Book Review: The Help

I picked up this book at a farm believe it or not! The farm  cafe they had a small table with books for sale on it for just £1 each. As I picked up The Help a lady behind me said it was a great book. Now, it doesn’t take much to convince me to buy a book! I had vaguely heard of The Help before buying it, but that’s most likely because of the 2011 film of the same name starring Emma Stone, although I haven’t actually seen the film. The blurb on the back of The Help reads… [Read More]

Book Review: Million Love Songs

This year, I’ve re-discovered my love of reading. Some of the books I’ve read have been disappointing, but most have been enjoyable. My favourite book of 2018 is Million Love Songs by Carole Matthews. The description on the back of the book reads as follows: Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She’s single for the first time in years and she’s going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she’s looking for is a serious relationship. Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he’s… [Read More]

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I don’t usually write book reviews, but then again it’s not often that I come across a book worthy of writing a review about! However, when I picked up Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine in Morrisons two weeks ago, I knew that I had to share a review of it with you! I read the book in just five days, and I have to say that this book has restored my love of reading. There’s something quite wonderful about holding an actual book in your hands. The weight of it, the smell, the feel of the paper, nothing beats it!… [Read More]

Disney Book Week Book Review with Parragon Books

As many people who read our blog know, I’m a big Disney fan. We’re actually going to go to Disneyland Paris soon and I’m so excited I could burst! I think my husband is getting pretty fed up of me talking about Disney, but it’s just the start! Wait until we get to Disney! Anyway to celebrate #DisneyBookWeek Parragon Books kindly sent me two Disney movie books. The Lion King and Frozen: The Magic of the Northern Lights. We also received a cute Dory Soft toy, two book marks and a Beauty and the Beast sticker. Although it’s called Disney… [Read More]

’10 Things Girls Need Most’ Book Review

As a mum of girls I try to do everything in my power to ensure that I steer them in the right direction in life. They’re only five years old, but already they’re confident, clever and knowledgable. By empowering them to make their own decisions, regardless of how small they may be, we can give our girls the confidence to achieve anything they want. I was recently sent a book called, ’10 Things Girls Need Most to grow up strong and free’ by Steve Biddulph. The main idea behind the book is to combat the ever increasing number of girls… [Read More]

Beauty and the Beast Write Inspire Create Review from Parragon Books

Beauty and the Beast Parragon Books

Beauty and the Beast is my all time favourite Disney movie. I remember watching it for the first time when I was a little girl and so desperately wanting to Belle! I used to ask my mum to do my hair like Belle and I even had a Belle Costume and shoes to match! Now that I’m an adult my love for Beauty and the Beast hasn’t faltered. It’s still my favourite movie and Belle will always be my favourite princess. So much so that when we go on our family holiday to Disneyland Paris later this year, I’ll be… [Read More]

Start Little Learn Big with Parragon Books

I’m a firm believer that making learning fun for children is the best ay for them to become engaged and interested in the activity they’re doing. Learning through fun is a pretty effective way for children learn things quickly. In our home we like to play games. We have certainly have plenty of them! One of my favourite is a card game that is all about identifying different shapes and matching them to the correct pile. By learning their shapes using this game, our girls are shape experts! When the lovely people over at Parragon Books asked if I’d like… [Read More]

Ebookadrabra Reading App for Kids Review


Our girls will be five years old at the end of this month and they’re well on their way with learning to read. They’ve always loved books. They both listen intently when read a bedtime story and they love pointing out the things they see in the pictures and talking about them. We believe that books are truly magical! They can fire up children’s imaginations and take them on amazing adventures. Every week our girls bring home two reading books from school. They’ve been doing since just before Christmas. Teaching children to read can be pretty tricky. Asking them to… [Read More]

Topsy and Tim Book Review

Topsy and Tim are without a doubt one of our twin girls favourite TV characters. They love watching them to see what adventures they get up too! One of their favourite episodes is when they ‘pet sit’ their friend Kerry’s guinea pigs! I think this has something to do with the fact that their cousins have guinea pigs too! Did you know that Topsy and Tim are also available in other formats not just on TV? We were recently sent some ‘Start School with Topsy and Tim’ books to review, along with a Peppa Pig Going Swimming book! In addition… [Read More]

Disney Art Therapy Colouring Book Review

Adult colouring books seem to be very popular lately and the colouring trend shows no sign of slowing down! Parragon Books recently sent us two Disney Art Therapy colouring books. One has a princess theme to it and the other has a Frozen theme. These books feature a huge range of patterns, symbols and imagery from both Disney Frozen and the Disney Princess stories. They’re filled with over 100 dynamic, detailed and incredibly satisfying Disney patterns.   The Disney Princess Art Therapy colouring book has lots of amazingly interesting designs. The one below appears to be sleeping beauty. Unlike most… [Read More]