Wildflower Bay by Rachael Lucas – review and giveaway

It is no secret to any of my readers here or on social media that I am a huge fan of Rachael’s work. I’ve known her for years – we first ‘met’ online on email lists back when we were very new mothers, and have been bumping into each on and offline ever since. I’ve […]

Win £100 Visa Card with DC Super Hero girls.

Super heroes are big news in our house and have been for years. But it has been an issue that there aren’t any girls to speak of in the media, they don’t feature in films, comics or TV series (and let’s not get started on merchandise) – Smallest particularly feels that that is an oversight. […]

Reading together – Fairytale phonics from Miles Kelly

A little while ago we were sent some Miles Kelly phonics books to review. At the time, Smallest was completely uninterested, so they languished on a pile, looking very attractive but being mainly unloved. A couple of weeks ago, she had a new burst of interest in the whole reading process, and as is the […]

YA or not YA? – the author Antonia Honeywell guest posts on writing and reading labels.

I loved Antonia Honeywell’s book The Ship and I’m thrilled today to be hosting a guest post and giveaway promoting the rather wonderful YA Shot initiative from Alexia Casale. (As an aside there *are* still a few tickets available for this set of events, please do click on through to the site if you are […]

I’m a NickJr Pumpkin party host!

The goody bags are packed. The activities are ready, the table is laid. The children are bouncing off the walls with excitement 😉 In just over an hour, our guests will arrive for our Nick Jr Pumpkin party. We’ve got some great activities ready and waiting from Frankenstein cupcakes (green of course) to making (paper […]

Win £150 giftcard with Lego and Scooby Doo! 

We are huge fans of Scooby Doo, Lego and stop motion animation, so combining them all is definitely a win. Take a look at these amazing Scooby-Doo stop motion videos created using the brand new LEGO Scooby-Doo sets! I’d love to get my hands on some of these, and I’m hoping this will inspire Small […]

Win a Chromecast

This is a chromecast. No, I didn’t know either. It: Supports BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Netflix, BT Sport, NOW TV and Google Play Movies & Music Works with Android, iOS , Windows, Mac and Chromebooks Easy setup: plug into any HDTV and connect to your home Wifi Network Everything you love, now on your TV Basically, […]

Rhodia – the essential box – review and giveaway

OK, ‘fess up. Who else loves stationery? Because I do. I adore new pads, new pencils, new pens…all that bright empty potential encouraging you to get creative, scribble, make notes, write novels, lists, lists, more lists…. Ahem. So when approached recently by Rhodia to do a review and giveaway, I couldn’t resist. Because there’s no […]

Win with Ribbit and Puddleducks

We’ve had a bit of a frog theme to life here for a few weeks now. In the run up to the launch of Ribbit we were invited to visit Colchester Zoo to learn about frogs. Which was a fabulous day out – we spent an hour with Keeper Nick who was incredibly informative. And […]

Win one of 5 Spirograph Studio sets

In time for Christmas! This is a quick giveaway, just one week, so that we can get the prizes turned around and out to you for Christmas. Meaning that I haven’t actually got our review set yet, so you’re going to have to make do with a quick video The iconic Spirograph is back. We […]

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