My eldest son is a huge Lightning McQueen fan.  I still don’t think he’s quite forgiven me for not allowing him to have a Lightning McQueen themed bedroom, although we did compromise on a few Cars wall stickers.  On our recent visit to Disneyland Paris one of his absolute highlights was watching the Motor Stunt Show, especially when his favourite red car made an appearance. When we were given the opportunity to review the Disney Cars Mack Truck Playset along with a couple of Disney Cars Vehicles I couldn’t think of a better boy to put it through its paces.  O… View Post

The garden is one of our favourite features of the house.  It’s one of the reasons we are planning the extension, to make the most of the garden as it’s currently accessed by one single door.  As the boys grow older I can see us spending most of the summer in the back of the house and outdoors.  We have gradually been adding to our garden game collection over the past few years but as O is getting a little older, it’s time for some entertainment that is a little more grown up. O first played Jenga last year at… View Post

A couple of weeks ago we submitted our extension plans to the local council.  We are now waiting for them to send out the appropriate letters to our neighbours and for them to reach a decision (keeping our fingers crossed for a YES).  One of the reasons for our house plans is that it feels that the boys toys and games are taking over the house, especially after Christmas and O’s birthday. The conservatory in our house often ends up being a bit of a dumping ground.  As it is accessed through the utility room it isn’t easily viewed from… View Post

Being a mum of two, especially when the youngest is only 8 months old, means that there isn’t too much me-time going on.  When I was invited by the Rejuvenate Skin Clinic in Manchester to pop along and have a try of a couple of their treatments I jumped at the chance.  I arranged for my mum to have G whilst O was at school and I headed to the Northern Quarter for a few hours being pampered. I had been in contact with Leena (the clinic manager) prior to the day to discuss what treatments I would be interested… View Post