Fidget Spinner Giveaway

Fidget Spinners are the new craze in the playground, everyone is talking about them including E. So when I was sent one in the post, E was delighted. I had no idea what to expect from a fidget spinner, I had only really seen them on social media. A fidget spinner is  a weighted spinner that is designed to help kids who have trouble focusing or fidgeting. I have heard that they are great for people with ADHD or Autism. Playing with a fidget spinner is supposed to be a way of relieving stress or nervous energy. I was a little sceptical about it at first but having had a play it is rather addictive. E will sit there spinning it for ages. She spins it in her hands, on the table, even her head! If you would like the opportunity to win a Fidget Spinner and join the latest playground… View Post

Share Button

Wicked Uncle Review

When it comes to shopping for toys I always look online. One, for ease and secondly because there is a limited choice of shops that sell toys where I live. Wicked Uncle is a great website. They sell a great selection of weird, wonderful and different toys, not the sort you would see advertised on television. The website is really well set out, you can either search through different categories, gender and age. The age selection makes it really simple to find a toy that is age appropriate. I found shopping by age bought up toys I would never have thought about buying for a five year old – which is great. Each age range or category lists the most popular toys that are being bought on the website at the top. This is great if you are looking to buy something for someone and have no idea what to buy. Perfect… View Post

Share Button

Photographic Memories

I love my DSLR as much as a child. I treasure it and it brings me untold joy. But what did we do before phones could take photos? E went through stages of being camera-averse and thusly, reacted strongly to the sight of the big Canon coming at her. J just wants to grab hold of it. A mobile phone though? Can be quite the sneaky little snapper and I often take photos without my kids objecting. Brilliant. The other thing about taking photos on the phone is that you can be anywhere, doing anything and grab photographic evidence with ease. They aren’t always as clear as my DSLR photos but they are great for capturing photographic memories. This spontaneous photography allows for some surprises when you look back through the crazy amounts shots you’ve taken. I am often reminded of moments of which I had forgotten. Moments I am so delighted to discover have been… View Post

Share Button

Worn in Love – Two Years Living Apart

M has been away with his job for nearly two years now, only home on weekends. It’s the most time we’ve spent apart since having kids. It’s been hard in some ways. Easier in others. Having no-one to help at bedtime isn’t ideal. The relentlessness is brutal when you’re the only adult around. But then, there is no-one else to judge so maybe the parenting gets a little lax. Maybe it’s freezer food for dinner. Maybe there are no bedtime stories because “I’m all alone and so tired.” Yes, I’ve been laying it on thick. Sometimes it works and sometimes the kids are unmoved by my emotional blackmail and go right on ahead breaking my proverbial’s. Luckily E is such a great reader that she will now read the stories. What really gets me though is sleeping alone. But I don’t miss the actual body beside me. On the contrary, I love… View Post

Share Button

Win A £25 Amazon Gift Voucher

I don’t know about you but I love a freebie, bargain and of course competitions. I used to enter quite a few competitions but struggle to find the time at the moment. Recently I have been contacted about a website that lists Freebies, Voucher Codes and Competitions. That is my kind of website. Gratisfaction is a great website and I  genuinely recommend popping over to the website and having a look. I have added it to my bookmarks on my computer and will continue to keep checking it out. Gratisfaction are offering one of my readers the chance to Win a £25 Amazon Voucher. The lucky winner will be emailed the code and then they can spend, spend, spend! To enter simply complete the Gleam App Below. The Closing Date is 18th April 2017 at 11.59pm Win a £25 Amazon Gift Voucher

Share Button