Changing the way we light our home with Philips Hue

Philips Hue

When we bought our house it was a bit of a fixer upper and 12 years on we have replaced everything that needed to be done. Hubby and the teens love their gadgets and have always been fascinated by technology for the home, but if I am honest I always assumed it would mean fitting dozens of cables and various gadgets around the home. We were sent Philips Hue to set up and try in our house. Philips Hue is… Continue Reading “Changing the way we light our home with Philips Hue”

As Easy as Riding a Bike…


Learning to ride a bike is one of life’s big milestones. It will be fresh in your memory if you’ve recently let go of the saddle for one of your children. Or maybe you remember your own first set of wheels…? There’s a whole host of memories like this that are attached to ‘things’ –whether it’s your first bike, first car, photographs, childrens’ drawings, a favourite toy or teddy, souvenirs… While these possessions are unlikely to have the financial value… Continue Reading “As Easy as Riding a Bike…”

Make moving house easier on your toddler

New bed

Moving house is always difficult and extremely stressful – especially if you have a toddler in tow.  For young children, moving is difficult to understand and at times can feel like their whole world is being torn apart. Toddlers can be difficult at the best of times, but when it comes to packing boxes and moving things they can get even worse! Therefore, it is vital that your toddler understands what is happening and gets involved as best they can… Continue Reading “Make moving house easier on your toddler”

Trick or Treat with House of Fraser

Kids Hunter Wellies

When we got back from our Half Term Holiday in Staffordshire, a wonderful Trick or Treat package was waiting for us from House of Fraser. The kids didn’t get to go Trick or Treating because of where we were staying, although we did enjoy lots of Halloween fun at Alton Towers and Warwick Castle, so they were over the moon to find some bags inside filled with spooky chocolate coins. Also inside the gift were two Peppa Pig Halloween inspired… Continue Reading “Trick or Treat with House of Fraser”

How do you relax?

As busy parents we often find it hard to find a babysitter and head on out for a relaxing evening out, so our idea of a good night is chilling out in front of our favourite TV show with good food, a glass of wine or cider and a candle throwing out its scent in the background. Our choice of TV has picked up now the summer is over, although I will be very sad to see the end of… Continue Reading “How do you relax?”