Review: Thornton’s Easter Eggs – Plus Discount codes

How many eggs do you buy for Easter? One per child? Just your own children or do you extend to nieces and nephews too? Do you buy an egg for your mum, gran, sister or husband? Do you buy a cheeky one for yourself as well? It is tempting isn’t it?

Thorntons got in [...]

About Marianne Whooley

Mother, daughter, partner, sister and housewife extraordinaire. Multi-tasker, spinner of many plates and believer in good luck who does her very best to live life to the full, can be bribed with chocolate and white wine.

Skips Crossword Puzzles for kids

skips crossmaths

Easter holidays and isn’t it lovely to watch the children play without a care in the world? I daren’t reprimand them for a messy room of an evening when I can see they have clearly had loads of fun playing with their toys, we’re making it part of our day to tidy up [...]

About Marianne Whooley

Mother, daughter, partner, sister and housewife extraordinaire. Multi-tasker, spinner of many plates and believer in good luck who does her very best to live life to the full, can be bribed with chocolate and white wine.

Hot Wheels Double Jump Duel

hot wheels double jump duel

It sounds good doesn’t it? 

Every time it comes round to writing lists of ideas for gift ideas for the girls to hand out to the family dad always manages to sneak in a Hot Wheels toy as he says ‘the girls will love it’. Needless to say the lovely aunties usually go [...]

About Marianne Whooley

Mother, daughter, partner, sister and housewife extraordinaire. Multi-tasker, spinner of many plates and believer in good luck who does her very best to live life to the full, can be bribed with chocolate and white wine.

Disney Planes Toys: Speedway track set

Disney Planes review

Mattel got in touch recently and asked whether we’d like to review some Disney Planes Toys in particular their Disney Planes Flight to the Finish Speedway Track set. The game is loosely aimed at boys and of course the Disney film Planes fans but I wanted to see how the girls would get [...]

About Marianne Whooley

Mother, daughter, partner, sister and housewife extraordinaire. Multi-tasker, spinner of many plates and believer in good luck who does her very best to live life to the full, can be bribed with chocolate and white wine.

Keeping your canine in top condition

dog cake

Guest post

Owning a dog, as parents across the world have told their children many times, is a big responsibility. It requires you to look after your pet in a variety of ways in order to make sure they are as happy and healthy as possible in the years you spend together. The [...]

About Marianne Whooley

Mother, daughter, partner, sister and housewife extraordinaire. Multi-tasker, spinner of many plates and believer in good luck who does her very best to live life to the full, can be bribed with chocolate and white wine.

Cricut Mini cutting machine #review

cricut projects

 

If you like to craft on your own or with the children then the Cricut Mini Electronic Cutting Machine opens up an entirely new area for you. From making your own cards and tags to personalise gifts through to embellishing t shirts, mugs and bags, even crafting decor for your home.

It’s really [...]

About Marianne Whooley

Mother, daughter, partner, sister and housewife extraordinaire. Multi-tasker, spinner of many plates and believer in good luck who does her very best to live life to the full, can be bribed with chocolate and white wine.

Sodastream cocktails – Pink on the rocks

Sodastream thought I might like to try making some cocktails with one of their Revolution Drinksmakers which was very nice of them because as you can imagine I do rather like cocktails.

They sent through a couple of syrups, some Vodka and a few recipes to get me started, luck would have it [...]

About Marianne Whooley

Mother, daughter, partner, sister and housewife extraordinaire. Multi-tasker, spinner of many plates and believer in good luck who does her very best to live life to the full, can be bribed with chocolate and white wine.

Giveaway: a Brioche Pasquier hamper – competition closed

If we’re going on a long journey like the one we did recently to Cornwall, one product that will definitely make the picnic hamper is brioche. We adore them, we have them for breakfast when we’re staying in the caravan, especially when we’re in France or Italy, we have them as snacks and they [...]

About Marianne Whooley

Mother, daughter, partner, sister and housewife extraordinaire. Multi-tasker, spinner of many plates and believer in good luck who does her very best to live life to the full, can be bribed with chocolate and white wine.

BBQ season is on it’s way!

bbq

My husband is a very happy man when the sun is shining and the temperatures pick up as he has only one thing on his mind = BBQ.

This is when the man of the house takes over the kitchen and produces our family meal. No butting in or ‘interfering’ he knows exactly [...]

About Marianne Whooley

Mother, daughter, partner, sister and housewife extraordinaire. Multi-tasker, spinner of many plates and believer in good luck who does her very best to live life to the full, can be bribed with chocolate and white wine.

What does the Fairtrade Mark mean?

fairtrade logo

We’ve all seen that distinctive logo adorn dozens of products in our supermarkets.

Whether it be coffee, bananas or chocolate, it seems like everyday there are more and more items on the shelves with that blue, black and green sign on them.

But what does the Fairtrade Mark actually mean and why should [...]

About Marianne Whooley

Mother, daughter, partner, sister and housewife extraordinaire. Multi-tasker, spinner of many plates and believer in good luck who does her very best to live life to the full, can be bribed with chocolate and white wine.