Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, by Chris Riddell.
Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. She lives with her father, a famous poet, in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. She spends the majority of her time alone. Her father avoids her as she reminds him of his deceased wife and he believes children should be heard and not seen, thus, Ada has to wear big plodding boots around the house so that he can hear her approaching.
Summer loves collecting Schleich figurines - she has a few now and she was super excited to be sent the Schleich Miniature Shetland pony family set to review.
Summer has had hours of fun with the Schleich Miniature Shetland pony family set, there’s a newborn foal, along with a stallion and mare (mum and dad pony).
When this particular email dropped into my inbox inviting me to try the new Protein Bars, I was both surprised and intrigued - Snickers being my favourite chocolate bar I was keen to give the new Snickers Protein Bar a try.
Roblox was the game my now 17-year old played when he was a kid, on the Laptop - this was pre-tablets and gaming apps. Move forward a few years and now my youngest son plays it on his iPad via the Roblox app. It's great fun, you can create games and customize the characters, avatars, and so much more.
Jacob has wanted to start Tennis for a while now. When we go to Center Parcs, we watch people play it there, he also watches it on TV with me and enjoys it as much as I do. I used to play Tennis a lot when I was a kid, I know what a great sport it is to get involved in. If you want to get involved you can. There are clubs all around the UK which are encourage and geting kids involved with tennis. The Lawn Tennis Association’s #TennisForKids sessions take place from 22 April 2017 and anyone can sign up their 5- to 8-year-old for free sessions via the ClubSpark website. There are 20,000 free places available across the country.
Jacob was given the opportunity to design his very own dream pet. Jacob's favourite animal are Pandas.
He knew what he wanted to draw for his dream pet instantly and got to it. He drew what he called his 'perfect Pet Panda'.
The recommendation is to brush your dog's teeth daily to prevent food and bacteria from building up which can lead to plaque, gum irritation, and infections. But, if you have a dog like my Poppy who doesn't like her teeth brushed, then it can be very difficult. So what else can we do to keep our dog’s teeth clean and clear from potential issues?
Here’s how I keep both Kiwi and Poppy's mouth cleaner:
The kids are always building den's in the living room, outdoors, or in their bedrooms. They use bedsheets, pillows and boxes. So when we were sent the EZ-FORT for review, I knew the kids would love it - and they were very excited.
55 pieces are included in the set. Each piece is lightweight allowing small hands to create their den. The pieces connect and create. There are two different length sized tubes, one size being longer, which makes it easier for kids to build a more spacious den, i.e. allowing them to climb in and out.
My darling little girl, I am truly sorry. I let you down.
When you came to live with us at just 5-months old I promised I would protect you. You had ended up in foster care at just 3 weeks old, and from day one we fought to get you out of care and at home with us. When you finally came to live with us, I made a promise, a promise that I would protect you.
4 years on, and I have let you down, and to see how your little heart is hurting, it breaks my heart too.
Your birth parents came in and out of your life,
Do you fancy a free fidget spinner?
Fidget Spinners are all the rage at the moment and my kids have been asking none stop for one; all their mates have one. What are they? they are a simple toy designed to ease / relax children who are anxious or have too much energy - but, all the kids want one now.
For your chance to get yourself a free Fidget Spinner, follow the steps below:
Their seven friendly ‘super-powers’ are derived from the three prime and four specific development areas of the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’.
The development areas and resulting characters are:
I'm a bookworm. I love to read, I love my Kindle, but you just can't beat the feel and weight of a paper book. When I go away, reading is essential for me, I always take my kindle, but I do take a book too.
But what do you prefer? You're going on holiday - do you take an eBook to read, or is a paper book better? What type of book should you take? This will vary depending on the type of holiday you’re going on… a beach break, family getaway or couples escape.
When I moved out of my parents home and I moved into my first house with my boyfriend (who is now my hubby), one of the first things I bought was a cat. Ceefur. That was 20-years ago. 6-months later, I got my 2nd cat, Jewel. She is also 20 this year. Considering the expected age for a cat is 15, I count myself lucky that I've continued to share these extra years with my girls. They're not as playful, Jewel is deaf, but they still love to curl up with me and sleep. Jewel still insists on licking my arms. And Ceefur loves to clean my hair.
2017 sees the launch of Num Noms Series 3 and Lights, bringing brand new food themes and funky characters to the shelves, to create even more ways to collect.
Num Noms Lights really glow! The adorable Nums fit on top of the scented Noms, which light up in two colours and arrive in a cute juice carton. There are lots of character to collect, along with some limited edition ones.
