My 12 year old has been dying to get her hands on one of these toys ever since they came out, so she was super excited when Smiggle sent us 2 Squishies to review, and a further 3 to giveaway to my readers. This is the second series in the Squishies range from Smiggle, and there are 8 characters for you to collect.

Smiggle Squishies - Review and Giveaway

As you would expect from Smiggle, the Squishies are bright, fun and a little bit quirky, and Katie chose to test out Bella Strawbeary and Buster Soda Pop. Each character is made of super soft foam, … Continue reading

The back to school adverts are in full swing, and social media is awash with stressed out parents embarking on the dreaded school shoe shopping. Thankfully I have had to be mega organised this year, as we go away right at the end of the summer holidays.

A Smiggle Giveaway

If you still have a to do list as long as your arm, and wondering why they need SO MANY things to return to school, Smiggle has the answer with a Back to School Giveaway.

I was kindly sent some items from their Back to School range, and you have the chance to … Continue reading

Over the past few months there has been one thing that has dominated our lives, and if you also have a child in year 11, you will know exactly what I am talking about. Yes, GCSEs. The exams finally started for my son yesterday, and I am pretty sure that teens all over the country will be wishing the next few weeks away.

Celebrating the start of GCSEs with cake

Talk of GCSEs start the minute your child hits year 11, and thankfully my teen has been revising since the start of September. He has dragged himself into school at weekends for revision classes, stayed late after … Continue reading

Ever since I came across My Icon Story on instagram a few months ago, I fell in love with the concept of creating beautiful icons to capture your travel memories. Long gone are the days when holiday prints are put in a photo album to gather dust. Your travel memories can now be transformed into beautiful pieces of icon art.

My Icon Story Review

Laura Robinson is the brains behind My Icon Story, a brand she created in 2016 after enjoying her own travel adventures. In less than two years it’s hard to believe that Laura has designed over 300 icons, with more being … Continue reading

I can’t believe we have less than 3 weeks of the summer holidays to go, and of course my mind is full of various to do lists. Anybody else have the dreaded school shoe purchases still to make ? Thankfully Katie is one step ahead of me, and is organised as ever with her ‘back to school stationery box’. I kid you not, a box FULL of stationery for when she starts high school in September. And thanks to Smiggle, she now has a few more items to add to her box.

Smiggle Back to School Range

Katie loves the ‘adventures wallet’ and with it … Continue reading

Num Noms

Back in March, my 10 year old was very excited to review a brand new product called Num Noms. The latest in collectible toys, Num Noms are cute, fun and scented.  Due to the huge success of the Num Nom products, I am offering a 2nd giveaway on my blog to win a Num Nom Deluxe Pack (worth £14.99) PLUS 2 mystery pots (worth £2.99 each). All you need to start your very own Num Noms collection, and create your very own recipe of fun and laughter.

Num Noms are great for taking on days out, holidays and playing … Continue reading

I was recently given the opportunity to review 2 copies of the new Amazing! magazine which is aimed at children aged 7 plus. Amazing! is not only fun, but also educational as it is based on the National Curriculum.  My first thoughts when I opened the brightly coloured envelope was the quality of the magazine. The pages have a luxurious feel due to the thickness and are filled with vibrant colours and pictures.

Amazing Magazine

Amazing Magazine

The subjects covered in each issue are English, Maths, Science, Arts and Humanities. I guess each month covers a particular subject as the 2 magazines we received … Continue reading

Geronimo Festival

I wrote last month about how excited we were to be heading to our first family festival. Geronimo is back and this year it’s going to be bigger and better. Seeing a return to Tatton Park in 2016 from May 29th 30th and a brand new venue at Harewood House from May 1st 2nd, expect a line-up jam packed with some of the biggest names in children’s entertainment, including TV favourites Justin Fletcher*, Mr Bloom, Andy Day, Alex Winters and Cook & Line from Swashbuckle.

There will also be the chance to enjoy a brand new theatre Continue reading

PARADISE ISLAND ADVENTURE GOLF

Pleasure Island Adventure Golf

TEE-OFF AT PARADISE ISLAND ADVENTURE GOLF IN CHESHIRE OAKS

I have teamed up with Paradise Island Adventure Golf  to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a family ticket to the new indoor miniature golf centre at Cheshire Oaks.

The adventure golf leisure destination features two 18-hole mini golf courses set amidst a tropical island paradise and offers an exciting day out for families, friends, couples and groups. It’s also a great place to host birthday parties for all ages and corporate events. You can read our full review here about our visit in December.… Continue reading