To celebrate Star Wars Day on May the 4th, Egmont have released a selection of Star Wars branded books for children. They have kindly sent us a selection of the books to review and as you will see, Libby has got into the spirit of it! Star Wars The Force Awakens illustrated story book The illustrated story book of The Force Awakens is a brilliant introduction to Star Wars for younger children. The words are simple and there are fantastic pictures. It gives a little briefing about each of the characters as they are introduced. This is great for people who…

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As a child, I would hear people talking about friendships dwindling into adulthood. It seemed ridiculous. Of course I’d keep in touch with my friends. Every friendship was important to me so why wouldn’t I? And to an extent, I did. Not so many years ago, I had a group of friends I’d see every now and then. There were others I’d keep in touch with – a phone call here and an occasional meet up there. At Christmas, we’d send a card or buy a gift. When we got together, it was like we’d never been apart. The laughter flowed and we talked about…

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It’s nearly midnight and I’m sat in front of my laptop. I’ve got a blog post to write, photos to take and social media to schedule. My phone pings and it’s a message from a friend. It kicks off yet another conversation about how I have the dream job. I work from home, I’m there for my children and the whole thing can be pretty exciting. But there are a few things you need to know about living the dream. It’s not a dream – it’s real life There’s no silver lining or fuzzy edges. My house is a tip and…

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This year, my girls are getting really excited about Easter. They seem to think the Easter bunny brought their Easter eggs last year, although I don’t remember telling them that. Nonetheless, it’s quite a magical time with the visit of the mythical bunny impending. So I decided that for the first time ever, we’d have an Easter egg hunt. But when Prezzybox got in touch and told me about their alternative Easter gifts, I decided it would be even more fun to hide some of those. I put some thought into where to hide the chocolate and decided that our…

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We’re loving working with Bostik this year to create various craft items based on a theme each month. We’ve already made a Valentine’s card with matching envelope and an Easter table decoration. The theme this month is birds and flying objects. I decided to make an easy peacock. I wanted to find something that was nice and simple for the girls to get involved with, but something that they would be proud of. Peacock craft – the inspiration One of the items that Bostik sent for us this month was a packet of foam pads. These are great for toddlers…

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