Making bamboo towel elephants with The Towel Shop

Folding bamboo towel elephants and a review - Bubbablue and me

A year or so before N was born I decided I wanted to get a decent shower put in the bathroom, and change it all to white.  Duly done, although it’s still a little unfinished (no blind, no splashback on the sink), and we’ve had no end of problems with the toilet so it’s rarely used.  But the shower is bliss because we have a pump.  But our towels are still a hotch potch of colours and makes. I wanted… Continue Reading “Making bamboo towel elephants with The Towel Shop”

Family fun with Geronimo Festival – giveaway

Justin Fletcher at Geronimo festival

Last year we experienced the family fun that was Geronimo Festival.  It was a beautiful day, and spending it at a children’s festival was perfect for N and my godson.  They had a ball and it was great to see them enjoying everything.   This year Geronimo is being held at Arley Hall in Cheshire on 27-29th May.  It’s a great opportunity to get outside with the children over the bank holiday weekend. The entertainment is all targeted at children. So… Continue Reading “Family fun with Geronimo Festival – giveaway”

Kite flying and nest building – kite giveaway

Get kids outdoors with kite flying and nest building - Bubbabue and me

There are some great benefits to living where we do. The view. Living close to family. Plenty of space for N to play in. The downside is that it’s pretty breezy because there’s no shelter from other houses or hedges etc. The bonus of that of course, is that it’s great for flying kites.  When I say kites, I mean easy light ones, not massive stunt kites.  I think we’d have to go up our hills to use those. We… Continue Reading “Kite flying and nest building – kite giveaway”

Vintage Cosmetic Company 12 days Advent Calendar giveaway

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I’m not big on fashion and beauty but sometimes I come across a brand that makes me feel happy and warm inside.  When the Vintage Cosmetic Company introduced their products to me, it made me smile. Who wouldn’t want to feel elegant and hark back to the 1950s while using good quality beauty accessories. The Vintage Cosmetic Company is a British brand offering a range of high quality beauty accessories with a pretty, feminine design. The brand has seen strong… Continue Reading “Vintage Cosmetic Company 12 days Advent Calendar giveaway”

The very unique Book of Everyone review and giveaway

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I saw the Book of Everyone featured on blogs last year and had it on my list of present ideas for people. Of course, then I forgot about it until the Book of Everyone asked me to choose a book to review. And with 40th birthdays coming up, it was the perfect time to check out the website and make a decision of which book to buy. The Book of Everyone is a book I’ve never seen before. You choose… Continue Reading “The very unique Book of Everyone review and giveaway”

Mother’s Day DVD release – review and giveaway

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I’m a huge rom com fan – unfortunate when the OH’s favourite films are old westerns, war movies and fighting/action films.  But I got a treat when I was sent the new DVD release of Mother’s Day to review. Directed by Gary Marshall, Mother’s Day has a stellar cast including Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson, plus the gorgeous (even if he does have a beard) Jason Sudeikis. The movie explores what motherhood means to eat woman in their… Continue Reading “Mother’s Day DVD release – review and giveaway”

Adventures with Robinson Crusoe – giveaway bundle

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It’s not often we sit down and watch a film together.  But the new release Robinson Crusoe could be a good film to try because who doesn’t like the idea of having fun on exotic islands. The film is set on an island where outgoing parrot Tuesday,  lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, he does’t stop dreaming about discovering the outside world and having adventures. But after a violent storm, the friends wake up to find a strange… Continue Reading “Adventures with Robinson Crusoe – giveaway bundle”

I-Spy books – the activity book relaunch

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When I was a child I had an i-spy book of horses. I loved that little book, having been bought it at Banbury Museum just after moving to the area. I didn’t really manage to tick off many of the horses, but I loved it all the same. So when I heard that I-Spy books were being relaunched this summer, it made me smile. I jumped at the chance to take a look and try the modern versions out ourselves.… Continue Reading “I-Spy books – the activity book relaunch”

The Oxfordshire Cook Book for food and local lovers

Win The oxfordshire cook book

June saw the launch of a new cookbook local to me, The Oxfordshire Cook Book. Loving local eateries and produce, I’ve bee able to support the launch and I have one books to giveaway on the blog to one lucky reader.  This is the 11th in the range of ‘Get Stuck in’ regional books from Meze Publishing. The Oxfordshire Cook Book has brought together local chefs, restaurants, and producers to share knowledge, recipes and some of the best places to… Continue Reading “The Oxfordshire Cook Book for food and local lovers”

Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks Summer of Sport dvd giveaway

alvinnn and the chipmunks summer of sport dvd

Whenever I spot new tv shows that N’s watching, so many of them are reworks of programmes from mine or my brother’s childhood tv watching era.  One of those is Alvin and the Chipmunks.  We used to watch the original (I’m presuming from my brother’s time – or maybe we would just sit and watch anything at certain times of the day), and since then there’s been the film which was also fun. N’s never really seen much more than… Continue Reading “Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks Summer of Sport dvd giveaway”