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.

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.

Junior Labyrinth board game Ravensburger

junior labyrinth

The Junior Labyrinth board game by Ravensburger is the beginners version of the Labyrinth Games series. The board has 12 treasures to be found within the maze and you can move the walls to open up passages.

The player chooses a token to discover which treasure is up for grabs and then has to [...]

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.

Indian Kitchen and Super chicken cookbooks

recipes from an indian kitchen

I have two lovely cookbooks to put to you today from Parragon, both of them very handy to have on the shelf to refer to when looking for inspiration.

Recipes from an Indian Kitchen

This is a beautifully presented book containing 100 simple recipes covering all sorts of ideas from snacks and chutneys [...]

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.

Barbie Mega Bloks #review

Barbie Mega Bloks Build N Play Luxe Camper LR

At 5 going on 6 one of the favourite games that keep the girls amused for hours on end is that of role play. They can spend all afternoon using their toys and various other props to make up stories – some quite alarmingly dramatic I must say.

“Quick run this way the giant [...]

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.

Valentines gifts for him #Zalando

zalando parka

It’s nearly time to celebrate Valentine’s Day and as much as I like receiving beautiful gifts I also love to give only sometimes my husband can be tricky to buy for.

I’ve been having a look around the Zalando site for Valentines gifts for him and I’ve come across loads of ideas for all [...]

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.