Kaya Personalised Jewellery [Giveaway]

Athena has always been interested in my jewellery, and in her Nanna’s too, she’s often wearing different dangly earrings and necklaces unlike me, I tend to wear the same things day in, day out! I thought it would be lovely to get her a bracelet or necklace that were ‘for special’ rather than the plastic tat she’s obsessed with, especially as she’s about to turn four and keeps telling us she’s a ‘big girl’! Kaya Jewellery got in touch to see if I would like to review something and instead of picking for me I chose something to give to Athena. I wanted to choose something special, that she could keep safe and cherish. I picked a child sized necklace with a silver engraved disc with a gem stone. It’s…

What the Kids Read: Mibo Animal Board Books

We reviewed the gorgeous Hardback (or ‘for best’ as Athena calls them) Mibo Books a while ago, and although we do read them quite often we have to be so careful as Arlo is still in the destructive phase and I don’t want anything to happen to the ‘best’ books! But now he can look at the Lions, Polar Bears and Zebras as much as he likes as the three books are now available in board book format! The books explore three environments and all the animals that live in them and each double page spread has a rhyme to encourage Athena and Arlo to look at what’s on the page and find out more about the animals and their environment. The illustrations are bold, beautiful and fun and both…

Toys: Thomas & Friends Nightlight Toy

Arlo loves trains, still calling them ‘choochoos’ rather than trains, although he can say train of course! We were lucky enough to go and see the premier of the latest Thomas film ‘The Great Race’ last year, went to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor on little holiday and have got lots of Thomas  & Friends related toys and books too of course. Now he’s over the moon to have his own Thomas projector nightlight! This toy is actually two in one, acting as a projector during the night, and a train with its own shed during the day. I’ll be honest and say that Arlo doesn’t actually need any help getting up in the mornings as he’s an naturally early riser (sadly for me!) but you never know, there may…

Win a Valentines Bundle worth over £140! [ended]

I feel like the general consensus is that this year so far has been a little glum, to put it mildly. Naff weather, political happenings oversea that we can do nothing to stop, and general January ‘it’s dark when I get up, it’s dark when I get home, I’ve got no money and gave up on my resolutions’ blues… I wanted to try and spread a little cheer by putting together a lovely valentines themed bundle for someone to win, to share with a loved one or to keep just for themselves! Here’s everything you could win, the prize bundle adds up to over a hefty £140 so the lucky winner is in for a treat!

Win a Lumie BodyClock worth £99! [ended]

It’s that time of year where everyone is being enthusiastic about their resolutions, be that to eat better, exercise more or get more sleep. I have decided not to make any solid resolutions this year so that I can’t be annoyed at myself when I don’t achieve them, but what I DO want to do more of this year is sleep. Finally Arlo has more or less cracked sleeping through the night, so my aim is to try and recoup some of sleep I’ve missed over the last two years! Since October I have been using the Lumie Bodyclock Active to help me drift off to sleep and wake up again in the morning in a relaxed and gradual way rather than being blared awake by a harsh alarm! It’s…

Festive Gift Guide: for Ladies

Next up in my festive gift guide series is presents to suit ladies, be they mums, sisters, colleagues or friends… I know it’s tempting to just attack the boots 3 for 2 offers and stock up but who really needs that many bath sets? Here are a few things that I am either giving or would like to get under the tree!

A gorgeous Organic Toy – From Babies With Love

We’ve been fans of From Babies with Love for a while now, so were excited to see the new additions to their website; postal themed organic toys in keeping with the signature designs! Each toy is shaped differently with a really unique graphic animal printed on it, incorporating envelopes, packaging and postal marks. all present to help denote that fact that FBWL send 100 percent of their profits to help orphaned and abandoned children who need it around the world via SOS Children. The toys are made from organic materials in the UK, using GOTS certified organic cotton and they’re filled with upcycled material made from plastic bottles, reducing waste to landfill.