Iphone’s are expensive smartphones and the majority of us own one. As the design of iPhone’s have changed over the years they have gone from quite a thick phone to now slim in design and quite fragile. Being a busy mum I need a tough case on my phone to protect it from being thrown – yes the toddler does throw it at times, to being dropped. I have accidentally dropped it many a time while getting the kids in the car. Each time I’ve picked it from the pavement I’ve winced incase the screen has shattered.
Along came Speck with their highly protective phone cases that feature stylish and slim designs, asking me if I would like to try one of their cases out. Of course I need one, so it’s some at the right time, as my old one has seen many a better day.
I’m pleased to say I’m on the blog tour for Diney Costeloe’s The Married Girls, which is the sequel to The Girl With No Name. On here today you will find an extract of The Married Girls, to tickle your taste buds! and a giveaway at the end to try and win yourself your very own copy. How exciting is that!
First, I want to share a bit about The Married Girls with you.
Wynsdown, 1949. In the small Somerset village of Wynsdown, Charlotte Shepherd is happily married to farmer Billy. She arrived from Germany on the Kindertransport as a child during the war and now feels settled in her adopted home.
Meanwhile, the squire’s fighter pilot son, Felix, has returned to the village with a fiancée in tow. Daphne is beautiful, charming… and harbouring secrets. After meeting during the war, Felix knows some of Daphne’s past, but she has worked hard to conceal that which could unravel her carefully built life.
For Charlotte, too, a dangerous past is coming back in the shape of fellow refugee, bad boy Harry Black. Forever bound by their childhoods, Charlotte will always care for him, but Harry’s return disrupts the village quiet and it’s not long before gossip spreads.
The war may have ended, but for these girls, trouble is only just beginning.
We were so excited to get the chance to take a peek at the new Bob the Builder DVD. As you can see from the photo baby girl couldn’t wait to get her hands on it! I think Bob the Builder is a fun kids cartoon series and great for all the family.
We were very excited when this mystery package arrived though our door last week from The Happy Book Club. They are a book subscription service with a ‘twist’ for pre-schoolers and young children.
But before we delve inside our package here is a little about The Happy Book Club.
The Happy Book Club supplies books through your door every month for your little ones. They tailer design packages for ages 0-2, 2-4 or 5-7. Each month the package will contain 2 wonderful books, and a craft or activity based round that months theme.
Yes that’s the marvellous thing about this book subscription, is that each month they have different theme. Also provided is an information sheet about the books, and details of that month’s charity that The Happy Book Club is donating to.
As a kid I was obsessed with The Wizard of Oz. Saturday afternoons we used to love to watch The Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland. It was one of those family favourites that you can watch over and over again.
So when I was presented with the opportunity to read and review The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum it was a given! No way was I going to refuse this one!
Here is a little bit about the book:
“He is more powerful than all the rest of us together. He lives in the City of Emeralds.”
Blown far way from her home to the magical land of Oz, little Dorothy must follow the yellow-brick road to the Emerald City and ask the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz for help. With the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion by her side, Dorothy must first defeat the Wicked Witch of the West – but will the Wizard’s magic be enough to get her home?
You know me and how much I love books, right?
Well when I was offered to review a kids book with a little difference and a story to be told, I couldn’t say no. TJ and his Wheelable Chair by Amanda Kehoe is a wonderful picture book explaining to children that disabilities are not a barrier to living a happy life.
The story is written by Amanda Kehoe, who gave up work to care for her son Tadhg on a full-time basis after he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and global developmental delay at 10 months old.
TJ cannot walk or talk, but he still loves to listen and play with his friends. Join him as he shows that disabilities are no barrier to a happy and fulfilling life…