Win a Joseph Joseph rainbow bowl set


  This gorgeous nest of bowls from Joseph Joseph will make such a lovely addition to any kitchen and  have offered me a set to one of you lucky readers. If you haven’t come across it is a fab website that helps users track product prices on items they are interested in and […]


Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree to be made into a film


When Iwas a child my very favourite children’s books were the Magic Faraway tree series by Enid Blyton. My mum had read them before me and I eagerly passed mine to my children. They didn’t disappoint. Both love them Annalise and her pal Alice made this wonderful picture of the Magic Faraway Tree last weekend […]


Life Sale – West Bridgford Nottingham

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Quality used children’s clothes, toys,books, sports and nursery equipment will be for sale at great prices and there are refereshments too. Entrance just 50p. Saturday 15th November 2014 9am to 11am   Nottingham Emmanuel School (Wilford Lane) The Life Sale has been set up to support                                  The Friary  […]


eFrame great value picture framing.


As you know I absolutely adore a bargain. Finding eFRAME has made me very happy. They are on average 70% cheaper than a local high street framer and the quality and range of their products is absolutely wonderful. They produce thousands of frames each week but because you have such control over what you want […]


The Beano Annual 2015


My 10 year old son is a major Beano fan. He has an ongoing subscription and eagerly awaits its delivery each week. Here is is dressed up for World Book Day last year. When we were asked if we would like to review the Beano Annual 2015 he was elated! (I never let him get […]


How to keep kids safe when trick or treating


My kids love to go trick or treating and I always go with them and stand just a few feet away.  I know at some point ( they are now 10 and 7) they are not going to want me to do that but for now they are stuck with me.) I do worry about […]


My Beauty Legacy


I am lucky, my beauty legacy was a good one in many ways. I am not what you might call a traditional beauty. I have frizzy hair, squinty eyes and am rather overweight. However ask me if I think I’m beautiful and I would say a resounding ‘Yes I am.’  You see I m big […]


Fun ways to make money, from nothing

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Stop looking under the sofa cushions for spare change and rooting in the foot wells of the car when you’re strapped for cash at the end of the month. There are plenty of easy ways to make a little extra money and they can be great fun too! The quickest way to land big money […]


Saving Energy in the Kitchen during Big Energy Saving Week


Big Energy Saving Week is just around the corner and is really important event for anyone on a budget to take notice of. It runs from 20-24th October and to celebrate Netmums and British Gas have teamed up. They are going to be providing lots of facts, hints and tips to help families save energy […]


5 Quick and Easy Autumn Crafts #Bostikbloggers


We have been crafting over the past few weeks ready for Halloween and to celebrate a lovely leafy Autumn. We have made some really fun simple crafts. Would you like to see? First up we have our pumpkin simply made from a Styrofoam ball, orange tissue paper and a sharpie. Sticking tissue paper has always […]


Win the Mr.Peabody and Sherman DVD


Half term is nearly upon us and I don’t know about the kids but I am definitely ready for a break! One of our favourite things to do at half term is to just hangout together as a family and have a little down time. Snuggling up together on the sofa with a big bucket […]


Kids: Design Your Own Spooky Halloween Badge Competition


Kids – would you like to see your design printed onto your very own badge? Simoney badges are inviting kids to create a spooky Halloween badge design. The ten best ‘spooktacular’ designs will be printed onto a big badge and sent out to kids in time for Halloween! The competition is open to anyone between […]