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Views and Reviews.

As you may be able to guess by the page title, I’m all about the words, and hopefully you enjoy my opinion on things too. Here you’ll find places we’ve been, things we tried and what I think about them.

The best festival we’ve ever taken the kids to – Geronimo Festival Arley Hall 2017

Geronimo Festival Arley Hall 2017. “The best festival we’ve ever taken the kids too.” This is exactly what my husband said as we were driving home from Geronimo, and considering…

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Staying social abroad. How I travel and blog at no extra cost with Go Roam.

We are fortunate enough to be able to travel abroad regularly. My parents live part time in Italy and we also have a campervan called Wilma that we use to…

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Rediscovering my style with Me and I in beautiful Italy.

Rediscovering my style with Me and I. I say rediscovering but I’m not entirely sure that I have ever had real style. I’ve always been slightly the wrong shape for…

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We love scandi! Ubang clothing review and giveaway. (Ended)

We love scandi! Ubang Clothing Review and Giveaway. I think it’s good to be unique. With my multicoloured hair and rainbow trainers I stand out from the crowd a little…

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The complete Cake Kit from Craft and Crumb. (GF available!)

You can now buy a complete cake kit from Craft and Crumb. So we had to test it out! 😀   Let’s talk birthday cake. Every year I make the…

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Doggy Dentistry with Pedigree – Fighting Dog Breath!

Doggy Dentistry with Pedigree. If there’s is one bad point about having a dog, (apart from picking up after them of course!), it’s dog breath! Dogs by nature like to…

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Why you should see Beauty and the Beast!

Beauty and the Beast was my absolute favourite when I was a child. So much so that I even wore out the vhs, (google it youngsters!), I watched it that…

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My dream pet, designing a dragon with Petplan.

My dream pet. We were incredibly excited to be asked to take part in a project to design a dream pet, a fun collaboration with Petplan. The request came at…

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How do you do Mr Gnu? A book review!

How do you do Mr Gnu? We were recently sent a book to review by Boolino books. The brand new How do you do Mr Gnu? by Billy Coughlan and…

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Helping feed my photo addiction! Epson Expression Photo XP-960 Review

Epson Expression Photo XP-960 Review Photos mean everything to me, I am always snapping away, a few of the zillions I’m sharing in this post! I know for a fact…

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Anita and Me at the Everyman Theatre – A review

Last night I went to see Anita and Me at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. I had really high hopes for this play. Based on the novel of the same…

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Beautiful bunting from Arty Apple -Video Unboxing

I got beautiful bunting from Arty Apple sent to me, and I am over the moon with it. It arrived really quickly, was tailored to my wishes, (I’m not fussy…

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A night out at the theatre – A Passionate Woman Review

A Passionate Woman Review at The Everyman Theatre. Nights out as a Mum are so rare, finding a time when you are both free and both children are well are…

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Testing out the family package at the Royal Garden Hotel London.

The family package at the Royal Garden Hotel London. Back before Christmas I spotted a competition to win a half term break for two nights at The Royal Garden Hotel in…

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Planner love – can I achieve organisation for 2017?

So this year I shall be attempting organisation for 2017 using a lovely planner from Stick to Stigu. I aspire to be organised, it’s in there, the want to have…

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Kozi Kidz Review – Waterproofs Tried and Tested

Kozi Kidz Review. Just before Christmas we were sent some outdoor wear from Swedish brand Kozi Kidz for the children to test out, and boy have we put them through their…

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Discovering Num Noms.

We were recently invited to an event held by Num Noms. If you are wondering what on earth they are, you’re not alone, I was slightly clueless as well, as…

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Persil Wild Explorers App Review

  We’ve been testing out the new Persil Wild Explorers app and have decided it’s brilliant! Persil have teamed up with some big hitters in the get kids outdoors movement, including…

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Bringing History to Life, The ECW Society.

Do your kids find history boring? Do you struggle to get them engaged with the past? We found the perfect solution! We spent a weekend joining the English Civil War Society for their re-enactment weekend at…

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Cat Care with the RSPCA

When the RSPCA approached me and asked me to write an article about owning a cat in exchange for some treats for her from their website, I was happy to…

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My Little Sous Chef- Review and Giveaway

         I was recently sent a gorgeous set of cookbooks by My Little Sous Chef. It was a concept I’d not come across before, a cook book…

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Education Quizzes- A review.

I recently got asked to review a site stuffed full of quizzes for school children. Now I don’t know about you, but my brain is very very rusty. I’ve realised, since my…

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AR Dinosaur Digging Kit Review.

We just met a dinosaur! Excitement has been high in the house this evening, I was recently sent an amazing kit to review, the AR Dino Digging Kit from Great…

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A Squirmy Wormery!

When we were asked by Interplay to review their fab Living World Wormery, there is a chance that I was more excited then the kids! (I totally was!) As a…

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Enchanted Gardens with Wyevale

We had so much fun on Monday, we were invited to go and make Enchanted Gardens and have lunch at our local Wyevale Garden Centre and it was so lovely. I’ve…

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Waddesdon Manor: Waddes not to love?!

I’m sorry I’m sorry! I know that is a terrible play on words but it came into my head when I first thought about this post about visiting Waddesdon Manor,…

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Dunster Castle and a night of Glamping

One random Friday, I decided to book the Saturday night away, as you do. We have almost finished converting our camper van Wilma. (If you’ve not heard of her already,…

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Calling all dog lovers!

Sometimes as a blogger, you get approached by companies asking you to be involved in an advertising campaign they are running. Some I say yes to, but only if I feel it is something interesting…

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A review of XJump Toddler group, Gloucester

Today we went to one of the best, most fun and most active playgroups that we have ever found in five years of testing them out!

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Baking and Brewing Up for The Children’s Society

I love cake, I love tea, seemed a perfect thing to get involved with The Children’s Society’s Bake and Brew fundraising campaign! There are photos of cake, a recipe and a plea for ideas from you in this post, come and have a read…..with a cuppa and some cake of course!! 😀

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Fab free day out at The Wilson in Cheltenham.

So much free fun at The Wilson. Photo overload and a bit of silliness too!! 😀

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Giffords Circus. A review. A very very good one!

Giffords Circus Review 2015 This morning didn’t have the most auspicious start I’ve got to admit. I’m not a big drinker usually but this weekend just happened to include two…

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A step by step guide to giving blood. What will happen?

Giving blood is so simple! It also helps you to discover where you’re from. Not literally, but historically! I give blood and I am a B negative which is so…

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Climbing playgroup – a review

Yes you read that right, a climbing playgroup. I almost don’t want to review this one as it is so amazing and I’d hate for it to get too busy…

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