How I’m Getting Organised For The New Year

AD | Contains gifted items I don’t know about you but when it comes to the New Year I like to be as organised as possible. We tend to have a lot going on all of the time and I hate feeling stressed or panicked about getting everything done. So, each New Year I put a plan in place to get myself organised and ready for anything we have coming up. Getting into this frame of mind takes a bit of practice though and I never used to be like this. Now though, with a family I have to be

Celebrating Shakespeare Day

AD | Gifted items Back when I was at university studying English I took a whole module about Shakespeare. Why I picked it at the time I have no idea. I think I thought I could get by watching some films and BBC adaptations but that really wasn’t the case at all. Regardless of how I did in that module (not that well) Shakespeare is such an important part of our literary history and his works are still taught and used for so many different things today. Recently Viking sent us a wonderful box of products and challenged us to

Trigg Life Mapper Planner Review

Even before I was a blogger I loved getting new stationery and one of my favourite things to get was either a new planner or notebook. Now that I used at least 3 different kinds at any one time I’m always on the look out for something new and different. Last year when I attended the London Stationery Show I discovered the Trigg Life Mapper Planner. The problem with a lot of planners is that they don’t really account for everything you need it to do, unless you bullet journal and make something yourself. Personally, I want something that covers

The Importance Of Handwriting

One thing I remember so clearly about being in primary school was learning to write. I remember those worksheets where you had to trace the letters with your pencil and then copy yourself on the line underneath. I remember doing those over and over again for hours but I like to think that I have quite nice handwriting. I’m the one who writes the birthday and Christmas cards because I’m always telling my husband he has horrible man writing. I don’t actually think that’s a thing but my handwriting is definitely neater. Erin will be starting nursery in January and

Stationery Lovers Christmas Gift Guide 2017

AD | Gifted items It’s no secret that I am a massive stationery fan. I have more notebooks than I care to admit and all of my pens are organised by colour. This never stops me drooling over new stationery if I’m lucky enough to get some for Christmas. So, I’ve been on the look out for some fab stationery themed gifts this year and have found so many great products! So, here is my Stationery Lovers Christmas Gift Guide for 2017. Busy B is one of my go to websites for planners, diaries and calendars. There are loads of different

When You Find The Perfect Pen

I’m the kind of person that still loves to write things down with a pen and paper. I have so many notebooks I could probably start a small shop and my pens are colour coded in a lovely organiser. I have always been a fan of stationery and it’s not something I see going away any time soon. Back in May when I attended Blog On for the first time, we were given pens in the opening session. The minute I started writing with that pen I was made a happy woman. You see, I’m really quite picky about the

Standout Stationery From Rooi.com

If you are a regular reader you will already know how much I love stationery. I can’t get enough of it and I will admit that I’m a bit of an addict. Recently we had the opportunity to pick out some items from Rooi.com and I immediately fell in love with their stationery options. Honestly, I could have spent hundreds of pounds. Caroline Gardner A little while ago I got some lovely notebooks and pens from Caroline Gardner and I fell in love with the brand. I was a little ashamed of myself for not having heard of it before.

5-11 year olds can win big in a colouring competition with BIC & Mumsnet

This summer, BIC and Mumset have teamed up to create a fantastic competition for children aged 5-11. The competition aims to celebrate how awesome and creative children can be by inviting them to submit their most imaginative artwork to be in with the chance to win a £50 BIC® bundle and get their artwork featured on a billboard in their hometown! I personally think it’s really important to help children being out their creativity and what better way to do it than with drawing and colouring. I also think it would be fantastic to see your child’s, or your own,