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

Cheap And Thoughtful Stocking Filler Ideas

Ever since I can remember me and my sisters have woken up to a Christmas stocking at the end of our beds. And every year it was full of things that we loved, whether it was a small craft item I would use to little bits of makeup when we got older. As my parents had 3 girls filling stockings as you can imagine could get pricey. We always had great things in our stockings, I remember one year I… View Post

Photo Diary: Disneyland Paris – November 2018

Helen and I took our first trip to Disneyland Paris together at the start of November. Here are some of our favourite photos from the trip. To learn more about planning your own trip to Disneyland Paris we recommend checking out our dedicated travel blog Inside Our Suitcase. Who even are you if you don’t try on hats when at Disneyland Paris? (or any Disney park…). We hope you enjoyed our photo diary from our trip to Disneyland Paris. Maybe… View Post

The 2018 Advent Calendar Saga

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Helen and I have been causing a bit of a storm over on Youtube. Spending more than £1,000 of our own hard earned cash on advent calendars. This started when we publicly criticised an influencer for taking advantage of her subscribers by selling them her used PR products and telling multiple lies over the course of multiple videos. Unhappy with the way these subscribers had been treated and determined… View Post

A Great Gift For Someone Who Has Everything… Ancestry Adventure With Living DNA

Christmas is fast approaching, and once again Helen and I are struggling as to what to buy the people in our lives who have everything… our parents. We asked around, and it turns out were not the only ones with this problem, with many of our friends saying that for once they’d actually like to really, truly surprise that person with something they don’t have that’s more than just a beer gift set or a couple of pairs of novelty… View Post

Celebrating Oral Health On World Smile Day

It’s world smile day on October 5th 2018, an event I probably wouldn’t usually think too much about. Except for this year, when I spent more than £3,500 on my oral health when I decided to get Invisalign fitted. Spend £3,500 on getting your teeth straightened to improve your confidence and believe me, you’ll think differently about your oral health. However, it doesn’t have to cost thousands of pounds to change your smile. Simple purchases such as quality toothbrushes, toothpaste… View Post

Our 2018 Bucket List – Update #2

At the start of the year, we set ourself a bucket list. A list of things we’d like to achieve over the course of the year. In most cases, this list was for enjoyment’s sake. Fun things we’ve wanted to do that we’ve been putting off (no time, no money etc.) We’ve chosen to update this list every 4 months, and today is the second update. You can read the first here. I’ve crossed off the things that we’re actually… View Post

Chicco Oh la la Stroller Review

Honestly I can tell I’m not yet a mum, I don’t get excited about a brand new stroller or look for a new one for fun. My sister Laura on the other hand often stroller shops, she oggles at other peoples strollers and gets jealous. In a matter of weeks we were due to fly to Fuerteventura with both kids in tow, Matilda still needed a mode of transport for naps and long walks. This was making Laura feel a… View Post

In The Night Garden Live Show Review

I remember the days of looking after my nephew Frankie, who is now 6, and watching In The Night Garden. We now have a new fan of the show in the family, Matilda. She is 2 this year and loves her friends Iggle Piggle and Oopsy Daisy. She has a couple of figures as well as soft toys at home that enjoy bath time and playing in the garden. We were lucky enough to be invited to watch the live… View Post