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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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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Toddlebike2 – Review & Giveaway

When Libby was tiny, a friend of mine was kind enough to send us a Toddlebike for her birthday. At the time I’d never heard of Toddlebike, but it has since gone on to become probably the most used toy in our household. Toddlebike is designed to be the prequel to a balance bike. It teaches very young children to sit down on the bike and scoot along. And recently, Toddlebike has had a makeover. We’ve been lucky enough to be sent the Toddlebike2 to review. Toddlebike2 The Toddlebike2 is light, easy to climb onto and easy to steer. The handlebars…

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Inspired Lines with Great Western Rail

This is a collaborative post. Great Western Railway (GWR) have done some research and found that in Britain, over a third of us feel we’ve lost our creativity as adults. I find that really sad and GWR decided it was time to do something about it. Great Western Rail Inspired Lines Competition The Great Western Rail Inspired Lines competition aims to get us all putting pen to paper. They’re asking us to write a short poem of a MAXIMUM of 50 words. The poem should be inspired by views from the train window on a GWR line. To help promote the competition,…

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Win Brunch with Pom Wonderful

Yesterday was one of the best mornings I’ve had in a long time. As usual I was woken up unnecessarily early. Instead of attempting to snooze with two children bouncing on my head and CBeebies blaring in my ear, I got up and went for a run. It was a beautiful day and the views were quite spectacular. After my run, top chef Paul Fielding from La Belle Assiette popped over to cook us brunch. On the menu were fresh and smoked salmon for the meat eaters (not me), scrambled egg, toasted muffins, garlic mushrooms and tomatoes and baked beans.…

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New Gruffalo books! Review & giveaway

Something’s stirring in the deep dark wood, New Gruffalo books and they’re terribly good! Gruffalo Crumble and other recipes The Gruffalo wrote a recipe book, To teach the children how to cook, There’s 24 new things to make, From gingerbread mice to scrambled snake. We had woodland salad for our tea, With Fox’s Sandwiches for company. We followed the steps we found with ease, I’d recommend using pre-sliced cheese. The book’s full of pictures and little rhymes And food to make at different times. From terrible teeth to make you scream To knobbly knees and owl ice cream. If mealtimes just don’t…

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