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Review: Dinosaur Lotto Game

Today I wanted to share another great little board game with you. As you may know, we joined the team of bloggers for Orchard Toys a while ago, which means we get to test games for them every now and then, and the latest one was a big hit with my boys. The game is […] Read more…

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Best Friends Forever? 5 Books About Friendship

This week’s picture book round-up is a bit of a special edition, because we were invited to review a subscription box from The Happy Book Club. The theme of the box was friendship so I’ve gone with the same theme here. You can read about The Happy Book Club in more detail in yesterday’s post […] Read more…

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Review: The Happy Book Club

As you may have gathered, if you’ve been following this blog for a while, we are big fans of a good subscription box or two. You may also have gathered, that we love books – a lot! So you can imagine how delighted we were to be invited to test out The Happy Book Club […] Read more…

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Sugar Free Banana Bread with Coconut

Who doesn’t love a nice loaf of banana bread, the perfect solution for using up bananas that are no longer in their prime. I’ve been experimenting with a few more healthy bakes and alternative snacks, and one of the results was this sugar free banana bread with coconut – an amalgamation of various different recipes […] Read more…

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Review: Ingenues Activity Boxes

As a mother to two boys, I want to make sure I introduce them not only to male, but also to strong female role models. Of course, I like to think that I am a role model to them too, but I am talking about women, both contemporary and from history, who have achieved great […] Read more…

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Mum’s the Word – Picture Books About Mums

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, here in the UK, I thought I’d share another round of our favourite picture books about mums! Or rather an update on last year’s post since two of the books are such big favourites I’m including them again! But there are also some new ones, including one we were […] Read more…

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Easy-peasy Origami Tulips

This weekend, we have Mothering Sunday coming up in the UK – or Mother’s Day, as everyone just calls it here now. If you’re looking for a last minute gift for kids to make for their Mamas, then why not give these origami tulips a go. They only involve a couple of folds and can […] Read more…

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Review: Baffled by Cheatwell Games

We’ve been testing out another new board game, kindly sent to us courtesy of Playtime PR, and we really love it so wanted to share it with you! The game is called ‘Baffled’, and is produced by Cheatwell Games (isn’t that just a brilliant name for a board games company!) It’s aimed at ages 8+ […] Read more…

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Books to Celebrate the Full Moon

There’s a full moon today, which is all I need as an excuse to share some of our favourite moon related picture books with you! But back to the books for now – clockwise, starting from the top: The Marvellous Moon Map, by Teresa Heapy (author) & David Litchfield (illustrator) – The boys received this […] Read more…

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How to set up a book or reading nook

Happy World Book Day! To be honest, every day is Book Day in our house, but it’s great that there is an international day dedicated to promoting books and reading. Interestingly, the date set by the UN is actually 23rd April each year, but as this clashes with the National Saint’s Day of England, and often […] Read more…

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