WINSOR & NEWTON // win this gorgeous art gift set, worth £43.50!

WINSOR & NEWTON // win this gorgeous art gift set, worth £43.50!

Here’s your chance to win a gift set, from Royal art suppliers, Winsor & Newton

LOOKING AFTER YOUR FAMILY // panasonic smart home monitoring & control system

LOOKING AFTER YOUR FAMILY // panasonic smart home monitoring & control system

One of the hardest parts of parenthood is knowing when to hold them tight, and when to let them go

MY SON WAS KILLED BY A LEAKY BOILER // the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning

MY SON WAS KILLED BY A LEAKY BOILER // the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning

Stacey Rodgers lost her 10-year-old son to carbon monoxide poisoning, and won’t stop campaigning until every child is safe from the ‘Silent Killer’.

INTRODUCING POMELODY // the preschool music education system

INTRODUCING POMELODY // the preschool music education system

My girls LOVE music: they love playing it, singing (loudly) along to it and hitting the dance floor to it. OH still takes huge delight…

WIN! THESE STRAPPY SIZE 5 M&S GOLD SANDALS // worth £35

WIN! THESE STRAPPY SIZE 5 M&S GOLD SANDALS // worth £35

I’m giving away these size 5 M&S strappy gold sandals, worth £35!

FRUIT SHOOTIN’ BABY // our autumn orchard picnic at home cottage farm

FRUIT SHOOTIN’ BABY // our autumn orchard picnic at home cottage farm

I was klutzy enough to slip down some stairs and snap a rib this summer (just another chapter in my accident-prone life), so the girls…

SPLATTERINGLY GOOD FUN // pie face sky high review

SPLATTERINGLY GOOD FUN // pie face sky high review

I’ve always tried to teach the girls not to take themselves too seriously. Kiwis are notoriously self deprecating (if you’re over-sensitive you won’t survive long…

WIN! A STUNNING PORTMEIRION BOTANIC BLUE TEAPOT & CAKE STAND

WIN! A STUNNING PORTMEIRION BOTANIC BLUE TEAPOT & CAKE STAND

WIN! A stunning Portmeirion Botanic Blue teapot and cake stand

BOXWILD BIG BIRD GIFTBOX // fun nature activities for kids

BOXWILD BIG BIRD GIFTBOX // fun nature activities for kids

When I look back on my own school holidays, the days that really stand out are the ones that barely cost a penny. My friends…

SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE // win a jar of pierre marcolini’s luxury hazlenut spread

SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE // win a jar of pierre marcolini’s luxury hazlenut spread

Chocolate. That got your attention, didn’t it? My kids – like pretty much every other child on the planet – LOVE the gooey brown goodness,…

BOTTERSNIKES & GUMBLES // animated children’s series

BOTTERSNIKES & GUMBLES // animated children’s series

featured post In a long-forgotten valley, deep in the Australian bush, rages an endless battle between the lazy Bottersnikes and the good-natured Gumbles. The Bottersnikes…

A SPOT OF TEA WITH PORTMEIRION // afternoon tea week

A SPOT OF TEA WITH PORTMEIRION // afternoon tea week

Portmeirion invited us to celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week

WIN // a bottle of tarquin’s brilliant british blackberry gin, worth £32.95!

WIN // a bottle of tarquin’s brilliant british blackberry gin, worth £32.95!

I’ve teamed with 31.Dover to give you the chance to win a bottle of Tarquin’s Brilliant British Blackberry Gin, worth £33!

MY ACCIDENT-PRONE LIFE // the injury diaries

MY ACCIDENT-PRONE LIFE // the injury diaries

Some people are good at sports, some people are great at art. Me? I excel at being accident prone. As I sit here with my…

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