26 Feb 2017

Rhino 800ml 'Camouflask' Vacuum Flask Review

I have always wanted a nice vacuum flask to carry on our rambles. That’s right. We love to go rambling as a family. Our favourite destination is The Lake District, where we have spent many holidays making wonderful memories.

Although most of our rambles happen in the summer, we do occasionally wander out in the winter sun. So ideally, I would love a flask that holds both hot and cold drinks, depending on what I fancy on a given day.

Rhino 800ml 'Camouflask' Vacuum Flask Review


Audacious Rhino is the new kid on the block when it comes to vacuum flasks. We were offered and agreed to put the 800ml Rhino Camouflask through its paces. Here’s what I think of it.

23 Feb 2017

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at The Lowry

It is not often that you get to see a favourite book brought to life on stage.

J and I were both delighted to visit The Lowry to watch The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at The Lowry

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

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