20 Gadgets you need RIGHT now.

Philips lightstrip plus

This month I visited IFA, Europe’s largest consumer tech show, as a guest of Panasonic. IFA is a lot of fun. Imagine 26 halls, each the size of a football pitch or several, filled with all the latest consumer electronics and gadgets, from laptops and cameras to washing machines, smart watches and the like. We were there […]

Review and Giveaway: Harry and Jack’s Jetpack

harry and jacks jetpack

In recent weeks, you may have noticed we’ve been off travelling on our summer adventures. Everyone knows that a great adventure needs the perfect luggage and I’m a little bit jealous of Flea, who has been carrying her essentials this summer in this amazing rocket-themed kids’ jetpack from Harry and Jack’s. Isn’t it cute? Often, I […]

The League of Toaster Crimes

Breville Warburtons Toaster REview

It goes (almost) without saying that there are some big problems facing the world in 2015. But one of the biggest is surely how to make the perfect toast for breakfast. A quick survey of my family reveals our top three toaster catastrophes: Some toasters don’t deliver the perfect level of toastiness. Toast needs to be […]

10 Stupid Things Dog Owners Do.


It’s 7am. It’s 7am, and I’m standing outside in my Batman jammies (don’t judge) and a hoodie, with my arms stuck out to the sides, forming a human umbrella over the dog. What has my life come to? I mean, it made sense at the time. The puppy needed to go outside (consistency being the […]

Now TV Review for Simpletons (like us)


Here at the Whittle household we are big fans of TV. Big. Huge. Seriously, I think I might give up food before I gave up TV box sets. I’ve written before about 40 Box Sets to See Before You’re 40, and I also have a deep, abiding love for 80s movies. So when the lovely […]

Review: Peugeot 5008


Just before Christmas, the rather nice people at Peugeot got in touch and asked if we’d like to try out the Peugeot 5008 compact MPV. As it happened, I was planning a day trip to the Warner Bros Studio Tour with Flea and two of her friends, and I figured this was the perfect opportunity […]

Win a Gigaset Tablet in time for Christmas!


An affordable family tablet is something of a holy grail among my friends – it’s tricky finding something that offers enough functionality to keep everyone in the house happy, AND which won’t break the bank (or break your heart if the kids drop it on a hard surface). This week, we’ve been trying out the new […]