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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

A wee while ago I shared a recipe for sugar free banana bread sweetened with coconut, perfect for an ‘in between’ healthy snack and a popular bake in our house. But some days, you just want something a little more decadent, so for those afternoon tea kind of moments there’s my chocolate chip banana bread. More of […] Read more…

Great Museum Books for Kids

50 Great Museum Themed Books for Kids

Happy International Museums Day! For this week’s book round-up, I thought I would do something a little bit different, so I’m sharing a whistle-stop tour of our 50 (!) favourite museum books for kids! You can see me introduce them all in my YouTube video below, and further down you can find a list of […] Read more…

Glove A Bubbles

Review: Glove-A-Bubbles

We’ve been enjoying some glorious sunshine here in Edinburgh this past week, perfect for heading to the park. And what better opportunity to test out the Glove-A-Bubbles from Zing, which I picked up for review at the recent BlogOn Conference. What are Glove-A-Bubbles you ask? They are an innovative new way to play with soap […] Read more…

SAMH preview

Fundraising for Mental Health Awareness Week

Did you know it’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week? Mental health issues can affect any of us, yet many suffer in silence. The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is a charity that does some tremendous work offering mental health care and support to communities across Scotland. I myself was affected by maternal mental […] Read more…

FRIDAY FIVE ROYALTY PREVIEW

Books fit for a King or Queen

Today’s theme comes to you courtesy of a challenge set my by friend Amanda, who runs the online bookstore Books & Pieces. With Royal baby and Royal wedding fever sweeping the country, Amanda challenged me to put together a book round-up in the theme of royalty. Turns out that despite the many picture books we […] Read more…

Thomas the Train Playset preview

Review: Thomas & Friends Playset

Anyone else here have kids who are obsessed with ‘Thomas the Train’ (or ‘Thomas the Tank Engine, to give him his proper name). Personally, I always found the faces a bit creepy, but my youngest loves him. So when we were invited to review the new Thomas & Friends Track Playset by BladezToyz, he was over […] Read more…

Friday Five Bedtime Stories Preview

More Favourite Bedtime Stories

It’s been a while since we shared some of our favourite bedtime books with you, and since there are many more where those came from I thought I’d do another bedtime books round-up. A lot of our bedtime stories feature cute animals who either can’t go to sleep or won’t go to sleep, so for […] Read more…

One Third Stories preview

Update: Learning French with One Third Stories

A couple months ago, I shared with you a review of One Third Stories, a language subscription box that introduces children to French or Spanish in a fun and playful way, using the Clockwork Methodology™. For a quick recap, the  unique approach uses story books that start in English, and end in a different language. Words in […] Read more…

Friday Five Hats Preview

5 Great Picture Books About Hats

I love putting together book round-ups on random themes, so I had a lot of fun pulling together these recommendations for our favourite picture books featuring hats! And there’s another YouTube video this week too, where you can get a sneak peek inside the books! So, clockwise, starting from the top: Hooray for Hat! by […] Read more…

Salmon Kedgeree Preview

Easy Salmon Kedgeree

I love eating fish and seafood. My husband and kids on the other hand aren’t too keen, unless it’s tinned tuna, though they do love salmon! So I thought I would try a salmon variation of kedgeree, which is a dish I really like but is traditionally made with smoked haddock that my three men wouldn’t […] Read more…

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