Monday, 18 September 2017

Read With Me #38 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. I hope you're all well and that you've got some interesting posts to show me.


I've done really well over the past few weeks, I've managed to win 3 different book competitions so I have had extra book post recently and we all know that's my favourite sort of post!

Sunday, 17 September 2017

My Sunday Photo 2017 #38

This photo was taken the weekend before the kids went back to school. We were down Folkestone seafront as they'd just opened up a new part of the beach/harbour for the public to walk down. This quirky building was part of that.

Friday, 15 September 2017

How Does Your Garden Grow

Now if you're a regular reader of my blog you may recall me mentioning one or two times that I'm not very green fingered. In fact I'm that bad that generally I can't even keep a bunch of flowers alive for more than a couple of days.


Our back garden isn't very big and it's the husband's job to mow the lawn, well what's left of it anyway, see we can't even grow grass. Our poor garden is looking a little bit bald shall we say. But nethertheless, when my father in law gifted us a chilli plant and a tomato plant I thought I'd give it my best shot at keeping them growing.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Barbie Deluxe Colour Specialist Styling Head Review

What a lot of my readers won't know is that I'm actually a hairdresser by trade and although I don't really do a lot of hairdressing these days, I still enjoy putting up my daughters' hair, having a fiddle with different styles and my girls are no different. In fact quite often you'll find them "making me pretty". My nine year old is getting quite good at french plaits and even does her younger sisters hair on occasion. But as they say, practice makes perfect and what better to practice on than the new Barbie Deluxe Colour Specialist Styling Head.


Blonde To Pink, Flip & Reveal 

This is no ordinary styling head. Not only can you style the hair, but you can change the colour of it two. It comes complete with 19 accessories which includes: hair extension, hair brush, 3 hair stencil barettes, marker pen, applicator, mixing bowl, mixing brush, hair foils, nail wheels, sticker sheet and elastics. 

Dinotastic Books For Fans of Dinosaurs

I am a mum of four girls and I've not failed to notice all the news lately going on about genders and how we shape a child with the things we give them. Just to go against a lot of what has been said, my daughters are fairly stereotypical, they love princesses, make-up, there is a lot of pink in our house (although daddy wears pink too). 

But that's not stopped them liking other things, they like getting dirty whilst exploring, they go out with their dad whilst he goes shooting with his air rifle and they enjoy playing with Lego, dinosaurs and other things considered more boy friendly. They've always made their own choices when it comes to what they like.

Now last week saw the launch of two fantastic dinosaur themed books from two of my favourite publishers, Little Tiger and Buster Books and my girls were most thrilled when we were gifted with a copy of each book (so was I), I can't be the only one that gets excited at a bit of book post can I? And what I noticed straight away is that they can't be criticised of being aimed at a particular gender as the colour of the books are what most people would consider neutral.

The Book of Prehistoric Beasts from Buster Books