Children’s Book Review: The World Never Sleeps

AD | Gifted The World Never Sleeps by Natalie Rompella, published by Tilbury House Publishers on 1 July 2019. Available to purchase on Amazon. Midnight. Stars speckle the darkness with bits of light. A cockroach skitters across the kitchen floor to snatch a forgotten breadcrumb. In the backyard, a spider weaves an intricate design on the fence. Winged insects dance and flicker in the porch light. Day and night, small creatures are busy working, eating, hunting, hiding. Just recently Erin has been a lot more interested in all different kinds of animals and bugs. While

A Day Trip To Redwings Horse Sanctuary

This Father’s Day just gone we didn’t really have any plans but my sister and her fiance wanted to go and do something so we decided on the Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Aylsham. None of us had ever been before but we’d had it on a list of things to do close by for a while now and none of us wanted to go too far. Redwings is only a 15-20 minute drive away for us so relatively easy to get to. The first thing to mention is that entry to Redwings Horse Sanctuary is

Toot-Toot Animals Advent Calendar Review

This is the first year that we have got Erin proper advent calendars. Last year we made her a book advent as she was a bit too young for chocolate really and I wanted to do something that she would get use out of for a long time. This year Erin has 2 Paw Patrol advent calendars but also the VTech Toot-Toot Animals Advent Calendar. We’ve bought her a few Toot-Toot sets for Christmas so we thought this would be a nice littler starter for her to see if she likes it. At £24.99, this is

Why We Use A Pet Sitting Service

Back when we still had Jackson we were forced to put him in kennels if we wanted to go away for a weekend on holiday. Jackson luckily loved spending time there even if the staff said he was far too excitable for a dog of his age (he’s only just turning 3). Anyway, we sadly had to re-home Jackson and we no longer had to think about this kind of thing. Then, we took in my sister’s cat for a while and were back to thinking about what we would do when we went away.

Orchard Toys: Animal Shapes Review

AD | Gifted item Now that the weather is getting worse and we end up inside most of the day now, I’m always looking for new things to do with Erin. We’ve recently discovered Orchard Toys and they have such a great variety of activities for children starting at 18 months old. We were sent the Animal Shapes Game for Erin to try! As soon as Erin saw the book she was excited! She already knows what a lot of animals are either by their real name or by what noise they make. She grabbed

10 Unanswered Questions about Peppa Pig

A few months back you may have come across our post about Paw Patrol. Erin is Paw Patrol crazy so we have seen most of the episodes too many times. Unfortunately, she has also taken a liking to the pink pig from hell. I tried to keep her away from it but one slip up meant her watching one episode and that was it. My plan had failed. Now, Erin snorts at the TV… and also any larger ladies in pink t-shirts when we’re out shopping. Ooops! Anyway, Peppa Pig is just as stupid as