What I wish I knew before my first camping trip with kids – by Kirsty from Get Kids Outside

It’s not often I host non book related guest posts on this blog, but I think actually it might be a nice way to introduce my readers to some of my blogging friends – and Kirsty is someone I’ve known since before I started to blog. Yes, we really do go back *that* far. We’ve […]

Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival

Buy at Amazon (affiliate link). I think it’s fair to say we are Tom Percival fans. We’ve several of his books on our shelves, including the very limited edition Hugo and the Imaginary Zoo. Perfectly Norman is a wonderful addition to his range, and I’m thrilled to be joining the blog tour. The premise is […]

Tell it to the Moon – guest post on home schooling by author Siobhan Curham

As regular readers will know, most of my children are home educated, and despite growing numbers of children educated outside school, it’s a topic rarely touched upon in fiction. So when I was offered Tell it to the Moon to read and review, and I realised it included a home schooled teenager, I jumped at […]

Codenames – our first #BloggerBoardGameClub review

One of the best contacts I made at the recent Blog on conference was the Blogger Board Game club. Once a month we will be sent a new game to play as a family and give feedback on, and our first game was Codenames. (Amazon affiliate link) I’m not sure these slightly dingy pictures give […]

#NoddyChallenge – Design your own Noddy race game.

It’s been a grey and gloomy week so far here at the seaside, and I’m looking for ideas to amuse, preferably on a tight budget. So when I saw a tots100 competition to create a Noddy themed craft, I couldn’t resist having a go. Noddy has been a big favourite here for years. We’ve got […]

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 […]

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