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Getting creative with Simbrix

At the Blog On conference in May I discovered Simbrix, a new toy designed in the UK which allows children to use their construction and artistic talents. I thought that Simbrix would be a perfect way to unwind and relax after a busy school day and I was right! The Geek Kit we were sent […]

Should we ban toy guns and other weapons?

When I was a child I didn’t play with guns. Swords: yes, but never guns. At Zach’s preschool there seems to be a high proportion of boys and every time I visit they are anxious to show me their sticks/constructed StickleBrick guns which are hurriedly transformed to ‘water pistols’ by the staff. Matthew and Anya […]

Baby Secrets Pram Pack review

As well as the LOL doll, Anya was excited to get her first Baby Secrets set from my trip to Blog On X in Manchester. Baby Secret babies have a white nappy until they are dipped in water at which point the nappy turns either pink or blue. They can be bought in single bathtub […]

Track Party, Basingstoke: traintastic!

Last year I spotted Track Party advertised near my sister in Basingstoke and was desperate to go but the tickets had all sold out 🙁 This year a fellow blogger pointed out that it was running again, yay! Actually, Track Party runs at various locations in the south of England throughout the year (take a […]

Ooh we had a fun half term!

The kids are back at school already, I can’t believe it! We had one of the busiest school holidays we’ve ever had and the kids (and me) have absolutely loved it 🙂 There were some big milestones for them as well… Chris had Monday off work and we took the children swimming for the first […]