• Smart Globe Myth edition

    Within a week of Freddie starting school there was a real shift in how aware he was if things around him, around the world and where we live. He loves to see where different animals live in the world, is fascinated by the difference in time zones, the patterns of of stars in the night sky and loves looking at our holiday photos to see where we have been. He would love to go back to Sri Lanka with us! When the opportunity came for us to review the Smart Globe 2in1 Myth edition, I knew he would relish looking around the world from many different perspectives. The Oregon smart…

  • 2 for 1 attractions with Peperami

    Now I love me a Pep at the best of times but at the moment they are even better to get your hands on as they are giving away 2 for 1 entry to Alton Towers or Thorpe Park! It’s a fab way to get some meaty excitement and days out whilst the parks have got their Halloween and fire work specials on at this time of year.  How about getting your endorphins racing on the Wickerman ride or terrify a friend on the Walking Dead Ride at Thorpe Park? My husband loves TWD and is a huge fan so he would absolutely be gunning for this! The offer is…

  • Tonka Power Movers – cement mixer review

    As much as Freddie (and now just as much, Dexter) love playing with their cars and garages there is a definite passion that always shines though for them – construction vehicles. They both have lots of them but when we were sent the Tonka Power Movers mixer to review, it came with a difference, it makes noises when driving forwards and backwards. Proper vehicle noises, called motion drive technology. This was a complete mind blower for the boys! There are four vehicles to choose from, mixer (which we had) dump truck, front loader and bull dozer. I love this as I know Freddie will really appreciate the whole set to…

  • Bringing some colour to Halloween with Little Brian Paint sticks

    I love the kids being free and nurturing their creative side, I love to see their creations and ideas but sadly it comes with a big slice of mess. Even with every apron, table cloth and baby wipe in the world it’s unavoidable. That’s why when we got to review Little Brian paint sticks and fabric paint sticks I knew we would be onto a less messy winner this Halloween and set about our spooky challenge! The sticks themselves are just like a glue stick, you can wind it up and down to get more out and there a neat lid to keep it safely contained. This is easy to…

  • #ACEforSchool and my mucky pup!

    This September has been big for us as a family, not only did Freddie start school but I have also been introduced into the woes and ways of school uniform. Don’t get me wrong, I love how smart Freddie looks in his little maroon ensemble, but that tends to last all of ten minutes in between dropping him off and him going in the classroom. He is such a mucky pup in general, his crisp white polo tops and deep red jumpers have so far been christened with Baked bean juicegravyfelt tip pen paintmudcustard I would also like to add that these are the ones that I can identify. I know.…

  • 1 syn faggots, chips & peas with onion gravy

    I have done really well on slimming world so far, everything I have fancied have been able to make a Syn Free or low syn version to enjoy. However for the past few days I have been desperately craving faggots – I get them from my local butcher and I adore them but they are so high in fat. I have never made faggots so really wasn’t sure I could emulate that authentic Black Country taste. I gave it a go and I am thrilled with the results! They are the perfect comfort food for an autumnal night or just a healthier version of a Black Country Classic. Teamed with…

  • Care package with Care Bears

    I very rarely take time for myself, or even think about taking time for myself. So imagine how overwhelmed I was when I received a glorious care package from CareBears and Flair. Now Freddie has started school I feel I’m chasing my tails somewhat and feel a bit stretched, I’m still finding my routine – so it’s been nice to have a little pamper and unwind to refresh my scrambled egg head.  The package containted Care Bears Medium Plush, Care Bears Cubs Plush and a Care Bear Squishems Figures, hot chocolate, tea, haribo, a Yankee candle, face mask and fluffy socks. As soon as I put the socks on I…

  • Putting pen to paper

    It’s no secret that these days where there kids there is usually a device and screen nearby. No judgement here btw, it’s done by us all at some point in the day but it soon all adds up. Recent research by BIC has shown that kids spend about 3 hours away from their screens, if you factor in school then time at home can be a frenzy of screen time and homework with little of anything else. How times change  I know that when I was little I adored drawing, I spent hours creating different pictures of animals and cartoons and it was my favourite thing to do. If I…

  • Staying warm with Simply Hike

    The weather has already changed and I can sense the biting chill of the winter winds coming soon. We are still new to the school run and this is is going to be an unwelcome addition, not to mention the wind and rain that has already struck us! Finding a warm, light but protective winter coat for Freddie has been on my agenda for a while, Simply Hike contacted us and had just the perfect one lined up. Simply perfect I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard of Simply Hike before and so it wasn’t even on my radar for a winter coat.   The website holds a massive range of all…

  • Preserving Sunshine with Santa Rosa Jams

    One thing I love when it comes to autumn is the sense of comfort I get from food, especially from preserving and foraging, making things last. This is why I love chutneys, pickles and jams, it’s like keeping the summer all over winter. I have been tryin some jam I have never tried before from Santa Rosa, part of the. Ciao Gusto Italian Deli range at Ocado. Over 30 authentic Italian items that are just perfect for addition to any kitchen.   Not just for toast! To get the most out of food items I like to experiment and think out side the box. Jam and preserves aren’t just for toast…