The Lost Man by Jane Harper

I was provided an eArc of this book for review, and Amazon link (image) is an affiliate link. Buy at Amazon He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron’s mind when he was alive, he didn’t look peaceful in death. […]

#MyAquaphor challenge

This post is an every for the Britmums #MyAquaphor challenge, sponsored by Eucerin. Discover the benefits of Eucerin At this time of year, I struggle with my hands. My skin objects strenuously to being cold and damp, I’m not good at winter on so many different levels. And I don’t get along with many skin […]

Brio World Travel Switching Set 33512 – review

This post contains affiliate links. We were sent the Brio World Travel Switching set for the purposes of review, all opinions are mine. We have been Brio fans for a very long time, and have a fairly comprehensive stock of trains and track from years and years ago. I love that it’s all still compatible […]

The other path.

I didn’t start home educating as an act of rebellion, but it seems increasingly the government views this entirely legal activity that way. Instead, it was to give my children space to be themselves without external judgement /artificial standards /ridiculous amounts of unnecessary testing. I thought we’d probably only home educate through primary years, then […]

Dixit – a family card/board game reviewed

Buy at Amazon I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when we were sent Dixit for our Blogger board game club review last month. (Apologies for the delay in getting this review live, I think I should pop a health update on but basically, long story short, it probably isn’t depression causing my issues, but […]

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 […]

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