Review

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…

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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…

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…

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Getting Our Groove on With Beat Bugs

Kids television programs have been viewed in out house as a necessary evil.  Necessary so I can prepare dinner, attempt to clean something, respond to a message from my neglected friends, or even pee in peace. Evil?  Evil due to the fact that any important information in my head (mainly related to any ability to […] Read more…

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Lakeland Furniture Giveaway

Lakeland Furniture offer a wide range of stylish furniture for your home at affordable prizes. They recently sent me this very stylish and comfortable DSW Replica Dining Chair which you can read about in my pros and cons of working from home. I use my chair as my office chair and it’s perfect.  It also […] Read more…

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The Recipe For A Perfect Summer

Editorial With the long six weeks summer holiday looming ahead of us, parents everywhere are wondering how to keep the small people entertained and happy.  Look no further than this simple recipe for the perfect family summer.   Ingredients: Small people.  (The quantity may vary according to your liking, as long as they are aged […] Read more…

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Rainy Day Movies

There’s nothing like a rainy day to bring on the cries of every parents nightmares, “I’m bored.”  But Netflix is my savior with the promise of a family movie.   Top tip: Watch your family movie in the afternoon so you can use the promise of watching it as bribery for good beahviour all morning. […] Read more…

Little Dish

Healthy Snacks for Superheros

  A Review of Little Dish Go Gos   I have a confession.  It’s not something I am proud of.  I was once a smug mum.  I know, it’s horrible.   In my defense, I was clueless and didn’t know any better.   I was smug because the big one loves fruit.  grapes, apples, bananas, […] Read more…

Unique Gift

Marking The Occasion – The Telegram Office

    The Telegram Office is a company that unsurprisingly creates telegrams.   It’s incredibly simple to do, you select your design from their website, type your message and order.  Each telegram is £5.95 including postage.     They are a really special way to commemorate a special occasion.  Whether it is birth announcements or […] Read more…

Nampa App

Nampa Tivoli Children’s App Review

The Nampa characters are back for more fun and games!     If you haven’t seen the Nampa Forest app you can read my review and interview with Sara Vilkko, the creator here.     Today Nampa are launching a brand new app: Nampa Tivoli.  It’s the same fun characters but with 6 new games to […] Read more…

It’s My Blog Birthday – And I have Prizes!

  It has been a year since I wrote my very first post.  OK, it may have been another 3 months before I found the courage to go public, but still, a year!   I didn’t really have a plan when I started.  I knew nothing about running a website.  I just knew that I […] Read more…

Meet the Savior of Your Sanity

Most of the time our small people amaze us.  They make us laugh.  They fill us with pride. However there are times when they push us to the edge of our sanity.  Like a situation that requires them to have an ounce of patience.  Small people and patience go together like Katie Hopkins and tact.  Basically […] Read more…

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