As seen on Netflix Project Mc2 an original series, Adrienne Attoms brings you her H20 Nail Science Kit. This kit allows you to perform some cool S.T.E.A.M. experiments at home. The Project Mc2 show and merchandise is designed to inspire children to take an interest in S.T.E.A.M subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).As seen on Netflix Project Mc2 an original series, Adrienne Attoms brings you her H20 Nail Science Kit. This kit allows you to perform some cool S.T.E.A.M. experiments at home. The Project Mc2 show and merchandise is designed to inspire children to take an interest in S.T.E.A.M subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).
Summer adores Wissper. She watches the animated TV series and was super excited to receive the Wissper & Peggy Doll Set for review.
Wissper is a kind 7-year girl who is able to talk to animals. The animals always go to Wissper for help. She can magically transport herself to anywhere there is an animal in danger by saying the magic word “Sssshhh…” She is very caring of all the animals but she can get cross if they misbehave!
It was British Science Week last week and we love to get involved - science is a fascinating interactive subject that encourages fun experience and learning. Both Summer and Jacob love anything to do with science. To celebrate, Wild! Science sent us their Perfume Factory set.
Included in the box:
Summer loves to watch and copy me clean the house. She enjoys to get involved and 'help', however, it's not always safe to allow them to handle the household cleaners. But, with Casdon's Henry range of children toys, it gives Summer the perfect opportunity to help me 'clean'. The kids' range is Inspired by the iconic Henry hoover brand, a brand which is easily recognisable, fun and used throughout homes and offices all over the country.
For this review, we received the Henry Mop & Bucket set.
Summer's watched a few YouTube videos of Puppy in My Pocket, and when we were sent some for review, she was super excited.
Puppy In My Pocket are making a comeback - they've been around since the 90’s and has been a favourite collectable for many years. Each puppy has its own name and unique bio-based. They are super adorable and very collectable.
For this review we were sent:
Summer loves Doc McStuffins, she watches the TV series on Disney, and she loves the toys too. We were kindly sent the Accessory Set and the Hospital Role Playset for review. Both are great fun and an excellent to encourage role play.
Dottie ‘Doc’ McStuffins is the six-year-old character who fixes toys with a little help from her stuffed animal friends – and your little ones probably know all about her! On the TV, Doc now resides in McStuffinsville where she is Chief Resident at the Toy Hospital.
World Book Day 2017 was celebrated on the 2nd of March, however, at Summer's and Jacob's school it was celebrated a day later, today, the 3rd March - really not sure why, but, still really pleased they got involved this year as previous years they haven't.
I'm a big bookie, always have been, I think I got it from my mum. And, I encourage my kids to read too. Reading is great!
We received the Schleich Farm World Starter Set for review. This beautiful set of farm animals includes: a cow, a sheep, a donkey and a cockerel.
We love Schleich toys, we have a few figures from a previous review and also from when my oldest two were little. The great thing about Schleich is they've kept in perfect condition after all these years. The quality of each figure is amazing. Each piece is finely painted with all the features, which make them irresistible to kids (and adults) and they are very collectable.
Exclusive to Netflix, Project Mc2 is about four teenage girls who use their science know-how to be secret agents and save the day. The focus is on STEM studies and how they use it in ways to solve problems. If you’re looking for a TV show for your girls, then Project Mc2 would make a fun afternoon. Summer has enjoyed each episode.
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,
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.
EvoShave is a razor like no other. It's the new 'kid' on the block; a razor with a difference and its unique design is pretty exciting.
You use it differently to your ordinary razors. You will need to learn and adapt to the technic, but once you get the hang of it, you won't be disappointed. You can see from the design that it doesn't have a stick handle, and rather than gripping it in your hand, you hold and guide the EvoShave with your fingers, giving you an even closer shave.
Milkshake, which is aired on Channel 5 showing some of the best children cartoons, releases a new DVD collection by Abbey Home Media.
The DVD offers a unique compilation of the very best children's shows from the long-running Channel 5 children's broadcaster Milkshake features two hours of entertainment from some of their biggest stars, such as Peppa Pig, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Lily’s Driftwood Bay, and Bob the Builder.
