Brooke shoes from Hotter
Jun16

Brooke shoes from Hotter

A few weeks ago, I went to the BlogOn conference in Manchester. While I was there, I met the lovely ladies from Hotter shoes (and a handsome prince!). The ladies were measuring bloggers’ feet, so they could try on a pair of their Brooke casual shoes. You can always get your feet measured in a Hotter store if you’re not sure what size you are. Does anywhere else do that for adults?! Anyway, I was a 7.5, which didn’t...

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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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Preparing for Valentine’s Day with Uncommon Goods
Feb09

Preparing for Valentine’s Day with Uncommon Goods

Love it (see what I did there?) or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Yes, there are those that say why have a day to prove your love, why not prove it every day? But there are plenty of people who like to celebrate – with a meal out or in, a card and maybe a gift. But what to buy? Chocolates, flowers, something practical? (You know I’m a weirdo who likes buying practical presents!) Or what about...

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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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