The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

**This is a collaborative post** If you’re not down on yourself every once in a while, you’re either a saint or a liar. Everyone criticises their abilities or thinks their efforts aren’t good enough. Maybe you struggle with mental health...Read More
Coping with a chronic illness flare

Coping with a chronic illness flare

I've written about my chronic illness before and this month marks one year since I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, an inflammatory disease that affects a lot of things.  It affects my back, legs and energy levels and at the...Read More
Ways to save money in Winter

Ways to save money in Winter

**This is a collaborative post** It's December.  Christmas is fast approaching and not only do with have presents to fork out for but our car insurance is also due.  I also get a little twitchy this time of year -...Read More
Review: Herodrive

Review: Herodrive

This is possibly one of the most exciting reviews I've done - especially when my little man loves all things DC Super Friends and anything with wheels... so when we were sent some brand new and exclusive Herodrive vehicles to...Read More
Review: Christmas at Bedgebury

Review: Christmas at Bedgebury

Yesterday was December 1st and all of a sudden the radio was blaring Christmas songs, lights appeared along every street and of course we put our Christmas decorations up - so we were feeling a little bit festive despite the...Read More
30 quick, cheap & easy Elf on the Shelf ideas

30 quick, cheap & easy Elf on the Shelf ideas

I'm throwing myself head-first into starting the Elf on the Shelf/Elf for Christmas thing this year - it's not something I've done before so I'm slightly clueless.  I've seen people on social media do elaborate and sometimes expensive things -...Read More
Review: Meccano Ferrari SF71H

Review: Meccano Ferrari SF71H

**We were sent this item in exchange for this review.  As always all opinions are honest and my own.** As a child I loved building things - and Meccano was no exception; my best friend as a child had a...Read More

To relocate or not to relocate?

**This is a collaborative post** Thirty-three years ago I was born in Maidstone, the county town of Kent(the garden of England and all that jazz) and I've never lived anywhere else.  I lived with my parents until the ripe old...Read More
Sorting the garden for the Winter

Sorting the garden for the Winter

**This is a collaborative post** We are into December; Christmas is fast approaching and the garden is looking awful.  It's hard to get out there in the Winter but it looks an absolute mess and it's driving me mad. My...Read More
Review: Stick Man

Review: Stick Man

**We were gifted tickets for Stick Man in exchange for this review.  As always all opinions are honest and my own** After a long weekend working it was back to normal this morning; Monday's are a no preschool day so...Read More
Review: Little Brian Paint Sticks

Review: Little Brian Paint Sticks

**This post contains affiliate links to products.  For more information please see my disclosure policy** I'll admit I'm not good at the whole arts and crafts thing - the little dude loves drawing and painting, and of course the messier the...Read More
Review: Thomas & Friends Alphaphonics

Review: Thomas & Friends Alphaphonics

We've recently enjoyed the boy's fourth birthday and we've been really trying to get into more educational toys, especially as he's obsessed with toy cars.  I was sent a Thomas & Friends Alphaphonics to review and wondered if it would...Read More
Review: Smashers Sludge Bus

Review: Smashers Sludge Bus

The boy recently turned four and he's very much into anything gross at the moment.  Life is all poo, wee and slime so it seemed apt to review a Smasher Sludge Bus which is a little bit of all those...Read More
A confession: tattoo regrets

A confession: tattoo regrets

I always said I'd never regret my tattoos - every single one I have I'm proud of for various reasons. I got my first tattoo when I was 18 - a simple butterfly on my right shoulder, in pastel colours...Read More