What We’ve Been Watching: September 2018

What We’ve Been Watching is a monthly feature where we talk about everything we’ve been watching over the past month. It might be something on Netflix, Sky or even just a DVD we’ve had for years but wanted to watch again. If we’ve been watching something new we’ll talk about that too! *May contain spoilers so read with caution! American Horror Story: Coven and Hotel With the new series of American Horror Story, Apocalypse, starting in the US earlier this month and today in the UK we have been having a bit of a catch up. I have seen all

Dragon Post By Emma Yarlett

Erin’s imagination is really starting to shine and I love the things she comes up with. I think being at nursery 3 days a week and being encouraged to use her imagination has really helped. Now, it’s up to us at home to keep encouraging Erin and with the help of books like Dragon Post, we can do that. One day Alex finds a dragon living in the cupboard under the stairs. Luckily he knows just what to do. He writes letters to lots of different people – including the fire brigade and the butcher– to ask how he should

Remembering My Teenage Years With The Nokia 3310

Way back in the year 2000 I was 14 and busy being a troublesome teenager. Mobile phones were just becoming popular and if you didn’t have one in secondary school then you definitely weren’t part of the popular crowd. It’s funny how back then having a mobile phone wasn’t the norm but now, it’s rare to find someone who doesn’t have one. However, there was no touch screens, no internet with Facebook or Whatsapp and definitely no Candy Crush Saga. When AO.com recently offered to send us the Nokia 3310 3G I instantly thought back to when I was a

Peppa Pig’s Adventure At Norwich Theatre Royal

The first (and only) time I have taken Erin to the theatre was around a year ago and we saw Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. Being only 1 then, a lot has changed now that Erin is 2 and I had no idea what to expect when I planned to take her to see Peppa Pig’s Adventure at Norwich Theatre Royal. Erin had been asking all day when she would get to see Peppa Pig so as soon as we got to the theatre she was super excited and just wanted to explore. I think she’d have been really happy

Wardrobe Essentials From Jacamo

This year I think we have been very lucky to have a particularly nice summer. We had weeks and weeks of sun and warmth and actually, it was one of the hottest summers I can remember in this country. We quickly realised that our wardrobes weren’t really kitted out for constant heat day after day. We now have a holiday to Center Parcs coming up and when we went last year at the same time of year, it was warmer than expected. Jacamo have kitted John out with some new (late) summer essentials just in time for our trip! When you’re

5 Ways To Save Money When Buying Presents

Speaking from personal experience, it is really easy to over spend or go over the top when it comes to buying presents for others. If you’re anything like me, and pick things up all through the year when I see them, the loft becomes a great hiding place but it always means I tend to forget what I’ve already bought. This means I end up with more presents than I need and spending more money than I should have. With Christmas in less than 100 days it’s really time to start thinking about ways to save money for Christmas so

How To Keep Your Home Safe This Christmas

It might only be September but the shops are already starting to get their Christmas ranges in and I have already seen things like Christmas puddings and mince pies in Sainsbury’s. Although I plan for Christmas all year round, thanks to having a NYD baby, I was honestly, I was a bit shocked when I saw the Christmas things in the shop as I haven’t even really see Halloween items anywhere yet. The thing is, there is always a spike in burglaries around Christmas so it’s never too early to think about ways to keep you and your home safe!

Exploring Sheringham Park, Norfolk

I can’t quite believe it but I have now lived in Norfolk for just over 5 years. From my very first visit about 7 years ago I was blown away by just how beautiful Norfolk is and since then, I have had a list a mile long of places I wanted to visit. Sheringham Park (NT) has been on that list for a long time and until last Saturday, I haven’t been able to visit. Sheringham Park isn’t actually that far from where we live, about a 30 minute drive away, but seeing as we don’t drive, it’s not quite