5 Ways To Boost Your Mood

AD | Collaborative post I’ll be completely honest, 2020 hasn’t been the best year so far. The news has been full of doom and gloom, we’ve had more storms in a short space of time and Coronavirus seems to be taking over everything. While we have to pay attention to what’s going on around us it’s also important to make sure we stay in good spirits and look after our mental health. So, with that in mind I wanted to offer a few ways to help you boost your mood. Lose yourself in a book Over the years I have

Children’s Book Review: 101 Stickers! Ancient Egypt

AD | Contains a gifted item and affiliate link This week’s book review comes from the British Museum and is called 101 Stickers! Ancient Egypt. It was published by Nosy Crow on 7th January 2020 and it can be purchased on Amazon (AD). 101 Stickers! Ancient Egypt Take a tour around ancient Egypt, from the Nile to the pyramids, with 11 scenes and 101 stickers! Then uncover amazing artefacts on an archaeological dig and curate your own museum exhibit with real-life photographic objects. For some time now Erin has been really interested in Egypt. I can’t really remember why but she

Giving My Feet A Pamper For National Feet Week

AD | Gifted Our feet do a lot for us. They put up with walking in ridiculous heels, they chase around after children and they walk a crazy amount of miles without us giving them enough rest. I couldn’t even tell you how many nights out I had when I was younger where my feet hurt so much at the end of the night so I took my heels off, danced around them and somehow hobbled home in bare feet. They definitely weren’t my best days. The reason why I am talking about feet so much is because it is

Discovering Something New For British Science Week

AD | Gifted Did you know that it’s British Science Week from 6-15th March? Erin has really shown an interest in science and experiments over the last couple of months so we couldn’t wait to try out some of Learning Resources’ science toys and resources, some of which are new! Erin was sent a couple of products to celebrate British Science Week and for her to try out something new. Usually, when I ask Erin what she wants to do she says experiments. We’re not very good at thinking things up ourselves though and anything we try to do at

Getting A Peaceful Night’s Sleep With The Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring

AD | Gifted I cannot tell you how many times in a night I shove John or tell him to turn over because he’s snoring so much or so loudly. He sleeps so soundly though so it definitely annoys me more than him and if you ask him, he will tell you that I snore too. I try to tell him that I don’t but the thing is, he can sleep through anything whereas I can’t. We’ve recently been sent a Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring to try out to see if at least one of us can get a better

Family Dining At Coast2Coast Norwich

Once a month I go out for a meal with a friend and her (now) 8 month old daughter. We usually try to pick somewhere either one of us hasn’t been before, somewhere with an offer on or somewhere that I can’t usually get to as I don’t drive. So far we have been for things like fish and chips and afternoon tea but one thing we do like is a really good burger. After a recommendation from someone we both know we decided to try Coast2Coast, situated on the Riverside complex in Norwich and they serve American classics. As

How To Afford An Amazing Christmas Dinner Without Going Broke

I know it’s only March but I’m already thinking about Christmas. To be completely honest, I tend to start thinking about Christmas early in January. You see, Erin’s birthday is on New Year’s Day and we always have a lot going on from the beginning of December to the beginning of January. Between any Christmas activities, any last minute presents to buy, Christmas meals and our very own Christmas dinner, there is a lot to think about in the space of one month… and that’s without adding in Erin’s birthday. I always feel like money needs to be stretched further

Children’s Book Review: The Pirates Are Coming

AD | Contains a gifted item and affiliate link This week’s children’s book review is for The Pirates Are Coming by John Condon and Matt Hunt. The book was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon (AD). A hilarious retelling of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, with not one but TWO twists! Tom has a VERY important job; every day he climbs to the top of the hill and watches for pirate ships. But when he rings his bell and shouts “PIRATES!” a few too many times – and there’s NO pirate ship – the villagers begin