Monday, 22 May 2017

Read With Me #21 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. I hope you're all well. So my eldest is off on a school trip today, she'll be away with her class for 4 days. This won't leave me with any extra time to read as she's the only one of my four girls that you don't seem to know is around lol.

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I have an ever growing pile of books on my desk but it never seems to decrease, I think for every 'real' book I read, I read about 5 ebooks. I've still got books that I bought last year that I haven't read, does anyone else have this problem?

Sunday, 21 May 2017

My Sunday Photo 2017 #21

Last Sunday we went on a spare of the moment walk through the woods. Now we didn't find any bears but the girls did discover plenty of water to wade through, why is it that things like this call to them?


We walked, we ran, we even played hide and seek, with my 7 year old ending up the winner, how we didn't find her I'll never know.

Friday, 19 May 2017

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful By Eric Lindstrom May Book of the Month

There has been such a stigma around mental health in recent years, and it has only been very recently that people seem to have been able to talk about their experiences surrounding the subject more openly. A Tragic Kind of Wonderful is a novel that opens a persons eyes to the feelings that come along with such an illness.

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How can you have a future if you can’t accept your past?

Mel Hannigan doesn’t have it easy. Mourning the death of her firework of a brother, trying to fit back into a school she’s been conspicuously absent from and struggling to deal with the loss of three friendships that used to mean everything. Struggling to deal with a condition that not even her closest friends know about.

So Mel tries to lock away her heart, to numb the highs and lows, to live quietly without hope – but also without pain. Until someone new shows her that it can be worth taking a risk, that opening up to life is what can make it glorious…

And that maybe, Mel can discover a tragic kind of wonderful of her very own.

The story begins with Mel talking about her brother Nolan, remembering a time of happiness, a time of normality before everything changed...

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Electronic Music Mix Star Lord Toy Review

We are huge Guardians of the Galaxy fans, we don't often go to the cinema but we made sure to go and watch Vol 2 as soon as it was out and let me just say it if you haven't seen it yet then you must rectify that ASAP. Any way to coincide with the release of the film I was kindly sent the Electronic Music Mix Star Lord for the kids (and myself) to review.

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With this toy Star Lord is ready to battle, blast and jam it out. Coming complete with two blasters, a mix tape and of course the instructions to help you make the most out of your toy. This is one of my favourite characters from the movie, yes it does help that he's played by Chris Pratt and I have to say this figure is pretty detailed.

Exciting New Gift Books and Stationery From Tokidoki

Tokidoki is a company founded by designer Simone Legno and his partners Pooneh Mohajer and Ivan Arnold. Based in Los Angeles they have built up a unique line of apparel including handbags, cosmetics, accessories and so much more. Now their larger than life kawaii style characters have been bought to life on new gift books and stationery, some of which I have kindly been sent to review.

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Here's what Simone had to say about the brand :

"tokidoki is the hope, the hidden energy that everyone has inside, it gives us strength to face a new day and dream about something positive and the hope that something magical will happen to us"