Biscuits. Everyone loves a good biscuit.
Perfect for dunking into your morning/afternoon tea, my favourite biscuit of choice, the fruit shortcake biscuits, or a close second, the gingernut. My kids have a more modern taste, they love the Oreo biscuit. Did you know, this month, over 100 years ago the Oreo biscuit went on sale in American shops. In the USA the Oreo is the no.1 biscuit and it is rapidly becoming more popular in the UK. Our all time favourites, according to biscuit studies, are the bourbon, the chocolate digestive and the custard cream. My kids do love a bourbon biscuit.
One of the most memorable, beautiful and heart-warming stories of recent years; ‘Mum’s List’ tells the real life story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a result, Kate wrote down her thoughts and memories to help the man she loved create the best life possible for him and their two sons. ‘Mum’s List’ stars Rafe Spall (One Day, Prometheus, Life of Pi), Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, The Pianist, Merlin) and Elaine Cassidy (The Others, Harper’s Island).
I was given the challenge of trying something new for New Years, by watching films that I wouldn't normally reach for - and for me, that would be comedies. I normally opt for an action movie, or sci-fi movie, but comedies isn't something I wouldn't normally choose. So, the lovely people at Warner Bros. are sending me a bundle of comedy DVDs to watch and hopefully enjoy - New year New You.
Scooby-Doo the Christmas Collection.
Warner Bros. brings you the ultimate Scooby-Doo collection for some Scooby fun this Christmas. I've teamed up with Warner Bros. to give one lucky ready this fab bundle of DVDs.
Leading up to the big day I love watching Christmas films with the kids. They are feel good, festive fun, films you can watch with the whole family.
So grab the mistletoe and get ready to find the perfect gift for that special someone this Christmas.
I'm not sure about you but there's something quite therapeutic about making a list (small or large) and wish lists are so much fun to do! especially ones for my kids.
I've shopped at Skate Hut for years. My now teen boys when they were younger and into Scooters, they owned many different scooters over the years - and we always bought them from Skate Hut.
Summer is on its way at an alarming speed, which means there is no time like now to make a few simple improvements to your outside space. Following these tips might be all it takes to encourage you and your family to really take advantage of the (admittedly occasional) sunny days and light evenings this summer.
Wardrobes come in all sorts of shapes, colours and sizes. You have walk-in wardrobes, free-standing wardrobes, fitted wardrobes and more. They are one of the most used furniture items in the entire house after a bed. Choosing a wardrobe, you have to make sure you pick on that gives you enough storage space, functionality, and one that matches the décor of the room.
I work from home, which means I get the best of both worlds when it comes to what I wear for work. I attend conference calls in my comfy jeans, or even my PJs. But I also travel on business nationally and internationally a few years a time, and so, I also get the opportunity to dress like a successful business woman.
As a man’s best friend, your dog is likely to be far more than just the family pet. But just how dog friendly is Britain? Here, grain free dog food specialists and dog food retailer, Feedem, looks at the stats behind dog-friendly Britain:
With the warmer weather slowly but surely arriving, it means we will be spending more time in the garden tidying it and trying to make it pretty for the summer months. If like us, you need a whole garden refurbishment, then you have a big job ahead of you. If you are a beginner or expert gardener, health and safety should always be a priority. Here are my tips for gardening safely:
No matter how large or small your family, the never-ending round of laundry can be one of the most dreaded household chores. Many homes choose to utilise launderettes, but for many of us with busy lives, sparing the time to get to the laundrette can be an even bigger drain.
Laundrapp, the on-demand, on-your-doorstep, laundry and dry cleaning service is offering my followers £15 off their first order, using the code LAUNDRAPPTANYA.
A girl's best friend is a handbag! I love handbags. I have a few I've collected over the years, and never throw them out - I store them away safely.
The handbag is a statement of personality and attitude. They're a unique statement of a woman's status and quite possibly they're mood.
But, why do we carry handbags?
If you have taken a few years away from working to focus on raising a family, the thought of re-entering the world of work can feel completely overwhelming. Jobs have moved on, technology is changing and improving every day and though you have racked up a huge set of skills during your years spent with your children, a lot of mothers (and fathers) simply lose confidence after so much time away. Here are some tips on how to get over some of the barriers that may be stopping you from reaching for the career of your dreams.
Who doesn't love a freebie? The internet is bursting with websites offering freebies and coupons, Whilst a lot of them will list many offer the same products, it’s important to make sure you’re visiting the best websites so you're not wasting time trawling through rubbish.