Newbury and Hobbes a tenth anniversary review/ introduction.

Do you know when you get invited to look at a series of books, and you can’t imagine how you’ve somehow never come across them in the 10 years they’ve been out? That’s me and the Newbury and Hobbes series. The fifth book published this week, 10 years after the first. I was fortunate to […]

#Ad Getting #FoodSavvy with HubbubUK.

I hate waste, of any kind. Food waste is particularly galling. It’s money and resources down the drain, and given the current state of the planet, feels very wrong. I was recently approached by HubbubUK, a charity creating environmental campaigns and working with my local council. They invited me, along with a number of other […]

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. […]

Home education, how’s it looking these days?

I still get a fair few contacts via social media about home education, so I thought it was probably time for a bit of an update on where we are, how we’re doing and what it looks like these days. Also, I was inspired by Adele over at Beautiful Tribe who wrote a beautiful post […]

A resolution free zone

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve started fresh, made big changes, promised I’d be different. I don’t think I’ve ever lasted much more than a week. So no resolutions. No big changes. No more of a fresh start than the change of a number in a date. I am going to try a […]

#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 […]

Saturday snippets

{musing} I was doing so well with blog every day November, then I hit a day where I didn’t know what to write and I was really really tired so I went to bed and that was it. Stopped. How do other people pick up when they falter? (not even asking how people don’t falter. […]

Doing kind things

I try to practice little kindnesses. Letting the guy with three things go past me at the Lidl checkout. Putting my coppers in the volunteer coast watch box in the coop. Giving the homeless woman outside tesco a couple of quid. I hope that stopping and talking to her is kind too. I’ve not seen […]

Monday listening

Ages and ages ago I was going to do a shuffle playlist post. Only at the time I didn’t use Spotify, just listened to Internet radio. So I forgot. Then we got a family Spotify account (educational expenditure when you’ve got two kids doing music performance). And Big built me a playlist, just so I […]

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