Good Energy Habits with British Gas

Cooking on Gas

Back in October 2013 we were one of the first households in the country to have the new smart meters installed with British Gas. The smart meters upgrade was a programme set out by the UK Government as a way of helping consumers gain more control over their energy use and spending. It also aims to help meet environmental targets and security of energy supply in the future and we have been one of the first households in the country to… Continue Reading “Good Energy Habits with British Gas”

Fun things to do outside when it’s cold


Winter weather can make getting outdoors seem like an ordeal – cold temperatures, snow, frost and ice and a lack of warm sunshine can make even the most outdoorsy family want to hibernate inside. In my experience, the kids are less bothered about challenging weather conditions than adults, especially if their are things to catch their attention and play with. The important thing is to layer up and wrap them up nice and warm, with a special focus on hats, gloves and snuggly warm socks. Fun… Continue Reading “Fun things to do outside when it’s cold”

Encouraging children to play free #PetitsFilousPlayFree

How often do you hear those immortal words “I’m bored!” spill from your child’s mouth? It is something I hear fairly frequently in my house, especially after I have enforced time limits on their technology. The question is, what do you do about it? Do you ever wonder what would happen if you just let them be bored, encouraging them to play free? Play is an important part of child development – from physical development of their muscles and motor… Continue Reading “Encouraging children to play free #PetitsFilousPlayFree”

Silent Sunday – 14th January 2018

Swimming Trophy

My Silent Sunday is not so silent this week. I am super proud of this young man, in last years cubs swimming gala he refused to do all but one race. This year he took part in all the races with a huge smile on his face, won 3 heats and reached the finals for breaststroke and freestyle. He came away with 3 medals, a gold and two bronze and his pack won the overall tournament. Well done to all… Continue Reading “Silent Sunday – 14th January 2018”

Samsung Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Review

Samsung Tumble Drier

At the beginning December my tumble drier decided to break, as all good things seem to do just before Christmas. I have an appliance plan with British Gas, so phoned them to come out and fix it, waiting two weeks for it to be even looked at. On the day of my appointment (the ones where you have to wait in ALL day), they phoned me at 3pm to advise me that no engineers were available and the next appointment… Continue Reading “Samsung Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Review”