Category Archives: Reviews

LeapPad3 – Review

For the last few weeks L has been busy putting the LeapPad3 from LeapFrog through it’s paces.

Designed to be the perfect first tablet experience, I was concerned how L would get on with the LeapPad3. He already happily scrolls through the iPad to get to YouTube Kids and enjoys being able to choose what he watching. Of course I’m not too keen on him using our very expensive phones and tablets! He also knows exactly how to exit out of YouTube Kids and go to the main YouTube App which is completely uncensored. Continue reading LeapPad3 – Review

Doddle Bags from Lakeland – Review

It is safe to say Lakeland is up there as one of my favourite stores, there’s always a new gadget, gift or kitchen accessory I want so I was really excited to get to review Doddle Bags for them.

Doddle Bags are reusable food and drink pouches, but more than that they can be used for toiletries when you are travelling, using with paints, any liquid basically.

They are perfect for on the go, they are leak proof, have anti-choke caps and are dishwasher and freezer safe. They are simply amazing and I have been a bit blown away by them. Continue reading Doddle Bags from Lakeland – Review

Stand4 Socks

Are you the kind of person who is always looking for a slightly quirky gift, loves to support great causes or just enjoys a good pair of socks? If so Stand4 Socks are perfect for you.

I had never heard of Stand4 Socks before, but when their founder Josh got in touch I just knew I had to feature them.  Continue reading Stand4 Socks

My May Degustabox

Time for my monthly Degustabox feature, if you haven’t seen previous month’s posts, Degustabox is a monthly subscription box, filled with amazing new foods for you to try out. Including new lines from big brands and foods from smaller brands that you maybe weren’t aware of. For £12.99 per box you will have contents worth well in excess of that, get the chance to try something new and maybe even find a new favourite treat. I enjoy getting to try things I wouldn’t normally buy for my family.

The May box was amazing, sorry the post about it is later than normal, I’ve been a bit delayed since coming back from holiday but it was a real treat to come home to the May box, filled with plenty of pick me ups! A few choccy bits and loads of drinks, lots of new things for me to try. Here’s what I got;  Continue reading My May Degustabox

Project Bridesmaid #10

So in about a year I am going to be a bridesmaid for my little sister. This is just the kind of goal I need to diet, start losing some weight and getting healthier, which all ties in nicely with my quest to be a calmer, happier and healthier person.

I have decided to vlog about my journey as that will give me a visual reminder of where I’ve been and where I am and as it’s something that makes me rather uncomfortable it will also help to keep me in check. Plus it’s always good to push yourself.

During my journey I will be getting to try all kinds of new products and sharing my experiences of them with you. Continue reading Project Bridesmaid #10

Our Morning at the Devon Railway Centre

As we did so many amazing trips when we were in Devon thanks to Devon’s Top Attractions, I wanted to share them all with you, so over the next few days expect plenty of posts about the places we went, what we loved, what we didn’t and most importantly what toddler L thought of them, so in this article I’ll tell you about the last day of  holiday and our final trip out at The Devon Railway Centre.

Mummy and son train ride
Mummy and son train ride

On the final Friday of our holiday I had a plan, a cunning plan, or so I thought. It was simple really. Continue reading Our Morning at the Devon Railway Centre

Our Day at Watermouth Castle

As we did so many amazing trips when we were in Devon thanks to Devon’s Top Attractions, I wanted to share them all with you, so over the next few days expect plenty of posts about the places we went, what we loved, what we didn’t and most importantly what toddler L thought of them, so in this article I’ll tell you about our trip to Watermouth Castle.

Exploring at Watermouth Castle
Exploring at Watermouth Castle

We went to Watermouth Castle on our first full day in Devon, following two days of travelling and therefore two nights in different bedrooms we picked Watermouth Castle because it was literally 5 minutes from Sandaway Beach Holiday Park where we staying. I liked the idea that we could have a lazy morning and head there for when it opened, stay as long as L wanted and then be back to the caravan in minutes for more laziness.  Continue reading Our Day at Watermouth Castle

Cleaning Wonder Bundle Review/Giveaway

Cleaning is not my favourite task, far from it, but it has to be done. This means that I’m always eager to try anything that will actually make my life easier and then I got this challenge from Bar Keepers Friend on Twitter:

Continue reading Cleaning Wonder Bundle Review/Giveaway

Our Day at Knightshayes

As we did so many amazing trips when we were in Devon thanks to Devon’s Top Attractions, I wanted to share them all with you, so over the next few days expect plenty of posts about the places we went, what we loved, what we didn’t and most importantly what toddler L thought of them, so in this article I’ll tell you about our first day trip, a lovely National Trust property, Knightshayes.

Knightshayes is such a pretty house
Knightshayes is such a pretty house

We went to Knightshayes on our first day in Devon, we had split up our journey from Norfolk to Devon by staying in Winchester the night before and handily Knightshayes was practically on the way to our accommodation at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park. Continue reading Our Day at Knightshayes

Locally Sourced Meals

Today is the first day of The East of England Co-op‘s sourced locally fortnight. I have always loved how the EoE Co-op has supported our local producers and this fortnight celebration highlighting what you can buy from local producers is an amazing way to discover new foods, last year I found Hadleigh Maid and I’m now addicted to their Hot Chocolate.

Locally Sourced Two Pig Parcel
Locally Sourced Two Pig Parcel

So last weekend in preparation I went on a shopping trip to my local East of England Co-op, grabbed myself a basket full of local goodies and created a couple of gorgeous recipes to share with you all. A fantastic cheesy stuffed mushroom and a simple two pig parcel.  Continue reading Locally Sourced Meals