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]

Ten Must Have Bags for your Kids!

Must have kids bags

With Christmas around the corner, parents across the globe are starting to think about what to buy their kids. I started my Christmas shopping at the beginning of the month and picked up some fab stocking fillers yesterday. I like to buy our twins a variety of presents including toys, but also books, clothes, games and puzzles etc. I always buy them some new pyjamas, it’s sort of a Christmas tradition, along with a new decoration for the tree! It dawned on me a little while ago though, that now our twins have started school, they’ve started to show more… [Read More]

Teeny Beanies Beanbags

Teeny Beanies Beanbags

With Christmas not far away, I’ve started putting together my Christmas Gift Guide for this year. In the run up to Christmas, I’ll be featuring a number of different products from a few different companies. Today it’s the turn of Teeny Beanies. They’re a family run, children’s textile manufacturing business, based in Shropshire. They have seven skilled sewing outworkers who create made-to-order personalised products for babies and children. These products include tooth fairy bags, beanbags, bunting, blankets, sleepsuits and more! We were sent two of their personalised beanbags with our girls names on. Available in a range of cute fun… [Read More]

Jungle Jam Book Review

Jungle Jam Book

We’re big books fans in our household. Our twins love listening to a bedtime story every night and R already knows two books off by heart. At four years old she can’t read yet, but she has really good memory retention and used the pictures on the page to recall the story which amazes me! Reading to your children is really important. It not only helps to improve their vocabulary and listening skills, it can also help to enhance children’s creativity and imaginations. This is the reason why I will never turn down the opportunity to review a good children’s… [Read More]

Heavenly Soles Boots from JD Williams

JD Williams Boots

With winter around the corner, it’s time to put the summer dresses and sandals away, dig out your jumpers and boots, and pop the heating on! I still can’t actually believe that it’s October already. What’s even more staggering is that I’ve actually started my Christmas shopping already and I’m contemplating making the Christmas cake too! When JD Williams contacted me asking if I’d like to choose something from their website to review, I headed straight to the shoes section! I thought that a pair of boots would be perfect for the upcoming cold weather season. I chose a pair… [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]

Colours of the Sea Ariel Doll Review & Video

Colours of the Sea Ariel Doll

Ariel, the little mermaid is the princess of the sea who has captured the heart of every child who has seen the movie. Our twins are four years old and they absolutely love Ariel. Well, M, loves Ariel and R loves Prince Eric! They have the dolls already, but when I was asked to review the Colours of the Sea Ariel I just had to say yes! Unlike other dolls, this one can join your little ones in the bath for some bath time fun! With 14 magical phrases including the song ‘Part of Your World’ from the movie, Colours of… [Read More]

Angelcasts Fingerprint Bracelet Review


I first discovered angelcasts after the owner, Ami, contacted me via twitter and asked if I would like to review a new bracelet from her range. As someone who adores personalised jewellery, I already own a handprint necklace of our twins handprints from when they were babies, along with a ring which has been engraved with their names, I was pretty excited about this review. Based in Manchester, Ami offers bespoke baby castings and jewellery in pure silver and gold. Castings available are baby castings, holding hands casting, bespoke casting and pregnancy bump casting. In addition to this angelcasts jewellery… [Read More]