Tuesday 28 December 2021

Valencia ~ Reasons Why It Should Be On Your Travel List

Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, is a delicious combination of modern architecture and medieval sanctuary! A mixture of old and new buildings, giving it an extraordinary, unique feeling. These are the reasons that will make you want to visit it!!!

Valencia white stone sign

4 Perks To Buying A Brand New Home

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If you’re a home buyer then chances are you may be torn between buying an older property or something new such as a house that is currently in development. Over the last few years new builds have risen in popularity, sometimes you’ll even find that apartment-style homes are being sold out before they’re even finished being built! There are a lot of questions and concerns for homebuyers about getting a brand new home. 

Will it look good? Can it stand the tests of time? Are they safe? Are they even eco-friendly?

There are a whole array of questions that are being asked and it’s completely understandable too! Newer built homes are coming out at a much faster rate so of course there will be questions about it. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, last-time buyer or anything in between, this post will get you the answers you need!

Picture of a new home, with wood cladding and large windows

Saturday 25 December 2021

12 Budget Friendly Ways To Treat Yourself This Christmas

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According to research, Christmas shopping in the UK started as early as October 2021. Many people look forward to this season as it is an opportunity to wrap up the year on a joyful note. You may have gotten gifts for everyone else but yourself. You may also be occupied with last minute plans and family traditions, forgetting to include yourself in your plans. However, you can pamper yourself without breaking the bank. 

Here are some easy ideas to help you treat yourself this season.

A red flatlay with some wrapped gifts and a pinboard that says 'it's beginning to cost a lot like Christmas'

Thursday 23 December 2021

3 Ways To Learn New Things In 2022

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As Christmas creeps ever closer, the New Year is almost upon us.

And with it, an onslaught of New Year’s Resolutions. Losing weight, quitting smoking and saving money are amongst the most common, whilst others may direct their efforts towards finding a new job or moving house.

You might have your sights set on growing new skills to take your career to the next level. Or you may simply be looking to learn something new for your own enjoyment.

Whatever your goals for 2022, the benefits of mastering a new skill, whether for professional growth or a personal hobby, are many. With that in mind, these are just five fantastic opportunities to learn something new this New Year.

Overhead shot of someone sitting at a laptop with a pile of books, notepad

Friday 17 December 2021

Christmas At Wollaton


Christmas is right around the corner and we've been looking to do something a little festive! So many things though have ended up cancelled or availability lessened because of a certain virus doing the rounds.

A couple of the things we did have planned had to be cancelled because of a positive test in our house! Once we were able to roam free again we were keen to get in the Christmas mood!! So when the team behind Christmas at Wollaton contacted us and asked if we'd like to experience their very special Christmas lights there was a big.......YES......from all of us.

A georgian house with a light projection on it

Saturday 4 December 2021

Things May Be Hard Right Now But That Doesn't Make You A Bad Parent

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Parenting is hard. In fact it’s one of the hardest things that you are ever going to do. One of the reasons for this is that you are always wondering if you are doing it right and that on its own is exhausting. Add in kids who are wild and free, couple that with the other things going on in your life and it all becomes a big madness. A madness that you love, but a madness nonetheless. Sometimes, things get particularly difficult. You may find yourself losing your patience a little quicker or not doing as much with your kids as you usually do but we’re going to let you in on a secret and that’s the fact that it’s okay. You are not a bad parent for feeling human emotions.

Outdoor shot showing lower halves of adult and child in outdoor clothes

Tuesday 30 November 2021

Monday 29 November 2021

Understanding Your Child's Curriculum

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Your child will be learning a wide variety of different subjects - from English Language to the importance of Science, the world of Arts and much more, depending on their own personal choices later on down the line. Understanding your child’s curriculum however should be an essential part of your child’s learning journey in order for you to understand how you can help your child with their progress.

Monopoly numbers that read, I am still learning

Sunday 28 November 2021

Exploring Internet Safety with Your Child

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Being safe on the internet is an essential practice for adults and children, but for children it’s a little more of a push that you can give your child towards understanding how to use the internet happily and safely. Here are some top tips, from this girls senior school in Surrey, you can give your child to make sure they’re safe when they’re browsing online.

Games console controller

Snowy's Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway!! Nerf Bunkr!!

It's Christmassssss!!! And I'm trying to spread a little Christmas cheer so for each item I review I'm trying to combine it with a giveaway!! 

One giveaway has already taken place over on my Instagram and now it's time for another here on my blog. To tie-in with my review of the Nerf Bunkr set you can win your own!  

Enter below to win a Nerf Bunkr Toxic Barrel and a Nerf Bunker Toxic Crate!

Framed flatlay showing a box of Nerf inflatable barrels and crates

Thursday 25 November 2021

Snowy's Christmas Gift Guide 2021 - A Gift For Active Kits


We've had a gift for babies and one for a family, and now it's time for a great gift for active kids. Snowy's Christmas Gift Guide brings you Nerf Bunkr!!

