• Friday Five: Things to do in January

    January 11, 2019

    Hello! Here are five things to do in January… And my second regular Friday post, woo! (Let’s see how long this lasts for). This week we have been mainly getting back into things, things being work / nursery / school / after school clubs and so on, how about you? It’s that January no man’s…

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  • Friday five: things to do in 2019

    January 4, 2019

    Hello! How was your Christmas? Happy New Year! Are your decorations still hanging on or are you hoovering pine needles out of the deepest darkest depths of your festively over-saturation soul, still? Either way, it’s a whole new year, and a time of fresh starts and changes and resolutions. Or is it? There seems to…

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  • Are expensive advent calendars worth the money?

    December 30, 2018

    Are expensive advent calendars worth the money? This year we took the plunge and bought the Playmobil advent calendar (for the children) and the M&S beauty one (for me, but the children opened it, of course). These types of advent calendars are ever-so-slightly more pricey than a simple paper or chocolate countdown, so I wanted…

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  • We take a trip to the London Transport Museum

    December 23, 2018

    Have you been to the London Transport Museum? We were invited along a few weeks ago. So all aboard, here’s what we thought. Located in the old flower market building in a corner of the Covent Garden Piazza, the London Transport Museum explores the story of London’s transport system and growth of the city over…

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  • CBeebies Thumbelina preview (and 10 of the biggest CBeebies earworms)

    December 11, 2018

    Calling all parents of small children – we had a sneak preview of CBeebies Thumbelina, which is this year’s CBeebies Christmas show. So in honour of this event, I’ve listed out my top ten CBeebies earworms, aka the catchiest tunes from the channel that you can’t stop singing. Out loud. In your head. On repeat.…

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  • The highs and woes of the second-time primary school application

    December 5, 2018

    Reader, I have done something weird… But before I tell you about that, is anyone else applying for primary schools at the moment? Is anyone making the primary school application for their second – or third, or so on – child? How’s it all going? Flo is due to start in September 2019, so we’re…

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  • An ode to wooden toys (and the GLTC Star Beans Coffee Shop)

    November 27, 2018

    Today I’m going to talk about wooden toys, because we’ve been testing out the GLTC Star Beans Coffee Shop, but first, I want to know – have you ever been haunted by a toy? Asking for, well, someone who has *raises hands*. This particular spooky toy is nicknamed the Fun Car in this house, and…

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