Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Let’s Write an Adventure!

The search for the UK’s most adventurous author is on….

Go Ape ( are searching for the UK’s most adventurous authors between the ages of 4 and 12, with the chance to win a selection of adventurous books as well as a group adventure in the tree tops with their tribe!

An experience at Go Ape is all about living life adventurously, and Mini Tarzans will simply need to write 100-500 words describing their favourite adventure for the team. These tales can be completely made up or a real account of an exhilarating escapade - if it’s fictional, then imaginations can run wild!

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the following categories:  

·         Best fiction author (for ages 4-7 and 8-12)

·         Best non-fiction author (for ages 4-7 and 8-12)

·         Best character (for ages 4-7 and 8-12)

·         Best use of language (for ages 4-7 and 8-12)

As well as this, an additional prize will be awarded to the favourite entry by Go Ape’s two Chief Gorillas – Tristram and Rebecca Mayhew.

Within each age range judges will review the quality relative to age, so all monkeys, whether big or small, will have the same chance of winning!

Entries are open now until midnight, Thursday 22nd June, 2017. For further info, T&C’s and to enter visit Handwritten entries can be scanned in and sent to

Monday, 19 June 2017

                             Holiday Heroes 
With everything from bluetooth speakers and batteries to luggage scales and laptop sleeves – check out these holiday heroes from Amazon Basics for all your travel essentials.

AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Red)
Currently priced at £22.99

AmazonBasics Earphones with Flat Cables and Universal Mic (Rose Gold), 

Currently priced at £12.99

AmazonBasics Classic Backpack – Red
Currently priced at £13.89

AmazonBasics Digital Luggage Scale
Currently priced at £6.49

AmazonBasics 11 inch Felt Laptop Sleeve - Charcoal

Currently priced from £11.99

AmazonBasics 127cm (50) Lightweight Tripod with Bag, 

Currently priced at £13.99

Sunday, 11 June 2017

                               Growing Space
            Personalised Playrooms from Garden Hideouts 

For growing families who’d like more room at home, Garden Hideouts, the outdoor space specialists, can create the perfect space for your children to grow, learn and play.

Garden rooms can be supplied unfurnished or tailor made and styled by the interior design team. So whether your child has a passion for ponies or is bonkers for boats – there are no themes, styles or colours Garden Hideouts can’t cater for.

Garden pod from £19,950 (unfurnished)

For more information and other styles please

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

- create beautiful bespoke products 
made from your own photographs, favourite prints and designs. 
Perfect for the extra special Father's Day gift! 

Acrylic family organiser - from £44.99

Mobile phone hard cases - from £14.99

Photo mug - from £7.99

Playing cards - from £7.99
Jigsaw puzzle - from £19.99

Photo cushion - from £17.99

For more details and lots of other personalised products visit

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Exciting news for fans of the amazing YippieYo Crossbuggy! 
How would you like to test the Crossbuggy this summer?

If you're not sure what the Crossbuggy is or whether it's the right mode of transport for you and your children, don't forget to check out my review here.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Quinny Moodd
- review

- elegant look
- large rear wheels can tackle all terrains and soften the bumps
- large seat unit
- automatic unfolding
- t-bar (bumper bar) and raincover included
- flat recline and newborn nest to use from birth in the package
- very light to push
- plush seat that holds the child well no matter their size
- optional carrycot and car seat to use from birth (seat is also suitable from newborn)
- step on, step off brake means you're not ruining your footwear
- option to change from 3 to 4 wheels but expensive and can't just buy a 4 wheel version right away.

- low handlebar even on highest setting
- tiny canopy made of super thin fabric, doesn't give any protection
- horrible leg rest, my daughter's legs kept getting stuck in the hole in the leg rest, only good for older toddlers who can keep their feet in place
- very small and shallow basket 
- rattly front wheels, make a lot of noise and don't handle rough terrains easily
- t-bar too close to the child and too low for the child to be comfortable and hold it
- large folded and quite heavy to lift 
- a lot of movement in the frame, frame squeaky and noisy from new and no amount of silicone spray would reduce it
- low quality for the price and doesn't hold any value when reselling.

I posted about the Moodd in the past, please go here to see from birth options and here some additional photos of the gorgeous Britto edition.

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