• A trip to The Library of Miss Gadish (and win an iPad)

    May 11, 2017

    Are you a member of your local library? We are and visit it loads (I can’t quite compute you being allowed 12 books out at a time – I’m pretty sure it was a measly three when I was growing up). Visiting the library was a childhood rite of passage that I loved and it’s…

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  • I want my Miffy TV

    October 4, 2015

    Hands up who loves Miffy? I’ve written before about our love for the little white rabbit who celebrated a big birthday this year. The Miffy books and iconic Dick Bruna illustrations were a childhood favourite of mine and it’s a love I’m passing down to both children  (we even used a Miffy book to explain to…

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  • Toys, toys, toys

    August 27, 2015

    Me, pre-children: I’ll never let my house become overrun with children’s toys Me, post-children: Arghhhh! *drowing under an avalanche of toys* Toys do have a habit of taking over your house, don’t they? Eliza’s favourite is currently her Bing play house. Florence’s is either other people’s Sophies‘ or the iPad cable (oh dear). To celebrate…

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  • Win: a children’s play tent to celebrate spring

    February 18, 2015

    I’ve recently made Eliza a tepee-style children’s play tent, and since then we’ve had a lot of fun playing in it. So far it’s been a brilliant springboard for creative play when we’ve been stuck inside; it’s been everything from a rocket to a reading nook and a lunch venue. But spring is on the…

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  • My 2015 UK travel wish list

    January 18, 2015

    The types of holiday I have taken seem to have varied wildly depending on my age and life stage. My late teens and early twenties were mainly about backpacking in the usual gap year places – India, Asia, Australia. Once I started working it was all city breaks, long haul and as much luxury as…

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  • Win: Kitty or Dino Teksta toys (worth £60 each)

    November 18, 2014

    Have you heard of Teksta? It’s a range of life-like robotic animals that respond to your voice, physical gestures, lights and sounds. There are over 100 physical and interactive play features and they are predicted to be one of the best-selling toys for Christmas 2014. If you want to get your hands on one of…

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  • Win: Cath Kidston limited edition baby bundle

    November 6, 2014

    As there’s a distinctly baby-shaped vibe to proceedings around here at the moment, I’m giving one person the chance to win a limited edition new-born Cath Kidston baby bundle. It’s all thanks to Ashton and Parsons infants powder (the ones in the retro-fabulous blue and white packaging – if you have a teething baby, you need them…

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