Just in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s now Winter! That means, for those of us that don’t live anywhere hot, it’s the end of shorts (unless you’re a postman), sunglasses (unless you’re one of those people that wear sunnies all year round), and you can deflate the lilos and pop the buckets and spades into storage now-they’re not going to be needed!
Because of the rather swift entrance of the Wintery weather, I’ve decided to give you five reasons, I deserve a Winter sun holiday!
Today is day 10 of Blogtober 2017, and the theme today is ‘Joke’.
As a blogger, regardless of how I describe what I do, and how I spend my time, I still end up being treated as a joke.
I know, I know, you didn’t expect to come over to today’s Blogtober post and read this did you!
But it’s true-I genuinely am treated and thought of as a joke. Continue reading
If you’re like us (and I’m pretty sure like most of the worlds parents), you have story time as part of your bedtime routine.
I’m always after new stories, new books, and new concepts to shake story time up a little, so, when I was sent two magazines from Storytime, I knew the children (and I) would love them! Continue reading
Look at all the lovely Peppa Pig goodies, we, (well Olivia really) were sent!
Olivia is a rather big fan of Peppa Pig-we recently went to London to see “My First Cinema Experience” and she loved it!
Because of this, she was thrilled with her box of goodies, and set to work placing the items where they needed to be in the house.
What was in the box?
We were sent a French language learning book from One Third Stories!
Who are one third stories?
Created by friends of 8 years, Alex (who loves languages) and Jonny (who loves stories), they’ve been thinking of ways for years, to combine their two passions into a business. The first time they tried they were just 17 years old and ended up dressing as penguins and sleeping on boxes full of books. (We’re going to need photos of this right?) Continue reading
‘Growing Old Disgracefully-Ada Adverse’
Those who regularly read my book reviews, will know I’m a little in love with, not only Mills & Boon but also Ada Adverse.
An incredible writer of some of the most hilarious “self help” books, I’ve ever read, Ada has done it again, with this absolute corker of a guide to “Growing Old Disgracefully”. Continue reading
Mayflower Blogs were sent ‘Monkeys on a Plane‘, a flight time story from Emirates.
(They also sent a banana guard-which has generated a lot more interest from my children than I thought it would!)
Created by award winning author-illustrator duo-Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve, ‘Monkeys on a Plane’ is based on a story of the same name by 4 year old, Maddison Penney. Continue reading
Clever Tykes sent us the three storybooks they have published with the support of Lloyds Banking Group.
Earlier this year the co-founders of Clever Tykes secured sponsorship to gift the Clever Tykes storybooks into all primary schools in the UK–which will give 4 million children an enterprising role model no matter what their background.
Alongside the books, Clever Tykes have also made online teaching resources, free of charge, enabling schools to teach enterprising skills to their pupils.
The books are illustrated by Sam Moore, and are perfect for the 6-9 age group they were created for.
I was sent ‘Loving The Life Less Lived‘ by Gail Marie Mitchell to review to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week.
Gail suffers from anxiety and depression-and has done for many years. After struggling to try and beat her mental illnesses, she finally decided to accept them instead, using her own tips and tools, culminating in her decision to write this book. Continue reading