Archive of ‘Reviews’ category

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Springfree Trampolines – How Old is Too Old?

The wealth of ‘stuff’ available to entertain our kids nowadays, is quite incredible. As more and more of it involves a screen and less and less of it the great outdoors, I get quite excited when I spot something that I think will tear my kids away from their beloved electronics. A little over nine years ago, we […] Read more…

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A Labour of Love – Teenage Girl’s Bedroom

The ‘Labour of Love’ that is my teenage daughter’s bedroom, is finally complete. Yay! She had been after a new bedroom for a good while – a little hint here, an almighty shove there. I finally relented and promised it for her 16th birthday. She hadn’t forgotten. Funny how children never forget when it’s in their best […] Read more…

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Cellulite, Capulets and Newborn Critters.

Late again *slaps wrist* but seriously, this has been my only chance to ‘Take 5‘ this entire week. I normally start adding bits to my post throughout the week but it’s been a crazy one and I just haven’t had a chance. So here I am, sitting down and literally spouting forth, so bear with…. […] Read more…

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How Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake?

There’s been a lot of talk in the news recently, about the average British person’s sugar intake being dangerously over the recommended daily amount. Health experts suggest no more than 5% of our calorie intake should come from added sugar (about 7 level teaspoons) typically found in sweetened drinks, cereals, confectionary, fruit juice and sugar added at […] Read more…

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What’s New at Harry Potter World ?

As a blogger, I write. Obviously. You might be fooled into thinking that’s all I do. 24/7. Wrong! On occasion we get invited to fun places. For free! This month’s ‘fun place’ was Harry Potter World London, based in Watford. Yes we’ve been before, but what I LOVE about the Warner Bros Studio Tour – […] Read more…

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Finding a New Dog / Dogs Trust

We didn’t have very much planned for the first week of the Easter holidays. I declared it to be ‘a quiet one’ which was met with much groans by my three but hey, us mums know best. Always. The one thing we did arrange, was to spend one morning with our local Dogs Trust centre in Newbury. We had been […] Read more…

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Happy 60th Birthday Guinness World Records.

The Guinness Book of Records TV show was one of the highlights of after-school TV for us old-timers – show me an 80s kid who didn’t shed a tear in 2001 when it ceased airing on british television. The iconic book however, is still going strong; adorning shelves across the world since 1954. Our own playroom […] Read more…

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Review: 3 in 1 Explorer Jacket from Muddy Puddles

Having had two little girls with a penchant for pink, I was looking forward to choosing clothes for my boy. Cute little dungarees, funky shoes and checked shirts were enthusiastically purchased but quite early on, I realised that is where the fun ended – the colours were dingy and the choice was very limited. Ever […] Read more…

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New Coca-Coca Life Taste Test Results & Give Away

You know how much I love Diet Coke, right? It’s my one (or at least the only one I am prepared to divulge!) guilty pleasure in life and two years ago, I literally weaned myself off it. I now consume a heavenly 1 can per week and enjoy every last sip. I was therefore thrilled […] Read more…

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The Holiday Pressure

Before beginning  this post, I would like to point out that I am well aware how lucky we are to be going on holiday at all. And yes, I know we are in a very fortunate financial position to even have the choice. But….. Is it just me, or is there a ridiculous amount of […] Read more…

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Our Favourite Place

I wasn’t planning to join in with The Gallery this week, mainly because we’ve been pretty tied up with the school holidays and I have some exciting reviews to write up. But when I caught sight of this week’s theme – ‘a favourite place’ – I couldn’t resist. If you follow me on Instagram or have been […] Read more…

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Has Portaski found the perfection solution?

Contrary to popular belief, blogging isn’t just about writing. Sometimes, we get to have a little fun, especially when we are asked to review a product. A little while ago, I was approached by a company to review a product which sounded right up my street – the Portaski. If you follow me on social […] Read more…

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