nourisil MD

Nourisil MD a product review

October 31, 2018 admin 0

Last week I was asked if I would be happy to try out a new product to see if I thought it worked well as a primer as despite not being created for that purpose the feedback the company where having was that it most definitely seemed to work well as a dual function product, so intrigued to find out more of course I agreed.   The product I was sent was the Nourisil MD […]

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5 tips for keeping kids occupied on road trips by Passport and Adventures

October 27, 2018 admin 0

***This is a sponsored post. This month we welcome Cath Jordan from Passports and Adventures as our guest blogger as she tells us what her top 5 tips are for keeping kids occupied on road trips.   On the road, as drivers, us parents must deal with constant traffic dangers and situations such as blinding rain (or sometimes even snow), traffic jams, street signs and other drivers, not to mention making sure we have a […]

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5 top tips for taking children skiing

October 26, 2018 admin 0

If you are thinking of taking children skiing for the first time then these 5 top tips are sure to help. Book additional activities According to Emma from The Money Whisperer  it is important to make sure you avoid the rookie mistake of assuming that you will be on the slopes all day everyday of your holiday. Chances are you and/or your children will be tired or just need a break. Most resorts will have […]

mrs. wordsmith

Introducing Mrs. Wordsmith

October 23, 2018 admin 0

Mrs. Wordsworth is a company that caught my eye earlier in the year at the Christmas in July event. Amongst all the stands filled with tinsel and Christmas crackers was a teachers paradise and I couldn’t wait to talk to the creators in more detail. They had two main products, the Social Journey for children aged 2-4, and the narrative journey for those aged 6-13.   Both products work in the same way in that […]

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Beauty and the Beast at St. Helens Theatre Royal

October 22, 2018 admin 0

Last night we went to see Beauty and the Beast at St. Helens Theatre Royal which is fast becoming one of our favourite family activities and we are so thrilled that these pantomimes  are now regular school holiday fixtures throughout the year and not just for Christmas, as they really are fabulous.   Having heard us bang on about these shows for the last 12 months it was a real treat for us to be […]

sounds of the forest

Sounds of the forest – A book review

October 18, 2018 admin 5

I am a total book worm and have been for as long as I can remember, I even joined a book club earlier this year just so I could discuss the books I read with like minded people. So when the boys started to show an interest in reading too I was delighted, I’ve read to them since they were tiny but it’s lovely seeing them reach for a book to read or asking for […]

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Discovering Spaceport with Mersey Ferries

October 16, 2018 admin 0

Despite living here for the best part of 14 years we had never visited Spaceport or taken the ferry across the Mersey to Liverpool, although we had talked about doing it a few times, that is until this week when we combined both activities and had a fun filled, educational, family Sunday.   We headed over to Spaceport for 10 am when it opened, which I would recommend you do too if you decide to […]

weird and wonderful homes

Weird and wonderful houses from around the world

October 15, 2018 admin 0

When I was growing up people lived in houses and animals lived in barns. Of course there were different types of houses, including flats, bungalows and apartments but generally speaking you lived in a house. When I left for uni I started working in a pub and I remember one of the regulars had a huge ball on his key rings that made it awkward to carry his keys and I couldn’t work out why […]

Does anyone else think the whole pen licence thing is barbaric?

October 11, 2018 admin 3

Can we just take a moment to discuss the whole pen licence saga please? It really is a bone of contention for me at the moment and yet I find myself being tight lipped in front of both my child and his teacher. When in actual fact I want to scream and shout about the whole bloody thing and how in my opinion, it is a process that is causing children to be singled out […]

just a splash

Win with Just a Splash and The Strawberry Fountain

October 10, 2018 admin 51

A couple of weeks ago I was introduced to a new brand, Just a Splash, whose products really are revolutionary for the foodie lovers out there. Have you ever gone to follow a recipe to see you need a splash of rum/port/brandy only to realise you don’t have any in and a bottle will cost at least £10 and then find yourself having a debate over whether it’s best to buy a bottle and leave […]