Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I don’t know what I was expecting from Little Fires Everywhere, but what I got was a compulsively readable book, filled with fascinating characters on a slow but inexorable dance towards the disastrous start of the book in ways that I couldn’t have anticipated, and couldn’t wait to see unfold. Buy at Amazon Everyone in […]

Smyth’s Toy Superstores – making children’s dreams come true.

Recently I was invited to review the new Smyth’s Toy Store catalogue with the children and then take them shopping to review the shop itself. Couldn’t really turn that one down, could I? So we were sent a catalogue and some gift cards, and the children began compiling their wish list. It turned out that […]

Clutter out, cash in – selling on Ebay with the android app.

Recently I was invited by Mumsnet Bloggers Panel to review the experience of selling on Ebay, which a particular focus on using the app for listing and managing the process. As regular readers will know, I’ve a renewed focus on decluttering the house at the moment, and this seemed like an ideal time to give […]

Thor:Ragnarok – a Schleich figure review

I love the quality of Schleich figures, they are beautifully made and hand painted with incredible attention to detail. This Thor figure is no exception to the rule. It comes in a well made but light box, ideal for storage if you are a collector who likes to keep figures in pristine condition. If, however, […]

Stories for homes blog tour

Tonight I’ve a slightly different type of review post for you. In the stories for homes anthology, published and unpublished writers come together to create this selection of stories about what ‘home’ means. There are 55 writers included in this second charity anthology that brings issues around housing, poverty and crisis to life through the […]

Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots review

OK, you are probably wondering, much as I did when I was contacted for this review, what on earth is a tinsy winsy weeny tot? Basically, as you can hopefully see in the picture above, they are hand sized, soft bodied baby dolls which come in a collectable series. Each doll has a different, very […]

Jungle Speed – a #Bloggerboardgameclub review

Buy at amazon (affiliate) Hardly seems possible that it’s time for our second blogger board game club review, but it is. (In case you missed it, our first game was Codenames) I was quite hopeful when I saw Jungle Speed that it would be a good game to play with the younger children – it […]

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 […]

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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