Review: Life’s Little Bugs

As soon as I heard of the concept of the Life’s Little Bugs books I just knew they were right up our street and was over the moon when Tina, the author, asked me to review a set. She has brought together education with fun rhyming stories to teach children the importance of looking after themselves, one another and the environment. There are 7 books in the series and each has been entirely Continue reading “Review: Life’s Little Bugs”

What’s On My Mother’s Day List?

I didn’t want to do a fancy list for Mother’s Day saying buy this, buy that BUT I do want to highlight some of the amazing small businesses I have come across recently and the items that I have just fallen in love with. I think it is so important to shop small and support those who are just starting out in their new venture, especially on days where the large stores dominate the market.

So here is my personal choice of fabulous gifts perfect for any Mum this Mother’s Day. Continue reading “What’s On My Mother’s Day List?”

The Differences Between a Three-Year-Old and a Two-Year-Old

As a first time parent, it can be easy to get swept along with the milestone charts, the opinions of others, the ‘I did it this way’ advice and listening to never ending cycle of those magical words ‘it gets easier’. What many people fail to mention is that the newborn bit is actually the easiest part – so straight away you are being led into a false sense of security that it will become easier. I will be honest with you though, it won’t, it will become more challenging… sorry. Yet one of the most spoken about phases Continue reading “The Differences Between a Three-Year-Old and a Two-Year-Old”

International women's day

Be You, Try Something New and Unite On International Women’s Day

Every 8th March is marked by International Women’s Day. A day for women to stand up and unite, a day for them to remind themselves that they do count and that they can do or be anything they want, a day to remind ourselves of everything women have done before us to achieve rights and equality. On this day I want to talk about and celebrate all of the amazing women I know or have recently met. Women who are inspiring, Continue reading “Be You, Try Something New and Unite On International Women’s Day”

Finding the Right Service with Bidvine

There is an ongoing discussion that occurs in our house which I am pretty certain happens in most households across the country. Most women would probably prefer one of these over flowers and chocolates any day, yet very few of us have the privilege of having one in our home. What is it that causes so much debate? Continue reading “Finding the Right Service with Bidvine”

Review: Room on the Broom

When I heard that the ‘Room on the Broom’ production was coming to The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke, I just knew we had to go and see it. Julia Donaldson’s books have become a popular choice in our house along with the films, so to be able to see one brought to life on the stage I thought it was the perfect first show for Jake to attend. Continue reading “Review: Room on the Broom”

Idea for a Book? My Quick Guide to Starting Out and Publishing

So, you have an idea for a book but you don’t know where to start. It is a competitive market but you do have choices – it’s just a case of trying to figure out which will work best for you. Self-publishing or publishing house? Literary agent or just you? Illustrations or not? Fear not, I have some insight for you which may help in your decision making.

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