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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

100 ways, 100 days – showcasing the variety of home education

#100daysofhomeeducation is a picture based challenge so mainly to be found on instagram with crossover on facebook and twitter. I have to say, I’m loving having that daily picture to look back on to remind me of what we’ve got up to in the last month. (Given that I don’t blog our home ed lives […]

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