My Readers Top Posts of 2015


I have shared our Highlights of 2015 post but wanted to see what my readers favourite posts of the year were and it is a bit of a random mix of posts which had me surprised if I am honest. What I thought would be popular got a good number of hits but it was the reviews that were most popular.

It does seem that anything that makes our lives easier is popular with a steam mop and trolley bags really popular and of course the toy reviews came high up on the list too. Β I am glad to see a couple of our days out and our holiday there too.

So without further ado, here are my Top 10 posts of 2015:

  1. Mr Tumble’s Circus review
  2. Vileda Steam Mop Review
  3. Trolley Bags Review
  4. Teksta Newborn Kitty Review
  5. Shrek’s Adventure London
  6. Cybex Solution Q-Fix Car Seat Review
  7. Swimming with Turtle Tots
  8. My Friend Freddy Bear
  9. Project Climbing Centre in Poole
  10. The Childcare at Mark Warner Sea Garden


This year I have started Vlogging more often too and often film our toys / products to review and family days out. I was shocked by just how many views some of these had had when I looked into it.

Here are my most popular videos of the year:

  1. My Friend Bing Bunny
  2. Vileda Steam Mop
  3. Pet Parade
  4. Teksta Newborn Kitty
  5. Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Puppy
  6. Cicciobello Rumbly Tummy Doll
  7. A Day Out at Thomas Land
  8. Vtech Action Cam
  9. Unboxing the Dyson Humidifier
  10. Dance and Move Beatbo

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My Bestnine Instagram Pics are these:


So what can you expect from me next year?

We have a Carnival Cruise to look forward to as well as short breaks in France and Camp Bestival. Closer to home we will continue to explore our beautiful country and will be doing more product and toy reviews. I have a teen undertaking his GCSE’s this year so expect some exam stress posts (from me, not him).

Please also check out our new dedicated travel blog Are We Nearly There Yet?Β for more destination related posts and hotel reviews.

31 thoughts on “My Readers Top Posts of 2015

  1. Ickle Pickle says:

    Brilliant round up of some of your lovely posts. I love your reviews and days out. Kaz x
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  2. Globalmouse says:

    Great idea to do your most popular posts too…and it sounds like you’ve got lots of fun planned for 2016, looking forward to reading all about it!
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  3. My most popular posts are review posts too, along with a couple of personal posts. I was surprised to see this, but I suppose when people are investing a lot of money in a product they want to know it’s worth it x

  4. Everybody loves a steam mop!! I have to say I also find my reviews to be most popular but then from an SEO point of view it makes sense as its what people will be searching for.
    Here’s to 2016 and lots more blogging fun! xx
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  5. It’s lovely seeing everyone’s highlights from last year and really interesting how a lot of your top posts are reviews – that’s really good x x
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  6. Emma T says:

    I’m always surprised by which posts do well as well. Although generally my review posts aren’t the highest ones.

    Happy 2016
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  7. I’m hoping to get into vlogging a lot more so this year too. I think it’s the way forward as my kids are obsessed with YouTube!

  8. Kizzy says:

    Great selection of posts. It always amazes me which post do really well. I can never seem to be able to tell.
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  9. Zoe L says:

    Wow What a year! Its amazing the posts which become the most popular isn’t it. πŸ™‚
    Look forward to reading this years adventures.
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  10. Mrs H says:

    I always love to see what other bloggers most popular posts are. It is always the reviews that do so well. It looks like you had a hugely busy 2015 and a very exciting but busy 2016 planned. I always think that it is much more stressful for the parents when kids take exams. And I am sure the pre exam posts you write will help a lot of other parents in the same situation. Happy New Year. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  11. Stephanie says:

    Super fun year! It always surprises me what blog posts end up being the most popular. It is nice to know that people also find the review posts useful too. Good luck with the new travel blog!

  12. Eve says:

    Wow that carnival cruise sounds awesome, cant wait to hear about it πŸ™‚ happy new year x

  13. Ooh – I’m looking forward to your posts about the Carnival Cruise! My reviews tend to be the most popular posts on my blog, too. I guess people want to read about stuff before they buy it, so it makes sense. recently posted…Loire Valley, France, with kidsMy Profile

  14. Colette B says:

    I think you’re right, it’s really interesting to see which posts have been the most popular as opposed to the ones that were your own personal favourites.

  15. A wonderful recap and some great numbers. Wishing you lots of great posts in 2016

  16. What a busy year – Good to see how far bloggers have come that our reviews are so popular to read. Shows a real respect for your opinions. Looking forward to hearing all about your cruise – Enjoy!
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  17. Rachel says:

    I love seeing which posts people have enjoyed the most, it is always surprising that the ones you expect to be the most popular are not x
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  18. Natalie Ray says:

    That’s really interesting, I’m going to check out my own most popular posts of 2015 after reading this. I’m interested to see that your review posts were so popular, I always think that mine won’t be very popular in comparison to the more heartfelt posts. The carnival cruise sounds amazing, I’m looking forward to reading about that.x
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  19. Sonya Cisco says:

    My top posts were a mix of reviews and politics. Always interesting to see what has been popular isnt it – some of the ones at the top I barely notice in my weekly stats but are consistently viewed all year round.
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  20. Excited for you about your cruise! Just goes to show that reviews are worth doing, for other people! Happy New Year πŸ™‚
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  21. Jen says:

    You have had such a busy year. Review posts always been to do well for me too
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  22. This is a great idea for a post – I’m intrigued to see what my most popular posts were x

  23. It’s been so interesting to read what peoples top ten posts have been – I have had a nosey at mine and posted about it today. I love all best nine on instagram. It looks like it’s been a fun year!

  24. Jenna says:

    I’ve noticed from a lot of bloggers post highlights that it seems to be reviews that do really well.

    This is a fab round up and it sounds like you have some exciting things to look forward to this year. I’d love to Camp Bestival so I’m well jealous. πŸ™‚


  25. Tori Gabriel says:

    I can’t wait to hear about your cruise. I love cruising, I think they are brilliant family holidays.

    I am often surprised at which posts are popular.
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  26. What a fab year you have had Kara! Like you, reviews were also popular on my blog last year, but I didn’t include them in my top 10.

    I am looking forward to hearing about your cruise.

    Happy New Year!

    Laura x x x

  27. I look forward to seeing your review of the Carnival cruise. Where is it you are cruising too? Good luck with your teen taking GCSES. I know what a stressful time it can be. My son started uni last September and that was stressful enough!
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  28. It’s certainly been a very busy year for you.
    Here’s to 2016
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  29. Looks like a fab year, I love your top Instagram photos! Enjoy 2016, I hope it’s a good one for you πŸ™‚ xx

  30. Emma says:

    Looks like you’ve had a great year Kara, and another great year to come!! I look forward to reading about your adventures!
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