Review

Sleep and a pillow giveaway

Sleep and a pillow giveaway

It feels like sleep governs my every waking moment right now.  I wake up and wonder if I can squeeze in an afternoon nap (it never happens but I like the idea that I can do it if I want to).   Yet I go to bed and lie awake for…
A day trip to Calais

A day trip to Calais

"You need to set your alarm for 5am tomorrow" "What?  Why?" "We are going out for lunch" "Then why the hell do I need to set my alarm for 5am?" "Because we are having in lunch in Calais" "oh for God sake, mum" 10653
#OxoMealTimeMagic

#OxoMealTimeMagic

Last night I cooked a meal that was actually edible.  I know!  I don't know how I managed it either.  Actually that is not strictly true.  I do know how I managed it.   All thanks to one very simple ingredient from Oxo.   No, not a stock cube.  Oxo have moved…
Build-a-Bear Workshop — A review

Build-a-Bear Workshop — A review

When I was first approached and asked if I wanted to review the Build-a-Bear Workshop my first thought was "hold on, my children are 20, 18 and 15, why on earth would I want to do that?".   And then remembered that you are actually never too old for a new…
Royal Windsor Horse Show

Royal Windsor Horse Show

The lovely people at Revolution Sports asked if we would like to go to the RWHS and, as it's just up the road, and we will go to the opening of an envelope like to get out when we have nothing else on and there's a place we haven't been…
Gousto – A review

Gousto – A review

The lovely people at Gousto asked if I would review one of their “recipe boxes”.    So, let me just think about that – one less shopping trip, one less “what can I do with this selection of ingredients that have jumped into my trolley unaided” moment. Durrrr – yes please.…
Gadget Show Live — Review

Gadget Show Live — Review

Everyday things drop in my inbox for review.  Sometimes small things, sometimes larger things.  Sometimes an invite to an event.   Increasingly I am having to turn down the latter as I just can't juggle everything else that goes on at Barrow Towers on a Daily Basis.    Last week though something…
Thorpe Park 2014

Thorpe Park 2014

It's been the Easter Holidays for one half of my teens at home this week.   One finished on Friday, the other finishes on Saturday.   This half on / half off thing is always a pain for me but more on that next week.   For youngest teen who is off it…
Family Day Out — Ascot

Family Day Out — Ascot

Family days out are as rare as hen's teeth these days.   One of us always has something on that means we can't all do something together.   And then when we do have time together, what the hell do we do that won't mean somebody is bored within two seconds? Horse…