Playgroups & Prosecco Book Review #gifted

I have to admit after becoming a dad to five children, reading a book was something that I could never find time to do. Thankfully three of my children have grown up so I now have a bit more time to do a few things for myself and that includes reading a book. So when I was sent a copy of Jo Middleton’s debut novel, Playgroups & Prosecco, to read and review I thought it would be the perfect way to reignite my love for books. Playgroups & Prosecco is the story of a single mum called Frankie. Frankie has… [Read More]

The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home Book Review 

Intergalactic Book

I was recently sent a perfect Christmas gift for my four year old twin girls. A stunningly, beautifully illustrated book called, ‘The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home’. My twin girls love reading and it’s one of our bedtime rituals. This book is perfect for bedtime reading and I love that it’s personalised with our girls names. With these books they can start their fabulous journey through space! Along the way on their journey home they get to meet a variety of characters including gwolls, flares and zingos to name a few. They also get to fly in the spaceship and see… [Read More]

Mister Maker Bumper Craft Box & Make a Face Sticker Book Review

Our twin girls love craft activities. It’s probably something to do with all the mess and glue! When Mothercare got in touch with me about reviewing some items from their range I headed straight to the craft section and chose to review a Mister Maker Bumper Craft Box (£20) and two Melissa and Doug Sticker Pad – Make a Face (£4.99). The first thing the girls wanted to do was explore the contents of the Mister Maker Bumper Craft Box. Inside we found five packets which contained craft kits for various activities. This box is suitable for children aged three… [Read More]

Picture book reviews from Curious Fox

Bedtime story in our home is a very important part of the day and our twin girls love having a story read to them by their mum. Recently I was sent four picture books from the publisher Curious Fox. HERBIE’S BIG ADVENTURE by Jennie Poh is a story of a loveable hedgehog going out into the big world to gain his independence. The story is brought to life with the brilliant illustrations which are also by the author Jennie Poh.      The girls and I loved the little nervous hedgehog who summons all his courage up to go on his… [Read More]

Proud to be part of a new dad advice book

A few weeks ago I saw a post on Facebook asking for dads to give advice to new dads that was going to be published in a new book called The New Dad’s Handbook. To be honest I really forgot all about it and then just a few days ago I was tagged in a post on Facebook that they had chosen my advice as one of 11 tips to new dads.  I was very honoured and incredibly flattered that they considered my advice worthy of being included.  Since starting blogging about a year ago I have been staggered by the… [Read More]