frenetic

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 […]

the curiosity box

The Curiosity Box – A Review

December 15, 2018 admin 0

I’ve written before about my love for educational toys, books and activities and how I love encouraging the children to learn through fun, especially if it gets them away from the video games they seem to love so much. I’ve also written before about subscription boxes and have even reviewed a couple over the years but this is the first time I have been introduced to a STEM education subscription box aimed at children, called […]

what's that smell

What’s that Smell – A game review

December 10, 2018 admin 2

As a family we love a good board game and most weekends we try and incorporate a games night, so when we get the opportunity to try out a new game we love nothing more than putting it through its paces.   This week we have been sent What’s that smell? which is a party game for ages 14 and over and as you would imagine it involves a lot of different smells. In fact […]

inglewood manor

Afternoon tea at Inglewood Manor

November 30, 2018 admin 0

This week I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to Inglewood Manor for one the most quintessential of English customs, afternoon tea, and I was delighted to be able to attend. I have wanted to visit Inglewood Manor for a long time but until now had never had the chance, so as you can imagine I was excited to get the opportunity to go and have a look around for myself. Inglewood Manor is perfectly […]

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 […]

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 […]

s'ip by s'well

Review: S’ip by S’well water bottles

September 18, 2018 admin 16

My eldest is a chewer. The psychology teacher is me believes this is because he got stuck at the oral stage in his infancy, the parent in me thinks this is because he wants to drive me over the edge! Whatever the reason, he chews and for those that don’t know my eldest isn’t 3 he is in fact 8 but like I said he still chews.   He chews the necklines on his jumpers, […]

sea life blackpool

How to get the most out of your trip to the Sea Life Blackpool

July 25, 2018 admin 0

Not everyone that reads this blog will know this but I actually grew up in Blackpool and so did my husband, we lived there until we were 18 and then moved to Chester where we have stayed every since. Growing up in Blackpool meant that we had all the attractions on our doorstep but as locals we were able to visit out of season and avoid the crowds which was always a little bonus. One […]

review of cholmondeley castle

Our review of Cholmondeley Castle Estate and Gardens

July 23, 2018 admin 0

Last weekend we drove out to Cholmondeley Castle Estate and Gardens which is one of very few Castles in Cheshire and is hidden away in the beautiful countryside. None of us had ever been to Cholmondeley Castle Estate and Gardens before but since getting our National Trust passes we have all started to love going for walks round beautiful gardens and even the boys enjoy visiting places like these with the tiddler pointing out all […]

MUA masterclass

Celebrity MUA masterclass in Manchester

July 11, 2018 admin 0

When I first started writing my blog it was my little piece of pink in a world full of a blue, in other words it was my release to be girly, write about make up and clothing and escape the constant refereeing and child wrangling that had become my life after having two boys. However this quickly became more about them than it did about anything girly and instead I now find myself reviewing family […]