Spending the summer in the garden with Gazillion

AD | Paid collaboration Over the last year we have realised just how lucky we are to have such a wonderful outdoor space to enjoy. I was someone who grew up without much of a back garden to play in. This made me determined to make sure that Erin had somewhere safe and spacious to play in during her childhood. This summer we hope to be out in the garden more than ever but we often need to make our garden play a bit more exciting. While we have plenty of outdoor toys, children can sometimes need something new and

Great shows for grown ups to binge watch on Netflix

Lately, with a lot more time on my hands and with Erin back at school, I have been able to get stuck in to some really great TV shows. Netflix is one of my go to streaming networks when I’m looking for something new to watch so I wanted to share some of the things I’ve loved recently as well as some slightly older favourites. Behind Her Eyes About a month ago it seemed like everyone was talking about Behind Her Eyes on social media and I just knew I had to watch it. I’ll be honest, for the first

Children’s book review: Look What I Found In The Woods

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Look What I Found In The Woods. It was published by Nosy Crow and can be purchased on Amazon*. Join in with a nature treasure hunt and discover more about amazing objects that can be found in the woods in this stunning picture book from the National Trust. Discover a world of wonder on a woodland walk, as you set off on an outdoor adventure to find natural treasure, from prickly pine cones to swirly snail’s shells, then learn more

The Adventures of Paddington magazine review

AD | Paid collaboration When Erin really ends up liking a TV show or cartoon we like to do what we can to extend that into the things she plays with and how she learns. Recently The Adventures of Paddington has been a huge hit and we’ve been watching it every few days. Magazines are a really good way for children to have fun, while learning something new at the same time. The Adventures of Paddington Magazine is instantly recognisable with Paddington right there on the front cover. Erin was excited as soon as she saw him and couldn’t wait

My ultimate travel bucket list

I have always liked travelling and going on trips away, no matter where they are but over this last year I’ve found myself thinking about it more and more. I think having a year of cancelled or rearranged trips has made me think about all of the places I’d love to go to some day. Seeing as I’ve spent so much time thinking about, and looking at, holidays I’d love to go on some day I thought I’d write about it and share my ultimate travel bucket list. I realise that we’re very lucky to have the freedom to travel

Children’s book review: Beatrix and her Bunnies

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Beatrix and her Bunnies. It was published by Nosy Crow and can be purchased on Amazon*. Beatrix loves the countryside, but lives in a big, lonely house in London – if only she had a friend. Then she meets Benjamin Bunny and everything changes! They spend every day together playing chase and follow my leader. But when Benjamin dies, Beatrix is heartbroken. She decides to write about Benjamin’s adventures and about her new bunny, Peter, who plays the tambourine and

The books I read in March

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Since John bought me a new Kindle at Christmas I have been reading a lot more than I have done for quite some time. Every month I’m going to share a couple of my favourites so that you might find inspiration for your next read. The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan* Kathleen is eighty years old. After a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. She’s not having any of it. What she craves – needs – is adventure. Liza is drowning under

Cool construction play with Cat toys

AD | PR products The weather seems to finally be changing and we have warmer and lighter days ahead of us. We love to get outside in the back garden and sometimes we can be out there for hours. It’s important to have a range of different things for children to play with in the garden and we love finding new ways for Erin to play. One of Erin’s favourite garden activities is to have a Tuff Tray set up. Having this outside means that we’re able to do all different kinds of set ups and not have to worry