Help to find the perfect Christmas Gift with the 2019 Christmas Good Toy Guide

Good Christmas Toy Guide

A month today and it will be Christmas Day!! I am normally the organised one and have all my shopping done by now, but I only started my Christmas shopping last week and have a long way to go to even make a dent in it. I spent yesterday clearing out the playroom of toys that are no longer loved, whilst kids spent their time aiming to fill it back up again, by writing their letters to Father Christmas. Finding… Continue Reading “Help to find the perfect Christmas Gift with the 2019 Christmas Good Toy Guide”

AD: The Christmas 2019 Gift Guide – Teenage Boy Edition

Buying Christmas seems to get more challenging as the kids get older. As babies and young children, you know exactly what they know and love. In our case, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine and Fireman Sam featured fairly heavily on Christmas lists for a few years. Fast forward to their teenage years and it becomes a minefield, especially since the days of topping up their present list with DVD’s and CD’s is long gone. Nowadays, the teen wish… Continue Reading “AD: The Christmas 2019 Gift Guide – Teenage Boy Edition”

The perfect gift from Parrot Print


Back in March my daughter jetted off to New York with her boyfriend. They had been together for about 5 years and Abbey had pretty much given up hope of him proposing, so when we found out that he popped the question in Central Park, we were over the moon. Finding the perfect engagement gift can be tricky and as they bought and moved into their flat last year, we had pretty much exhausted practical gifts ideas for the home.… Continue Reading “The perfect gift from Parrot Print”

“Thank You Teacher” – Gift Ideas for the end of term

Lily O'Briens Chocolates

It is fast approaching the middle of June, which means that the kids only have a month left at school before the six week break for the summer holidays. One thing that has become part of the end of term over the last few years are “thank you” gifts for teachers, as a small token of gratitude for their hard work over the year. There are many types of gifts to choose, from personal pocket money gifts chosen by the… Continue Reading ““Thank You Teacher” – Gift Ideas for the end of term”

New Friends Gift Ideas from Pyramid International

Pyramid Intl Friends

Back in the 1990’s I was a huge fan of the hit sitcom Friends, which followed the merry misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. In a world before TV streaming services, I would make sure I was home for the latest episode, but thankfully now it is a bit easier to watch as the entire series is available to watch on Netflix. Friends is still as popular today… Continue Reading “New Friends Gift Ideas from Pyramid International”