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Everything you need to know about the Ultimate Time Together Smart Box from Buyagift

January 30, 2019 admin 0

Sometimes it can be really hard to know what to buy someone, especially if they seem like the sort of person who either has everything already or wants for nothing materialistic. As many of my regular readers will know, this is where I always try and opt for personalised keepsake type gifts or experiences and today I want to share with you everything you need to know about the Ultimate Time Together Smart box from […]

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Personalised children’s books from In The Book

January 29, 2019 admin 4

This week we are celebrating National Storytelling week with interviews, competitions and book reviews, in a bid to encourage others to step away from the electronics and pick up a book instead. Whether it is reading solo or as a family, listening to audio books or creating your own narrative to go along with a picture, there are many ways you can enjoy stories and so many children are opting for electronic games over books […]

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An interview with Jane Browne

January 28, 2019 admin 0

This week is National Storytelling week and in a bid to celebrate this, alongside our families love for books, we are bringing you a selection of fantastic interviews with children’s authors and illustrators as well as some fabulous competitions.   Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you my interview with Jane Browne, a brilliant children’s author.   Hi Jane, Thank you for agreeing to do this interview for National storytelling week can you […]

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Win a personalised book with The Strawberry Fountain

January 27, 2019 admin 0

This week we are celebrating National Storytelling week by interviewing children’s authors and illustrators as well as running competitions to give you the chance to get your hands on some beautiful stories.   Our first competition of the week is to win a copy of a personalised book from the Goes to sleep range. These books have been lovingly illustrated, designed, and co-created by Kasia Dudziuk along side the Children’s Sleep Charity and other leading […]

An interview with children’s illustrator Kasia Dudziuk

January 26, 2019 admin 0

This week, 26th January – 2nd February, is National Storytelling week and as anyone who regularly reads our blog will know we are a family that love stories and so it seems only right to celebrate this week with competitions to win some stories and interviews with those that make our love of books possible.   Early this month I had the absolute please of interviewing Kasia Dudziuk, illustrator, designer and co-creator of ‘The Goes […]

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Crate Creatures – A toy review

January 25, 2019 admin 2

Last week we were sent Pudge, a crate creature, to review.  Now if you haven’t already heard about the new crate creatures then let me enlighten you a little, they are rather disgusting creatures that have been locked in crates and your child needs to break them free using the crow bar and then, presumably, give the rotter a home. I am sure you can agree this sounds like the type of toy that will […]

Top driving distractions in the UK

January 17, 2019 admin 0

Are you a driver? If you are then are you a driver who becomes easily distracted? Or do you even feel so confident driving that you often find yourself multi tasking and doing other things whilst driving such as, applying make up, eating breakfast or even preparing a speech for work?   Well, despite drivers in the UK being well aware of the risks attached to these types of behaviours and irrespective of the fact […]

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The first post of 2019

January 10, 2019 admin 0

I haven’t written a blog post for a few weeks and I can’t believe that it has taken me till the 10th to sit down and write the first post of the year but even though we are only 10 days in it has already been a busy one for us. It started with a family holiday in a beautiful log cabin with a  hot tub and plenty of family walks and board games and […]

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The Snowman Tour Warrington Parr Hall

December 23, 2018 admin 0

This week we had the absolute delight of being invited to Warrington Parr Hall to watch The Snowman Tour, something that I had seen advertised last year and thought sounded amazing. The Snowman Tour has been created by Carrot Productions and showcases the amazingly talented musicians of The Picture House Orchestra and is conducted by the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Steve Magee, an expert in syncing music to film with split second precision.   The tour has been […]

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Frenetic A game review

December 17, 2018 admin 0

If you are a regular reader of the blog you will know that as a family we are huge lovers of board games and often enjoy a good games night or Sunday afternoon game session and often review new games on here and today we have FReneTiC for you. FReneTiC is a word game for ages 8 and over. It is similar to other word games in that you have to create words from given letters […]