Octopath Traveller Review – Not For Pre-Teens, and Sadly Frustrating.
Oct01

Octopath Traveller Review – Not For Pre-Teens, and Sadly Frustrating.

Not being a real gamer myself (though I’ve completed every Halo on Legendary *proud*), I did what I always do and handed the Octopath Traveller Review over to a local professional. Or teenager, as they’re more commonly known. Here’s what Joe, 17, has to say… Octopath Traveller is Nintendos latest attempt at an old school traditional JRPG. With its HD-2D art style, engaging battle system, and sumptuous musical...

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Peak District holiday cottages – Shawside Farm |  Review
Sep29

Peak District holiday cottages – Shawside Farm | Review

We feel your pain – if you’re looking for Peak District holiday cottages and you’re vaguely fussy, then it can be tricky, and you need to be booking ahead. With more then 10 million visitors a year to our second smallest national park, there’s stiff competition to nab the best holiday cottages during peak season! NB – the law says I have to tell you that cottages.com provided half the cost of the cottage...

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Breville Hot Cup – What WE Say…
Sep27

Breville Hot Cup – What WE Say…

I’ve been trying to write a review of the Breville Hot Cup for days and I’ve found it really hard. Because I assume you want to know more than “It’s great! Buy one!” But it really is great. And it’s really simple too, so there’s actually not that much to say. It arrived, I took it out of the box and, because I’m impatient, went for the “Quick Start” instruction card rather...

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Neal’s Yard Baby Barrier Cream. EVERY house needs it.
Sep13

Neal’s Yard Baby Barrier Cream. EVERY house needs it.

Honestly – I’m a bit of a bore on this. Neal’s Yard Baby Barrier Cream is one of my top ‘new baby’ gifts; this little blue pot is an essential in any house.  Most Mum’s prefer anything that goes near their babies to be as additive-free as possible. So it’s no surprise that we love the Neal’s Yard range either! Natural products, beautifully packaged… of course we love them. But...

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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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