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[Read more]

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[Read more]

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

We were sent a code for the Portable North Pole application in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own.  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[Read more]

Vegetarian Moussaka Recipe

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[Read more]

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[Read more]

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[Read more]

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[Read more]

How To Make Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas is a time for family and spending time with your loved ones. This year I am making everyone a stamped salt dough ornaments to place on their tree every year. These decorations last a lifetime and would look beautiful with whatever colour scheme you have. These are fantastic to make with kids and family[Read more]

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[Read more]

V-Tech ‘Toot Toot Friends’ Advent Calendar

This year we have noticed an extreme increase in luxury advent calendars. This doesn’t just involve luxury chocolate but toys, beauty and stationary! One of the ones that caught our eye was, of course, the V-Tech Toot Tooth Friends Advent Calendar. Aimed at children between the ages of 1-5 this is a lovely calendar to[Read more]