Christmas is in the air and I've scoured the internet to compile some of my favourite gifts ideas to make your loved ones simile this Christmas without breaking your bank. First up we have gifts for the men.
Science needs more women! So last month I took my girls up to London to visit The Science Museum in Kensington. Armed with technical backup from my 15yr old nephew, who has GCSE Science glory firmly in his sights, I was ready for serious questioning and expected to come away with a couple of budding physicists/biologists/chemists. First impressions of the museum was that is was a little dry for my 4 and 7yr old little ladies and I began to get slightly worried whilst wandering through the Flight gallery that we were gonna be done in record time. I'm not a teacher! I don't know how to make these static objects fun for my kids! Then I noticed a banner for Wonderlab: The best thing to do with your kids in London with kids. Sounded amazing. And, simply put, it is.
Just a week left until the kids go back to school. It is a special one for us this year as Little E starts Junior School and Little I has her first day at school! Eeek! With 2 girls in the house there is only one place they want to get their school backpacks, water bottles and pencil cases - Smiggle! Here's some of my favourite Smiggle picks for the Back to School season.
This month Husband and I celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary with a child-free holiday to the beautiful country of Croatia. We stayed at the Sensimar Adriatic Beach adults only resort on Croatia's stunning Dalmatian coastline. Located at the foot of mount Biokovo in the small town of Živogošće, Sensimar Adriatic Beach is a TUI hotel on the South Coast of Croatia. It lies roughly 2 hours south of Split and half an hour from the port town of Markaska. To say we were pleased with our choice of holiday destination and adult only, all inclusive hotel would be an understatement.
Oz Jackson is an outcast amongst his Biologist and Ecologist peers who think he is a crack pot for proposing a theory that animal behaviour is changing. But when animals start attacking humans across the globe his radical theory doesn’t sound so crazy anymore...
It's safe to say I'm a bit of a box set addict. I like nothing more than a good thriller or drama, full of twists and turns. Here's a run down of the shows I'm currently watching...
Ellie was her mother's golden girl. At just 15, happy and intelligent, she had her whole life ahead of her, but one day Ellie was gone.
A decade later Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie and when she meets her boyfriend's confident young daughter she is left speechless. Because she is the image of Ellie. All those unanswered questions come flooding back, unraveling Laurel's world. What happened to Ellie? Is she still alive? And who is hiding the biggest secret?
We are in the middle of a heatwave, break out the sun cream! We put 4 of the best high factor sun creams through their paces on holiday this month to let you know which we recommend to protect your kids' delicate skin this summer.
Twelve years ago Finn’s girlfriend disappeared.
He told the police the truth about that night. Well, most of the truth.
Finn has moved on and is about to marry but when an eerie reminders of his past start to appear he realises his secrets aren't buried as deep as he thought.
It's quite likely you have heard of Steig Larsson's Millennium series and his anarchic anti-hero Lisbeth Salander, the originalz Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Sadly Larsson died before a single word of his 80 million copy selling trilogy had been published. After a long drawn out legal battle between Larsson's family and long term partner for control of his literary estate, a new Millennium book was published 11 years after his death - but it isn't the continuation of the series Larsson had planned and has been heavily criticized by his partner.
So what do I make of this 4th novel? Is it a welcome addition to the Millennium Story or would it have been better to allow the series to die with Steig?
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.