Category: News & reviews

Farewell, conservatory; gone but not forgotten

Among other things, last week was the week that we got rid of our conservatory. When we bought our house in 2009, one of the reasons we chose it over the others in our budget was the conservatory. The glass cathedral, we called it at the time; I’m fairly sure Doug …

Meg Heath Dog Leads: Bespoke dog harness and car boot safety lead review

Recently, I (or rather, our dog) was asked to test out some bespoke products from Meg Heath Dog Leads. Meg Heath Dog Leads make a whole range of head collars, martingale collars and leads, but I thought the Martingale Dog Harness would be a perfect replacement for our current slightly very battered harness. We are …

Don’t mention the extension

You may have see this post, in which I briefly mentioned our plans to extend the house. In case you were blissfully unaware, for well over a year now, we’ve been waiting for this damn extension to get started. The plans for said extension went in to the Council in …

BloomBox Club: A new subscription box for budding gardeners

The BloomBox Club is a new subscription box for people that love their gardens but maybe don’t have the time or expertise. I love this time of year. The weather gets warmer, the evenings get lighter and for the first time since October we can get back into the garden. …

The EZ Fort Fairy Tale Castle: Fit for a princess?

We like a good fort. My favourite fort-building activity is when we build something elaborate and it takes ages, they wander off bored with the whole endeavour and I hide inside whilst they do something else. We usually make our forts out of clothes airers and furniture, but the EZ-Fort …

A review of Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience

You will know by now that I have a love/hate relationship with Peppa and her porcine family. I’ve been to Peppa Pig World not once, but twice in the space of a single year, and even treated myself to a live show in between. All with at least one toddler …