This is a bit of an ‘idiot’s guide’ to the cameras on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Huawei P20 Pro 2. I’m not particularly techy but I know what I like! When I renewed my contract with my current provider I was offered both phones for the same monthly price so this is kind of a like for like comparison budget wise. Unfortunately I didn’t have them both at the same time so I can’t offer a direct photograph comparison but, them’s the breaks It turns out being a blogger isn’t just writing a load of words and throwing them into the ether You also haveRead More →

There are few games we enjoy playing as a family We were sent 3 of the i-top electric spinning tops by . I’ll be honest, I didn’t have high hopes but within minutes we were all hooked! How can a simple spinning top keep us entertained for so long? The i-TOPS come in six different colours We were sent green, red and blue. The idea is for each family member to have their own. Not only to avoid squabbling but so you can track your progress. You can compare notes at the end of the day. You can also reset them using the reset buttonRead More →

I have a huge love of nature When life is getting me down I try to get out for a walk at our local nature reserve. As soon as I get there I find my worries melting away. I recently discovered Nature Wallpaper I have been introduced to nature wallpaper from Wallsauce.com and it is a thing of beauty. Imagine decorating a whole room, or even just a feature wall with your favourite nature scene? Trees, a waterfall, a safari – there are even penguins if that’s your thing! May favourite is here: I love this wallpaper because it reminds me of my favourite place I haveRead More →

It is almost a year to the day since we moved to our new house Little L has had his own room since then and we hadn’t got round to really making it his own. I was over the moon when Stickerscape asked if we could work together. Of course I jumped at the chance and chose a beautiful set of Dinosaur wall stickers. Little L has a bit of a thing for dinosaurs Being the younger brother he is quite lucky in that he can play with his big brother’s vast toy collection which includes model dinosaurs ROAR! He is a bit dino crazy, soRead More →

What does the colour of your bedroom say about you? Our house is rented and decorated by our landlord. However, that does not mean we cannot stamp our personality in the bedroom. We moved a year ago! I’m so glad we did because we have a bigger house for the same rent. It is also much more tastefully decorated. Our old bedroom had yellow walls and an orange carpet – YUCK! This house is decorated the same throughout, with muted grey tones on the walls, white ceilings and *shock horror* cream carpets (I’m not a fan of a cream carpet I have to admit theRead More →

NEE NAW NEE NAW!! That is the sound Little L makes while playing with the Brio Light and Sound Fire Truck. He LOVES it! He takes the little fireman figures out of their spot in the truck, grabs the hose, hoists up the ladder and puts out imaginary fires. When the fire is out you can wind the yellow button on the top, reel in the hose and the firepeople can go back to the fire station for a rest before the next emergency! I always associated Brio with wooden train sets like the Brio Classic Train we reviewed recently It is the usual good qualityRead More →

For years I fell into the trap of “mummy guilt” Were we doing enough? Did I play with them enough? Were we going out enough? Did they get enough exercise? Were they being ‘socialised’? The mummy guilt was strong! Well, do you know what? Fuck that shit! I was 34 when I had Big L. I had big plans on how he would be raised. I would be a gentle parent, I hoped to home school (yes I still have an urge to do that, he’s 7 now – there’s still time, right?) he would attend a forest preschool and so on and so forth.Read More →

No really? What has the NHS ever done for you? I mean, let’s start with your birth, I suspect your mother had access to a GP, maybe midwife. You were likely born in a hospital and even if you weren’t I would guess that a medical professional was at the birth. Then you were likely immunised You might have had illnesses treated by a GP, you probably needed a prescription which was collected from the chemist. If you were anything like me, or my children, you  might have fallen off your bike, or down the stairs or any number of other incidents that would haveRead More →

Why Becoming a Young Parent Isn’t a Bad Thing Worried about the perils of parenthood? You aren’t alone. With staggering figures revealing that most Brits don’t feel like they’re adults themselves until age 26, the idea of raising a child might seem a daunting and unmanageable prospect for younger people. The same study found that most people don’t even take on the responsibility of doing their own laundry until the age of 21. Could having a kid be a realistic aim in a society where even this simplest of disciplines is taken on so long after the legal age of adulthood? Today, we’re going to analyseRead More →

As Big L is now coming to the end of year 2 I am fairly well-versed in lost property! We have got through several ties, jumpers, water bottles. You name it at some point we have had to replace it! I was really happy when Stikets asked me to review their name labels. When he first started at pre-school I had grand ideas about the fabric name labels like the ones I had when I was a kid. I bought some and (my mum) sewed them in to his coat etc. Only for them to fray very shortly afterwards. I got fed up and resortedRead More →