When I grow up I want to be …

fairies and scoccerschool

I often ask my children what they want to be when they grow up. I am so interested in how their ideas change and grow. My son has been stuck for some time now on being a footballer when he grows up. He trains every wednesday and his team (The Warriors) play every Sunday. Come […]


Littlest Pet Shop Playsets Review


My daughter has never played with the littlest pet shop toys before nor has she ever seen it on TV . So last week when we were sent some of the littlest pet shop playsets to review I was really unsure if she would engage with them or not. She is 7 and has a […]


Win a My Magical Mermaid


My Magical Mermaid is a lovely idea for a Christmas gift. Pearl can actually swim! She comes with batteries included (hurray!) and is activated once she is put into water. Lots of fun for your little one at bathtime and in the paddling pool in the summer. It’s a lovely gift for children age 3 […]


6 brilliant benefits to walking with your baby

I miss the days of taking my babies out in their prams and strollers and I think it is such a special time to look back on. Neither of mine settle too well without a breast feed or a walk to sleep and we took many many getting to sleep walks. How precious they were. […]


Where to buy the most popular Christmas toys at the best price

I know it is still November but  my son has reliably informed me today ‘it’s not long really mum better get shopping!’ Have you started? I am about half way there with my present buying and I am flagging a bit already! Pinning my own kids down to tell me what they want seems to […]


How to Find a Great Beauty Salon


It isn’t always easy to find time for yourself when you are a parent. I thought this when my two were babies and I thought it was because they were babies. Well they are MUCH older now and to be honest they probably consume most of my time these days too and I still struggle […]


An exclusive interview with Billie Faiers about her new My Babiie pushchair range


Hi Billie…..Can you tell us a bit about about your baby? I absolutely adore Nelly, she’s a really cute babe with a great temperament she doesn’t cry a lot. But I feel that it’s all down to the routine that Greg and I have. Are you loving being a mum? …whats the best thing? Whats […]


15 Fabulous Tips for a Thrifty Christmas

Christmas deco

I recently hosted a twitter party along with PaidShop.com a fab new cashback/vouchercode/flashsales company that keep you up to date with all the best offers. The twitter party was about having a thrifty Christmas and was so well attended. Everyone was so keen to share their thrifty tips. Christmas can be such an expensive time […]


Snowflake Cookie Yankee Candle


I think every thrifty home should invest in a quality candle. They are such a lovely way to add something more to your home whilst spending only a little. Not only do you get a lovely aroma but the whole mood can be changed by the addition of a candlelight. Christmas is time we always […]


The Bumper Christmas on a Budget Linky 2014

christmas on a budget linky

Are you hoping to do Christmas on a budget this year? I know I certainly am! Last year I hosted a Christmas on a budget linky so we could pull together all those fabulous money saving festive tips into one place. I really hope you will join in again this year and share any thrifty […]


Special Gifts to keep forever

my ring

This year for Christmas as a little investment I have purchased an drawing for my daughter. It is an Eileen Soper painting (she illustrated the Famous Five books) and it is of a girl exactly like her. The girl is holding a book and staring out to sea. It is called The Explorer.  I bought […]


How much are your 80’s retro toys worth?

So in a few weeks you are going to be up your attic or in your garage finding your Christmas decorations. Why not ave a little look around whilst you are there and see if you have any 80’s toys stashed away. They could well be worth a a bit and it might help you […]