Looking Back At Our Special Moments With Optimalprint

AD | Paid collaboration I remember getting my first ever camera and since then, I have taken thousands of photos. Unfortunately, most of the photos end up sitting in a folder on a computer and we never do anything with them. Of course, there are the photos I take for work and we have a few printed around the house but not very many. This year though I’m determined to start making more of the photos I take and I recently discovered Optimalprint, who offer a really great range of personalised photo products. We’re very lucky

Educational Toys From BrightMinds

AD | Paid collaboration When it comes to buying Christmas presents it’s easy to stick to a list if your child has written one, or to pick things that just look really fun. As Erin’s birthday is only 7 days after Christmas she ends up with a lot in a really short space of time. Because of that I have been looking for some educational gifts for her and I found so many options on the BrightMinds website. For a long time Erin has been interested in anything medical. Once she hurt her ankle and

Toy Shopping With Wicked Uncle

AD | Gifted  Living in quite a small town we don’t have many options for buying things like toys and activities for Erin. We don’t have a toy shop apart from the section in the local supermarket and looking at certain shops online can be a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. Unless you know what you’re looking for then it’s hard to search for things for inspiration. I certainly don’t always know what I want to buy for Erin and I also don’t know what other children her age might be playing

Testing The Toys For A Pound Kids Toy Generator

AD | Paid collaboration with Toys for a Pound I don’t know about you but with the summer holidays getting closer by the day I am worrying more and more about what I’m going to do to keep Erin occupied. It’s one thing to think of things to do at home but then we also have downtime on days out to fill and making sure we do some kind of activities to keep up with what Erin was doing at nursery. The summer holidays cost enough for days out and treats without having to think

My Favourite Charity Shop Bargain

We live in a smallish town in North Norfolk and although we’re only 30 minutes away from Norwich by train, I don’t get into the city much. This means that, as well as a lack of money, I don’t go shopping much at all. Something we do have where I live is quite a lot of charity shops though. I think we have at least 6 or 7 in our market square and they’re great to have a rummage in. I have one favourite thing that I’ve bought locally and it really is a charity

Toddler Summer Clothes Haul From George

Even though we went on holiday last month Erin didn’t have nearly enough clothes to last her the summer. I did go on a little shopping trip to our local Sainsbury’s store not too long ago but didn’t really manage to get what I wanted for Erin, especially as some of what I bought doesn’t fit yet. We live in a small town and while Norwich is only 30 minutes away by train, it’s not really very convenient if you need something quickly. So, I have always liked the clothes from Asda for myself and I

Saving Money With Groupon Goods

AD | Collaborative post As a parent and a homeowner I like nothing more than saving a bit of money where possible. John and I bought a four bedroom Victorian house a couple of years ago and when we moved in I thought we would never fill it. Turns out, I have a bit of a thing for shopping and I love buying things for the house. Groupon Goods is one of my go-to sites. Household items and furniture can really be expensive and I just can’t afford to pay full price most of the time.

Yellow sticker day

I love a good bargain as much as the next person but I’m not one of those people who live for coupons and discounts. I’m quite happy paying full price for food but some unexpected ‘yellow sticker’ items is a bit of a bonus. Today seemed to be a yellow sticker day in my local Sainsbury’s which was surprising because I went in at 4pm and things don’t normally start being reduced until 6 or 7pm. So many isles had yellow stickers everywhere! Although I did buy more than I had planned, and items I