Mixit – the brand new multi character magazine for 4-9 year old girls.

Disclosure – this is a sponsored review, the magazines were supplied free for the purpose of review. Mixit is a new magazine aimed at 5-9 year old girls, covering many of the toy and entertainment brands they’re interested in. So the front cover of issue one mentions Youtube vloggers Creative Celeste and Emily Tube, as […]

How do you deal with change when it’s you that’s changing?

I’ve been writing on this blog for 14 years. If you’ve been reading as long, you’ve travelled a moderately bumpy road with me – childbirth and rearing, pregnancy, lost pregnancies, in and out of work and career changes, my sister’s death, a move to a whole different county. More recently there’s been the autism thing […]

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Amazon link (affiliate). I read this in a day, back when it arrived as a proof. See? Fierce Kingdoms. Read in a day. (Turns out all those sneaky twitter visits I make in a usual day add up to a whole lot of reading time. ) This is a book that demands to be devoured […]

Win one of two Peppa’s Laugh & Learn Laptops!

I know I’ve been quiet here for a little while, but I’m back with a burst of blog posts today, starting with this fabulous giveaway, with two chances to win Peppa’s Laugh & Learn Laptop! (I’m just too good to you. Doesn’t this look fab?) Want to learn more about it? Check out the video. […]

Disney Crossy Road unboxing, or the story of how not to do a video review.

There is a reason I am a blogger and not a vlogger. Well, there are several actually, and you can see some of them if you follow my instagram stories (handy link over there >>> somewhere) but the main one is that when it comes to video cameras, I am technically inept. I had almost […]

Wishbones by Virginia Macgregor

Buy at Amazon (affiliate link) Feather Tucker has two wishes: 1)To get her mum healthy again 2) To win the Junior UK swimming championships When Feather comes home on New Year’s Eve to find her mother – one of Britain’s most obese women- in a diabetic coma, she realises something has to be done to […]

Watching paint dry. 

Playing with my paints again.  I’ve deleted twitter from my phone and am trying to wean myself off Facebook. I’m enjoying instagram, although I find the algorithm frustrating.  Hopefully all this will mean less stress and more creativity. I miss the community though, and I don’t know what to do about that. There used to […]

Smyths Toys (free!) Party 27th May

and NI 27th May – that’s this weekend! The parties are from 9am until 2pm and there’s a free goodie bag for every child (while stocks last, queueing system in operation). I’m intending to get there early 😉 There will be free face painting (children 3+ only), a raffle every hour for a £50 voucher, […]

The Finding of Martha Lost by Caroline Wallace

Dinosaur Train app review

Recently I was very pleased to be offered a chance to do a review of the Dinosaur Train Paint and Match app. From Kuato Studios Based on the Jim Henson TV Series, Tigerboy recognised it immediately and got stuck in straight away. There are 24 pictures of Buddy the dinosaur and his friends to colour […]

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