Friday, 8 December 2017

Camera Comparison on the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8

How do you choose a new phone? My mobile rarely leaves my side and I can frequently be found chatting on social media. While most apps are available in the App Store or Google Play the one thing that makes phones stand apart for me is their cameras. I love my DSLR but as a mum with young children I am more likely to capture those special moments on my mobile phone.

Title text over an image of the three mobile phones

Thursday, 7 December 2017

#MeToo, But Please Not Them

I just finished reading the TIME Silence Breakers article about the #MeToo movement. It talked about the great shift enabling women to stand up and say they have been victims of inappropriate behaviour, harassment, abuse and rape and equally importantly that people will believe them. I want to join in the voices, I want to say “me too”, but I will never tell my full story. I’m not alone, but I am one of the many who will never tell the truth.

A black and white photograph of a close up of a dandelion against a blurred background of grass

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christmas Giveaway: The Blue Collection

As I explained in this blog post I am running 5 giveaways this Christmas to share some of the great products I have been given this year by brands, but which aren’t a great fit for my family. The giveaways are running on my blog and across social media and this post contains the chance to win the “Blue Collection” prize. I don’t want to call it a giveaway for boys, because there are lots of bits which will appeal to all children, but I wanted to split the prizes up a bit. 

DC Comics Ooshies Pencil Toppers 7 pack, 2 x Nerf N-Strike Jolt, Marvel 500 blind bag series 6, Marvel 500 blind bag series 7, Hot Wheels Porche 911 GT3 RS, YO-KAI Watch blind bag, Power Rangers Ninja Power Star 2 Pack with Launcher ,Power Rangers Ninja Star blind bag, Little Green Men Blind bag, Flama Nexo Knights

Christmas Giveaway: The Baby Collection

I am lucky that through the many blogging events and opportunities I am involved in I am given quite a few things. Some items are in exchange for reviews and others are provided without any obligation. Anything relevant to my family we try out and I share information about the products I love (often in my Fabulous Finds series), but I’ve ended up with a collection of bits we won’t use or fully appreciate so I am giving them away in a series of advent giveaways.

La Roche-Posay Baby Soothing Repair Balm, La Roche-Posay Baby Lipid Replenishing Balm, Sudocrem care & protect nappy rash cream, Bathtime Buddies Hippo bath toy, Brio Bell Rattle, Super Squish Reusable Food Pouch x 2, Taggies Sooth Me Snuggles Bear Pink

Friday, 1 December 2017

Dear Father Christmas, Please Could You Clear Up A Few Things?

Dear Father Christmas,

Please could you clear up a few things?

A group of children standing silouetted in a doorway as Father Christmas leans over and talks to them

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Fabulous Finds For November 2017

Once again I am bringing you an eclectic mix of all the things I am loving this month. This month I have been indulging my sweet tooth with lots of dairy free finds, enjoying some luxury with new beauty products and provide evidence that sometimes I am very behind on a trend.

A collage of the 9 photographs described below

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Review: Pepe & Friends Toys for Toddlers

If you have read Little’s last monthly update I shared that I think she is getting a bit bored so her behaviour is getting more challenging. She is good at playing with toys on her own and she makes up her own games, but sometimes she needs some inspiration and toys that are well matched for her current learning stage like the Hape PEPE & Friends toys we have been sent to review. They are recommended from 2 years old and I love watching Little discover how to use them.

Putting the magic wand away in it's special storage space

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

My Toddler At 22 Months

When Little’s Grandparents visited last month they said she had a lot more “character” since they last saw her. I have also been told that I breed “independent” children. In case you can’t pick up on the parenting euphemisms Little has become rather more challenging in her behaviour recently. It may be a natural part of growing up as she approaches the “terrible two’s”, but I am finding the demands and refusals hard work.

A collage of 9 photo's of Little in the last month including sitting on duplo, on a see saw, on grass, hugging me, with shaker instruments, watching TV while teething and with a baseball cap and magnifying glass

Thursday, 23 November 2017

5 Tips To Save Time Wrapping Presents

Every Christmas I spend a lot of time wrapping presents so over the years I have come up with a few tricks to make it faster. I enjoy putting on the Christmas music, sipping on some bubbly or a snowball (mmm love a bit of Warninks Advocaat at Christmas) and getting ready for a big wrapping session. The challenge is that since I’ve had children the number of presents I have to wrap has increased and the time I have to wrap them has decreased so I have to be smarter in how I do things. These tips will help everyone who struggles to wrap presents.

A selection of Christmas presents

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

My Toddler At 21 Months

Oops I’m nearly a month late with this update. It’s been sitting half finished in my drafts while I work on gift guides and reviews and it's nearly time for me to write her next monthly update! Little seems to change less each month now, but in the last months her speech has improved a lot and she has got increasingly cheeky. 

A collage of 9 photos of Little including in a snow white dress, sticking her tongue out, dressed as Gecko from PJ Masks, asleep on my chest, in front of an aquarium, on a throne and painting with her hands