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Summer Sun: Family Flip Flops from the Flip Flop Shop

flip flop shop

We’re all going on a Summer Holiday Sing along with me, in true Cliff Richard style! In just under 2 weeks, we’re off to catch some summer sun, travelling long haul to Mauritius. And we can’t wait. It’s quite a last minute decision to go, all centering around when the building team could be free to start our loft conversion, ... Read More »

Creative Play with #GeorgeTopToys

#GeorgeTopToys review from Asda

With the Easter holidays now seeming like a dim and distant memory, I wanted to reflect on some of the things we got up to. As I work from home, it’s always a tricky time, juggling work with the school holidays. The girls are much older now and more independent thankfully, so are happy to plod around for a few ... Read More »

Days Out: National Trust Belton House

Jumping for joy

We’d been meaning to visit for a long time, but finally with the weather turning and some time off, we decided to head for a day out to Belton House, a beautiful period property and gardens owned by the National Trust. This was a couple of weeks ago now, and I’ve been meaning to show some of these images, along ... Read More »

Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest Review

center parcs sherwood forest review

I know lots of people have been and many have written blog posts but if you’re looking for a Center Parcs Sherwood Forest review, hopefully our experience, as novice Center Parc (ers) will help. As a family of four, with two girls aged 8 and 10, we’d never visited before so it was all new, although I knew quite a ... Read More »

Dr Cool Science Kits Review

Dr Cool Science Kits

We’ve been testing out some of these digging kits recently, and the girls have had a great time with them. We were sent 3 sets of Dr. Cool Science Kits, and they provided hours of really good, educational fun. And we aren’t finished yet! Mine For Fossils: This appeared to be the favourite, and the girls wanted to try this ... Read More »

Review: Clarks Shoes for Spring

Spring shoes from Clarks

A few weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to try out a pair of shoes from the new Spring Range at Clarks. Who doesn’t love a brand new, shiny pair of shoes right? For me, Clarks has always been the place to go when the children need new shoes, but in recent years, I’ve become more and more ... Read More »

Review: Wild Thing Hoxton Dress from Great Plains

Hoxton Great Plains

Ooh, I love discovering a new frock and this one is from the fabulous Great Plains. Anyone who knows me understands my love of anything animal print and even though I sometimes prevent myself from purchasing any more of it, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this very cute dress. The Wild Thing Hoxton Dress is the perfect ... Read More »

How to Make your own Marshmallows

Cookies and Cream

Recently I was sent a new cookery book by the lovely people at Parragon called Marshmallow Made Marvellous.  have to say the girls were over the moon and ooed and aahed for at least half an hour over the delicious and creative marshmallow recipes. The book takes you from just the basic recipe through to delights such as Chai Tea ... Read More »

Christmas Gifts: Homemade Hot Chocolate in a Jar

Homemade Hot Chocolate in a Jar

There’s something special about giving a homemade gift at Christmas. I know I love receiving them so I’m hoping the family enjoy those gifts we’ve made for them this year. I was sent a fabulous book, Make it in a Jar packed full of interesting recipes and gift ideas, that can all be made in a jar. So I took ... Read More »

Small Bedroom Dilemma and Bed Makeover

Bedroom makeover before

We’ve had a very busy weekend making over Miss R’s bedroom. Well it’s not really a full makeover but the room really needed some attention as it was getting out of hand. It’s the smallest room in the house you see and she’s a hoarder, a combination that was never meant to work out. The room had become unmanageable and ... Read More »

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