Treads School Shoe review

Although school  seems like a distant memory  for Athena it’s only a matter of weeks  until she’s back  at school, a new junior school in fact!  So that means new uniform, bag and shoes! This year she’ll be wearing Treads ‘Alberta’ shoes, which are a leather mary-jane style with a velcro strap, which is her preferred style. Treads  only make and sell…

Nordic cat bed the pet superstore

Review: Pet Beds with Style

We were sent this item to review for the purpose of this blog post, all words and opinions are my own. If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that  we added a kitten to our family a few weeks ago.  Although we’ve both had cats before it  hasn’t been for a long time so  we made a…

5 Reasons to go Freelance

This is a collaborative post. Right now, the world has been locked down for weeks on end and for some, they’ve discovered that they love to work from home. It’s this lockdown period that has shown people how viable working from home really is, and it has inspired many to go ahead and set up on their own. For some…

Kumi Kreator Jewellery maker

KumiCreator Bracelet & Necklace maker review

Disclosure: We were sent the featured product for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own. Who remembers making friendship bracelets at school? I do! But I don’t remember how to make the patterns and   designs in them, my memory can’t think 30 years back that clearly! But there’s now a really easy way to  make both…

Creating Personalised cards for the family

Like so many of us all over the world I have found myself thrown into the world of homeschooling, with absolutely no choice on the matter! The kids are probably  bored of me trying to teach them things like maths and english and I am desperately  searching for new ways to entertain them. They’re suffering from not seeing their friends…

Convenient Diet ready-made meals from DietBon, my experience

I had lots of good intentions to start getting fitter and shaping up when I got back from New York (where I enjoyed lots of great but not very healthy food!) and then Corona virus happened. I was planning on supplementing walking my two school runs a day with  either starting couch to 5k again or going to the gym…

Toys: Bakugan Battle Arena Review

Arlo loves  anything that changes shape, so when a parcel of Bakugan toys arrived and he opened it up to find lots of BakuBalls inside along with  the Bakugan Armored Alliance Battle Arena he got pretty excited! What is Bakugan? Bakugan started life as an animated TV series about creatures called ‘Bakugan’ and their owners, who do brawls with them. …

Scrapbook Loves March 2020

Well March has been a bit of a disaster hasn’t it! The buzz-words of the month are definitely ‘Social Distancing’,   ‘Lockdown’, ‘home learning’ and ‘C0ronavirus’.  It’s definitely a month that nobody will forget. As usual I tried to escape reality by sleeping more and reading more, and have been quite successful in both, and less so in teaching the children…

3d dinosaur discovery puzzles

Giveaway – DISCOVERY DINOSAUR JIGSAW Puzzles

We all love jigsaw puzzles in this house,  they used to be reserved for  a post school treat or a Sunday afternoon activity  after we’d been out for the day. However as none of us are going anywhere much during these lockdown times puzzles have become more of a regular occurence in our   house these past few weeks. A great…

barb and branch trolls 2 movie toys

Celebrating Trolls 2 with Plush Toys

Trolls World Tour, the sequel to the first Trolls movie has been released to watch now, skipping the cinema release so that we can all watch at home! My kids, Athena especially, have been waiting for this for ages, and we would have seen it at the cinema during the Easter holidays. But due to lockdown we’re really pleased it…

me and mine family photo march 2020

Family Snaps March 2020

I have been pretty lazy with the ‘Me and Mine’ posts that I have been so good with  over the years. Normally  I share a photo of our family at the end of each month but this year it just hasn’t happened until now, a quarter of the way through the toughest year ever (as 2020 will probably be forever…

Playing with Osmo

Osmo Genius & Little Genius Review – perfect for kids at home!

Just when you thought you knew all about the ways to use tech to keep your kids entertained (including asking Alexa to make fart noises) you find something that blows everything else out of the water. It’s not only fun, but also educational enough to count as learning, which during these strange covid19 infused times is more important than ever! Osmo is a super…