NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Lumio Automatic Coffee Machine Review

Nescafe Dolce Gusto

I had a coffee machine in the kitchen a couple of years ago, but not having much worktop space to play with it was soon relegated to the cupboard and eventually re-homed by my daughter Abbey. I miss having a decent coffee, especially at this time of year, so when NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® offered me a machine to review, I jumped at the chance. I opted for the space-saving Lumio Automatic Coffee Machine which is a compact pod coffee machine… Continue Reading “NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Lumio Automatic Coffee Machine Review”

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”

The Netflix Quandary

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We are big fans of Netflix in our house and have ditched cable TV in favour of using it. My mum lives in rural Dorset and just before Christmas a faster broadband service became available, so they had a new router installed, which gave me the chance to introduce them Netflix too. Over her birthday my Mum dropped numerous hints that she wanted to watch The Crown, a Netflix original series that follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen… Continue Reading “The Netflix Quandary”

The Grotlyn by Benji Davies – Review


Bedtime stories are very important in our house and although Eliza and Isaac are busying reading their own books now, they love listening in to Sebby’s stories. Over the last few months, Eliza has flown up the reading targets at school and has moved on from basic school reading books to the likes of Roald Dahl and Miranda Hart, but that hasn’t stopped her from liking shorter reading books too. We were sent The Grotlyn by Benji Davies to review… Continue Reading “The Grotlyn by Benji Davies – Review”

My 10 Most Visited Posts of 2017


Looking back at a year of blogging is always fascinating and last year I compiled my most visited posts of the year with some interesting results. It always surprises me which posts were the most popular and this year is no exception. Here are my most visited posts of 2017: 1. Unboxing new Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Following on from the Hatchimals craze are the more affordable Hatchimals CollEGGtibles who live in a hidden land called Hatchtopia and not only are they… Continue Reading “My 10 Most Visited Posts of 2017”