28 Feb 2017

What is In Our Holiday Bag?

This is my entry to become a #MarkWarnerMum. If selected, I will get to collaborate with Mark Warner Holidays as part of their Family Ambassador Programme. Exciting stuff!

I have penned down these verses to illustrate our top ten travel must-haves. Hope it gets you in the mood to creating your own holiday. 


What is In Our Holiday Bag? Our holiday essentials in verse

Here are all the travel essentials that M, five year old J, and I just cannot do without on a family holiday.

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.

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