My Little World | Encouraging Children's Creativity


When out and about especially when travelling to see family we need to find ways to distract Blake from the long journey. My Little World who we recently came across have created little imaginative sets for children that are ideal for those times. 

All you need is a pair of scissors as the set comes with everything else you need. The sets are aimed at children aged 5 years and over and as Blake is close to that age they are the right age range for him. There are 6 different sets to choose from and each set retails at £4.99.

Each of the sets come packaged in cardboard with a pack of 12 colouring pencils as well as a range of sheets with different buildings, vehicles and characters for your child to colour and cut out. The fun don't end there as once the sets are coloured in and cut out your child can have hours of fun playing.

I love how detailed the illustrations are and they are such a fun way for children to create different scenarios with.  The sets are also educational so children can learn something new too. The cards have little explanations of who the characters are and what they do.

For £4.99 I definitely feel you are getting your money's worth with these sets and fully reccomend them.

We were sent 4 of the sets and have kept 2 for Blake to enjoy and I've decided to giveaway the other 2 over on Facebook and Instagram so make sure you follow me if you fancy a chance of winning.

If you plan on ordering some sets yourself you are in luck as you can get 25% off by using code " Joanna" at the checkout.


World Calligraphy Day | Giveaway


Happy World Calligraphy Day! If you missed yesterday post than please have a read on ways you can be involved with #worldcalligraphyday and #SaySomethingSpecial.

What is World Calligraphy Day?

World Calligraphy Day celebrates the art of calligraphy, hand writing, or any way or putting pen to paper and writing something special.

This is the third World Calligraphy day. It began in 2017 as a celebration set up by the Pen Museum and Manuscript Pen Company. The Pen Museum is a museum that teaches the art of calligraphy and they set up a special event for World Calligraphy day. Manuscript Pen Company specialise in calligraphy products and run competitions to mark the day.

I've been given the chance to collaborate with them and have the opportunity for someone to win a set of Aquabrush markers and a practice pad so they can enjoy learning the art of calligraphy. 

To enter complete the rafflecopter below.

Terms and conditions
-To enter you must be 16 and over
- This competition will close on 21st August 2019  at 12.00am GMT
- The winner will be chosen at random and notified via email, twitter or facebook
- If the winner doesn't reply within 30 days another winner will be drawn
- The prize will be sent from Small Man Media

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Getting involved with World Calligraphy Day


Did you know that tomorrow (Wednesday 14th August 2019) is world calligraphy day? If you follow me on facebook/Instagram than you will most likely be aware that over the past 2 months I've been getting into calligraphy.  I wanted to start learning calligraphy so added it to my 30 before 30 list and I must admit I'm finding it harder than I expected it to be.

If you love the look of beautiful writing and don't know where to begin than World Calligraphy Day is the perfect time to start. World Calligraphy Day celebrates the art of calligraphy, hand writing, or any way of putting pen to paper and writing something special.

How can I get involved?

There are a few things you can do to celebrate world calligraphy day. Why not pop to a local art store and grab some supplies? You can find some great books to help you practise lettering. There are many products you can use for lettering such as pencils,markers, dip pens and fountain pens etc. There are even some free craft project downloads available at:

Say Something Special

Why not brighten up someones day by sending someone a letter? You can for example cheer up a child in care at the Birmingham Children's Hospital by sending a letter, drawing or message. Manuscript have partnered with Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the Say Something Special campaign that allows you to do this.

Send letters to:
Say Something Special
c/o Small Man Media
2nd Floor,
6 Waterloo Road,

Take to social media

Create some wonderful calligraphy to celebrate the day and share on social media.
Simply tag @ManuscriptPenCo using the hashtags #WorldCalligraphyDay  and #SaySomethingSpecial. 

Keep an eye of these hashtags for content including top tips, video reviews, competitions and much more.

Also head back over to my blog tomorrow for a giveaway that I am running as well.