Review of the Rebuilding Society

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to review the Rebuilding Society website. I had heard of crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending before, so I was delighted to spend some time researching the concept. As I run a small business, it is always great to know the options that are available to us in terms of funding. This time, I dealt with the Rebuilding Society as a lender, having £50 to lend to one of the companies listed on the Marketplace. I took a little while to choose a company to lend to, because I wanted to make sure that…

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Read the beans book!

A couple of weeks ago, Libby was lucky enough to be sent two more of the beautiful Zoe & Beans books to review. The books are called “Hello Ladybird” and “We’re Not Scared”.  As always, both books feature really sweet, simple stories and gorgeous, brightly coloured, eye-catching illustrations.  Hello Ladybird follows the story of Zoe and Beans finding a ladybird, only to lose it again. Luckily enough, it turns up, just where you wouldn’t expect it!  We’re not scared is another lovely book that demonstrates to children that so many of the things that people are commonly afraid of are…

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Busy books!

This week, Libby has been lucky enough to be sent some absolutely gorgeous books to review by Campbell Books. We’ve had a chat about it, and we’ve decided to review them in two separate posts because there are quite a few and we love them all! This first review is about the four “busy” books; Busy Garage; Busy Park; Busy Farm and Busy Train.  Libby is growing up and changing every day, her speech is really coming along, as is her ability to amuse herself. Because I work full time, I can’t do things around the house when Libby is…

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Reasons my kid is crying

Usually when I hear from Macmillan books, they are asking me to review one of their fabulous children’s books with Libby. That’s why I was so pleased when this time, they asked me to review a book that was one for me to read!  Reasons My Kid is Crying by Greg Pembroke is a fabulous book that was published as a result of a photograph that Greg Pembroke had published online. The photograph was of his toddler in the depths of a tantrum, caused by the fact that he had broken his piece of cheese. Understandably, many parents related to this…

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Gum health through the generations

Before launching into the purpose of this post I feel it right to tell you that I very nearly made a disastrous start to it. I spent about 5 minutes pondering the title and then entered the words “Bum health through the generations.” Thanks for reading. Anyway, take two…  When I was a child, my mum always drummed into me the importance of looking after both my teeth and my gums. The reason for this was because of the terrible problems she has suffered throughout her life, caused by gum disease. Luckily for me, her experience has meant that I have…

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Why I’m not a beauty blogger

There are a myriad of reasons why I’m not a beauty blogger. I don’t have time for a skincare routine. I work full time, look after Libby full time and attempt to fit in some fitness. Some mornings I don’t get time to brush my teeth, nevermind brushing my hair and showering. Make-up is something that I might wear once a month on the rare occasions that I leave the house without my wellies. Sadly though, these aren’t the main reasons why I couldn’t be a beauty blogger. My main problem with beauty products is based around ethics. I have a…

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An introduction to the Royal Baby!

A few days ago, Libby received a fabulous book to review. It’s a story all about little Prince George!  This Royal Baby by Zita Newcome is a lovely new book that was released as soon as the Royal Baby was born. The book has a pull-tab on every page that makes the baby do different things. It frowns, wiggles its ears, and blows bubbles in the bath among other things. What I like about it is that it teaches young children about doing things and experiencing emotions as well as giving them an introduction to the fact that someone who…

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