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Win a Playmobil Advent Calendar!

Christmas is awesome. And so is Playmobil. Put them together and it's a veritable festive smorgasbord of awesomeness, as can be seen in the Playmobil Advent Calendar range. What makes Playmobil advent calendars particularly brilliant is that, … Read More...

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My 10 Top Tips from BlogCamp

As you may know, part of my day job is running the Tots100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 blogging communities - and every so often, we like to invite our members along to one of our free conferences for a day of chatting about all things … Read More...

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Questions without Answers

Recently, Flea went on a sleepover with her four best friends. As 9 year olds are inclined to do, they stayed up way too late, chatting, giggling and watching music videos. Back home, Flea was full of tales of everything they'd got up to, and … Read More...

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What’s Blogging Ever Done for Us?

A lovely blogger I know has recently become disheartened with blogging. One of her posts was used on a mainstream website and idiotic trolls took the opportunity to say some fairly terrible things. She wants to give up blogging. I read her most … Read More...

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The Egg Roulette Challenge

It's no secret that Flea and I love stupid games. The more stupid the better. And that's why we've decided to take on the egg roulette challenge. If you've not spent time exploring the many, many stupid games on YouTube recently, the rules … Read More...

Favourite Posts

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Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

So it turns out my blog is five years old this month. I know! Five years ago I was blogging about tiny Flea and how we muddled through every day, and I'm still here doing the same thing, except Flea keeps getting less and less tiny. I'm not … Read More...

20 tips for blog outreach

Tips for PRs Working with Bloggers

Blogger outreach and social media is my job. I'd like to pretend it's all very clever and complicated, but 90% of what I do is just common sense - it's introducing companies with something to say to people who might like to talk about that thing … Read More...

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Reviews

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Review: Anki Drive

I bet, like many parents, I remember playing with remote control cars and race tracks as a kid. Perhaps that's why I was so excited when a big box arrived at our house this week containing the brand new Anki Drive toy, which launches in the UK … Read More...

Skoda Yeti Review

Review: Skoda Yeti

Like many people, I guess I've always had preconceptions about Skoda, while also reading enough to know that today's Skoda's are a world away from the vehicles I remember from my younger years. So I was really excited to finally get my hands on a … Read More...

Go Ape Grizedale

Go Ape Junior at Grizedale – Review

If you're looking for somewhere fun to go with the kids during the summer hols, then you might want to consider Go Ape at Grizedale, in the Lake District. We've been aware of Go Ape for a fair few years - every time we're in one of those places … Read More...

Rants

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What’s your Beauty Legacy?

When Flea was four, she told me that, yes, of course she was gorgeous. And I worried, like a million Mums before me, how long that would last. When would the doubts, the nagging inner critical voice, creep in? Because at the age of 40, I've yet to … Read More...

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Dear Sky, it’s not me, it’s you.

Dear Sky, We've been in a relationship now for 10 years. I give you money, you give me TV. But lately, I've just not felt as satisfied as I once did. Maybe we got too comfortable with one another? I used to feel like we spent such a lot of … Read More...