Erasable coloured pencils


When I was a child I longed to be able to rub out mu coloured pencils and never found a way to do it. This week Faber-Castell sent me some and I think I was more excited than the children! They each have their own little coloured rubber on the end of each pencil . […]


eBay reveals the UK is creeping up on US Halloween in decorating and craft


I have seen so much Halloween stuff this year I have been quite surprised. British people expected to spend around £240 million* on Halloween-themed kit this week! Isn’t that astonishing. It was such a small thing when I was a child. Online marketplace eBay has found the UK public now love Halloween almost as much […]


Cybex Solution Q-Fix


I honestly never thought I would describe a car seat as beautiful but the Cybex Solution Q2 -fix really is a beautiful car seat. It has a reclining headrest so heads don’t loll forward and you can adjust the height (and width) to your child. The cybex is for 3-12 year olds  who, did you […]


Cosy Winter Pjs


So I have finally come to accept that the chillier days are with us and it is time to get those cuddly, snuggly pjs out. My daughter loves cuddly Pj’s and I have to say I would wear any of the below  from Vertbaudet. She reviewed the lilac onesie and I have to say it […]


The History of the Barcode and How it Conquered the Business World


  There have been a lot of revolutionary technologies developed that caused massive changes in society as a whole. Automobiles, planes, and the Internet are all perfect examples of these world-changing inventions. But new technologies aren’t always so blatant and obvious in their effects and radical changes. In fact, one of the most influential and […]


Fancy a #ThriftyXmas Twitter Party?

  What are you up to 1-2pm on Tues 28th October? Fancy a #ThriftyXmas Twitter Party! I know its early but when you are being thrifty you have to prepare. That’s why we will be talking about Thrifty Christmas tips Tomorrow I am teaming up  with Tots100 and the  team at for a Twitter […]


Stylish Storage for Kids Rooms

storage for kids rooms

I think the only way to keep children’s things tidy is to invest in great storage for kids rooms and these would all go brilliantly in both playrooms and in bedrooms. These are lovely examples of storage that is child friendly and stylish to boot. My favourite has to be the soft suitcase (perfect for […]


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

life sale

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 […]