Gorgeous Rabbit Lamp from Fox & Ivy
Nov20

Gorgeous Rabbit Lamp from Fox & Ivy

We love, love, love this absolutely fabulous little rabbit lamp from Tesco in their Autumn/Winter Fox & Ivy range. It’s just so cute and maybe perhaps just a little bit silly too. And yet… he’s just rather adorable, sitting there all neat and quietly elegant. In beautiful milky white ceramic but with a splash of gorgeous gold in his lovely long creamy ears, he really makes a statement. We have placed him on our sideboard in the...

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Our Top Advent Calendars for Teenagers
Nov17

Our Top Advent Calendars for Teenagers

Teenagers. Occasionally a tricky beast to please. Obviously they want an advent calendar just like everyone else in the house (we all know that teens are 50% 30yr olds, 50% 6yr olds, right?). So we’ve been looking for Advent Calendars for Teenagers – they’re too old for the more traditional ‘open the door to find the cute picture or chocolate’ option (although the 50% 6yr old part secretly yearns for such...

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‘Our top 5 family card games for Christmas’
Nov13

‘Our top 5 family card games for Christmas’

Don’t know about you, but our Christmas is filled with silly games in the evenings; no TV for us, we spend hours playing parlour games, family card games, Pictionary (our own version; no board, a hat full of Christmas-themed paper slips, and yes, we might even have our own flip chart & stand…) and the like. Every year we add a couple of new ones, but every year some of the old faithfuls come out again –...

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3hrs of Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons – under £4 (or FREE!). *happy*
Nov05

3hrs of Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons – under £4 (or FREE!). *happy*

This post was originally written eight years ago, when my then small boys’ favourite TV watching pleasure was Original Tom & Jerry Cartoons. Today I revisited it – and it’s just as relevant, with a little extra happy news on top! It all started when I tweeted this – (oh my days, those baby boys are all gurt big elderly man-sized teens now) The response was fast and universal. There was simply an outpouring...

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The Ingredients for Family Movie Night
Nov04

The Ingredients for Family Movie Night

We’ve been looking at the new Autumn-Winter range from Fox & Ivy – Tesco’s own luxury brand of homewares and soft furnishings. They challenged us to pick the key ingredients for Family Movie Night from the range; knowing how perfectly our outdoor cinema was thanks to them, I didn’t bat an eyelid and headed straight to my local Tesco Extra… See, there are just a few key ingredients for a truly successful movie night –...

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Win a GCSE 9-1 practice paper bundle with Collins – plus a £50 ASOS voucher!
Oct28

Win a GCSE 9-1 practice paper bundle with Collins – plus a £50 ASOS voucher!

I have found as I navigate my way through parenting four kids to adulthood is that things definitely do NOT get easier as they get older. Oh, sure, there’s definitely less sleeping/eating worries, and much less cleaning of bodily fluids. But other big stuff comes along and completely knocks your I’ve-got-this parenting confidence sideways. One of those is the exams. I swear it isn’t THAT long since I took my own exams...

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