Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club Review – Bananagrams

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Over the past few (maybe more than that) months we have started to play a lot more games together as a family and being part of the Asmodee Blogger Board Game Club means that we get to try some new games! This month we have been playing Bananagrams.* Bananagrams comes really nicely packaged in a banana! As I’m sure you can imagine, Erin thought this was great and we thought it was a fun way to store the game. Inside you will find 144 letter tiles and a small set

5 Reasons To Invest In Antique Jewellery

AD | Collaborative post Growing up, I always remember looking my both my Mum and Nanna’s jewellery and loving how old it was. At the time, antique wasn’t a word that I knew or understood but I did know that these pieces of jewellery were not like the newer things I had seen in shops. Now that I’m 34, I have a much better understanding and appreciation for what some of those pieces of jewellery mean and where they came from. Today I want to talk a bit more about antique jewellery and why it’s a really good investment. Value

Are We Finally Ready To Ditch The Pushchair?

When you are a non-driving family and have a family something that quickly becomes a lifesaver is a pram or pushchair. We ended up having quite a few different models over the years since Erin was born and honestly, I don’t know how I would have coped without using them for so long. At the beginning of the year, with Erin turning 4, I really started to think about whether or not we should still be using the pushchair and if Erin was ready to stop using it. Back in March we went on holiday to Haven in Great Yarmouth, only

BABY born Surprise Series 4 Review

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Over the years we have discovered some wonderful BABY born products and one of Erin’s favourites is BABY born Surprise. I’m not sure I know many (near) 5 year olds that don’t love a blind bag or a surprise toy. BABY born Surprise are now on series 4 and Erin couldn’t wait to see what she got. Each of the BABY born Surprise Series 4* babies come in a beautiful floral blind bag, with a sparkly pink organza bag as somewhere to store each one. The packaging is

An End Of Summer Getaway To Norwich

At the beginning of last week, just before the summer holidays ended we managed to get away for a couple of days to Norwich. This is really only down the road for us, being a 30 minute train journey away. However, we never seem to get enough time there and our day trips are always really rushed. Travelodge had a great deal at some point during lockdown where they offered hotel stays with 2 nights for the price of 1. We ended up booking two separate trips to Norwich (the other for October half term) for less than £100 and

Garden Makeover Ideas For 2021

This year we did quite a lot of unexpected work on the garden. It wasn’t so much because of lockdown but more because we had certain opportunities come up that we couldn’t say no to. I don’t think we ever would have done anything had our next door neighbour offered us a shed. It was the perfect opportunity to knock down ours and replace it. This was something we’d wanted to do since we moved in but just always found better things to spend money on. However, now that we have a lovely area at the back of the garden

Painting Without The Mess With Little Brian Paint Sticks

AD | Contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) Something that Erin loves to do more than anything is to paint but we don’t get to do it much at home. We had a brand new carpet put into our living room/ dining room at the beginning of the year so we mostly only do real painting in the garden now. Luckily, Little Brian Paint Sticks are a really great alternative and then offer a mess free way for children to play and be creative. Paint Sticks dry really fast and they can be used on lots of

Restaurant Review: Middletons Steakhouse and Grill Norwich

During August we ate out a lot. Thanks to the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme we were able to afford to go out a bit more than normal and it also meant that we could go places we might not be able to afford normally. However, this scheme only ran on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays and we needed to find somewhere to eat that was decently priced on another day. A couple of years ago we reviewed Middletons Steakhouse and Grill in Norwich but hadn’t been back since. When I started looking at lunch options Middletons came up