Have your Children Entered the Premier League Writing Stars Competition Yet?

*This is a collaborative post Last week Premier League football players visited schools in Manchester and London to see if they could inspire even more entries into the Premier League’s Writing Stars competition – which closes next week. The Premier League Writing Stars competition challenges primary school pupils across England and Wales to write their own poems around a chosen theme. This year it’s all about diversity and Joseph Coelho…

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Blogger Behind the Blog {Hello Cuppies}

Here’s this week’s instalment of Blogger Behind the Blog where I interview a blogger all about their reasons for blogging and what it means to them. This week I’m joined by Natalie from Hello Cuppies. Here’s Natalie with more about her blogging life: Where did your blog name come from?  I run a bakery called Cuppies ‘n’ Cream and I wanted to start a blog that was completely separate to my…

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Review: Sleeping Beauty at Camberley Theatre, Surrey

Christmas really isn’t Christmas without a visit to a pantomime and this year we were invited to see Sleeping Beauty at our local theatre – Camberley Theatre in Surrey. Over recent years Camberley Theatre has undergone a lot of renovation work and it’s now such a lovely place to visit – modern with great facilities and an auditorium that gives a great view from any seat. It’s one of our…

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Our Christmas Eve Box {2018}

One of our many Christmas traditions is a Christmas Eve Box and it’s something the children have come to know and love and something I really enjoy putting together. It’s really not anything too big and exciting but it’s something that means a lot. We have a personalised Christmas Eve crate that we bought last year and a personalised plate that we fill with goodies and leave out for Father…

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Sending Family a Monthly Update with Neveo – Review

*This is a collaborative post As a family blogger our whole lives are online. They are on the pages of this website and across social media too. Every time we go anywhere the photos are shared across the internet and every time the children have a new milestone or celebration we talk about it on Facebook, Instagram and this blog. But there are so many extended family members who aren’t…

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Bringing Children’s Books to Life with Bookful

*This is a collaborative post Ever since the children were small we have read to them, and with them, as much as possible. Now that they are seven and five they will read stories to us instead and they really do enjoy books. But, they also love using their tablets and having screen time. I’ve recently been introduced to Bookful, a fantastic new app that combines a child’s love of…

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Half My Life Ago

Do you ever think about the years gone by, the things that happened and how far you’ve come? Well, half my life ago I had just turned seventeen, it was two weeks before Christmas and I was homeless. You see, my parents had split up the weekend before my GCSEs started the summer before and by the time I started college in September my relationship with my mother had reached…

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