Playgroups & Prosecco by Jo Middleton [AD-GIFTED] + #Giveaway

This is a gifted partnership from Penguin Random House

This year I have found myself returning to my previous love of picking up a book and getting lost in the words and characters. Throughout my teenage years, I always had a book in my bag to enjoy just in case I got five minutes to read a chapter or two.

Jo Middleton the award-winning blogger behind Slummy Single Mummy has written her first novel Playgroups & Prosecco and I’m so pleased that I was sent an advanced copy. This has been tucked in my handbag, on the arm of the sofa and by my laptop so that I can read a few pages whenever I get a minute.

Playgroups & Prosecco

Single mum Frankie’s whole life revolves around her kids. But when your teenage daughter goes on more dates than you and your toddler has a more active social life, something has to change. Forget ‘me-time’, Frankie would settle for some adult conversation, and watching something other than the Disney Channel.

The local playgroup may be ruled by Instagram mums with perfect husbands but Frankie accidentally forms a splitter group of single parents. After all, Mummy really needs a playdate of her own.

Now pass the prosecco…

My thoughts on Playgroups & Prosecco…

As soon as I opened up the book to find that it was written in a diary style, I was taken back to my days of reading Adrian Mole and Bridget Jones Diary. However, just a few pages in it is clear that this is so much more than just about another diary-style novel. Frankie draws you into what life is like as a mother and her juggling her newly-found single status. While navigating ‘baby-daddies’, work and Tinder. Whilst sharing her love for Jaffa cakes, prosecco and Netflix.

Reading about the friends she made whilst taking her youngest daughter to playgroup, makes me question why I never plucked up the courage to attend myself with my own children. Her description of the people she encounters makes me laugh out loud as she is spot on with the ‘Instagram mums’.

Her newly found friendships help her take the leap into the dating scene again via Tinder – which makes me realise just how lucky I am not to be ‘out there’ dating. The messages she receives from potential suiters are… WOW! The leg popping kiss man seemed like he had potential, only to ruin it with a message the following morning. Whilst at least he was honest, it was still very eye-opening.

Overall a funny, laugh out loud read about what life is truly like a single mum navigating her way through a new chapter in her life. Although my lingering question is, how can she only consume half a packet of Jaffa cakes? Please tell me I’m not the only one to find that the packet mysteriously disappears before my eyes.

Where can you buy Playgroups & Prosecco?

Playgroups & Prosecco by Jo Middleton is available to buy from Amazon. Available on Kindle now, and released in paperback on 2nd May 2019.

Win a copy of Playgroups & Prosecco

Let’s add a little fun, Jaffa Cakes and Prosecco into your next reading session with a copy of Playgroups & Prosecco to giveaway.

Prize: Paperback copy of Playgroups & Prosecco by Jo Middleton

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Playgroups and Prosecco: The (mis)adventures of a single mum

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Sarah Anguish

Sarah Anguish is the blogger behind this award-winning family lifestyle and top 10 UK mum/parenting blog. Started in August 2011 as she returned to work following maternity leave with her second child. Boo Roo and Tigger showcases family life, home decor, travel and everything in between.

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  1. Solange
    March 4, 2019 / 12:36 pm

    Sounds like a fun read.

  2. Annabel Greaves
    March 4, 2019 / 2:49 pm

    Looks like a great read

  3. Natalie Burgess
    March 4, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    Looks like a fab read xx

  4. Susie Wilkinson
    March 4, 2019 / 3:36 pm

    Looks good, thanks for the giveaway

  5. Kim M
    March 4, 2019 / 5:11 pm

    Lovely giveaway x

  6. Ellen Stafford
    March 4, 2019 / 6:39 pm

    Sounds like a great read!

  7. janine atkin
    March 4, 2019 / 7:45 pm

    id love to read this

  8. Lisa Wilkinson
    March 4, 2019 / 9:43 pm

    Looks like a great book

  9. Julia Kerr
    March 5, 2019 / 1:05 am

    This book sounds fab, really funny and a true reflection of what it’s like

  10. Laura Jeffs
    March 5, 2019 / 8:05 am

    Thank you so much for the chance, Sarah! Would really love to read this book, it sounds like a brilliant read

  11. Margaret GALLAGHER
    March 5, 2019 / 8:36 am

    Would love to read thanks

  12. Amanda Hart
    March 5, 2019 / 8:38 am

    This looks a fun book to read, I need a something that grips me as soon as I start reading it

  13. Sarah Lambert
    March 5, 2019 / 9:45 am

    I really like the sound of this book and is definitely on my book wishlist

  14. Rich Tyler
    March 5, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    Great Giveaway

  15. March 5, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    I loved this book. I am so happy that you liked it too 🙂

  16. March 5, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    This sounds like a really fun read

  17. Laura Pritchard
    March 5, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    As a recently single mum, I would love to read this!

  18. Karen R
    March 6, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    I’ve read Jo’s blog for years and think she’s got such an appealing writing style, I’d love to win xx

  19. Troy Easton
    March 6, 2019 / 3:10 pm

    Looks like a interesting Read.

  20. Margaret GALLAGHER
    March 7, 2019 / 12:13 pm

    A BEAUTY – Guarenteed fun

  21. Andrea Upton
    March 7, 2019 / 9:06 pm

    Sounds like a really fun read

  22. Christine Lockley
    March 8, 2019 / 12:53 pm

    Sounds like a great read, thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Rachael Sexey
    March 10, 2019 / 9:00 am

    This sounds like a fantastic read thank you so much for the chance to win ❣

  24. Geri Gregg
    March 10, 2019 / 1:22 pm

    Looks like my type of book! Looks great

  25. Angela Kelly
    March 12, 2019 / 4:05 pm

    This book sounds like a great funny read.

  26. Melanie Daniels
    March 12, 2019 / 7:50 pm

    This looks like a great read, especially as I have a little got myself!

  27. Emily Neasham
    March 13, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    Oh I’d love to read this!

  28. Diane Carey
    March 15, 2019 / 7:45 am

    A fun read would make a change to a thriller. I love Jaffa Cakes too

  29. Jo m welsh
    March 16, 2019 / 7:48 am

    Looks a good spring time read would be lovely thank you

  30. Claire Nutman
    March 16, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    This is exactly me at the moment ! I could do with a sense of humour lol, many thanks….

  31. Elizabeth Smith
    March 16, 2019 / 8:26 pm

    sounds like perfect escapism

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