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Decking trends for 2023

The global popularity of composite decking reached record highs in 2022 – and things show no sign of letting up. On the contrary, research is predicting continued growth, with the international market estimated to reach 5.8 billion US dollars by 2027. Pretty clear then, that this contemporary board is here to stay – but how will it be used?


How to Throw a Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Check out our fun ideas for throwing a gingerbread house decorating party. Every Christmas Eve we have a party with our best friends with kids’ Christmas party games and delicious food. We have been doing this since our children were tiny, but now they are older we have graduated to a gingerbread decorating party.


Tips to Simplify Christmas without Losing the Magic

Tips to Simplify Christmas without Losing the Magic is a paid collaborative post. I absolutely adore the holiday season, but not the stress of it all, so over the last few years we have worked hard at simplifying Christmas without losing the magic and the best bit is each year gets even better. So follow our tips on how to simplify Christmas and you will thank me not just now but next year too.


Christmas Wreath Colouring Pages 1

How festive are these amazing Christmas wreath colouring pages? I love Colouring and there is nothing better on a dark night in the lead-up to Christmas than doing some relaxing colouring. I find that it helps me turn off and at this time of year we are all so busy that anything that helps me cope with the busyness of the lead-up to Christmas is good by me.


Free Christmas Colouring Page to Download 2

I am delighted to bring you this fabulous free Christmas colouring page to print and download this festive season. I have long been a fan of Rebecca Strickson and when I approached her to commission a colouring page, I was delighted when she said yes! Her art always makes me smile and is a delicious mix of art deco, mid-century modern with bang-up-to-date sentiments inspired by traditional trade union banners.


Online Learning with Night Zookeeper

Online Learning with the Night Zookeeper is a paid collaborative post. I have posted before about how much I love the Night Zookeeper range and how their personalised books can really help reluctant readers. You might already be aware of the amazing books by Joshua Davidson which introduce them to the importance of creativity and friendship, but did you know that the Night Zoolkeeper is also an English language curriculum for ages 6-12 that can be used as a fun online learning program to supplement your children school work at home – Keep reading as we have an amazing offer for you.


10 Delicious and Simple Air fryer Recipes 3

I am a big airfryer fan. We have had one since 2011 (make sure you check out our chips) and my mum had an actifry before that. It has really revolutionised the way we cook and we have recently upgraded our air fryer to a double one. Not only are they a more cost-effective way of cooking, but they are also speedy, use less fats and the boys love cooking with them. Maxi makes some sort of chicken in the air fryer for lunch when he is at home most days. So I wanted to share our favorite air fryer receipes.


10 Great 10-Year-Old Birthday Party Ideas

As a parent, you always want the best for your kid, but let’s be honest–that sometimes goes against the kid’s wishes. Especially when it comes to a birthday party of a 10-year-old kid, and that’s not for no reason. 10-year-old kids have so many interests that it’s often hard to keep track of them all. Moreover, children at this age are in flux, and what they find exciting today may be a thing of the past tomorrow. So, what do you do to ensure a birthday party leaves a lasting impression and, above all else, makes your child satisfied and delighted?


Tad the Lost Explorer and The Curse of the Mummy Activity Pack

To celebrate the release of Tad the Lost Explorer and The Curse of the Mummy this September I have a fabulous fun-filled Tad the Lost Explorer and The Curse of the MummyActivity pack for you to print and download for FREE! Full of colouring and puzzles it is the perfect kid’s activity to give you 15 minutes of peace and quiet.


Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Free Activity Book

To celebrate the launch of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on CD and Blu-ray this August I have this Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Free Activity Book that is great for keeping the kids occupied and includes Sonic colouring sheets, a reading activity memory games and cut our puzzle perfect for fine motor skills. The fun free printable is full of activity sheets perfect to celebrate the new movie.


5 Reasons to Stay in Pollensa for Your Majorca Family Holiday

Pollensa is a town located in the north of Majorca island, Spain. It’s about a 50-minute ride from the airport in Palma, and a 15 minutes ride from Port de Pollensa. It is not far from the famous Cap de Formentor and the city of Alcudia.  Pollensa is known for its rich history. The city had been conquered by several nations through the centuries from Talaiots, the Romans, Vandals, Arabs, and Templars. All had marked their influences on the city of Pollensa.  With its quiet mood and artistic architecture, Pollensa is the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring the beauty of Majorca. Especially if you’re bringing your more »


How to create a magical Christmas on a budget 1

Christmas truly is a special time of year – an occasion for families to get together and spend some quality time, and a chance to reflect upon the year that was. Plus, there’s nothing quite like the many traditions that go along with the festive season: putting up a tree, decorating the house, wrapping the presents. However, there’s a reason that pockets get tight in December. Gift-giving can set you back a hefty amount, and if you’re short on money, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have the means to make Christmas exactly what it should be. Rest assured, there are plenty of ways to have a magical Christmas on more »


Free Printable Templates for Kids Christmas Cards

Us parents are always manic at this time of the year and that is where these free printable templates for kids Christmas cards come in. I have been making fingerprint Christmas cards with my children since they were tiny and it seems fun and exciting when you are only making one or two cards, but when you are making enough to send to everyone doing with a classroom of kids it can take some time. So all you have to so here is print off the card template and either add fingerprints or get the kids to colour them in.


An Amazing Book for Tween Reluctant Readers from Night ZooKeeper

An Amazing Book for Tween Reluctant Readers is a paid collaboration with Night Zookeeper: Escape from Conform Prison #mynzkhero  which is the only create your own adventure story featuring your child own drawn superhero. Being a mum to a reluctant reader means that I am always on the lookout for ways to encourage children to read and engage them in books and words and that is why I adore the Night Zookeeper range. Your child might already be aware of the amazing books by Joshua Davidson which introduce them to the importance of creativity and friendship


Fingerprint Christmas Cards 5

There is nothing nicer than receiving a handmade Christmas card, and even more so in today’s electronic age. They are a great way to get crafting with your children and fingerprint Christmas cards are a brilliant holiday craft perfect for doing with kids of all ages, plus the recipient will love to keep the holiday card as a keepsake. Happy Crafting!


Perfect Gifts for Grandparents and In-Laws 6

Perfect Gifts for Grandparents and In-Laws has been updated for 2021. I always want to get the perfect gifts for the boys’ grandparents. One of the hardest people to buy for is the in-laws who are now the boys’ Grandparents, well they are in my opinion and even though I have been married over 25 years I still have difficulties in choosing what to gift them. I want it to be meaningful and tailored towards their likes.