Graco Milestone Review – the only car seat you need to buy? #GenerationGraco
Oct22

Graco Milestone Review – the only car seat you need to buy? #GenerationGraco

Being asked to do a Graco Milestone review really took me back a few years. Waaay back when I began this parenting malarky almost 18 years ago (EIGHTEEN YEARS! *cries*) car seats were honestly a baffling thing.  Of course, the Big News on the Parenting Street back then was the totes awesome ‘travel system’ idea – utterly groundbreaking, the car seat that could sit in the pram chassis so you didn’t have to...

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What IS Shrek’s Adventure all about? | Merlin Annual Pass
Oct14

What IS Shrek’s Adventure all about? | Merlin Annual Pass

It took a short while, but our group suddenly understood our flight attendant wasn’t actually a slightly odd member of staff, but rathr a properly funny character that I wish I’d engaged in conversation sooner. Seriously – fair play to anyone who can get a small group of baffled Brits hollering Shrektastic! at each other on a Thursday morning! We were visiting Merlin’s newest attraction, Shrek’s...

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Weymouth Sea Life | #MerlinAnnualPass
Oct07

Weymouth Sea Life | #MerlinAnnualPass

This year we were seriously thrilled to be chosen by Merlin as an Annual Pass Ambassador. Sadly, this totally excellent news signalled the start of a catalogue of disastrous months – 2016 has not been kind to the LittleStuff house. Whooping Cough actually stole the first three months of the year; it was as much as I could do to drag through each day with the bare essentials, days out and fun stuff were simply off the agenda. Of...

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Cottage Holidays in the Lake District – Watergate Farm
Sep20

Cottage Holidays in the Lake District – Watergate Farm

Loweswater is one of the quietest stretches of water in the Lake District, right in the heart of the National Trust estate.  Almost on it’s shore, accessed down a long private track that follows the curve of the lake through lovely meadows, Watergate Farm is part of a tiny cluster of old farm buildings. The detached house behind the main cluster is separate (yes, we *may* have not read the instructions clearly and gone there...

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Sprintzone – simply my all-time fave kids trainers
May29

Sprintzone – simply my all-time fave kids trainers

I hate kids trainers. There, I said it. I know, I know – they’re practical and sensible and necessary. But I’m sorry – they’re ugly. No matter how often my boys would fall gladly on a pair in the shoe shop and declare that THESE were the ones they’ve been waiting for, I never understood it. And girls trainers are possibly worse, splashed all over with lurid pink, often accented with pink glitter and...

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Dyson V8 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner | Review
May23

Dyson V8 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner | Review

I have a large hairy hound who sheds everywhere, plus four children who seem to shed on the carpets more than the dog does. I also home educate three of the four – which means the house literally gets no respite. They’re on the flippin floors all. day. every. day. Woe are my floors. So when we vacuum (I use the ‘we’ royally here – clearly vacuuming is not *my* job. It’s a child job. A quick schwizz...

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