Smiggle Express yourself and #justbeyou

*This is a collaborative post with Smiggle* We are big Smiggle fans in our family. The kids love to be able to go and spend their pocket money in-store, and will always try and persuade me to let them visit when we are in town and near our local store. I have to admit I […]

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Bribing reluctant bathers with Funatic Foam

*This is a review post. We were sent some items to share about* Bathtime is supposed to be fun and relaxing for kids. Or at least that’s what the parenting books say. Unfortunately for us, it’s not always the best time of the day. Fortunately, Funatic Foam has saved the day and makes it easier […]

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Knitting soothes my soul and keeps my hands busy

*This is a review post. I was kindly sent some craft items to try* I have been knitting for a long time. My mother taught me how to knit when I was very young and I have always found it a gentle and enjoyable hobby. I am left-handed so a lot of what I have […]

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A Terrarium can make a beautiful gift.

*This is a review post* I am always on the lookout for unique and unusual particularly for the husband as he is often harder to buy for and surprise. This year, a terrarium has provided the perfect gift idea. Something he can enjoy putting together, and then enjoy for a long time afterward. He’s an […]

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Mixing it up in the kitchen Von Shef

*This is a review post. I was kindly sent an item to share. All opinions are my own* I was delighted to receive a new gadget for my kitchen for Valentine’s Day this year from Von Shef. I am a very practical person. I am also not a person who is offended if I am […]

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Thoughtful gifts for Valentine’s Day for Him.

*We were kindly sent items to review for this post* Valentine’s Day seems to have appeared on my horizon faster than I thought it would. We don’t make a lot of fuss around here but I do like to get some things that the husband likes and to make him feel appreciated amongst the chaos […]

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A little Swizzles Valentine’s Day love

*This is a review post. I was kindly sent some items review* Valentine’s Day for me is all about fun, quirky, making people smile and not taking it too seriously. Swizzles make that very easy and you can make someone in your life happy with some of their proper and what I call old fashioned […]

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Stuff we loved January 2020. Food and fun

*This blog post contains affiliate links which earn my some income if you click and make a purchase via a link shared here* Welcome to our January 2020 edition of Stuff we Loved. Sharing things, places, food, and useful bits and pieces we think you might like. Please note that some links may be to […]

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Choosing the right sunglasses or goggles for winter sports.

*this is a collaborative post* Snow is one of the most reflective surfaces when it comes to light, so wearing sunglasses for winter sports is absolutely essential to avoid harmful UV rays, even without direct sunlight. Snow blindness (when bright light reflected from snow affects vision) is a real threat when skiing or snowboarding, particularly […]

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