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”

The magic of stationery for National Stationery Week

Magic of stationery for National Stationery Week - Bubbablue and me

Stationery.  It’s a little bit magical.  Not the boring pens and reporters notepads you used to have as children.  Nowadays you can get everything in the way of stationery.  For my teenage self writing diaries I’m very jealous of what we didn’t have.  Working with National Stationery Week I’ve been reflecting on my love of and journey with stationery. When I was a girl, the most exciting thing was having a diary and different coloured cartridge pens other than the… Continue Reading “The magic of stationery for National Stationery Week”

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”

The Guardians of Oz dvd launch and giveaway

Guardians of Oz DVD

You can’t beat the old classic stories, and Wizard of Oz brings up some great memories for me – village fetes and our estate dressing up a float and ourselves as the Emerald City and the yellow brick road.  I love the old classic film, but this month  sees the release of an animated film The Guardians of Oz. It’s a brand new story and movie, set in the world of Oz, so you can relive the journey back there… Continue Reading “The Guardians of Oz dvd launch and giveaway”

Getting arty with Chalkola chalk pens – review and giveaway

Review of Chalkola pens, liquid chalk markers for non-porous surfaces, great for upcycling or crafts - Bubbablue and me

There’s something special about stationery, and in particular I love pens.  N has inherited this love because any new pens that I bring into the house, and he’s nosying trying to use them.  With the Chalkola chalk pens I was sent to review, I knew I’d struggle to keep him away. Chalkola are fairly chunky chalk markers which have ink that looks like chalk. They can be used on any non-porous material, including glass, metal, porcelain and more.  The variety of… Continue Reading “Getting arty with Chalkola chalk pens – review and giveaway”

Making maths fun with Fundels games

Playing number games with Cartamundi Fundels plus a review - Bubbablue and me

I’ve mentioned before how N is just getting into games and I’m a big fan of anything educational.  When Cartamundi asked me to review a couple of their newly launched Fundels games, I thought it was a great opportunity to broaden N’s game options.  And help enforce his maths at the same time. Cartamundi are specialists in playing cards and card games, and Fundels have been launched to bring a fun and effective way of learning into the world of card… Continue Reading “Making maths fun with Fundels games”

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”

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”

How to introduce kids to musical instruments with pBuzz

introducing kids to music with pbuzz - Bubbablue and me

N loves music. He’s getting to the stage though, where he wants to make more of it and do it his own way. Whether that be blasting rock out through the tv or CD player, or tinkering on the piano. More often than not, N’s making up a song with whatever random words are going through his head at the time. I love his singing. Totally spontaneous, and it rarely makes much sense at all. But I love to hear… Continue Reading “How to introduce kids to musical instruments with pBuzz”