Month: April 2017

Win a LEGO Elves play set!

A LEGO Elves play set.

Mythology and LEGO® are two things that capture children’s imaginations. With that in mind, it’s little surprise that LEGO Elves has proved so popular with young builders. Here’s your chance to win a brand new LEGO Elves play set for your little adventurers. To set the scene, the action takes place in the magical world of Elvendale. Sadly, …

Introducing Google Home

A line of Google Home smart speakers.

I’ve always been a bit of a geek when it comes to gadgets. I was therefore delighted to be invited to the launch of Google Home recently. It was great to see the new device at close quarters and witness what it is capable of. The following week, I visited Google’s UK HQ to have a go …

Word up, Amelie!

A toddler eating some cake.

It’s been a while since I wrote a post about Amelie, so it’s high time for an update. She is now 17 months old and continues to make her presence felt at every turn. The most noticeable development recently has been her speech. The baby babble is starting to sound less like scribble talk and …

Back to reality

A hard hat.

I used to hate going back to work after the long Easter weekend. This morning, however, I breathed an almighty sigh of relief. Finally we’re back to reality after weeks of being all over the shop. It all started when building work started on our house. This took a few weeks, during which we stayed at …

Happy 30th, Disney Store!

Two boys dressed as Hulk and Captain America with props from the Disney Store.

Did you know that the Disney Store is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year? I can remember it opening quite clearly, so am feeling old now! To celebrate three successful decades, the store is working with 30 bloggers including yours truly. The idea is to recreate some Disney magic using items from the much-loved store. …

What a couple of days

Well, what a couple of days that has been. The last 48 hours have been something of a rollercoaster of emotions. On Wednesday, we said our final goodbyes to my Grandma who passed away recently. Her funeral was much more of a celebration of life, but there was still sadness of course. It was a …