24 December 2016

The Princess and the Frog at Nottingham Playhouse

Last year we went to see the Hare and the Tortoise at the Playhouse Nottingham's Neville Studio, it was an absolutely stunning performance, so this year when we were invited back to see The Princess and the Frog how could we say no.

The Neville Studio is a small theatre just off the main building and it allows for a chilled and calm performance, perfect for little ones. The children sit on bean bags at the front of the room and there are seats for parents at the back, it is a great way for them to be part of the show.


21 December 2016

Festive Bar Fun

Last year I saw a post over on Capture by Lucy's blog, where she had created a wonderful bar area in her home.  I decided to do something similar, sourcing beautiful vintage decanters for my rather empty looking cupboard top.

Through each season it has been home to new things, in spring we had our Easter eggs, summer our brightly coloured picnic ware, and then in Autumn our pumpkins.


19 December 2016

Keeping Warm with Trespass

It only occurred to me as I shivered my way into the school yard that I didn't have a super warm and snuggly jacket for winter, so when the lovely people at Trespass asked me if I’d be interested in reviewing their Glacial Long Length Down Jacket I obviously said yes.

I hate being cold and nothing makes the school run more miserable than the bitter wind that always seems to whip through the playground, but with my new coat I am as snug as a bug. With a mix of duck down and feather it is a super warm coat. 

It comes with plenty of large pockets to keep mum rubbish and keys in and when I lost my gloves last week the two fleeced lined chest pockets on the front were the perfect place to keep my hands warm.


15 December 2016

DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Poppy Doll Review

If you were a child of the 90s then you might remember these fuzzy headed little creatures, in fact I still have some the original ones from when I was younger. What am I talking about? Trolls!

Back with a new film they are a bit different from the first-time round, less scary to be honest, but with the same fuzzy hair and button noses. Although I haven’t seen the film yet, I have heard good things from my daughter about it and she absolutely adores Poppy.


11 December 2016

Christmas Soft Drinks Guide

Not everyone likes to drink at Christmas and if you are a designated driver, pregnant or just not that into alcoholic beverages then it can be difficult to find those drinks that are more than just lemonade, water or a glass of coke.

So here is my guide to some great alternative and alcohol free drinks this Christmas and perfect if you fancy a dry January...it'll come round quicker than you think!