The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home

My girls have loved reading with me for as long as I can remember. I enjoy reading to them every day, and seeing how their taste in books changes and develops. They are both now of an age where they can follow a basic story, ask questions about the pictures and the characters and be truly drawn into the plot. When Lost My Name got in touch to offer us the opportunity to review a personalised book for the girls, we were all delighted. Particularly when we realised that the book they wanted us to review was The Incredible Intergalactic Journey…

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Win a holiday to the Black Forest, Germany!

The Baden-Baden region of Germany has been on my bucket list of destinations to visit since day one. Not only is it seemingly one of the most beautiful parts of Europe, but it is the place that my family originate from, definitely a place I need to visit. Incredibly, I have been lucky enough to be invited to visit the region on a three day whistle-stop tour, courtesy of Fly-Baden – a co-operation of tourist destinations within the Baden-Baden region. And what’s more, you can join me! All you have to do to win a three day round trip to the Black…

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Father’s day with Prezzybox: Win!

Please note, this is a collaborative post but all views, opinions and ‘difficult to buy for’ father’s are my own. I have always struggled to know what to buy for my dad on Father’s day. He is the typical man who has everything, and it doesn’t help that his birthday is soon after Father’s day, so I have to think of even more ideas. Thankfully this year, Prezzybox have come to the rescue with some fabulous, personalised items that are just perfect for my dad. The first thing is a personalised whiskey glass. On the body of the glass, it…

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Konfidence: Review & Competition

Swimming has always been an important part of my life, so I’ve been taking the girls swimming regularly since they were a few weeks old. As well as swimming in the pool, I love open water swimming – whether that’s in rivers, lakes or in the sea. I recently discovered Konfidence, who produce some amazing children’s swim accessories – just the sort of things my girls need. We were all delighted when Konfidence offered to send us a few of their products to try out, and we put them to good use on a sunny day in the paddling pool.…

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Win a family day out at National Sea Life Centre Birmingham!

Earlier this year, we were lucky enough to be invited to review the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. Following that, we were chosen as blogger ambassadors for 2016. We are huge fans of the National Sea Life Centre, and made many trips there last year for some fabulous days out. But our love of the National Sea Life Centre goes back even further than that. When I first had Libby, I had always intended to go back to my job in Birmingham. So when she was just 3 months old, off I went back to work. This really wasn’t the…

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Brio SmartClean Review and Competition

Since I was a child, I have always been really fussy about looking after my teeth – and more specifically my gums. My mum suffers with gum problems and always worried that I would take after her and have problems too. Whilst regular brushing and a healthy diet are of primary importance in terms of oral hygiene, using a good electric toothbrush can make looking after teeth and gums a lot easier. It is quite widely accepted that the best electric toothbrushes are sonic ones. However, the price point of them can make them inaccessible to many people. Brio have developed…

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A tea party for dogs with Harringtons

Our dogs are a huge part of the family. We take them on holiday – last year they came over on the boat with us to the Isle of Wight; they come with us on days out, play with the children and generally get involved with everything that’s going on. So when Harringtons contacted us and asked if we’d like to throw the dogs a party, I thought it was a brilliant idea! This afternoon while the girls were having a nap, there was a knock at the door. Bubbles has a sixth sense for when a delivery is for…

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