Enjoying Personalised Books from In The Book

AD | Paid collaboration Even before Erin was born we started buying her books. Now, she has a small library in her bedroom but she still loves to get a new book. Sometimes we like to look for something a bit different to a regular story book though and recently we have discovered In The Book, where you can choose from a whole range of personalised story books. In The Book has a really great choice of books to choose from and there really is bound to be something for everyone. There are plenty of ways to filter down the

The Transition From Nursery To Infant School

Just over 2 weeks ago Erin had her very first session in Reception. Before Erin even finished nursery back in July we had started to prepare her for moving up to the next school. Luckily, the school is around the corner from our house and we saw it every day on the walk to nursery. I think having the new school so close to home really helped Erin to get used to the idea of going somewhere new. Obviously, with COVID and lock down, the end of nursery wasn’t quite how it was supposed to be and we didn’t even

Children’s Book Review: Every Night Is Pizza Night

AD | Includes gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *)  This week’s children’s book review is all about Every Night is Pizza Night by J. Kenji López-alt and Gianna Ruggiero. The book was published by Norton Young Readers on 15th September and it can be purchased on Amazon*. Pipo thinks that pizza is the best. No, Pipo knows that pizza is the best. It is a scientific fact. But when she sets out on a neighbourhood-spanning quest to prove it, she discovers that “best” might not mean what she thought it means. Join Pipo as she cooks new foods with her

Playing Find The Cervix – When A Smear Test Doesn’t Go To Plan

I’m sure we all know how important it is to book and go for our smear tests. I will admit though that I put mine off for quite some time and I wish I hadn’t. In the past I have had abnormal results which has resulted in a colposcopy and treatment. It’s not really something I want to have done again so since then I have booked in for my smear on the day the letter arrives. This time, things were quite different though. I turned up for my appointment as usual, although wearing a mask which did make things

Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club Review – Bananagrams

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Over the past few (maybe more than that) months we have started to play a lot more games together as a family and being part of the Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club means that we get to try some new games! This month we have been playing Bananagrams.* Bananagrams comes really nicely packaged in a banana! As I’m sure you can imagine, Erin thought this was great and we thought it was a fun way to store the game. Inside you will find 144 letter tiles and a small set

5 Reasons To Invest In Antique Jewellery

AD | Collaborative post Growing up, I always remember looking my both my Mum and Nanna’s jewellery and loving how old it was. At the time, antique wasn’t a word that I knew or understood but I did know that these pieces of jewellery were not like the newer things I had seen in shops. Now that I’m 34, I have a much better understanding and appreciation for what some of those pieces of jewellery mean and where they came from. Today I want to talk a bit more about antique jewellery and why it’s a really good investment. Value

Are We Finally Ready To Ditch The Pushchair?

When you are a non-driving family and have a family something that quickly becomes a lifesaver is a pram or pushchair. We ended up having quite a few different models over the years since Erin was born and honestly, I don’t know how I would have coped without using them for so long. At the beginning of the year, with Erin turning 4, I really started to think about whether or not we should still be using the pushchair and if Erin was ready to stop using it. Back in March we went on holiday to Haven in Great Yarmouth, only

BABY born Surprise Series 4 Review

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Over the years we have discovered some wonderful BABY born products and one of Erin’s favourites is BABY born Surprise. I’m not sure I know many (near) 5 year olds that don’t love a blind bag or a surprise toy. BABY born Surprise are now on series 4 and Erin couldn’t wait to see what she got. Each of the BABY born Surprise Series 4* babies come in a beautiful floral blind bag, with a sparkly pink organza bag as somewhere to store each one. The packaging is