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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6 small ways to save money on your weekly shop
Sep27

6 small ways to save money on your weekly shop

If you’re scanning your receipts with raised eyebrows and wondering where your week’s worth of cash has gone, you’re not alone. Lots of us are confused as to how we spend so much on our weekly shop, only to have all the good food vanish fast and still require a top-up mid-week. I’ve come up with a few pointers that have steered me well recently. Don’t be a slave to brands While we’ve all got our favourites, we don’t have to cave in to...

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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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Zappar – the app I wanted to hate, but actually love.
Sep19

Zappar – the app I wanted to hate, but actually love.

My kids are all keen readers – and the idea of an app that makes reading ‘more fun’ was frankly wrong on every level for me. I honestly said no, we wouldn’t even look at it. I mean, come on. What in the world is more fun than reading? But of course not every child is as lucky as mine. Not every child finds reading fun and easy and exciting. Books aren’t always the window into a new world; sometimes...

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ALDI has some suggestions for your lunchbox nightmares
Sep04

ALDI has some suggestions for your lunchbox nightmares

It’s that time of year again when eight million children are heading back to school and parents face the dilemma of what to pack their little ones for lunch. With the average parent planning 190 lunches each school year, it’s easy to run out of inspiration. Discount supermarket Aldi is here to give a helping-hand with their range of healthy lunchbox options that all fit within the NHS’ guidelines. Further to this, Aldi recently...

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