Our London Bucket list

Last year we had a lot of trips away cancelled and rearranged for this year. At the minute, we don’t know which, if any, of these will go ahead. However, the first break that we have coming up is 3 nights in London during the Easter holidays. This was originally supposed to be a trip to Birmingham but we changed hotels when that trip was cancelled. So, although we might not know if our trip is happening or not yet, I do still have to start having some kind of plan in case we do go. Here’s our London bucket

Snowball Fights And Snowmen

Saturday 16th January 2021… the first snow of winter. The day before we’d had a weather warning with some risk of it being absolutely freezing and a bit of snow. What I wasn’t expecting was to wake up and to see only white outside the window.   While I was still in bed, I could hear Erin overly excited downstairs at the prospect of going out to play in the snow. It’s not something she’s experienced too much in her 5 years so it’s very much a novelty when it happens. I managed to have a bath and get ready

IKEA Brusali Corner Desk Review

For around the last 3.5 years I have had the same desk that I use for work. To start with, I worked from downstairs in the corner of the living room but later moved upstairs to the spare bedroom which is now my office. At the time, I thought the Ikea Alex/ Linnmon Desk was the perfect desk for me. However, things change and I recently realised that I needed to revamp my space and create stimulating home office, and that included getting a smaller desk that worked better in the space I have. So, after quite a bit of looking

Things To Think About Before You Get A Dog

Collaborative post Being a dog owner is a massive responsibility and sometimes people rush into getting a dog without really thinking it through. There are so many things that you should consider before rushing in to getting a dog and Lords and Labradors have come up with a great great infographic to help first time dog owners. Here are just some things that you should think about before getting a dog: Look at what a usual day is like post COVID At the minute a lot of us are spending a lot more time at home than we would do normally. This

What To Do When Your Child Gets Their First Wobby Teeth

Just a couple of days before her 5th birthday, Erin told John that her teeth felt wobbly. He didn’t really believe her at the time, thinking 5 was a bit too young for baby teeth to be falling out. Then, when she told me I just had to check and there they were, two wobbly teeth on the bottom row. Immediately, I thought back to her very first birthday, which was the day that both of these teeth came through. Erin was a little bit worried to begin with, I think not really understanding what might happen to her teeth.

Home Improvement Plans For 2021

Just a couple of weeks ago I wrote about all of the things we got done around the house and in the garden over the last year. It has really got me in the mood to make some plans for 2021 and to think about some of the jobs that we might like to get done this year. Quotes, quotes and more quotes The thing about our house is that it’s old and needs loads of work doing to it. We haven’t been able to really afford to do anything until last year so now we’re left with massive lists

Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club Review – Hint

This month, as part of the Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club we have been playing Hint*. This one is a bit different from some of the other games we have been playing recently as this one is a four player game, and needs to be played in teams. What I immediately liked about Hint was that you don’t need a huge playing board, lots of pieces that could easily get lost or something that takes up a lot go space. The wheel is already housed in the box and setting up the wheel only takes a few seconds. Inside the

5 Ways To Get Out With The Family In 2021

Guest post by Daddilife.com With recent news of ongoing, and perhaps where you are even more extreme, restrictions in place, in many ways the start of 2021 doesn’t feel much different to last year. Which is why it’s essential that this year, we make a long list of things you can do outdoors as a family.  Getting outdoors, whether for minutes each day or planning something at the weekend is going to a the necessary release the family needs after spending another huge block of time indoors and in the home for most of the week. Here’s some ideas for