Nöa & Nani Toy Box Review

•Features gifted item• With three young children, it can sometimes feel like we have toys, puzzles, books and games in every corner of the house. As much as having a truly tidy house may be a bit of a pipe dream at the moment, it is nice to have a bit of order to the chaos, and storage solutions which aren’t just practical, but also look nice and fit in...

A Family Day Out at Adventure Wonderland

•Press tickets• We live around ten minutes away by car from Adventure Wonderland’s fun family park, but I have never actually been before, or taken the children. When I was offered press tickets, I knew it would be a lovely way to spend a sunny Sunday and we headed over yesterday morning to see what Adventure Wonderland had in store for us. Benjamin is not quite three, and the park’s...

Looking Into Growing Our Own Fresh Fruit and Veg

•Features gifted items• I will admit, I am quite possibly the least green fingered person I know. I am awful when it comes to the garden, which is Ed’s domain (although he isn’t a big plant person either). My mum, however, would always be in the garden if she had her way. She loves a trip to the garden centre to pick up things to plant, and she has a...

Adding a Touch of Fun to Children’s Bedroom Decor with Hurn & Hurn

•Features gifted items• We have been decluttering the house over the past week or so, in preparation for updating the children’s bedrooms. The main motivation for this was getting rid of Benjamin’s cotbed. He hasn’t been sleeping in it for months as he’s been sharing his big brother’s double bed, but it still feels like a bit of a milestone getting rid of it completely. We were sent across a...

Family Travel Wishlist

I am a strong believer that becoming a parent shouldn’t mean you are no longer able to travel where you want. Having said this, Ed and I haven’t actually explored many countries with the children as of yet. Last year we headed on our first cruise as a family, and got to visit Germany, France and the Norwegian Fjords, which was amazing. I’m not sure whether we will make it...

Trying out the Poopsie Surprise Unicorn

•Features Gifted Item• The children have reached the age where, if a toy doesn’t involve comical sound effects or involve some form of goo or slime, they aren’t that interested. Luckily, Poopsie Surprise Unicorn literally produces glittery slime from it’s bottom, so the kids loved it from the outset. Poopsie Surprise Unicorn is one of those toys that parents look at and think, ‘really?’, but honestly all three of my kids...

A Family Trip with City Cruises Poole – Review

Review Visit  At the beginning of the Easter holidays, Ed and I took the children out for a family trip with City Cruises Poole on their Harbour and Islands circular cruise. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, as it had been a little grey and dull for the previous few days but turned sunny with only a light breeze on the day of our trip. The City Cruises Poole...

Encouraging Teeth Brushing with Playbrush Smart

Review  The children are fairly good at brushing their teeth but they struggle to keep going for a full two minutes. They don’t like me brushing their teeth for them now they are eight and six, so anything which helps encourage them to keep going once their arms get tired and their attention span falters is much appreciated. I was sent across a Playbrush Smart manual toothbrush back in November...

Toys and Crafts for the School Holidays

Features gifted items  The Easter school holidays are here in Dorset and a full two weeks away from school runs stretch ahead. I am fortunate to work from home, meaning I can spend lots of time with the children and Ed, who is a teacher, over the school holidays. Although we have lots of days out planned, as well as a little mini break to Cornwall, there will be times...

Family Fun at Hollywood Bowl Branksome – Review

Review Visit A couple of weeks ago Ed and I headed over to the Hollywood Bowl at Branksome with the children for a game of bowling and some food. The venue has recently undergone a refurbishment and rebrand and I was really impressed with how much they have in what is arguably a fairly small venue. We usually go to the bigger local venue in the Tower Park leisure complex,...