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 […]

The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Coral Rumble and Charlotte Cooke

Buy at Amazon affiliate link The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea, in a box on the living room floor. They sailed away for a year and a day and these are the things that they saw… Any book that starts with a box is starting out well as far as I’m concerned, particularly […]

New tent. 

Ebay bargain, exact tent we’ve been looking for.  Yes, it’s another Vango 🙂 Smallest is very excited. Most of her camping experiences (that she remembers anyway) have been Kentwell related, and she’s hoping that we might manage to fit in some ordinary camping as well.  I confess I’m a bit inspired too. Dreaming of adventures […]

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