Learn magic with Abracademy Review and Giveaway

This is a collaborative post. If you would like to learn magic with Abracademy, use the code TOPHAT to get a 10% discount on any one of their courses. When I was a child, I always wanted to learn magic. But didn’t everyone? As you become old enough to stop believing in the tooth fairy and Harry Potter, the desire to replace those things with real magic is overwhelming. I had a couple of little magic sets over the years but never really got to grips with it. The instructions were a bit complicated or the tricks weren’t up to…

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The Vintage Sweetheart Dresses Review and Giveaway

I have always been passionate about ethical shopping. Sadly the clothing industry can be one of the worst culprits for producing cheap garments at the expense of both quality and ethics. So I was delighted to find The Vintage Sweetheart who make fantastic quality products at reasonable prices without compromising on ethics. About The Vintage Sweetheart I’ve only recently discovered The Vintage Sweetheart but I instantly fell in love with the whole ethos of the company. They produce the most beautiful dresses for little girls and they’re all handmade in the UK. Better still, they donate £2 to a charity in India for…

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Dickies Workwear: Review and Giveaway

Dickies is a clothing company that specialises in both workwear and outdoor clothing. I was aware that they produced some great quality clothing for adults, but I had no idea that they made clothes for children as well. So when Dickies approached me asking me to review some overalls for the girls, I was excited to see what they were all about. Dickies Overalls for children Dickies sell two different types of overalls for children. We were sent the Dickies Redhawk Junior Zip Front Overall for children to review. If there’s one thing my girls are good at, it’s getting…

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A Meaningful Christmas Gift Guide And Giveaway

I’m not very good at Christmas. In fact, my friend Stevie insists on calling me the Grinch. It’s not that I’m grumpy (I am a bit). It’s more that I would prefer Christmas to be more meaningful, less commercial and quite frankly, shorter. When all the shops put their decorations up in September, it doesn’t get me in the festive spirit. It just annoys me. So when Christmas does arrive, I tend to look for meaningful gifts that are beneficial to someone. Whether that be an educational toy, a charitable donation or an experience. So here is my meaningful Christmas gift list…

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Prezzybox Christmas Gift Challenge and Giveaway

When I need to buy a gift, my first stop is always the Prezzybox website. I love the fact that they cater for literally everyone, from my two year old daughter to my (I could tell you but I’d have to kill you) year old dad. So when Prezzybox set me a Christmas gift challenge, I knew it would be both fun and ridiculously easy! Prezzybox gave me the profile of three fictional characters and I had to buy a gift for each of them from their website. I had a budget of £25 per person. So here are my…

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BrightMinds: Review and Giveaway

This is a collaborative post. As my girls get older, I’m becoming increasingly aware of the need to buy them educational toys and activities. This seems particularly pertinent in Winter when they’re inside a bit more. Sometimes though, I do despair of the toys on offer. There is far too much unimaginative plastic tat in the world. So when BrightMinds got in touch and asked me if I’d like to review a couple of things from their website I was delighted. BrightMinds – The Concept BrightMinds was founded by a former science teacher. All their toys are handpicked to inspire…

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Celebrating Britain’s Superpowers

This is a collaborative post. In homes up and down the country there are families with hidden talents. You might even call them superpowers. When npower researched our everyday superpowers, dad dancing and lip-syncing were ranked highly among the things that make Britain great. But there are other things too. Mums growing vegetables, dads baking cakes. Cats keeping the children entertained and dogs cleaning the floor after every meal. In fact there are so many hidden talents out there that npower wanted to celebrate them. They even roped in Peter Andre to help. What’s your superpower? So what’s your family’s superpower?…

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