Win a pair of Treads school shoes #ad
Jul23

Win a pair of Treads school shoes #ad

Treads are kindly supplying one pair of school shoes to the winner. They also kindly supplied me with two pairs of school shoes for my kids to try. #ad It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about school shoes for the big return to school. Let’s be honest, we nearly all buy new school shoes when the kids have been off school for six or seven weeks. But, by the time they go back, many kids will have been off...

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Wychwood Festival 2018
Jun04

Wychwood Festival 2018

The Wychwood Festival, at Cheltenham Racecourse, has become an annual event for our family – and one of our favourite days of the year. It takes place every year on the second weekend of May half-term (aka the first weekend in June). We don’t stay over as our group ranges from my 3 year old nephew to my 73 year old dad. We always go on the Saturday, whoever is headlining. Sometimes we get lucky (like when the Levellers...

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Scholastic Book Club Giveaway: Books for tweens
Mar07

Scholastic Book Club Giveaway: Books for tweens

Regular readers will know that I LOVE reading. I post a book review on my blog pretty much every week because that’s how fast I read. But I don’t just love books myself, I love good quality children’s books too – books that entertain and inform. They can be funny or moving or make you think. As long as they’re anything but boring or formulaic. I love nothing more than to share my love of books for teens...

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Ginger Fox Games Club – Corks and The Emoji Game
Jan31

Ginger Fox Games Club – Corks and The Emoji Game

Christmas might be well and truly over, but we’ve still got a few weeks of long, dark nights ahead of us. And with February half-term just around the corner, what could be better than playing a few games as a family? As members of the Ginger Fox Games Club, we’ve been checking out Corks and The Emoji Game, which are both suitable for families with older kids. Corks Corks is a game for three to 14 players, aged six and...

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Photo on wood from Hello Canvas
Jan17

Photo on wood from Hello Canvas

Converting favourite photos to canvas has been a big thing for a few years now, but did you know you can also get stunning photos on wood too? Hello Canvas, the largest website in the UK for canvas prints, produces beautiful photos on wood, as well as photos on metal. I was very pleased when they asked if I would like to try one of their photos on wood. First, I had to decide which photo to use, which is easier said than done when...

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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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