Paladone Haul – Amazing Disney & Harry Potter Gifts

It’s Christmas!!!! WOOOO!! But in all seriousness, I know the stress and struggle people go through to get the best gift for that someone. Some people have the gift of giving and others really struggle if you are that person we have you covered. Peg Board I know last year it was the year of the lightbox but move on over to make way for the pegboard. Pegboards have been in popular use with small businesses and bloggers to create… View Post

Leuchtturm1917 vs Moleskine Journals 2019

For the past year both myself and Cora have been using a journal/planner. Not only to help us note down important dates but to plan our days, weeks and tasks ahead. Both I and Cora are very different in the way we work and the way we like to set out our journals. Cora really likes to have everything as digital as possible but found using a daily planner really helped. I like to be able to scribble onto paper… View Post

November 2018 – What We Watched This Month

I can’t believe we’re just a month away from Christmas. As we mentioned last month, the nights are closing in which in some senses should mean we’re watching more TV cosying up by the fire. However, in actual fact we’ve been frantically trying to buy gifts for family and friends, visiting London for the SHOMOs and selling and buying houses so in actual fact the list is no more extensive than usual. Adults The Sinner The Sinner is currently available… View Post

Great Gift Ideas For New Home Owners

We ourselves are going through the process of buying a new home. We sold our last home over a year ago to go travelling. We saved the funds for when we wanted to get another house and that time has come. For us, this is a slight doer upper and we are extremely excited. You may know people who have been renting before buying a new home or living with family/parents. These are just a few gift ideas for people… View Post

Our 10 Favourite Things To Do On The Lead Up To Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, many people also find it stressful and I can see why. You want to make sure everything is perfect, you have everything for the big day and don’t get me started on trying to find that allusive sellotape in the kitchen drawer. There are also plenty of things we all want to do and spend time with the family. So here are some of our favourite things to do on the lead up… View Post

Review: Lonely Planet Kids – Cardboard Box Creations

Frankie recently won his first ever competition thanks to Toppsta. We’ve been encouraging Frankie to enter competitions with the aim of understanding that effort = reward, so it was a real delight to see our efforts finally pay off. The prize that Frankie won was a copy of the newly released Lonely Planet Kids Book – Cardboard Creations. Since the start of the school year little Frankies reading has come on leaps and bounds and at age 6, this book was perfect… View Post

Review: Portable North Pole – A Surprise Call From Santa!

The mobile application and website Portable North Pole is a prime example of why I love the evolution of technology. With just a couple of clicks of a mouse, you can help Santa gather all the information he needs to create a super personalised video message or phone call. Currently, you can get one personalised message from Santa completely free. However, I’d suggest upgrading your account to either the Magic Pass or the Ultimate Pass to make the most of… View Post

How to Make Vegetarian Moussaka With Potatoes

This month we’ve decided to become vegetarians. We wanted to find out if it could improve our digestion and overall health while also saving us money. As a result, we’ve had to look at new recipes. Originally we were going to do a vegetable Lasagna, but that didn’t quite cut it. So instead, we change it up and decided to go with a Moussaka instead. Ingredients 2 Aubergines 1 Onion 1 Clove Garlic 4oz Mushrooms 200g Chickpeas- drained and rinsed 400g… View Post

Creating A Back To College Kit For My Sister

My sister Laura is going back to college so then she can go on to University to become a midwife. Laura needs a little encouragement when it comes to making things happen. We are going away at the start of September for a month, the same time Laura starts college. I decided to put together a starter college kit with some inspirational quotes to help her while we were gone. This is what I put together… Pencil Case The pencil… View Post

10 Classic Books Every Child Should Read Growing Up

Though I don’t do it often, I love to read. To me, there is nothing more that really pushes the boundaries of your imagination than reading. Reading the way a scene is and how it feels is a great way to expand someone’s imagination. I loved to read as a child and can remember to this day many books I loved reading over and over again. Dear Zoo – Rod Campbell This must appear on everyone’s list, right? I will be… View Post