Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids + Giveaway!

Some inspiration for (mostly) educational kids gifts, like puzzles, games and crafty things.

me and mine october 19

Me and Mine October 2019

October  was a busy one for us,  Sam was away for a long weekend snowboarding  as well as doing a lot of running! He did a cross country run and ‘The Great South Run’ in Portsmouth – the kids and I tried to spot him on the telly but didn’t have any luck! I took the kids away the London…

Scrapbook Loves – October 19

Ten months down, two to go! How crazy is that! It’ll be full speed  ahead to Christmas now that Halloween is out of the way! Here’s  a few of my favourites from October… Books I read these eight books in October,  which took me over my target of 60!  The Light Between Oceans was a must read, so well written…

squared.one photo prints

Print your Instagram snaps with SquaredOne+Giveaway

[Gifted items. Words and images my own] If you’re  anything like me then you will snap photos on your phone or maybe even a  digital camera and  then rarely do anything else with them. They’ll sit gathering dust in the virtual basement of your hard drive, or maybe in the cloud if you’re really organised. But that’s actually a little…

Geomag rocket and rover

Geomag NASA Rocket & Rover review + Giveaway

These items were provided for the purpose of this review. Geomags are new to us, though when the kids were younger they loved the preschool version, Geomag magicubes. These two sets are the more advanced style the original Geomag and are for ages 5+. We got to build a NASA Rocket and Rover set. I was surprised there was no…

Sunday Scrapbook- Bruises and muddy bums

The last two weeks have gone by so fast but I wanted to get them down ‘on paper’ as it were. Two notable events was Sam running the Great South Run today- a ten mile race around Portsmouth and the longest official run he has done yet! The kids and I tried to spot him on the TV but no…

autumn capsule wardrobe

Style: Autumn Capsule Wardrobe Wishlist

This is a collaborative post. This week I packed away my birkenstocks and  got my parka out of hibernation which can only mean one thing: Autumn is upon us and Winter is just around the corner!  In turn, that means it’s time to swap all my clothes around! I’ve not worn a summer dress in weeks and my lightweight cardis…

Toys: CAT Construction Vehicles

Arlo loves trucks, diggers and tractors  as do so many little kids. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we used to have to stop and watch every digger or dumper truck we saw when we were out and about, no matter if it was raining or super cold!  This week, to coincide with some really wet weather  we opened…

Athena and Arlo in October 19

Athena & Arlo October 19

I think we’re getting into a routine at last  now we’re almost at half term! Arlo pretends he doesn’t like school because it is “So borin’ and we do nothing” but he is normally happy to just head into the classroom. He’s also excited to tell me the  letters he’s learnt and the numbers  they’re working on each day. I…

Review: Abominable Everest Plush Toy

The latest  animated movie from Dreamworks  is Abominable. It tells the  tale of  young chinese girl who finds a yeti on the roof  of her apartment in Shanghai and tries to help him to  get home, with a few distractions on the way!   It’s a great  family friendly film  with  lots of  heart-warming moments as well as tales of bravery…

Choosing childcare that works for your family

How to choose the right childcare for your family

This   post is written in collaboration with childcare.co.uk, all words and opinions are my own. We have used a few different types of childcare  over the years, from a private nursery to a child-minder, preschools and  after school club. Childcare.co.uk is such a useful resource for finding the childcare you need and you can find out how that works in…

Hatching Baby Toothless Dragon review

Toothless Hatching Dragon review

We were sent this toy for the purpose of this review. Contains affiliate links. If you’ve got kids there’s no way you haven’t seen or at least heard about How to Train your Dragon. My kids really love it and it’s one of the few films I suggest that they’ll both agree to first time. There’s a new addition to…