My feet are quite neglected, and at this time of year they are feeling pretty sorry for themselves. But, luckily for my tootsies, Carnation Footcare is here to save the day! First up is their Silky Feet Hard Skin Removal (£14.99), a nifty little device for removing all the unwanted hard skin on your feet. It’s battery powered (batteries included) and it works by buffing away the hard skin. The package is easy to open,…

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I am completely and utterly in love. With a book. Yes, Emmy and the Whale by Julian Burrett and Chris Clor has totally stolen mine and my children’s hearts. I basically can’t fault this book, but I’m not going to leave it there, oh no… I’m going to tell you just enough to be intrigued, but not enough to spoil the story. The story is about a young girl called Emmy, who befriends and helps…

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We recently received a gorgeous bundle of Christmas crafts from Hobbyctaft. Inside was a large green stocking (only £1!) perfect for some personalisation. Of course, the most creative person I know (Molly) decided to take control of decorating it and she lovingly decided to make it for her Daddy. She used several Hobbycraft items, from glitter to bows, and to finish she added ‘To Daddy’ with sticky-backed letters. These packs are £1.50 each and I’d…

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So, I’m fairly new to the world of Twinkl, but I’ve fallen head over heels with this wonderful world and I wanted to talk about why… We aren’t traditional in the way we home educate, by this I mean we don’t have a stash of worksheets to work through each day, we’re pretty into our arts and crafts and learning through play, life experiences and following their lead. But there have been times when I’ve…

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Warren and I are huge lovers of fancy dress, wall hangings and skulls. So when this little beauty arrived on our doorstep we were more than a little excited! Just Posh Masks is a lovely business specialising in masquerade and Venetian masks. There are a vast array of masks on their site for every occasion and each one is made in Venice by Venetian artisans. From a Jester to Scaramouch, they’ve got it covered. We…

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I’m becoming a huge fan of Decoupage, so when Hobbycraft sent me Christmas themed paper, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in, don’t forget #makeitdontbyit! I love Mod Podge glue, and I think it’s possibly the best addition to any crafter’s home. When it comes to Decoupage it goes hand in hand… Here are the steps I followed to create a lovely Christmas jar. Wash and dry a recycled glass jar. Get your Mod Podge…

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Winter is here and this can only mean that, aside from Christmas, it’s also the time to celebrate mine and Warren’s wedding anniversary. On December 11th we will have been married for 8 years and well, life has certainly been hectic and we’ve both changed a lot. One thing that’s remained is our dedication to doing something special together and showing each other how much we’re loved. I often forget about cards around this time…

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We are a game loving family, from board games to jigsaws, we’re always up for a bit of team work or, in the case of ION cards, competitive play. George is so competitive, so it’s nice to give him a challenge. With the three games we received, he enjoyed all of them but Molly preferred Gemtrix. She is less competitive and not hugely into maths, so it makes sense she’d go for this game. With…

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I love Gruff Beard. Firstly, they’re based in Cardiff and I’m all about supporting local businesses! Secondly, they are doing something wonderful for the bearded folk of the world by creating affordable and luxurious beard grooming essentials. This week we received an awesome parcel and I couldn’t wait to tear it open and get to work on Warren’s beard. We love Christmas, the special vibe and magical atmosphere. Well, with Gruff Beard’s beard bells the…

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