Just like that, the end of the school year is approaching. I have mixed feelings about this as this year is slightly different for us.  Roo is counting down her final weeks of primary school – it doesn’t feel like two minutes since she started at the schools preschool.  I can still remember how beautiful and grown up she looked in her school uniform.  Now she is completing her SATs, preparing for one last school residential and eagerly awaiting the transition week across to high school for a taster of things to come.… View Post

RCA by Venturer Saturn 10 Pro

RCA by Venturer Saturn 10 Pro

This year will see Roo make the transition from primary school to high school.  Given that we live in a technology-driven world, it will come as no surprise that a large proportion of her work will be carried out electronically.  Whilst accessing the computers at home and school are all well and good, they are not portable.  With assessments and projects to be completed in groups alongside completing homework with friends, she is going to need something that is portable and functional.… View Post

Gaming: Make It A Family Affair!

Gaming: Make It A Family Affair!

A lot of people have plenty of stereotypes in their minds when they think about video games. They imagine the lonely nerd, shut away in their basement, hiding from the world while staring at a screen. And sure, there are probably people like that in the world today, and there really isn’t anything wrong with that, but gaming is far more popular than ever before. Pretty much everyone is gaming in some way these days, whether it’s on their computer, a console, or their phones.… View Post

VARTA My Power Bank

VARTA My Power Bank

Whilst at Blog On Xmas last year I discovered VARTA, who besides having an amazing selection of batteries, produce power banks perfect for charging needs on the go.  A lightbulb moment when I realise that this could be the solution to Roo’s constant state of ‘I forgot to charge my phone again’.  We were kindly sent the VARTA My Power Bank recently to see if this would ease our charging problems.… View Post

Lunii // My Fabulous Storyteller

Lunii // My Fabulous Storyteller

The Lunii My Fabulous Storyteller is the new-generation, fun and interactive storyteller. Start your adventure with 48 original stories, following Susan and Ben on unexpected journeys.  My Fabulous Storyteller allows children to create their own choices, simply and intuitively, by toggling and pushing buttons. They can choose a HERO, a WORLD, a COMPANION and an OBJECT – and navigate whole worlds of wonder.… View Post

Vorwerk Kobold VK200 customising your cleaning experience

Vorwerk Kobold VK200 customising your cleaning experience

A couple of months ago Vorwerk contacted me to see whether I’d like to put the Kobold VK200 Cleaning System to the test.  Stating that I would find vacuuming easier, enjoyable and most importantly I’d notice how much cleaner my carpets were.  With three children in the house (especially the muck monkey also known as Piglet) I need all the help I can get with cleaning especially vacuuming.  Piglet spends a large portion of the day playing on the floors around out the house so I want them to be as clean as possible.… View Post

Listen, Sing and Play together with the ROXI …

Listen, Sing and Play together with the ROXI Electric Jukebox

Music is one of those things that brings everyone together. From late teenage nights getting ready to go out and meet up with Mr. Boo after he finished work with friends. I can remember having music blasting out as we got dressed and did our make up. To the nights we would be heading out to clubs and bars painting the night red and singing on karaoke. 

Nowadays our clubbing days might well be over but music still plays a big part in our lives. Something we can enjoy with the children, family and friends no matter what the occasion or just because it’s Sunday night and we are putting off the fact that it’s almost Monday again. … View Post