Electric Jukebox – a world of music on your TV
Dec13

Electric Jukebox – a world of music on your TV

We all like music in this house. We’re not music buffs or music snobs, but we do all enjoy listening to music. We’ve got pretty eclectic tastes. For me it’s Queen and the Levellers from back in the day, pop from the 90s and early noughties, plus anything that’s on Radio 1 right now. My husband remembers some very obscure tracks from the 80s (which definitely should have been forgotten!) and the kids have...

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Pokemon Power Bank review
Dec09

Pokemon Power Bank review

If you think Pokemon Go is a thing of the past, you obviously haven’t got an under 12 living with you. It might not be the massive phenomenon it was over summer (I blame school and short, dark days), but there are still plenty of kids (and adults too!) who are playing. My 13 year old son still plays every weekend and is looking forward to Generation 2 Pokemon being released any day now, which will really increase the excitement...

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Photo gifts from Bags of Love
Nov30

Photo gifts from Bags of Love

I’ve always been a fan of personalised photo gifts. What could be better than one of your favourite photos on a cushion, a suitcase or a canvas print? They’re beautiful memories and totally unique. I came across Bags of Love, which has a huge range of gifts, including blankets, duvet covers and wash bags. I decided to order a tea towel, as a Christmas present for my mum, and a cushion, as a Christmas present for my...

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Leotard and jazz shoes from Dance Depot
Nov24

Leotard and jazz shoes from Dance Depot

Well, panto rehearsals are well underway and my daughter is very happy to have all the right gear, thanks to Dance Depot! She is currently rehearsing six days a week in preparation for the opening of the show at the start of December. After that, she will be performing two shows a day, three days a week, for five weeks. So she needs to have really comfortable, hard-wearing and easily washable dancewear. Although she is in the chorus...

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Capturing the magic of football with Art of Football
Nov22

Capturing the magic of football with Art of Football

I’m not the first person to say it and I won’t be the last – men can be very difficult to buy presents for! And with two teenage sons, a husband and a dad, that’s a lot of men for me to struggle with. Regular readers will know that I live with a whole lot of football lovers – my younger son and my husband both play football, my husband coached football until very recently and the entire family loves to go...

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Dancewear for panto from Dancewear Central
Nov18

Dancewear for panto from Dancewear Central

Rehearsals are now underway for this year’s panto and I have a very excited, slightly tired, daughter. I’m excited and slightly tired myself! Although the panto is a professional production, in a professional theatre, it has to keep its costs down, so girls on the chorus are expected to provide their own basics – make-up, a leotard, black jazz shoes and natural-coloured dance tights. My daughter doesn’t use any...

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