Ultimately, if we’re being very honest we all know that plastic is not good for the environment. Every time we grab a 5p bag at the supermarket, there’s a tiny bit of guilt but… it just makes life easier sometimes. To make the ‘eco-friendly’ choice the common choice, in my mind the green option needs to either a) be easier or b) more attractive. To that end, I’ve been looking at options that are not only better for the environment but are more aesthetically pleasing too. The Humble Toothbrush The Humble Brush handle is made out of 100% biodegradable bamboo –… View Post

I know that I am not alone in having a child who cannot have dairy. I therefore also must not be alone in finding it an absolute nightmare at times. Constantly having to check packets, apologising profusely at parties for being a pest, or hovering anxiously in case they decide to lunge for some random bit of bread. We had got to the point where Katie could tolerate small amounts of dairy providing it had been cooked. We were basically in the same position with soya. But after a couple of bad episodes, her consultant has asked that we cut… View Post

Like many people my age, I grew up reading (and loving) the Harry Potter books. As a child who loved imaginary games, the series just ignited my imagination. But it also had the added benefit of securing lasting friendships as well. I discovered the first book after my best friend shared it with me. We eagerly awaited the arrival of each one after that and would spend hours discussing what might possibly happen next. We’d comb through the existing books, looking for further intrigue and debate the merits of each character until our fingers bled on MSN. In short, the books… View Post

We’ve recently been watching Scotland’s progress in the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 tournament. As with all sporting events, the Scottish team has not exactly provided us with delight. Losing 6-0 in their opening game wasn’t great and it was gutting to watch them go out last night – but we’ve still enjoyed cheering them on as a family! Usually when the football is on, Katie will don her football kit and cheer for whatever colour she likes best. But it’s been brilliant watching her get excited about Women’s football. As positive role models go –  these women are it! When… View Post

Summertime is always good because we get extra time with my step-son Ben. Usually we only get to see him on the weekends, so it’s a treat to have him here and of course, this is insanely exciting for Katie and Thomas. I like to try and find things that interest him though rather than just dragging him along to things for the younger ones. This summer, I signed him up to receive a Lucky Gecko Discovery Box. These caught my attention largely because I thought they would suit Ben. He has always enjoyed doing things together – particularly building things,… View Post