Last year we welcomed Trolls into our lives.  We were very lucky to be invited to the Trolls BFI Gala Screening – which was simply amazing!  This was Piglet’s first visit to the cinema, which she thankfully enjoyed due to the bold colours, amazing soundtrack and a packet of Wotsits.  Fast forward to this year and we had downloaded the film onto our Sky box (yes I am too lazy to keep putting the DVDs in and out of the DVD player) for us to watch one weekend.  The Trolls movie is a hit with all of us, but none more so that Piglet… Oh, my goodness, how she loves that film and Princess Poppy.… View Post

Incredible Ways To Winter Proof Your Home This …

Incredible Ways To Winter Proof Your Home This Christmas

Christmastime isn’t only about drinking, eating and opening presents. Okay, it centres on those three things, but you need to fix up the house to have an amazing festive period. This doesn’t mean decorating the living room and putting up a tree, although you should do that before December 25th. Nope, it means getting the house ready for the onset of winter. After all, it will be a memorable day if your property can’t handle the onslaught, but for all the wrong reasons!… View Post

The Box Tree // Let The Elves Do It…

The Box Tree // Let The Elves Do It…

In years gone by many of us would scour the high street in search of the perfect gift for loved ones, family, and friends.  A combination of time constraints and convenience many of us are now shopping online for gifts.  But does shopping online make the gifts impersonal? It doesn’t have to.  With the help of The Box Tree elves, they have gifts which still have that personal touch and all wrapped up for you (literally!).… View Post

Get your game on with Venom this Christmas

Get your game on with Venom this Christmas

Gaming has moved on just a touch from my childhood and both Roo and Tigger are well versed on how to load up games etc.  This Christmas they have pooled their Christmas wish and asked Father Christmas for a PS4 – with Tigger adding on a separate wish for the LEGO Worlds game.  Whilst there is a good chance that the big man will fulfill this wish (as long as bedrooms are kept tidy and chores completed), I have been looking at what gaming accessories are available to compliment the console.

Take a look at the selection of gaming accessories available from Venom…… View Post

Why Photos Make The Sweetest Christmas Gifts

Why Photos Make The Sweetest Christmas Gifts

There are a lot of gifts that you can buy for your loved ones for this upcoming Christmas — you can buy a box of chocolates, you could buy candles or even a nice gift card. All of these are lovely ideas, but these gifts are temporary — the chocolates will get eaten, the candle will melt and the money on the gift card will be spent on something else. Instead of getting the people you care about gifts that will only last for a short while, give them a beautiful collection of photos — this will be a meaningful present that will last a lifetime.… View Post

Christmas Traditions // Mince Pies

Christmas Traditions // Mince Pies

There are a few Christmas traditions from my own childhood that I’m eager to continue with my own children.  One of these is baking mince pies.  I can recall standing in the kitchen throughout the run-up to Christmas making batches of mince pies.  At times it seemed that we would never make enough as they seemed to disappear as soon as they came out of the oven.… View Post

How to Create a Christmas Penguin from your …

How to Create a Christmas Penguin from your LEGO Advent Calendar

LEGO Advent Calendars are part of our Christmas traditions, and whilst the 24 LEGO items are used and loved throughout the year.  It is difficult to know what to do with the tray that comes inside of the advent calendar – currently, ours are separately LEGO into colours and parts. Children can now enjoy their advent calendars well beyond December 25th thanks to the LEGO Group, which has released its 2017 series featuring sustainable paper pulp trays inside the box.… View Post

Pass the Pigs for Xmas!

Pass the Pigs for Xmas!

When it comes to popping gifts under the Christmas tree this year.  Have you thought about adding a new game to your collection?  Fantastic fun for the whole family, Pass the Pigs is so easy to play. Simply throw the 2 piggies up in the air and see how they land. Compare the pigs landing positions with your scorecard and earn points, the first to 100 wins.… View Post

Christmas Traditions // Harrods Teddy Bear

Christmas Traditions // Harrods Teddy Bear

It’s funny how things become a tradition.  It can be a simple gesture or something that you aspire to do and before you know it has become a tradition.  Something you want to continue year after year, or for each new child that you welcome into your family.  This is the story of how a Harrods Teddy Bear became one of our Christmas Traditions…… View Post

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Clueless

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Clueless

We should apologise for being yet another reminder of the fact that it’s almost December and you have not bought a single gift, but we’re not just bearing bad news (we promise) –  we’ve come with gift suggestions that’ll make life all the more easier! With our useful tips, you’ll no longer have to use your very limited spare time thinking of presents for other people. We can only imagine how torturous that must be – so, from this moment on you can wipe that off your long list of things to do. Don’t worry, you can thank us later!… View Post

Christmas Traditions // LEGO® Advent Calendars

Christmas Traditions // LEGO® Advent Calendars

When it comes to counting down the advent period, I recall those advent candle wreaths that were made on Blue Peter.  The ones made from two wire coat hangers, tinsel and candles.  With each candle lit each week leading up to Christmas.  Not quite sure it would be passed by health and safety nowadays, with the combination of tinsel and naked flames. … View Post

I’m A Celebrity, Task Avoidance and Drayton’…

I’m A Celebrity, Task Avoidance and Drayton’s Magical Christmas #LittleLoves

I seem to be playing catch up all the time at the moment.  That juggling act of running myself down versus letting people down.  Any thoughts of being organised etc. are firmly on hold.  From constant illness that is sweeping through our house, which I wish quite frankly would do one.  To family life feeling especially hectic with birthdays, activities and school events.  I can’t even console myself that it will get better in the next few weeks as we are now in the run up to Christmas.… View Post