The #GoGreen Blogtrail with BumpPR – Calafant paint your own treehouse giveaway

a fairy castle in the garden

You may remember that a little while ago I went to a fabulous PR birthday party, and as part of it, in the raffle, I won a wonderful Calafant paint your own treehouse. And today, as part of the #GoGreen blogtrail, I’ve got one to giveaway. There are lots of fabulous environmentally themed prizes to […]

Got a dinosaur fan? Walking with dinosaurs – review and free dinosaur activities

dinosaurs packshot

Playmobil Easter calendar reviewed.

I love the detail on the tiny flowers and butterly

We are, as has been mentioned previously, very happy to be Playmobil playologists. And we were sent the playmobil easter calendar, which I meant to review a few days ago, but I didn’t. (I could try to excuse myself, but to be honest, I just lost track of time. It’s easy done – are you […]

Time to quit…. smoking that is.


I used to run. I started when I was doing karate, to top up my fitness and, if I had a break from training, to get myself back in a condition to cope with long tough karate sessions. Life got in the way, I haven’t done karate for many years and I miss it. Maybe […]

Divergent: The premiere experience, Leicester Square, London.

Shailene woodley, theo james, veronica roth, divergent premiere

On Sunday, Big and I had the great good fortune to go to the European premiere of Divergent, based in Leicester Square, London. The square had been transformed to a fan experience based around the book/film, and there were actual real live stars due to attend, Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and most importantly, […]

Divergent: the book and the film


Yesterday was the European Premiere of Divergent in Leicester Square, London. The square had been transformed into a fan experience, patrolled by Erudite scientists and Dauntless soldiers. There were bungee jumping things, laser guns, the opportunity to have yourself photographed in the film poster, and of course, there was the test. First things first, though, […]

TalkTalk call boosts – prices investigated.

TalkTalk offer a number of boosts to increase your call allowance on top of your package allowance. Their descriptions: 100 mobile minutes boost – The UK’s best value landline to mobile calls. Save up to £12 with 100 minutes anytime for just £3 per month. 1000 mobile minutes boost – The UK’s best value landline […]

First beach trip of the year with my own little Dora the Explorer and her Backpack

backpack on the beach

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. Dora the Explorer has been a part of the family here for more years than I care to remember. Big used to watch it and speak Spanish […]

The Week reviewed. The magazine that is. (Get yourself a free copy.)

The Week (magazine)

Recently I was sent a copy of The Week to review, and today I *finally* got around to it. They also sent me a link for you to claim your own free copy – Just in case you want to skip the review and do that now, here you go. Still here? Good. It’s billed […]

Parenting lessons from Playmobil.

playmobil play time

We live in a small house, and we have too much stuff. And my children don’t like picking it up and putting it away. They expect the fairies to do it. Or the house elves. Or if all else fails, me. Today was little different to usual. The living room looked like a toy bomb […]

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