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 every 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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Lunch in Covent Garden? Try The Ivy Market Grill. You’ll LOVE.
May28

Lunch in Covent Garden? Try The Ivy Market Grill. You’ll LOVE.

Trying to find a good Lunch in Covent Garden is ridiculously tricky. I’m like a kid in a sweet shop – WAY too much choice, and the perennial issue of discovering that today’s a pink mice sort of day when I’ve already opted for cola bottles or white jazzies?? It’s tricky. We’d had a fabulous night in Trafalgar Square courtesy of Thistle Hotels (we’d seen Cuba Gooding Jr in Chicago – what...

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Oddly Great Steak in the West End – Heliot Steak House Review
May20

Oddly Great Steak in the West End – Heliot Steak House Review

We seem to have been in the West End more in the last couple of years than we have in the previous ten. And no, that’s not a complaint; it’s one of my favourite places to spend a few days! The lure of the theatre is strong in this one, and when it’s surrounded by amazingly fascinating places to visit, and some of the countries finest places to eat… well, frankly what’s not to love? A few weeks ago we were...

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So They want  A Gaming Mouse? | Razer Basilisk Review
Dec04

So They want A Gaming Mouse? | Razer Basilisk Review

A ‘Gaming Mouse’ is one of those things that many parents will raise an eyebrow at. To us, a mouse is for swooshing around the desk to get to where you want to go. That works for whatever you’re doing on the screen, doesn’t it? Well… no. Not really. I have been taught the error of my ways by my gamer teens. A mouse and keyboard are so very much more. Spend a little time watching your gamer team in the...

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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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