5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)
Aug31

5 Essential Tips for Reluctant Readers (or ‘how do I get my child to love reading and books?!’)

While some children devour every novel they can get their hands on, you’ve somehow found yourself with a child who pushes books away as though reading were a chore – or worse, a bore. Unless it’s on the screen in their Minecraft game or in an action-packed comic book, they don’t want to know. Sound familiar? Don’t fret – help is at hand; we’ve talked with HarperCollins, and they’ve given us some...

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The Angel Abergavenny – A Surprising Family Dinner
Aug10

The Angel Abergavenny – A Surprising Family Dinner

Stepping through the doors into the Angel Hotel’s grand Oak Room restaurant with its marble pillars and interesting art, the subdued air muffled by the thick linens and heavy glassware on the tables,  I’ll admit I quailed a little.I’d brought my children to eat here? Honestly – this was not the kind of restaurant I’d normally choose as a family dinner location. On a quiet city break for the two of us on a...

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Save Your Garden This Summer! | Hozelock Watering Kit Review
Aug07

Save Your Garden This Summer! | Hozelock Watering Kit Review

We’ve already had our two week holiday this year; we went to wales. And it was bloody glorious – all this sunshine! AMAZING.But Mr LittleStuff was a bit concerned; he’s the Master gardener of the house. He loves his garden really very much a lot, and I’m happy he does because it means I have a beautiful outside space to sit in whilst he’s pottering about with posh secateurs and muttering about bindweed....

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Looking for food at Old Trafford? Let us introduce you to Cafe Football.
Jun26

Looking for food at Old Trafford? Let us introduce you to Cafe Football.

Lat weekend we were headed for our first ever stay in Manchester. I’ll admit, I was pretty excited – not only was it a kids-free night out, but also my first ever football match (we were going to see the SoccerAid match). We were travelling up from Dorset on the Sunday of the match, so knowing time would be tight we decided the best thing would be to drop our bags at the hotel, and head straight for food at Old Trafford....

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If you want me, I’ll be in bed with Nora | The Nora Mattress from Wayfair.
Jun19

If you want me, I’ll be in bed with Nora | The Nora Mattress from Wayfair.

Have you seen the new Nora Mattress from Wayfair.co.uk? It’s the all new, affordable premium foam mattress-in-a-box. And I’ll be honest. When they asked if we’d like to review it I didn’t leap up and down and say yes immediately. Even though our mattress is almost as old as our 11yr old daughter. Even though my husband has a deep-seated enmity with our ancient memory foam mattress topper and the way it shifts...

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Need a garden bench? We’re in love with this one.
Jun07

Need a garden bench? We’re in love with this one.

I know, it’s not a glamorous or exciting thing. But I’ll tell you now, every single one of us properly loves this bench. Our old garden bench was made of a softwood, and the last valiant man standing from a table & bench set we purchased years ago; despite loving care, they slowly rotted and disintegrated until sitting on that last bench was a precarious and risky challenge. We swore that next time we’d invest...

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