How Wonder Woman Won The Battle of Lights at Bedtime

My daughter is one of those children who is scared of everything. But one fear that I am really struggling to get over is her fear of the dark. The dark is a real issue and, like so many children, at bedtime, she has to sleep with a light on.  Usually, it is the bathroom light or the landing light and any time when there is complete darkness she completely panics.  I have tried to…

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5 Reasons Why Car Leasing is a Family-Friendly Option

When our trusty seven-seater went into irreparable decline a few years ago, it left us with a huge dilemma.  We had already spent a huge amount of money keeping the car on the road the for two years prior and even though we loved the car, we didn’t want to risk spending any more, only for something else to go wrong. We didn’t have a huge amount of spare money either to buy a car…

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Twisty Petz – Twistable, Wearable, Fashionable Fun

We have some new pets in the house and they are fun and funky and at times quite surprising.  They are, of course, Twisty Petz.  A new toy phenomenon in this house and as Series 2 is just launching, still a new phenomenon generally. Twisty Petz are twistable, wearable and fashionable.  They arrive as cute, fun pets and with a simple twist, they transform from a pet into a bracelet.  Genius. My daughter had seen the…

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The mystery of the self-service supermarket checkout

I find supermarket self-service checkouts completely mystifying. Is it just me? The first mystery is, of course, how to get through them unscathed. There they are, in the face of long checkout queues, all innocent looking and empty.  They lure you in on the promise of making your shopping experience quicker and easier and before you know it, they are screaming at you that there is an unexpected item in the bagging area and things…

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Making Mother’s Day Special with Made And Sent

It is nearly that time of year again when we say a much-deserved thank you to the mums in our lives.  It is always lovely to mark the event with a special gift and a personalised gift always adds that special touch. Made And Sent are a unique British company.  All of their luxury, bespoke gifts are handmade to order and personalised in England using local produce where possible. “We use the finest natural ingredients and…

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Stop letting the internet make you feel guilty

It sometimes feels like I spend most of my life on the internet. I’m either blogging, losing hours on social media or reading posts on a wide variety of topics. So much reading. I think that I read more than I write at the moment. Whether it be other blog posts, articles, advice, the internet is full of it. There is so much out there. Sometimes it can be insightful, thought-provoking, interesting, helpful. It can…

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The Blue Peter Badge

Blue Peter was one of my favourites programs growing up.  Admittedly, I grew up in a time when we had limited children’s TV but somehow, the programs I watched had more of an impact.  I think that today’s kids have so much TV to choose from, probably too much,  but that is a whole other blog post. I loved BP.  I loved the mix of makes, bakes, sport, animals and everything else.  The makes were…

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Introducing Boxy Girls Season 1

It is all about dolls and fashion for my daughter at the moment.  She has been learning to knit and sew with her grandmother over the last few months and has suddenly taken a real interest in fashion and style.  If she isn’t playing with fashion dolls, she can often be found with a pencil and notebook sketching outfit ideas. When the Boxy Girls arrived to review, she was jumping around with excitement as these…

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How to keep the whole family happy with Shaken Udder Milkshakes

We were sent a selection of Shaken Udder milkshakes to try and I can honestly say that I have never seen anything disappear so quickly in my whole life. There are very few things that we all agree on when it comes to food and drink but Shaken Udder milkshakes seem to be one of them.  The 330ml bottles disappeared first.  They need to be kept chilled and come in five delicious flavours: Chocolush, Vanillalicious, Top…

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