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The Best Subscription Boxes Gift Guide

I love subscription boxes.  It’s a little treat each month delivered right to your door.  They make fantastic gifts and there are so many choices available so you can find something for even the really difficult to buy for. This is my rundown of just a few to try.  First up are my own personal […] Read more…

Red Letter Days Experiences for the feint hearted

I don’t know about you, but I always associate Red Letter Days experiences with high adrenaline filled activities such as wing walking and bungee jumping.  My first thought are always something high and terrifying!  But actually Red Letter Days have plenty more sedate activities, if like me you are that way inclined. Red Letter Days […] Read more…

RoboVac 11 Review – Your New Best Friend

I don’t write a huge amount of reviews on this blog.  But now and again I get offered something to review that I just can’t say no to. And let’s face it who is going to say no to a vacuum cleaner that does the job for you?  In the thirty seconds it took me […] Read more…

National Motor Museum

13 Reasons Why You Should Visit the National Motor Museum

Growing up I lived a 10 minute drive from Beaulieu in the New Forest.  We drove past Palace House every weekend when we visited my grandparents.  There were school trips to the National Motor Museum.  I even went to a Radio One Roadshow in the grounds of the Motor Museum where I screamed really loudly […] Read more…

Planter Giveaway From Shedstore

If you are looking for things to do with the kids in the garden this Summer, why not get them planting, or create a magical fairy garden?  Shedstore offer a great range of planters and are giving away this planter worth £79.99 to one of my lucky readers.     Add support for your most […] Read more…

things to do in Basingstoke this Christmas

10 Things to do in Basingstoke This Christmas

I love visiting Basingstoke.  It’s one of the UK’s oldest market towns and I love getting some Christmas shopping done in Festival Place.  But there are plenty of things to do in Basingstoke this Christmas to get you feeling festive.   1 Tire The Kids Out at Flipout I’m not sure my post child birth […] Read more…

Nampa Party

Nampa Party – The Creative App For Kids

I have to admit I am really strict about my kids using devices.  Big has only just got his own tablet for his eighth birthday.  My dislike for them playing on devises has mainly been because of the games.  I find so many inappropriate because they seem too violent, or they are full of ads, […] Read more…

pregnancy book for dads

The Good Father – A Pregnancy Book For Dads

My first pregnancy began just over eight and a half years ago.  One of the first things I did after peeing on a stick was buy a book.  I would read what was happening to me and the baby each week and hang off every word.  Of course it did nothing to prepare me for […] Read more…

Saltrock kids t-shirts

Why Saltrock Kids T-Shirts Surprised Me

I’m not someone who is into designer clothes and brand names.  My experience is normally that they are very expensive and that the quality doesn’t always justify the price tag.  I’m more of the mentality of buying three items for the price of that one.   These thoughts particularly apply to buying clothes for my […] Read more…

13 reasons why

13 Reasons Why You Should Have These Conversations

“Hi, It’s Hannah.  Hannah Baker.  That’s right, don’t adjust whatever device you’re hearing this on.  It’s me.  Live and in stereo.  No return engagements.  No encore. And absolutely no requests.  Get a snack, settle in, because I’m about to tell you the story of my life.  More specifically why my life ended.  And if you’re […] Read more…

fab little bag

The Fab Little Bag Every Girl Needs in Her Life

I have never been embarrassed to talk about periods.  Growing up, they were never a taboo subject in my house.  My Dad would quite happily pick me up sanitary towels from the supermarket, as would my husband now. I’m not ashamed of my period…  I started my periods at eleven, and was regular as clockwork […] Read more…

9 Crucial Things You Need To Know About Chickenpox

9 Crucial Things You Need To Know About Chickenpox

We have just survived over two weeks of captivity as the boys got back to back Chickenpox. You can read my funny post about life in The Chickenpox House to see how we survived. Before chickenpox invaded and took over my house, I knew very little about it. So here are my 9 crucial things you […] Read more…

Tron Giveaway

Tron Portable Potty Giveaway

Kids need to pee at the most inconvenient times.  Times when there’s not a toilet in sight. Times when you are stuck in the car.  Or even when they should be walking down the aisle. Read The inconvenient times your kid needs to pee, about those times you really don’t need to hear “I need a […] Read more…

11 Reasons To Visit Blackgang Chine

11 Reasons to Visit Blackgang Chine

The Isle of Wight is home to the Uk’s oldest theme park, Blackgang Chine.  Both the Husband and I have memories of visiting when we were kids, and we visited together on our first holiday 20 (ouch) years ago.  We were both looking forward to taking the kids there to create their own memories, and […] Read more…

My Husband Cheated on me

My Husband Cheated on me Whilst I slept Upstairs

And I Forgave Him We’ve been married for 11 years.  Together for 23.  Childhood sweethearts.  He is my everything, my best friend, my rock.  The one person who knows me better than anyone else. I though I knew him.  I thought he was the one person who would never hurt me, who would never let […] Read more…

Christmas in Basingstoke

The 4th December marks the anniversary of when me and the husband started ‘going out’ many many moons ago.  23 to be precise.  It’s become a tradition that we spend the day doing a bit of Christmas shopping, and each year we try to go somewhere different. This year with the smalls spending the day […] Read more…

Emmy and the Whale front cover of book

Emmy And The Whale – Interview & Giveaway

If there is one thing that has always been consistent in our house, it’s the bedtime story. From when they were tiny, every night without fail, we read to our boys.   Like most parents I’ve lost track of the number of children’s stories I have read to my small people.  The favourites I know […] Read more…

My Christmas Wish List & Giveaway With House of Fraser

My Christmas wish list is normally pretty full.  My birthday is in January so I virtually have to wait a whole year for any gifts.  You know those people who “umm” and “errr” when you ask them what they want for Christmas?  I’m not one of them.  And yes Christmas isn’t just about the gifts, […] Read more…

5 Reasons to Love Gilmore Girls

I am so excited.  Seriously I haven’t been this excited since I saw Jason Donovan at the Radio One Road Show circa 1990 and screamed until I passed out. Only ten more sleeps until four brand new 90 minute episodes of Gilmore Girls hits Neftlix. Do not call me on Friday 25th November, I will […] Read more…

Easy Healthy Dinners with Little Dish Pots & Pies

I am always slightly suspicious of parents who say their kids eat organic healthy meals 100% of the time.  I mean we all strive to feed our kids healthy meals, to make sure they eat their fruit and veg, and to limit their sugar intake.  But some days I resort to chucking something ‘beige’ in […] Read more…

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