Christmas books giveaway from Scholastic
Nov25

Christmas books giveaway from Scholastic

Regular readers will know I LOVE books and reading. I am never without a book in my bag and will grab five minutes to read whenever. I also love good kids’ books (although sadly my own kids don’t read much these days). So I’m very pleased to have a giveaway of books for Christmas from Scholastic’s best ever Christmas bookshop. The bookshop includes books for everyone from toddlers to teens and a mix of classics...

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Leotards for panto from Dance Gear
Nov24

Leotards for panto from Dance Gear

Regular readers will know that rehearsals are well underway for my daughter’s third panto. Although it’s a professional production, it’s at a small local theatre and budgets are tight. Not only do the girls have to share costumes with their opposite number in the other chorus, they also have to provide their own basic dancewear to wear for every performance. They need to provide black and nude coloured leotards,...

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Giveaway: Pokemon bedding from Character World
Nov15

Giveaway: Pokemon bedding from Character World

When it comes to Christmas (and birthdays), I’m a big fan of buying presents that people actually need, rather than attractive looking ‘gifts’, which you realise a few days, weeks or months later are essentially overpriced crap. And if the present that a person needs is something which is also attractive, that’s even better. Regular readers will know that my younger son is a big fan of Pokemon. Pokemon...

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Family games with Ginger Fox Games Club
Nov04

Family games with Ginger Fox Games Club

It’s not easy finding ways to amuse a family when you’ve got three big kids. They want to do different things and go different places. They all prefer different sports or just spending time starting at their phones. But sometimes you still have to make that effort to relax and do something together. We don’t play them very often, but at Christmas and on holiday, you can find us playing board games and card games....

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Betty Box monthly treats for teen girls
Aug09

Betty Box monthly treats for teen girls

Regular readers will know that I finally had the dreaded puberty talk with my daughter earlier this year. Yes, I probably should have done it sooner, but actually it felt like a good time for both of us. I feel that periods are probably still a couple of years into the future for her, partly because of her body shape and partly because I was a fairly late starter myself. But we did agree that she should be prepared with a couple of...

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Summer Frenzy Haribo review and giveaway
Aug06

Summer Frenzy Haribo review and giveaway

Everyone’s favourite sweets, Haribo, are back with a summer twist. Starmix and Tangfastics have both had a Summer Frenzy makeover. Starmix comes in berry flavours, including a blueberry flavoured bear and a strawberry flavoured egg. While Tangfastics comes in ice cream and sorbet flavours, including a pink grapefruit sorbet bottle and a rhubarb and custard ice cream flavoured cherry! So what did our tasters think of them? Sadly...

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