This week has seen us get the crafts out a bit more. The weather has been lovely and Blake has played out with a friend and also been to the park too.

One of the first sets we got out this week is a sand bottle kit. We had lots of fun pouring the different coloured sand into the plastic bottle in different layers. We love how bright and colourful it is.

Then we moved onto a mosaic kit. Blake did find this hard to do as it wasn't so easy to peel the sticky back off to stick the felt down. However it was a good activity to pass the time.

I also ordered some Kreative Kids kits off Amazon. Blake loved sticking on the sequins on the one below of a mermaid. It was pretty simple to do. There is also a foil kit that I ended up doing by myself as I had to work out how to do it properly. 

Last of all I did another PoundToy order. I honestly love that I was able to get quite a few bits for us to do together over the summer. Most items were around £1-£2 with a couple of items costing under. I'm actually pretty excited to do some of the kits together as they look a fun way to pass the time.


The summer holidays are here and tomorrow is August. We've had a mixed month and I feel July has flown by.

Here are some of the things I've been loving this month.

13 Reasons Why Season 4
Season 4 focused alot on the character Clay's mental health. I'm not going to say much else incase you are yet to watch it.

The Sinner Season 3
What I love about The Sinner is that it's a different mystery each season but follows Detective  Harry Ambrose in each one. This season is about Ambrose beginning a routine investigation after a traffic accident. I do love a good mystery drama.

I'm actually only a few episodes into Cursed but really into it. It's a fantasy drama retelling of the Arthurian legend. Teenage sorceress Nimue joins forces with a young and charming mercenary named Arthur on a mission to save her people.

Whisby animal park 
We've been here a few times last year but the other week with a visit from family we visited here again. It's a lovely place where you can see animals and there is an outdoor play area too. They also had good social distancing measures in place.

Parks being back open 
Blake loves the park so the fact that one of our favourite local parks is back open has been wonderful. It's the other side of town to us so a fair walk but we will be visiting again this coming week.

Kings park Retford 
We love Kings Park it's a beautiful area with lots to see as well as a good sized park to play at.

Strawbunny Pin Badge
I backed Emma from Lucky Rainbow Boutique on her kickstarter and I love how cute and colourful the pins have turned out. If you haven't checked her out than you must.

Kreative Kids craft sets
I've purchased a few of these sets off of Amazon recently and they are a wonderful cheap way of keeping children busy for a little while. This foam dinosaur one was a hit with Blake and we have also done a sequin kit and a foil art one too. 

Cooplands bakery
I headed to our local Cooplands bakery whilst running some errands recently to grab some lunch. This tomato and bacon quiche with salad was delicious. The cream cake I had and didn't photograph was delicious too. 


Not sure where July has gone and I thought June had gone fast. It's time to share what I've been reading the past month and I've found that I've got my reading mojo back.

I've managed to tick off 5 more prompts for the popsugar reading challenge and read 2 books outside of the challenge too.

Ten poems of Kindness by Jackie Kay
I started the month with a short 28 page book filled with 10 wonderful poems of kindness. It's important to be kind especially as you don't know what someone maybe going through.

Never Forget by Michel Bussi
This was for a book tour which you can read about here. However if you don't have time to read that post it's a crime/physiological thriller.

Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
I ticked this off for the prompt a book with a map. I'm getting into the fantasy genre alot more and this one is the second in the series of a modern Beauty and the Beast. I personally enjoyed the first one A Curse so Dark and Lonely much more but this was still a good read.

Half a world away by Mike Gayle
This is my first read by Mike Gayle and I've now added more of his books to my book wishlist on Amazon. Half a world away is about two siblings that went into care and have different upbringings. I wont go into much more detail but it was definitely worth the hype, I had heard about it. The propt I used this for was a book reccomended by your favourite blogger/vlogger/podcast/online book club. I'm in a few book related groups on Facebook and this one has been mentioned alot and was a pick one month in the Claire McIntosh book club.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
I love it when a prompt makes me find a book I'd have never had opted for otherwise and this was one of them. This was for the prompt a book set in Japan. I really enjoyed this read which features time travel as the main topic. The concept of the story was interesting and I'm glad I chose this one for the prompt.

The Choice By Claire Wade
Described as a distopion novel the choice is about a prime minister who comes into power and lives are in constant fear due to the strict rules in place. Sugar is banned, baking is a crime and the government monitor what you eat. I picked this for the prompt a book with an upside down image but this can be used for the prompt a book by or about a world leader but I've another book for that prompt. 

Old Baggage by Lissa Evan's
Picked for the prompt a book set in the 1920s. Old baggage is based in 1928 and tells the story of Matilda Stimpkin who was a suffragette in her youth who was jailed five times.