling a garment, creating a hair scrunchie to making your own homemade Christmas gift! The great thing about the-S box is that you’ll get the help of The Stitchery’s… [Read More]

Chemist.co.uk Review


Chemist.co.uk is a licensed online pharmacy based in the UK with the best prices on medicines, health and beauty products. I was recently given a £50 credit to review their service, along with some of the products that they have to offer. Chemist.co.uk sells a vast range of products. From toothbrushes to toiletries and bath toys, to vitamins, supplements and more. When brownies their website, I was impressed with the range of goods available, but also with the prices of the items. I chose the following products to receive: Oral B Vitality Plus Electric Toothbrush £20.99 Wisdom Power Plus Rechargeable Toothbrush… [Read More]

Personal Training Session: Five Weeks In!

5K Personal Best

I thought I’d write an update on how my personal training sessions have been going seeing as I haven’t written an update for a while. You can read my last one here. As I write this, I’m still aching from yesterdays personal training session! I had planned to go for a run today, but my legs, shoulders and tummy are still aching so I’ll leave it another day and go tomorrow instead! I don’t want to overdo it! This week saw me running 5k on Monday and I managed to earn a new personal best time of 35 minutes and… [Read More]

ProWater Review: The high protein, low calorie drink!


I’ve been on a health and fitness mission now for almost two months. Over the last 60 days I’ve learned about what I should be eating and drinking. Before my health kick, I used to drink cans of diet cake like it was going out of fashion. Of course that’s all changed now and I’ve ditched the cans for water. However, water on it’s own can be pretty flavourless. I like something with a little more flavour so when I was asked to review a few bottles of ProWater I was keen to find out what they tasted like. Aimed… [Read More]

Octonauts Slimed Playset Review

Octonauts Sea-Slimed Playset

Octonauts to the launch bay! Sound the Octo-alert! Who doesn’t love the Octonauts? Those cute little creatures doing good deeds! My four year old twins have grown more and more fond of the Octonauts over recent years and I can often hear them saying catchphrases from the show, humming along to theme tune and acting out various scenarios! Our twin girls became underwater adventurers to test out the new Octonauts Slimed Playset, which can be seen in the new episodes of Octonauts! Inside the box you’ll find: Octonauts Octopod Captain Barnacles in his slime-green Octo-Suit A rescue net A slimed… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

That Friday Linky

The Binky Linky has had a makeover and will now be forever known as ‘That Friday Linky’. 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… [Read More]

Gordon’s Great Escape Book Review

Gordon's Great Escape

We love a good children’s book to read before bedtime. We have so many books, yet they’re all very well read and I have a feeling that this book is going to be one of the well-read ones! Gordon’s Great Escape is a pretty humorous children’s book. We were sent a copy to review recently and we’ve really enjoyed it. This book follows Gordon the Balloon on his adventures around the world. Along the way he meets new people and learns of new things, but his journey isn’t without it’s hazards. He has to learn to avoid all the dangers… [Read More]

Before you were born we used to….


Before you were born we used to…   Be silly and throw cold cups of water over one another when in the shower   Watch TV whilst snuggled up together on the sofa    Fall asleep together on the sofa   Go to the cinema (a lot!)   I remember one time we had a snow ball fight   Go on city breaks! Rome, Barcelona, Prague, Valencia and more!   It’s funny how things change after our children are born. Sometimes it’s easy to forget who we once were. Our lives and every waking thought is filled with our children…. [Read More]

Alfie and His Very Best Friend Book Review by Shirley Hughes

Alfie and His Very Best Friend

Shirley Hughes is an author that’s pretty new to me. I first discovered her after finding out that our girls were being read a book called ‘Dogger’ at school. Keen to support the girls learning, I’ve added this book along with a few others to my online shopping basket. Shirley Hughes is an English author and illustrator. She’s written more than fifty books, which have sold more than 11.5 million copies. We were recently sent one her books, Alfie and His Very Best Friend, to review. It’s a lovely hardback book and I have to admit that the illustrations are… [Read More]