#GIFTED Mud & Bloom Subscription Box Review

As a busy parent finding ways to encourage my children to connect with nature can be hard. During the weekdays we’re all pretty busy with work, school and after school activities. This means I don’t get a lot of time to plan out any activities for the weekend. However Mud & Bloom recently sent me their April monthly subscription box to review and it’s full of easy and fun activities to engage children in nature. As an added bonus they’re also educational. Mud & Bloom was created by Anja in December 2017. As a mum of three, Anja is passionate… [Read More]

Review: GettingPersonal.co.uk #Gifted

Something that my husband and I are keen to embrace this year is a more zero waste life. We’re looking to reduce the amount of single use plastic that we use in addition to purchasing less plastic and using more eco-friendly products. So when GettingPersonal.co.uk contacted me about reviewing some of their products I opted for a personalised canvas shopping bag, a personalised tote bag, an engraved silver heart-shaped bookmark and a book called ‘101 Things To Do Instead Of Playing On Your Phone’. I chose the bags mainly so that I wouldn’t have to buy plastic bags when doing… [Read More]

Book Review: The Only Way is Up by Carole Matthews

As a huge Carole Matthews fan I thought I would share a review of my second favourite book of hers! My first favourite is Million Love Songs. You can read my review here. My second favourite Carole Matthews book is called The Only Way is Up. Here’s what the back of the book says: Lily and Laurence had it all: the money, the car, a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job and everything disappears. With nowhere to turn, Lily and Laurence are forced to take their two young children and move to a flea-ridden council… [Read More]

Review: Tailwind Nutrition UK for London Marathon Fuelling

Before I begin I just want to clarify that I wasn’t paid to write this review. I bought the products mentioned in this blog post with my own money, and decided to write my own review. On Sunday 28th April 2019 I will be completing the London Marathon for Wellchild, the national charity for sick children. It will be my first marathon and naturally I’ve found that I have a lot to learn! I’ve previously completed the Cardiff Half Marathon twice, but knowing that I’m going to have to double that distance for London is pretty daunting. I usually use… [Read More]

Neveo Family Journal Review

Photographs are very important to me. I try to capture as many natural photos of my family as I can. I then like to display them in a frame or photo album.  So many people take photographs on their mobile phones, but they often get forgotten about which means they’re never seen again or shown to anyone. I think this is such a shame. After all, photographs are meant to be shared, and that’s why I think Neveo is a wonderful idea. Neveo is a monthly newsletter that you can create and send to your family. Primarily aimed at grandparents… [Read More]

Thermae Bath Spa Review

On the last weekend of November my friends and I spent the weekend in Bath. We booked earlier in the year with the intention of exploring the Bath Christmas Market. You can read all about the Bath Christmas Market on my blog here. A few days before we went, my friends sent me a message asking if I’d like to go to the Thermae Bath Spa during our weekend away. Of course I jumped at the chance and said yes! The Thermae Bath Spa is an award-winning day spa, combining the ‘old and new’/ There are two historic spa buildings, The… [Read More]

Review: Playmobil Children’s Playground

When I look back at my childhood, I always have this one memory of my sister and I playing with a children’s playground set. I can’t remember what make it was, but I do remember we had so much fun playing with it. Quite often when my girls and I go shopping they like to look at the toys, and Playmobil is one brand they’re always drawn towards. We’ve never owned any Playmobil toys before so when Smyths Toys kindly sent us a Playmobil Children’s Playground to review I was keen to see what it was like, as were our twin… [Read More]

PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset Review

PJ Masks is an animated TV series which follows three main characters, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, as they become a superhero team at night fall to fight bad guys, Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja. Our twin girls are six years old and they really enjoy watching PJ Masks on TV. That’s why I thought they’d love this playset! I think that the PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset is the perfect toy for PJ Masks fans. The PJ Masks Mission Control HQ Playset is available from Smyths online here for £49.99, as well as other good toy stores and amazon…. [Read More]

Review: Santa Safari at West Midland Safari Park

One of the most anticipated events in the year for us is our annual trip to West Midland Safari Park. We first went in September 2017. You can read all about our first trip here. We then returned in November 2017 for their Santa Safari which you can read about here, and then we were lucky enough to return again earlier this year for their Ice Age Exhibition which you can read about here. Last Saturday we returned again for their Santa Safari. The Santa Safari is a magical festive day out for all the family. It combines a 4-mile… [Read More]