The Adventures of Paddington magazine review

AD | Paid collaboration When Erin really ends up liking a TV show or cartoon we like to do what we can to extend that into the things she plays with and how she learns. Recently The Adventures of Paddington has been a huge hit and we’ve been watching it every few days. Magazines are a really good way for children to have fun, while learning something new at the same time. The Adventures of Paddington Magazine is instantly recognisable with Paddington right there on the front cover. Erin was excited as soon as she saw him and couldn’t wait

My ultimate travel bucket list

I have always liked travelling and going on trips away, no matter where they are but over this last year I’ve found myself thinking about it more and more. I think having a year of cancelled or rearranged trips has made me think about all of the places I’d love to go to some day. Seeing as I’ve spent so much time thinking about, and looking at, holidays I’d love to go on some day I thought I’d write about it and share my ultimate travel bucket list. I realise that we’re very lucky to have the freedom to travel

Children’s book review: Beatrix and her Bunnies

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Beatrix and her Bunnies. It was published by Nosy Crow and can be purchased on Amazon*. Beatrix loves the countryside, but lives in a big, lonely house in London – if only she had a friend. Then she meets Benjamin Bunny and everything changes! They spend every day together playing chase and follow my leader. But when Benjamin dies, Beatrix is heartbroken. She decides to write about Benjamin’s adventures and about her new bunny, Peter, who plays the tambourine and

The books I read in March

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Since John bought me a new Kindle at Christmas I have been reading a lot more than I have done for quite some time. Every month I’m going to share a couple of my favourites so that you might find inspiration for your next read. The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan* Kathleen is eighty years old. After a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. She’s not having any of it. What she craves – needs – is adventure. Liza is drowning under

Cool construction play with Cat toys

AD | PR products The weather seems to finally be changing and we have warmer and lighter days ahead of us. We love to get outside in the back garden and sometimes we can be out there for hours. It’s important to have a range of different things for children to play with in the garden and we love finding new ways for Erin to play. One of Erin’s favourite garden activities is to have a Tuff Tray set up. Having this outside means that we’re able to do all different kinds of set ups and not have to worry

Things I have learned from COVID-19

AD | Collaborative post When I think back to late February 2020, a global pandemic was not something I ever thought would really happen. We’d heard a few things about something happening but it wasn’t really a threat to us here in the UK at this point, or so we thought. Now a year later, we’re only just about to really come out of lockdown and things are still far from normal. After a whole year I have definitely learned some things from the experience of living through a global pandemic. Home life Before the first lockdown I was quite

Alternative gift ideas for Easter

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Usually, I think a lot of us would be looking for fun days out for Easter, or planning Easter egg hunts, but sadly this year is looking very different. With that in mind, I wanted to share some alternative gift ideas for Easter this year, if you’re looking for something different to an Easter egg! Christmas seems to get the great traditions like building gingerbread houses but I’ve found a fab alternative for Easter. Making the Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter Cottage Kit would be a really fun way

Children’s book review: Go Wild In The Mountains

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Go Wild In The Mountains. It was published by Nosy Crow and can be purchased on Amazon*. This is the ultimate pocket-sized adventure guide to all the fun you can have in the mountains: rock climbing, pitching a tent, tracking mountain animals and much, much more! Children will also learn exactly what not do, from being attacked by mountain lions to getting caught in an avalanche. With interesting information about navigation and mountain sports, safety tips and even a fun