home schooling

The 10 commandments of homeschooling

Photo Credit: John-Morgan via Compfight cc Homeschooling is associated with a whole range of benefits for kids and parents alike. However, this approach to teaching children isn’t always easy. To help you achieve the best results, here are the 10 commandments of home educating. 1) Get the right materials First and foremost, you’ll need to decide what you want your kids to learn and then… Continue Reading “The 10 commandments of homeschooling”

Eliza, 4 months

Eliza: 4 months old

My newborn isn’t a newborn any more – she’s now a 4 month old baby, keen to explore the world and grow up faster than I am ready. She wants to do things that her brothers and sisters are doing, she no longer wants to be in my arms all the time, and she is growing at a rapid rate and looks less new baby… Continue Reading “Eliza: 4 months old”

Strictly Come Dancing

How well do you know Strictly?

I am a big Strictly fan, and have watched avidly for the last few years, picking my winners from the start and watching over the weeks to see if they do as well as I think they will. There’s always one underdog we all love to support too isn’t there – who remembers Russell Grant appearing in a cannon and John Sergeant dragging Kristina across… Continue Reading “How well do you know Strictly?”

Great Yarmouth

Broads and Countryside villages, and how to win a holiday!

Hundreds of visitors every year sail along The Broads though the borough of Great Yarmouth. From the north, boats can cruise along the rivers Thurne and Bure, past Martham, Thurne, Acle and Stokesby through beautiful countryside dotted with windmills to Great Yarmouth. There are some great riverside pubs and tea rooms along the way, many with overnight moorings to break your journey. Martham Broad is… Continue Reading “Broads and Countryside villages, and how to win a holiday!”

Thomas DVD

Review: Thomas & Friends DVD – Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure

Max LOVES Thomas & Friends. In fact, all my children have, and even now at 9 and 7 years old, Gemma and Jacob will happily sit and watch Thomas with Max. When we were sent a copy of the brand new DVD ‘Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure’ I knew it would be a hit – even without knowing what it was about! We sat… Continue Reading “Review: Thomas & Friends DVD – Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure”

moving house

Top tips for the big move

Your big move is just a few weeks away. How prepared are you for what is likely to be a stressful day? With the countdown ticking away, no doubt your stress levels are rising. Unless you start planning as soon as possible, you could find yourself in serious trouble with the management and logistics of the move. By now, you’ve hopefully taken care of the… Continue Reading “Top tips for the big move”


Tried & Tested Tuesday

Welcome to this week’s #TriedTested – we hope you’re all doing well. It feels decidedly autumn-like here this week, definitely the weather for wellie boots and wooly jumpers! Thanks so much to everyone who joins in with the linky each and every week!  We’re so proud of our #TriedTested linky and we always love reading all your posts and discovering new products!  Thank you for… Continue Reading “Tried & Tested Tuesday”

Kelloggs Breakfast Clun

Schools in Devon could win £1500 for their breakfast club!

Schools in Devon could win up to £1,500 and other great prizes for their pre-school club by entering the national Breakfast Club Awards. 85 per cent of schools in the UK have a Breakfast Club which gives schoolchildren the opportunity to get something to eat in the morning so they go into the classroom with a full tummy and ready to learn. The Kellogg’s Breakfast Club… Continue Reading “Schools in Devon could win £1500 for their breakfast club!”


Review: Fisher Price SpaceSaver Jumperoo

Eliza is now at the age where she wants to do a bit more. She is happy rolling around on her play mat hitting the toys, or sitting on your lap trying to grab things (mainly my hair) – but she isn’t so keen on sitting in a baby chair. She wants to be playing, seeing and learning new things, but isn’t big enough for… Continue Reading “Review: Fisher Price SpaceSaver Jumperoo”

win a caricature

Giveaway: Win a framed caricature of your child & their friend

To celebrate the launch of the VTech Toot-Toot Friends I have an exclusive opportunity for one lucky reader to win a framed caricature of their child with their best friend – how much fun is that?! I know that my children would love this a LOT – especially if it was combined with the new VTech Toot Toot Friends range which they all enjoy playing with. … Continue Reading “Giveaway: Win a framed caricature of your child & their friend”