Katinka’s Tail Review – It’s A New Judith Kerr Book, People!
Nov22

Katinka’s Tail Review – It’s A New Judith Kerr Book, People!

Judith Kerr OBE . Oh how I love her. Come on, we ALL do – show me a parent, and I’ll show you a battered copy of The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Her oddly age-irrelevant and rather wonderful ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit‘ is one of my top ten comfort reads. I grew up with wonderful Mog, and enjoyed them all again the second time round with my children when they were small. But I couldn’t get quite as excited...

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We love it! The Zinc Volt XT 1 Electric Scooter Review
Nov16

We love it! The Zinc Volt XT 1 Electric Scooter Review

Scooters – we love ’em, right? But buying them can be a l-e-e-tle bit tricksy. Because your toddler wants something steady and sturdy and non-wobbly (and preferably a little bit shiny) for zooming in the park on. But your older kid wants a wicked looking scooter that does scary stuff that makes their Mum squeak while she’s trying to ignore them at the park. They’ll chatter excitedly about how they’ve mastered the Hops and...

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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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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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