Peppa's Christmas Post book
Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig are poorly and stuck in bed, Peppa and George decide to help and with a little help from Granny and Grandpa Pig, they get the Christmas cards sent out, along with yummy treats and a special surpise.
‘Mum’s List’ is a real life story of Kate and her family, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Kate creates her list, where she writes down her her thoughts and memories. Her aim is to help the man she loved create the best life possible for him and their two sons after she's gone.
When it comes to tricky discussions like sex, money and death, they are not always the most welcome, and/or the easiest of discussions to have. Depending on the situation and who you are talking too, is whether it is a comfortable experience or not. For example, conversations with kids will differ to those with parents; siblings; grandparents or friends. But, these are conversations that at some point are needed and most of the time shouldn't be avoided.
Last year we had an extension built. At first, we did consider moving to a larger home, but we didn't really want to move. It was a close decision between, do we move, or do we extend - based on our previous move into this house, which wasn't a very positive experience, we wouldn't want to go through that again (Why it wasn't very positive? even though we exchanged early afternoon, and it should have been in and out, the people weren't even packed and they were not willing to move out until our solicitor threatened them with expensive legal bills - a week later they were still removing their furniture and belongings from our new home). Plus there is the massive fact that we really like the home we have and the area we live in.
No matter what your lifestyle is like, there is a good chance that you sometimes find yourself wishing that you had a little more money. This is something that everyone knows the feeling of, and very often it is a simple matter of making some basic changes to your life in order to make it happen. If you are struggling with your finances, or even if you just want to bring in a little more, there are plenty of ways of doing just that. In this article, we are going to go through some of the essential ways that you might want to consider for bringing more money into the home, easily and quickly. As long as you are taking these on board at least to some degree, you will find that they make a noticeable difference in a very short space of time. Let’s have a look at some of the best ways to bring in more money now.
I've put together my Spring Outfit Wish List from the Love The Sales website.
As we transition from winter to spring, it means we start to struggle between knowing what the weather for the day will be like - is it hot. is it cold...
As you expect with the great British weather, it could be sunny in the morning but come afternoon it's cloudy and cold. So for me, making the winter to spring wardrobe transition work, layering ensures I'm ready for unreliable weather and managing that time between paring down my winter clothes to not yet fully wearing warmer weather pieces.
When your car breaks down, it's not fun and it can, of course, be expensive. Over the years we've had a few experiences of breaking down, from running out of fuel, to smoke coming out of the engine.
The first time I broke down, was when Lewis was a baby, I was driving to the shops the other end of town when smoke started coming out of the bonnet. Trying not to panic, I pulled over to the side of the road, and got the kids out of the car and rang hubby. A lady came out of her house to offer us help and to make sure we were okay, which I thought was really lovely and kind.
With the year we've had so far, which has not been good, we are in need of some time away as a family; even if just a long weekend, a nice break away from everything, somewhere where we can explore and enjoy the outdoors. An adventure.
This past 2-years we've been discovering our new found love of the outdoors. Each weekend we've enjoyed long walks, discovering new places, like the woods, lakes, coves, etc. beautiful places to take the kids and dogs. And, we want more.
Wouldn’t we all like to spread out paycheck a bit further, and get a bit more for our money, especially when it comes to feeding the all the hungry mouths in the family. Well, if you’ve got a bit of garden space, even something tiny, why not grow your own vegetables and fruit to add to your family’s diet? It helps to ensure that your diet is interesting, high in fibre, and varied, but it also encourages the kids to get involved, and it’s a great tool for teaching about nutrition and diets. Here’s a few hints and tips for how to create the perfect garden to feed you and your family.
Focus on high-calorie food
It may help you to get the better of your challenging commute but home working doesn’t always get a good press when it comes to promoting healthy living. Whether you’re taking your everyday job home with you in order to work flexibly or you’re planning to explore your options as a freelancer, home working has many potential health hold ups. And, if you’re not careful they can build up and detract from benefits such as longer lie ins.
Essential Tremor is a benign condition that makes everyday tasks difficult. The characteristic of essential tremor is that in most cases it is present in the hands. From writing to trying to put your contact lenses in, everything becomes a challenge. There are cases where it is present only in one of the hands, but for my son, it's present in both. Essential tremor in hands is present only when the person is active, but they are gone when they are sleeping or taking a rest.