Fingerlings just got a ferocious upgrade in the form of Untamed Raptors Last Christmas it was all about the Fingerlings. Those lovable monkeys that were on every child’s Christmas list. They came into stock and went out again in the blink of an eye. People were scouring Tesco in the dead of night (I kid you not). And, yes, I got one for Big L, from Amazon. The original Fingerlings were (and are) very cute but probably only appeal to children who like “cute” toys.  The recent addition of the Fingerlings Hugs (which we have also reviewed here) were an instant hit in our house. ThenRead More →

chatham dockyard, days out in kent, family days out in Kent

As a 400-year-old dock yard, Chatham Dockyard might not be your first thought when looking for a day out with children But I had heard great things about it from friends so when Chatham Dockyard invited us to go for the day I jumped at the chance. It is a fairly easy journey from here in Sevenoaks and is well signposted (although I used my satnav). Once there we got a bit confused by the parking but then I am easily confused. We just parked in the overflow car park – there is plenty of parking available. We headed to the main building and waitedRead More →

robo alive spider, zuru, halloween

With Halloween almost upon us what better way than to scare yourself silly with this Robo Alive Spider Zuru toys kindly sent Big L this bag full of goodies including Oosh Putty, Oosh Slime, Smashers,  Tangle and LOL Surprise. And, last but not least, the Robo Alive Spider… Taking the spider out of the box is no mean feat I have to say. There is a plastic tag clipping it in and I had to use a teaspoon to remove it! Once out all you have to do is flip the switch though as it comes with batteries – hurrah! It’s a bit more noisyRead More →

It’s world mental health day and I’m feeling very emotional. I organised a coffee morning, including a raffle, in aid of West Kent Mind. I’ve never done anything like this before. It’s been a bit overwhelming but, my god, it’s been worthwhile. I don’t know how much we raised, but that’s not really the point. The main thing was raising awareness which I think we’ve done. I’m so proud of myself this World Mental Health Day But not just myself all the people that helped, that donated prizes, cakes, time. Those that supported me personally by coming up and having a cuppa and a chat.Read More →

I can honestly say the Fingerlings Hugs monkey is the favourite thing I’ve reviewed. Read on to find out why… We’ve had Boris, the Fingerlings Hugs for a few weeks now, he was originally meant for my 7 year old but he was quickly swiped by his younger brother. They share nicely, most of the time. Every person that has set foot in my house since we got Boris has fallen in love with him. My hairdresser has even bought one for her daughter’s birthday – she was so impressed! Boris arrived in a box. He comes complete with batteries so there are no tantrumsRead More →

It’s Christmas!! I know, I know It’s only October but the John Lewis Christmas Shop opened a couple of weeks ago in Oxford Street, London A friend and I were going up for an event in the evening so we thought we would make an afternoon of it and went up early to have a look around. She had seen the John Lewis Christmas Shop on This Morning that week and, being a huge Christmas lover (like me) wanted to check it out. We weren’t disappointed. The Christmas Shop is located on the third floor of the John Lewis Oxford Street store, London. We headedRead More →

We were very lucky to be asked to review a Zoomer Hungry Bunny by Spin Master Spin Master took the Christmas market by storm a couple of years ago with Hatchimals. I am not ashamed to say I had a Hatchimals on “stock alert” to ensure I could get one for Big L. Yes I am THAT parent! Big L got a Hatchimals and loved it so when I heard of Zoomer Hungry Bunnies I was keen to review one. They are quite different to Hatchimals in that they don’t “hatch” but they do do some similar things which I will go into in moreRead More →

I am not an inspiration – there, I said it I’ve just come home from a wonderful weekend away with my blogging buddies. I was on a total high. Everything was going so well. Then I got a message. One measly message has put me from cloud 9 to rock bottom in T -9 seconds. This always happens and I hate myself for letting it happen. I am too sensitive for my own good and I know it. I’m one of those people that gets nervous about being happy because there is always something around the corner to scupper it. And that’s just sad. IRead More →

patient in bed

I am an inspiration! I’m a finalist in the #BiBs2018 awards “Inspire” category so it must be true! You can continue to read why I would love for you to vote for me or you can just do it by clicking HERE! Category number 5 – Inspire When I started my blog about 2 years ago it wasn’t intended to be inspirational I started it because I like to make people laugh and, although I was diagnosed with Crohn’s 4 years previously and had many (many, many) subsequent operations, the disease had behaved itself for a while. Originally I wrote about having a baby andRead More →

It’s been a while since I worked in an office But one thing I remember well was that hierarchy was fairly obvious from the Furniture At Work. Even in open plan offices bosses and managers tend to have their own office, they are the divas of the workplace. Every office worker has a chair to match their personality #MYCHAIRSTYLE The Boss – The Ultimate Diva Obviously the boss would have the nicest office. Glass table, inspirational artwork, pot plant (usually a yucca) and so on. The stationery would be neatly arranged on their desk, along with a blotting pad (never used). Their chair would beRead More →