Flatlay picture showing the Nerf box with ribbon and Christmas tags around

Monday 22 November 2021

The Benefits of School Uniform for Children

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School uniforms are used at the vast majority of schools across the UK for a number of reasons, of which it brings a lot of benefits to both parents and students. Here in this guide from one of the top boarding schools we look at the key benefits of school uniforms and how it helps children.

Close up of a blue school uniform showing a prefect badge

Sunday 21 November 2021

Helping Your Child Become More Independent

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Independence is something that your child will become more attuned to as they develop. In their teens, children will be required to do a lot more things for themselves, as will be a true test of their skills. In this guide from this private school in Somerset we’ll take a look at the ways you can help your child with their independence and level of responsibilities.

Small child walking with a backpack on

Snowy's Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway!! Pug Pup Prints!!

This year I'm spreading as much Christmas cheer as possible by running as many giveaways as possible! 

There's already been one on my Instagram and now it's time for one here on my blog. Following the review of our awesome print from Pug Pup Prints it's now your chance to win one for yourself!

Thursday 18 November 2021

Snowy's Christmas Gift Guide 2021 - A Perfect Personalised Family Gift


It's time for another gift idea with Snowy's Christmas Gift Guide. Our next gift is perfect for the special families in your life and it comes in the form of a fantastic personalised print from Pug Pup Prints!!!

Framed personalised print of a cartoon family as superheros with the family names against them

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Thursday 11 November 2021

Snowy's Christmas Gift Guide 2021 - Traditional Gifts For Babies


After a little break last year.................Snowy's Christmas Gift Guide is back!!!!!!!!!!

I first started the Christmas gift guide back in 2019, with the hope of sharing unique and thoughtful gift ideas. There were lots of different things, with gifts for babies, families, couples, food lovers, the list goes on. 

Then last year happened and, 2020, well, it was bit weird wasn't it. It felt strange and out of place to share gifts, when we didn't know when or if we would see family, or if we could afford Christmas.

Hopefully, Christmas 2021 will go ahead and we will be able to spend time together with our families without worry, masks, or if you were like us social distanced on driveways! 

So, let's get things started with gifts for the littlest ones in our lives!! Babies!!! Oh, how I miss the baby days!!! Especially the quieter toys!! It seems so long ago now!! 

This year's gift for babies are brought to us by Jaques of London

Boxed toys tied with ribbon

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Thursday 4 November 2021

Something Is Coming!!!!

Something is coming!!! And it's not just Christmas!!!! Or this guy in his fancy red suit!!!

A surprised looking Santa!

Sunday 31 October 2021

Christmas At Home Vs Christmas Abroad!!

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Christmas!! A time for for being festive, having fun and being with family and friends. For some, it's also a time for adventures and travel!!

Pair of pineapples with tinsel wrapped around it

Cats Vs Pickles Are Now In B&M!!!

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It started with an app and now there's cuddly plushies!! The Cats Vs Pickles world is growing!!

Selection of the Cats Vs Pickles plushies

Buying Super Cool Gifts With Wicked Uncle!!!

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Birthdays, Christmases, treats, rewards, special occassions. There's lots of reasons to buy a gift or two. 

Wrapped gift

Thursday 28 October 2021

The Importance Of English Literature In Education

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English literature is an important part of a child’s development. It not only teaches us the foundations of speech, reading and writing, but also gives children the chance to be inquisitive and curious about the world.

Close up of the spines of children's books on a shelf

Top Tips When Preparing For A New Baby!!

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So........YOU'RE HAVING A BABY!!!! Congratulations!!! Finding out you're expecting can be exciting and scary all at the same time! 

Cute baby feet sticking out between blankets or towels

You might be left feeling unprepared and wondering just what you need to do in order to get ready to welcome the new arrival. Even if you have a family already and are expanding or if this is the first child you have ever had, it will always be a big change to your life. 

Here are just a few top tips that should help you to prepare for your new arrival.

Wednesday 27 October 2021

A Parents' Guide To A-Levels

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A levels are a big jump up from GCSEs, and can also be quite complicated for parents who often feel out of the loop. Ultimately, your child can be thrown into the deep end due to the jump from their last exams. But fear not, as this guide from this A Level College will show you all you need to know about A levels and what to be prepared for.

Pile of notebooks

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Sunday 24 October 2021

The Benefits Of Extracurricular Activities For Children

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Extracurricular activities are hugely beneficial for children, with multiple advantages and ways a child is improving their personal development, as well as preparing children for the challenges they could face in the future. For some key benefits extracurricular activities have on children, read this guide from an independent school in Hammersmith to help you understand its importance in schools.

