Happy Shrove Tuesday – who is having pancakes today? In case you are new here – let us tell you what Tried & Tested is all about. We all know how useful reviews can be. Most bloggers do them – be it things they have bought themselves or have been… View Post

Living in Devon is fantastic – we have our pick of woodland walks, rivers and beaches to explore. However, living in Devon can also mean some unpredictable weather – and so good coats are an essential. Millets recently sent us some kids coats from the Berghaus boys and Berghaus girls collection. This… View Post

Anyone who follows this blog regularly will know that we moved into a new build house 15 months ago. Now that we have settled in, we want to start putting our own stamp on – a bit of decorating, and a few other minor changes here and there. Our kitchen… View Post

Even with the popularity of jobs involving advanced technology and mobile devices, there is still a booming market for men and women that enjoy getting their hands dirty. A study conducted in 2010 by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) showed that the domestic workforce for handymen continued… View Post

Max is a huge fan of Blaze and the Monster Machines. He enjoys watching it on TV, and the toys always catch his eye if we are in a toy shop. We were recently sent the new Blaze Light & Launch Hyper Loop Playset, and Max couldn’t wait to get… View Post

Spring is on the way! It’s true, I picked the kids up from childcare in daylight the other night! Hurrah! Anyway, morning and welcome to Tried & Tested! In case you are new here – let us tell you what Tried & Tested is all about. We all know how… View Post

I don’t know about you, but we rely on reviews and recommendations a lot. Whether we are buying new toys or looking for a day trip idea, we read reviews online first. But sometimes, these reviews aren’t family friendly – they don’t tell me the things I really want to know… View Post

If you’re struggling to conceive naturally, maybe all is not yet lost. While generally it’s used for minor ailments, aches and pains and even skin conditions like acne, acupuncture can be beneficial in your ongoing quest to get pregnant – and there’s research to back it up, too. The British… View Post

We all know that holidays can make us feel better. We can spend many happy hours planning our next getaway, organising flights, accommodation and days out. We count down the days until we jet off, and when the British weather is grey and miserable, we dream about the blue skies… View Post

If you’re a parent of a teenager, you’ll know how precious their bedroom is. It’s their private space, and a place for retreating from their peers, their parents and their siblings. So, it’s a room with lots of significance and needs careful designing as a result. But where do you… View Post