Saturday, 10 December 2016

December Book of the Month - The One Memory of Flora Banks

The One Memory of Flora Banks is the tale of a seventeen year old girl called Flora Banks. Flora has grown up somewhat sheltered, she doesn't lead as  normal of a teenage life like perhaps you and I would remember and this is because of a condition that she's been left with, something called anterograde amnesia. 

This in simple terms means she lost the ability to create long lasting memories. Flora can remember everything up until the age of 10 including her best friend paige who she met when she was four but now she's lucky to remember things for a couple of hours. 

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To keep reminding herself of things, she writes over her hands, her arms and even has a special book to tell her just who she is and why she has been left in this state. It's a daily battle to keep up with normal day to day life.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Elf on the Shelf 2016 Round Up 2

Hey everyone, 9 days into December and I have a cracker of an Elf on the Shelf round up for you, Buddy has been both kind and funny, so far he's kept his naughty antics to a minimum. Read on to see just what he's got up to this week..

Day three


The countdown has well and truly begun and Buddy and Jovie wanted to show that he was counting down the days too, not so bad as it meant there was a sweet treat for the girls to enjoy too.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Wise Words for Kids Book Review

A couple of months ago I had the chance to review the fantastic Book of Everyone. This was what I described as a personalised book like no other, filled with lots of fun facts and pages where you can edit sentences to fit in with the person you are giving the book too. Well those clever people behind that top notch book have come up with another quite frankly brilliant book in the shape of Wise Words for Kids.


I was given a code which allowed me to order a copy for myself to review at no cost. Just like the previous book the process of putting it together is a simple one although I found myself putting a but more thought into this one as it's more quote based and what I wanted was a good mix of both helpful, meaningful and funny.

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days Book Review

I love a good book delivery and that's just what the kids got the other day and it included the fantastic new book from author Shelly Becker, Even Superheroes Have Bad Days. With my girls currently into all things superhero related thanks to the DC superhero girl range, this couldn't have been a more appropriate book for them.


When superheroes don't get their way, when they're sad, when they're mad, when they've had a bad day, they could super-rampage - they could, but they don't, because real superheroes just wouldn't - they won't!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Counting Down to Christmas With #NumNomsAdvent

The count down to Christmas is well and truly under way. Every year my kids are lucky enough to get a selection of advent calendars. They normally receive one each and they also share an advent train which I fill with a range of small chocolates. This year the girls have been gifted a very different sort of advent calendar, it's a #NumNomsAdvent calendar. What they were lucky enough to receive was a parcel overflowing with 24 presents in an array of shapes and sizes.