Wanderlust: Sweden

This is a collaborative post. Sweden is a country that I would love to visit, and I’ve written before about a Nordic road trip route that I would love to take, but this post is about the things that think are ‘must do’  s when visiting Sweden! Stay in an Ice Hotel This is number one for me, I think…

Osmo kids coding app review

Coding for kids made fun with Osmo

Coding sounds scary, when I first heard that it would be included in the curriculum for kids I had visions of kids sat working out tricky lines of computer code. It’s actually very different to that and now I get to see it first hand with the Osmo Coding Kit. If you’re not sure what Osmo is then read our…

Review: Keen Shoes for Kids & Adults

Finding sandals that look good,  go with everything and are comfortable enough to wear all day is like looking for a needle in a haystack – but I think I’ve  found  that shoe-shaped needle!  These  are the ‘Elle Backstrap’ Keen sandals – and not only do they match my requirements but they  are consciously created  as the straps are made…

kids in the blossom trees

Scrapbook Lockdown Loves

It’s been a while hasn’t it?  But I’m back  with my  (normally) monthly ‘favourite things‘ post after a lockdown hiatus. My last post was at the end of March, when everything got a bit strange. So, here is a BUMPER edition of  what I’ve loved, read, made, worn etc… only it isn’t that bumper because there are some parts of…

Sunday Scrapbook – Circus & Injuries That Come in Threes

It’s been a long time since I wrote a weekly ‘what we’ve been up to’ but this week has actually felt like the most ‘normal’  in  months. In fact the past four weeks have felt pretty normal – apart from  having to wear masks in shops and not hug people when we see them! Last weekend we went camping with…

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. …