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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Georgie the Interactive Puppy Review

My daughter has been begging me for a puppy for about the past two years. She loves dogs. She often pretends to be a dog and has the bark down to a fine tee. In fact, if she barks outside, other dogs start barking too! We were asked to try out Georgie, an interactive puppy and I knew that she would be absolutely delighted. It also lets me off the hook for a bit too, and I have the bonus of not having to clean up puppy poo!

Georgie the interactive dog


Monday, 10 October 2016

Baby Born Interactive Wonderland Dragon Review & Giveaway

My daughter has had an absolutely fantastic time trying out the new Baby Born Interactive Wonderland Dragon. We have previously reviewed the Baby Born Interactive Unicorn, and the dragon is a new addition to the Wonderland Series. I think the series is a great addition to the Baby Born range and really sets little imaginations free. The dragon is incredibly cute. It's purple and fluffy with rainbow wings and sparkly eyes!

Baby Born Interactive Wonderland Dragon

Friday, 7 October 2016

Your YouTube #88

Hello and welcome back to Your YouTube. The video I have chosen this week comes from Jess McGlynn from Catch a Single Thought. She did a 5K colour run with her children which looks like so much fun. I chose it because I was meant to run a colour run this week but due to the logistics of having to get my daughter to her karate lesson, I couldn't! Next time I shall make sure I plan it better. I really enjoyed watching Jess' video. The colour stations looked like they had so much paint being thrown. It's a great idea for a family fun run.


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Tesco Hygro Towel Challenge #ad

Tesco challenged me to try out their Hygro towels to see how durable they really are. Before I started running the B&B, I had no idea how dirty towels can get. They are regularly used to take off make-up, rub off fake tan and clean up bodily fluids *nice*. So I need the towels that we use to be well made, durable, able to withstand being washed at high temperatures and tumble dried on an almost daily basis.


Friday, 30 September 2016

September Month in a Minute

Oh my goodness, September has been absolutely mental! The B&B has been really busy (it always is in September), work has been manic. I am surprised we have managed to fit so much into the month considering how busy we've been with everything! September saw the children back at school (and my sanity slowly returning). Although we're now back to football and rugby at weekends and my daughter has recently started karate on a Saturday. I quite like the hustle and bustle of back to school though. I'm a person who really likes routine and the school holidays throw me off a bit!

I now have just two more weekends work at the B&B before we head off on our summer holiday and I am counting the time down. I absolutely can't wait to not have to clean or cook for ten days. It's going to be bliss! Here is my September in a minute. Enjoy.


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Top 5 Legoland Windsor Tips

In the summer of 2015 we headed to Legoland Windsor for our first ever trip. We booked to go for one day, on the way back from my dad's house in Oxford to our house in Yorkshire. It rained the whole time we were there. Not fine rain, but torrential rain. Squeaky feet and soggy socks kind of rain. The kind of rain that makes putting dry socks on at lunchtime one of the highlights of the day! So it was with some trepidation that I booked a two day trip to Legoland for the summer of 2016. I booked in January during their sales and got a fantastic deal for two days plus a stay in a nearby hotel.

Legoland Windsor tips


Sunday, 25 September 2016

25.09.16 Silent Sunday



Friday, 23 September 2016

Your YouTube #86

Hello and welcome back to Your YouTube.

The video I have chosen this week comes from Tas D, whose video of a family trip to vista's the Kelpies in Falkirk was amazing. I have to admit to never having heard of them before but the video made some me want to visit!


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Barbie Star Light Adventure Review

My daughter has recently decided that she wants to be an astronaut when she grows up. This is a huge step as whenever we have previously asked her, she's always answered with "just a human" or "just a person". I fully believe that if she actually wants to be an astronaut then she will be. She's simply not the kind of girl who gives up on things! The same week that she came to this great realisation, she received a Barbie Star Light Adventure doll. A cosmic space Barbie who comes with a flying cat.

Barbie Star Light Adventure

Monday, 19 September 2016

Office and workspace makeover #ad

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias

Do you have a room or area in your house where things just get dumped? To be fair, we have a couple of rooms like this and definitely a few areas (that chair in the bedroom covered in clean clothes)! The office is one of the main places which has driven me mad since we moved in here two years ago. It is full of so many things. My mum and her siblings' old comics and school books, my uncles tools, my grandad's (who died in sixteen year's ago) headed notepaper and old cameras. You get the idea. There's a lot of stuff in there that isn't ours, and not a lot of room for the things which we brought with us when we moved in. 

Speech bubble light Primark
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