Archive of ‘Entertainment’ category

New Year Countdown with Kids

Last year was the first year we let the kids stay up as long as they liked on New Year’s Eve, aka Hogmanay here in Scotland. Mr Fox (who was 3 then) made it to about 9pm, and Oskar (who was 7) fell asleep at 23:45 – though we did then wake him up again […] Read more…

Christmas Activity Book

How time has flown! Tomorrow, our school breaks up for the Christmas holidays and next week it’s the big event itself! I thought I was fairly organised, but suddenly there seem the be a gazillion little things I still need to do. So, to keep the boys from watching TV all day while I do […] Read more…

Review: Nick Cope’s Latest Children’s Album

I have a real treat for you today! But let me rewind a little to this past Summer, when I was combing through the Edinburgh International Book Festival children’s programme choosing events to take my boys to, and came across indie singer songwriter Nick Cope. Previously the lead singer of rock band The Candyskins in […] Read more…

Activity Advent Calendar Tips & Template

Whether you are looking for an alternative to chocolate Advent calendars (anyone else still working their way through the Hallowe’en candy?), are tired of those pre-filled toy calendars that just add more plastic tat to your house, or are simply in search or something a little bit different, an Activity Advent Calendar is a really […] Read more…

Review: Giraffes in Scarves Game [AD]

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that as a family we love board games. A lot! We love them all year round, but no more than during the gloomy later Autumn and Winter months, the perfect time to cosy down at home over the weekend for a board game marathon. […] Read more…

Review: Toca Life Holiday! Sticker Book [AD]

It’s a bit quiet on the blog this week, as the Autumn half term holidays are in full swing here in Edinburgh. But I did want to take a moment to share a great activity book with you that we were recently sent for review. It’s been in high demand already this week! The Toca […] Read more…

Review: Fuzzikins Campervan [AD]

It may feel like the Summer holidays are just behind us, but in Edinburgh we’re already half way to the school Autumn holidays! My kids would love to go camping, but I’m not really thrilled by the idea. So in the mean time, they get to live out their camping fantasies with the Fuzzikins Campervan […] Read more…

Review: Construction Cars Set [AD]

Do you have kids who are obsessed with toy cars? My boys are both real motor heads, so were really excited when we were recently sent a set of Cat® construction cars from Toy State to review. We took them with us on our Summer holidays – despite the boys and I sharing a suitcase between […] Read more…

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