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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How to Clean your Washing Machine (plus Persil PowerGems #extraordinarypowers )
Jul20

How to Clean your Washing Machine (plus Persil PowerGems #extraordinarypowers )

Oh laundry. The perennial mountain in my life. We’re a family of six – you can just imagine, right? It’s frankly ridiculous – you empty every single laundry bin in the house, scoop up all the discarded towels, get them all washed and dried… and lo, the laundry bins have magically refilled while you weren’t looking. I have No Idea where they get it all from. So when Persil asked if I wanted to try...

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Frankly ashamed to show you this… | Moppy by Polti Review
Jun21

Frankly ashamed to show you this… | Moppy by Polti Review

A steam floor cleaner. I know. YAWN. But wait. Because this here is a Moppy by Polti Review – and the Moppy is like no other steam mop I’ve ever come across, that’s for sure. But please be warned – the following images are NOT for the faint-hearted. Any domestic goddesses should turn away now, because what follows will not be pretty. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. So – the Moppy by Polti Now I’m...

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Sunday Picture Book – Hairy Maclary
May21

Sunday Picture Book – Hairy Maclary

We love books – obviously – and we often review latest releases. But I’ve been a parent for nearly twenty years, and I know that the older books sometimes get overlooked by new parents – and they’re missing out on a gem or two of bedtime reading. I think we all know the Very Hungry Caterpillar, of course, but I find newer parents may not know Albert Le Blanc, Little Tiger or Spot. There have been some beautiful picture books that we’d...

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This is The Only Torch You’ll Need, Actually | Coleman Divide+350 Review
May18

This is The Only Torch You’ll Need, Actually | Coleman Divide+350 Review

I know, I know – what am I actually writing here? A Coleman Divide+350 Review? Really? Let’s be honest, a torch isn’t the most exciting of products is it? And yet – it’s one of those things that you never think about – right up to the point you need it. At which point you really need it, and thank your lucky stars you had the foresight to get a good ‘un. And make no mistake here folks –...

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Sunday Picture Book – Dear Zoo
May14

Sunday Picture Book – Dear Zoo

We love books – obviously – and we often review latest releases. But I’ve been a parent for nearly twenty years, and I know that the older books sometimes get overlooked by new parents – and they’re missing out on a gem or two of bedtime reading. I think we all know the Very Hungry Caterpillar, of course, but I find newer parents may not know Albert Le Blanc, Little Tiger or Spot. There have been some beautiful picture books that we’d...

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