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Stocking filler gift ideas for the ladies

November 13, 2018 admin 0

Whether you are looking for stocking fillers for the ladies in your life or a secret Santa gift for a female work colleague, these small and affordable suggestions should help you find the perfect gift.     For the Bath These Baylis & Harding beauticology special delivery bath time fun fizzers will make a great gift and as part of the Christmas range they are nice and festively wrapped. The pack contains 4 fizzers, two […]

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Ready2Robot toy review

November 13, 2018 admin 0

The boys have been sent some Ready2robot toys to check out just in time for Christmas and I have a feeling they will be asking santa to bring them some more, especially the tiddler.   The ready2robot toys incorporate three things that most boys and probably some girls love, robots, slime and fighting.  These toys allow your child to build and customise their own characters, or mechbots as they are officially known, using the mix […]

Christmas gift ideas for the women in your life

November 12, 2018 admin 4

If you are looking for some ideas as to what to buy the ladies in your life then hopefully this gift guide will give you a little bit of inspiration. It is full of all the things that I love and would love to receive myself. BOOKS If, like me, the women in your life is a book worm then treating her to some new books is sure to be a win. You could play […]

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Win a copy of Merry Midwinter with The Strawberry Fountain

November 10, 2018 admin 15

Here at The Strawberry Fountain we love nothing more than a good book and a competition or two so a competition to win a book is the perfect combination. This week we have teamed up with Unbound  to offer you the chance to win a copy of Merry Midwinter – How to rediscover the magic of Christmastime by Gillian Monks, all you have to do is following the instructions at the bottom of this page. Merry […]

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Strictly Briks a product review

November 9, 2018 admin 0

One of the things I love most of all about working for myself is the extra time I get to spend with the boys after school. Instead of not getting home till gone 6pm I am usually able to pick them up at 3pm and enjoy the evening with them before starting work again once they go to bed if I need to. In this time we have started doing more structured activities instead of […]

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Christmas gift ideas for the men in your life

November 8, 2018 admin 0

This year seems to have gone by so quickly and we are now at the point where Christmas is just a round the corner and our Christmas shopping is starting to take shape. This year I have managed to sort the majority of the children’s gifts before anybody else’s which probably wasn’t my smartest idea seen as I actually have more men in the family than children or females and with all of those men […]

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Christmas gift ideas for primary school children

November 7, 2018 admin 9

It can be so hard to know what to buy children these days as there is simply so much choice and most often the children themselves will change their minds from one day to the next which really isn’t very  helpful for parents, friends, or of course Santa himself. Having got two primary aged boys myself I thought I would compile a list of gift ideas that I think would be suitable for them and […]

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Win a copy of Appetite by Anita Cassidy

November 6, 2018 admin 13

As a total book worm I love nothing better than sitting down with a good book and getting lost in a world of make believe. For me reading is more than just the words on the page, it’s the pictures those words create in my mind and the characters that I can so clearly see. I often find my self so invested in the story, needing to find out what happens next and hoping for […]

The Easy Read Time Teacher Watch

November 4, 2018 admin 0

You may remember a while ago we reviewed the Easy read time teacher wall clock which is still pride of place in my sons room and has been a great help in teaching him to tell the time, as well as getting him to stay in bed till an appropriate hour too! As we found the clock to be such a great item and with Christmas just around the corner I have ordered my eldest […]

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Personalised advent calendars

November 1, 2018 admin 0

This time next month there will be many an excited child opening up the first door on their advent calendar. Come to think of it there will be many a happy parent doing this too what with the increase in adult advents hitting the market.   When I was a child there were two types of advents, chocolate ones that we had every year or cotton ones that parents filled themselves, although usually still with […]