WIN 1 of 5 signed copies of Dragons Green – PLUS an advanced copy of The Chosen Ones!
Oct19

WIN 1 of 5 signed copies of Dragons Green – PLUS an advanced copy of The Chosen Ones!

Have you come across the rather wonderful Dragon’s Green yet? I’ll admit it – I put off reading it for ages (to be honest, I simply had ‘better’ things in my to-read pile than another children’s fantasy). Silly silly me. I read it last week in two long sittings – and I flipping LOVE this book! Firstly, never underestimate the appeal of a book with a glow-in-the-dark cover (I know!) – we...

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Nifty accessories to pack for a beach holiday
Oct13

Nifty accessories to pack for a beach holiday

Okay, so having learned my lessons the hard way, I’m putting this right here, right now. You might be heading off for some late sunshine at half term, or you might just want to stash this away ready for next year. Either way, here it is – my top tips for making sure that your next beach holiday you actually pack smart, and have everything you need :) First up – all the basics have to be covered. You’ll need to...

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Lunch with my girl #littleoneswholunch
Oct03

Lunch with my girl #littleoneswholunch

One of the best things about Home Educating is that the whole ‘Back To School’ furore rather passes us by. Our summer takes much longer to fade and we’re really only just starting to get into the swing of an Autumnal house. But whilst we don’t do school lunches anymore, we do still do lunch (obviously… we don’t starve them…), and one of the loveliest things about home ed is actually the time...

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Clothes for your man-sized boy teenager.
Sep30

Clothes for your man-sized boy teenager.

I thought they were tricky to find clothes for when they were six, and demanded red tractor t-shirts, soft-pyjamas-with-buttons-on-please and absolutely no yellow. But these boys of mine haven’t got any easier as they’ve got older. The trouble is, teenagers just stop being catered for specifically – around the age of 13 they suddenly disappear from the kids clothing sections; but adult clothing doesn’t really...

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This is scary – 18yr olds and that credit trap…
Sep26

This is scary – 18yr olds and that credit trap…

This year I became the scared-but-proud owner of an 18yr old (I know. Frankly I *am* too young, thanks for noticing). Aside from the general astonishment that I grew this huge man-thing that looms around the house and inhales the contents of my cupboards at regular intervals in the middle of the night, this age change has brought about a not-unexpected-by-us-but-apparently-a-total-shock-to-him alteration in life view. Because,...

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Be quick, and you can nab a Galaxy S8 for your teen (or yourself!) for under £20 a month!
Sep20

Be quick, and you can nab a Galaxy S8 for your teen (or yourself!) for under £20 a month!

Trade in any iPhone and get the new Galaxy S8 or S8+ for just £533 and £666 respectively, spread across 24 monthly payments. That’s just £19.99 a month (24 month term with 0% APR). The conditions? The traded-in iPhone Must be able to power up Must be an iPhone 4 or newer Must not be a blacklisted device (not registered as lost, stolen, barred or blocked on the national GSMA database) So no nobbling a kid in the street to get...

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