• 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: £50 of mum and baby skincare products from Bepanthen

    October 26, 2014

    Are you pregnant, have a small baby, or know someone who does? I’m giving away a selection of mum and baby skincare products – and a cuddly toy – from Bepanthen, worth £50. The prize includes the brilliant Bepanthen stretchmark cream I reviewed in my pregnancy skincare round-up, worth £25. The cream contains: Tropical plant extract,…

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  • Win: a Trunki PaddlePak

    May 29, 2014

    Hands up who loves Trunki? It’s the company that makes brilliant fun out of otherwise functional objects. Eliza was given the ladybird suitcase for Christmas, and, ahead of our next holiday, likes to go on adventures around her bedroom with it (when she’s not using it to store all her toys). We have a review coming up…

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