Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought A House

AD | Collaborative post Buying a house was one of the most exciting times of my adult life. A mortgage and somewhere to really call my own had been something I wanted for years so when it finally became a reality, that excitement kind of took over. Having only ever rented before this, there are lots of things that I wish I’d known before we decided on our first house! Surveys The buying process can be really confusing and stressful if it’s something you’ve never done before. We didn’t really understand the importance of having a good survey done on

Children’s Book Review: What Will You Dream Tonight?

AD | Gifted Today’s book review is for What Will You Dream of Tonight? by Frances Stickley and Anuska Allepuz. The book was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and is available to purchase on Amazon.  What will you dream of tonight? Will it be a midnight balloon ride, sailing on the tail of a whale or swinging through the leaves on a jungle trapeze? This dreamy, sumptuously illustrated tale travels through deserts and waterfalls to shipwrecks and dragon-filled skies as a parent wonders where their child’s dreams will take them as they drift off to sleep . .

Fun Halloween Films For Children Under 5

Halloween is just a few weeks away now and it’s really one of the first years that Erin has asked a bit more about it. In previous years Erin hasn’t been bothered at all and she also really didn’t like to watch films. This year though Erin has really found a love for cuddling up on the couch with a film so we want to introduce to some that are Halloween themed. As she is still only 3 (closer to 4) we have been looking for family friendly films that won’t be too scary for her. Room on the Broom

Welcome To The Family Jinx

A few months ago I wrote about both of our rabbits sadly dying within a couple of days for each other. At the time we said no more pets, at least not for a while. As time went on I particularly felt like something was missing. The house and garden was too quiet. It just didn’t feel right any more. We’ve had pets since we moved into this house so it definitely felt wrong without one. For quite some time now Erin had been asking for a pet cat. I was unsure at first. It seemed too soon. But, Erin

5 Tips For Giving Up Fizzy Drinks

If you follow me on social media then you may have seen me talk about my addiction to sugary drinks. I think it was in 2007 when I moved to Toronto, Canada for a year that it all really started. You see, I used to drink nothing but Robinson’s Apple and Blackcurrant squash before but in Toronto it wasn’t an option. I always found it so strange when I lived there that no one knew what squash or cordial was. Anyway, I really didn’t (and still don’t) like drinking plain water so that didn’t leave me with very many options.

Children’s Book Review: Bizzy Bear Train Driver

AD | Gifted Today’s book review is all about Bizzy Bear Train Driver by Benji Davies. The book was published by Nosy Crow on 5th September 2019 and can be purchased on Amazon. Bizzy Bear arrives at the station just in time to start his exciting new job – as a train driver! Join him as he guides the big green steam engine through the city, across the level crossing, and then up into the high mountains. But where are he and his passengers going, and will they get there on time? Being a non-driving family means that we get

5 Reasons Why We Love Haven Holidays

I’ll be completely honest here and admit that 4 or 5 years ago I would have rather gone on holiday anywhere than a caravan park. In my head it wasn’t somewhere I would enjoy and it wasn’t somewhere I ever wanted to go. Then Erin came along and my ideas about holidays changed completely. We went on our first Haven holiday in 2018 where we stayed at Caister-on-Sea and we then went back again in 2019 to Seashore. We actually loved Seashore so much that we have booked again for a holiday in 2020 just before the summer holidays. Now

BABY born Surprise Baby Bottle House Review

AD | Gifted One of Erin’s favourite things to play with is a play set and she has quite a few. Now that she’s nearly 4 Erin is really able to use her imagination with these sets and can now play with them on her own a little bit more. We were recently sent the new BABY born Surprise Baby Bottle House for Erin to try! For a 3 year old, there’s not much better than receiving a really exciting looking package and that’s exactly how the BABY born Surprise Baby Bottle House arrived. Of course, a closed play set