Blog Tour: A Dad Of His Own by Minna Howard

Today It’s my turn to be on the blog tour for A Dad Of His Own by Minna Howard. I’m sharing with you an extract of the book, plus the chance to win your very own ebook copy.

Now I know it’s still 4 months till Christmas, but this book will get you into the spirit and ready for those Winter evenings

A Dad of His Own by Minna Howard

Book Description

House-sitting in a castle over Christmas is a dream come true for Anna and her seven-year-old son Freddie. But there’s one Christmas present Freddie wants more than anything, and it’s the one thing Anna can’t give him – his very own dad.

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Reminiscing over those long Summer days as a child

Losing my dad a few months back, has brought me and my siblings a lot closer together. Isn’t it funny how the loss of a loved one reunites that bond? I’ve spent a lot of the Summer reminiscing over childhood memories with my sister. Talking about the good ol days. Reminiscing over those long Summer days as a child when we would get up to lots of mischief, play cricket, stay out all hours and munch away on blackberries.

Reminiscing over those long Summer days as a child

When you are a kid the Summer’s seem much longer. We used to spend the whole day from morning until it got dark outside playing in my dad’s fields on the farm. I used to love reading my books and poems sitting in the hedge. Eating sweets and drinking a bottle of Panda Pop from my bum bag! Now I have a fondness to read in the garden when I get a few moments peace. My favourite genres are crime, thrillers and the occasionally poems about memories of childhood on my Kindle.

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Why You Should Consider An Antique Engagement Ring

Every young man hopes to meet that special girl and when it happens and you have decided to pop the magic question, your choice of ring is critical. If you are going to be traditional and suddenly drop down on one knee and give a well-rehearsed delivery of your proposal, surprising her, then you are stepping into unknown territory. We are seeing a trend to move away from traditional practices, with many young couples jointly choosing the engagement and wedding rings, yet for those who are not consulting with their partner, here are a few good reasons why going down the antique road makes sense.

Why You Should Consider An Antique Engagement Ring

Image by Jose Martinez via unsplash

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CALPOL® discovers the next ‘Face of Fastmelts’ for Sixplus Fastmelts

CALPOL® was a lifesaver for us this past weekend when my baby had her 3rd set of immunisations. It’s a brand I trust, and my mum did when I was small. Since February CALPOL® have been searching for the ‘Face of Fastmelts’ for the CALPOL® SixPlus Fastmelts new packaging in store this Autumn.

The competition entailed parents and guardians around the country to share photos of their children doing what they love – everything from kicking a ball around in the garden, to practising their best karate moves, to getting creative whilst baking for charity.

All you had to do was to upload your photo onto the CALPOL®Facebook page. The competition was a huge success, with an incredible 21,000 entries! Then 100 entries were randomly selected and then whittled down to the top five. Each of those were awarded with a Merlin annual family pass, and invited to London for a professional photo shoot, as an opportunity to shine in front of the camera.

One entrant stood out from the rest and won the competition.

Here is the new ‘Face of Fastmelts’, introducing 7-year-old Indy from London. With her beautiful smile and on the go personality she is the perfect choice.

Indy the face of Calpol sixplus fastmelts

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Book Review – The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal

Today I’m on the blog tour for The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal by Addie Broussard and illustrated by Jayeeta Neogi. It’s a brilliant little kids book that takes kids picture books to a different level!

The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal

Book Description

An award-winning picture book that will get little ones excited about science.

While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious insect.
Soon, the little scientists keep a watchful eye on the insect’s movements, while learning about the natural environment along the way.

A great book for STEM education and homeschool projects or just curious little ones who love science. Book extras include fun, printable activities related to science learning and research.

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Baby Diaries #6 – Starting the Weaning Journey

Baby dottie has now turned 18 weeks old and we have had the third set of immunisations. The second set four weeks ago she took all in her stride and was fine. This time around she was pretty ill 24 hours after. She had a high temperature and was crying/teasy all day long. The only respite she got bless her, was when we sat outside in the cool air with the chickens.

Her hand eye coordination has improved immensely. She’s moving her hands all about now and starting to grab for things. My iPhone has ended up on the floor more than once as she’s tried to grab it! Then again she may be telling me something!

Baby Diaries #6 - Weaning (

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