Family photo with Shaun

A weekend in Bristol!

I had a Travelodge voucher to use from a pillows-felt-like-rocks refund, and we had a hankering to go to Bristol for a weekend to hang out with friends and explore the city a little, so we booked in at the Central Travelodge over bank holiday weekend at the end of August. We were all ill in the week running up to our break, but thankfully… Continue Reading “A weekend in Bristol!”

Monkey's Guide to Starting School

Review: Monkey’s Guide to Starting School Pack

Georgie starts school today, and we have been preparing for this “momentous” occasion with Monkey’s Guide to Starting School, from Monkey Wellbeing. Monkey Wellbeing have a whole range of packs to help your child through the changes and challenges of growing up.… Continue Reading “Review: Monkey’s Guide to Starting School Pack”

August in a Minute

August – Month in a Minute

I’m enjoying the challenge of Month in a Minute – cramming snippets of our month into just one month means I am staying mindful and capturing a few seconds of video here and there on our days out and at the end of the month I’m left with a montage of random memories. It’s great fun and you get a nice – and quick –… Continue Reading “August – Month in a Minute”


A bit of a mixed week – Little Loves

I have been reading #LittleLoves posts on a few blogs for a while now and have really enjoyed them, as they give a little glimpse into what is going on in the everyday lives of bloggers. I decided I would try to join in most weeks and as I was horribly ill yesterday I’m going to start today, a day late, instead (oops!). So, without… Continue Reading “A bit of a mixed week – Little Loves”

Pebli Town

Giveaway: Pebli Town

Following my recent 5-star review of Pebli Town, I am back with a giveaway for one of these fantastic tablet toys!  Pebli is a connected pre-school toy from ToysAlive. It uses fun traditional play pieces and a physical play board that interacts with a tablet (Tablet not included) to bring the toy to life. Please make sure that Pebli Town is compatible with your tablet… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Pebli Town”

Pebli Town Review

Review: Pebli Town

Pebli town has been a huge hit with our two girls, and they have played with it almost every day since we got it – and several times it has kept them amused for an hour or more. This is a clever gadget that brings together technology and imaginative play in a way that really appeals to the kids.… Continue Reading “Review: Pebli Town”

Penguin in daylight - Valuelights review

Review: Funky Penguin Lightshade – Valuelights (19702)

One Georgie’s favourite animals is penguins, so when Valuelights asked us to pick our first review item as part of their blogger network, this novelty plastic ceiling shade was an obvious choice! Lydia is a penguin fan too, so it was bound to be very well received by both of our girls.… Continue Reading “Review: Funky Penguin Lightshade – Valuelights (19702)”