Children’s Book Review: Africa, Amazing Africa

AD | Gifted This weeks’ book review is for Africa, Amazing Africa by Atinuke. The book was published by Walker Books on 3rd October 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. Atinuke’s first non-fiction title is a major publishing event: a celebration of all 55 countries on the African continent! Her beautifully-written text captures Africa’s unique mix of the modern and the traditional, as she explores its geography, its peoples, its animals, its history, its resources and its cultural diversity. The book divides Africa into five sections: South, East, West, Central and North, each with its own introduction. This is

It’s Never Too Early To Start Planning For Christmas

It’s getting on the the end of October but some people think it’s still too early to talk about Christmas. When you have your child’s birthday only 7 days after Christmas Day, it really is never too early to start planning. If I left everything until November or December I would end up in a mass state of panic and there’s no way I’d be able to afford everything. I know I might seem a bit crazy but I actually start Christmas and birthday shopping even before Christmas Day has come around. You see, I am generally done with all

Planning For Home Improvements

AD | Sponsored content When you own your own home there are things that you need to think about over the years. All houses are prone to general wear and tear and there are likely to be changes you want to make the longer you live there. We have lived in our house for 5 years now and we haven’t managed to nearly anything on our (huge) list thanks to a lack of funds. However, it’s now time to make a plan of what needs doing and when and we can slowly work towards saving up for these jobs. Here’s

My Top 5 Bathroom Trends

AD | Collaborative post When we were looking at houses I dreamed of a beautiful bathroom that I could spend hours relaxing in. I had so many ideas of what I wanted but the reality is that UK bathrooms come in various shapes and sizes. I got a weirdly placed bathroom with badly built in storage and no shower because of the old boiler. As we haven’t had the spare funds to update our bathroom yet I have had plenty of time to figure out what my favourite bathroom trends are. Roll top baths For the longest time I have been a

Kally Sleep Body Pillow Review

AD | Gifted For as long as I can remember I haven’t been a good sleeper. I used to think it was a mix of working weird hours, drinking too many fizzy drinks or maybe having a bad diet. Honestly, it could be a mixture of all kinds of reasons but I think since having Erin nearly 4 years ago, it’s gotten worse. I don’t remember the last time I actually slept for more than 3 hours without waking up for one reason or another. So, when I was offered a body pillow from Kally Sleep I was open to

Children’s Book Review: WildLives: 50 Extraordinary Animals that Made History

AD | Gifted This week’s book review is for WildLives: 50 Extraordinary Animals that Made History by Ben Lerwill. It was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. In this fascinating and touching book, children can learn about 50 courageous creatures from around the world and throughout history. This captivating collection gathers heart-warming, surprising and often emotionally powerful stories of bravery, discovery and friendship. Featuring a range of animals – from heroes, helpers and adventurers to achievers and many more – young readers will discover some of the most famous and unforgettable animals

Restaurant Review: Eric’s Fish And Chips

AD | Gifted meal Being from Grimsby I am pretty picky about my fish and chips. Since moving to Norfolk 6 years ago there has only been a few places where I will happily eat haddock. So, when I was invited to see what Eric’s Fish and Chips (Holt) was like I was excited. I’d heard good things and couldn’t wait to see if the food lived up to the reputation. Eric’s can be found on Fish Hill (yes, really) in Holt, which is just off the high street. There are a couple of parking spaces outside, one of which

BABY born Soft Touch Sister And Remote Control Scooter Review

AD | Gifted items Earlier this year Erin was sent the BABY born soft touch doll with some accessories and she has played with them so much since then. It’s funny how a variation of a toy that has been around for decades can still provide so much joy to children. BABY born have such a wonderful range of products and Erin was very kindly sent some new items to add to her collection. A big sister! I think a lot of the time when we think about dolls we think of them as babies. I was so glad to