Child standing near a lake with his arms outstretched

Thursday 21 October 2021

Helping Your Child Become More Confident

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Being confident in all you do is part of a child’s personal development. It’s a great way of building their communication skills, build ways of being a part of an effective team and have the chance to form new friendships. In this guide from a boarding school in Hertfordshire we take a look at some ways you can boost your child’s confidence.

Road with 'You've got this' written on it in chalk

Tuesday 19 October 2021

A Very Snowy Christmas, 20 Weeks To A Very Organised Christmas!! Week 11!!

Welcome back to A Very Snowy Christmas, 20 Weeks To A Very Organised Christmas!! Week11!!! 

How is it week 11 already??

Christmas flatlay with a planner, wrapping paper and ribbon near it

Sunday 17 October 2021

Dino Kingdom Adventures!!!

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Lots of kids love dinosaurs and after watching every single Jurassic Park movie ever made, my son is also a fan!

What would many dinosaur fans like to do? Well, they'd like to see them up close! We were given that chance by the team at Dino Kingdom!!

Little boy standing in front of a rock dino kingdom sign

Thursday 14 October 2021

Creative Ideas For A Very Crafty Christmas!!

So, you want to be crafty and a bit creative this Christmas!! Looking for ideas?? I've got you covered. We love a craft, even more if it's a festive one!! So, here's a selection of Creative Ideas For A Very Crafty Christmas!! 

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Thursday 7 October 2021

What To Do With Your Old Books!!

I love a declutter!!! The tidiness, the clean and freshness that comes with it. Sometimes going through the clutter can be a bit painful!!! You might struggle to part with things.

This is one of the reasons I like the Marie Kondo method. But even with this I struggle to part with books. Even if I've read them over and over, and might not read them again, I still struggle with parting with them.

But I know some keen crafters that use books to upcycle and create amazing things. So if you struggle to part with books too and you're a little crafty, here's some ideas for What To Do With Your Old Books!!

Pile of books

Thursday 30 September 2021

Gifts That Show A Little Love!!

When choosing gifts, it’s important to make sure that the intention behind the gift is crystal clear. Some gifts are designed to help people have fun, to fulfill their wants, or to celebrate them as a person. There are gifts that are designed to communicate nothing but love too, to nurture and pay homage to a strong bond. If you’re looking to express nothing but love, here are a few gift ideas that do just that.

String lights shaped into a heart and placed in the sand

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Thursday 23 September 2021

What You Need To Know Before Booking A Disneyland Paris Holiday!!

So, you've decided to go to Disneyland Paris!!! Maybe it's your first visit. Maybe you've not been for a while and you're looking for a few tips.

Well, between myself and some fellow bloggers we've got a few tips and a bit on info on what you need to know before booking a trip to Disneyland Paris!!

Mickey Mouse figure stood next to the Effiel Tower

Thursday 16 September 2021

The Silence Of Back To School

Do you hear that? No? Nope? Not a peep? That's because those little people in your house have gone back to school!!!!

Chalkboard with back to school written on it

Wednesday 8 September 2021

Travel Checklist Essentials For Your Next Trip

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When lockdown is over and it’s time to get back out there and travel more, it can be easy to let the excitement hinder your organization. But it's essential to stay organized for your trips to make sure that the booking is complete, the trip goes smoothly, and that you take everything with you that you need.

Now, I'm a bit obsessed with making sure we have everything, so I usually make a list for each trip. On that note, here are some travel checklist essentials for your next trip.

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Sunday 5 September 2021

Win A Penguin Necklace By Jana Reinhardt!!

We've been incredibly lucky with great giveaways recently and it's time for another one!! This time with the incredible Jana Reinhardt

A small gift wrapped box

Thursday 2 September 2021

A Guide For Buying Gifts For Kids This Christmas!!

Keeping up with my organised Christmas posts, I shared a tip a week or two ago for when you're buying for your kids this Christmas and as promised here's another post to explore it a little more!

A festive flatlay with the text, A Guide For Buying Gifts For Kids This Christmas as the rhyme, something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Sunday 29 August 2021

Win A Box Of Sweet Treats From Panda Sweets!!!


Following on from our review of the fantastic Panda Sweets, I'm now sharing their deliciousness with you!

You can now win a box of sweets too!

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Enjoying Summer With Jaques Of London


We love a good game. Especially something we can play together. Even better if it we can travel with it and move it around easily! Grab a game for a visit at Granny's or a bit of playtime in the park. 

So, when the amazing Jaques of London asked us to give some of their summer range a try we jumped at the chance! 

Established in 1795, Jaques of London is the oldest games company in the world and are responsible for the creation of games like Croquet, Snakes and Ladders, Tiddledy Winks and many more. So, what's in these beautifully packaged boxes?

Packaged toys in nice printed cardboard boxes, tied with ribbon