20 Feb 2017

Schleich Wildlife Starter Set Review


J has been learning all about animals at school this last term. When Schleich got in touch about their new Wildlife Starter Set that includes a zebra, elephant, monkey and lion, it was the perfect opportunity to extend his play-based learning.

Schleich Wildlife Starter Set Review

2 Feb 2017

The Australian Open Men's Singles Final 2017 (a review in verse)

"Tennis is a tough sport and we don't have draws but if I could have shared it today with Rafa I would have taken a draw."
– Roger Federer, Australian Open Men’s Singles Champion 2017

The Australian Open Men's Singles Final 2017 (a review in verse)


A clash of the titans
History will be re-written
Perhaps past their prime?
The pundits dare question.

31 Jan 2017

How to Keep Your Heating Costs under Control

Hands up if you like your home nice and toasty through the cold of winter.

I, like many of you, can’t bear to be cold in my own home. 

But I'd rather not waste my hard earned cash on paying  high heating bills. I keep on harping about it, but really, it is not that difficult to save money on your energy bills.
There are a few simple things you could do around your home that can help. 

Here's how you can keep your heating costs under control through the cold season:

How to Keep Your Heating Costs under Control

29 Jan 2017

I've found a New Love

You wait for something to happen all your life and all it takes is one drunken night of bravado to change everything.

I have found a New Love

And so it was with me. I was at a New Year’s Eve party at a friend’s place. The kids were all merry, the grown-ups relaxing over a couple of glasses of this and that. I got chatting to a friend over a glass of G&T (which, btw, was the best ever). The conversation went something like this:

27 Jan 2017

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

I was back at The Lowry last night, this time to watch The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The guidance for this show is 11+, so J did not accompany me. Neither did M. I went with a lovely friend instead. It was her first outing to the theatre, so the pressure was on!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at The Lowry

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