Review: Science is Magic

This is a collaborative post with DK Books. In case you didn't know already, we're currently in British Science Week. So what better time to review this title recently published by DK? Written by science presenter and comedian, Steve Mould, Science is Magic teaches kids the science behind a range of magic tricks. I've always been a keen ...

Review: The LEGO Movie 2 books

We still haven't got round to seeing THE LEGO MOVIE 2 yet but, thanks to the good people at DK, we have even more to whet the appetite! They sent us a bundle of their new THE LEGO MOVIE 2 books. Here's what to expect from them, plus read on for a giveaway you won't want ...

Review: The LEGO Book New Edition

We absolutely love LEGO in our house. Indeed, the kids have already built an extensive collection. What's more, the sets I had as a kid remain all present and correct at my parents' home. There's something quite brilliant about following the instructions to make vehicles and buildings or, of course, creating your own. This new title ...

What I watched this week: Fortitude

This week, I've been watching increasingly unbelievable events unfold against a bleak backdrop. No, I'm not talking about news coverage of Brexit again. The main attraction has been season three of Fortitude. As usual, there are spoilers - including for seasons one and two this time - so you may want to come back after a ...

What I watched this week: Kidding

I've had a busy weekend so am a couple of days late with this week's review of what I watched on telly. There was a lot more that appealed to me this week, including Jim Carrey's new drama, Kidding. As always, there are mild spoilers so, if you haven't seen any of the following, you may want ...

What I watched this week: classic films, mostly

It's been another strange week for television viewing in our house. With many of the series we've been watching finishing and with the distraction of youngest's birthday, we've found ourselves unsure of what to watch. Step forward one of the items on my 40 before 40 list! Namely that of watching 100 classic films before I'm ...

What I watched this week: BBC News, mostly

Welcome to the second post in my new series about the week's television. I normally keep track of the news via social media during the day and tune in to News at Ten in the evening, after watching normal telly. However, this week it has been nigh-on impossible to watch anything other than the news. So, in an ...