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I feel like this post is going to be really product heavy this month. I got quite a few bits for my birthday that I've included as well as a few other bits I treated myself to. Then of course there are the things I've loved watching mainly on Netflix.

I must admit I've been more into reading this month than watching anything on Netflix in the evenings. However I have watched the below two series which I've enjoyed.

The Irregulars
Misfits investigate a series of supernatural crimes in Victorian London for Dr. Watson and his shadowy associate, Sherlock Holmes.

Sweet Tooth
On a perilous adventure in a post-apocalyptic world, a boy who's half-human and half deer searches for a new beginning with a gruff protector.

New glasses
It was time to get my eyes tested, and I'm glad I did as one of my eyes has had a significant change. I've now got one eye which is short sighted and the other eye is long sighted. I went to Specsavers for my test and to purchase new frames and my local store have been really good.


It's that time of the month again already, where I share with you what i have been reading. June has been a really good reading month. I feel that I have read a good mixture and there have been some really great reads. 

Let's start with the quick reads, all four of these books are 100 or under pages. Quick reads are great for those that don't have much time to read for example. They are also a great way of finding new authors who's style of writing you enjoy.

Saving the day by Katie Fforde

An enjoyable read with an uplifting story about finding courage. I always find books of this genre easy to read and light hearted.

The Skylight by Louise Candlish 

I love a bit of mystery and Candlish did it with this one especially within under 100 pages . 

Wish you were dead by Peter James

I enjoyed this one and found it to be a good thriller for a quick read. This is my first read from Peter James and I'll have to check out some of his other books.

The baby is mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite 

I was disappointed in this one and thought I'd enjoy it more than I did. I've not heard of this author before but would be interested in what her other books are like.


This week Blake had a school trip to one of the local farms with his teachers and class mates. It's a farm we haven't been to ourselves yet but have heard good things about . We made sure to add a few extra bits into his lunch box since he was bound to burn off quite alot of energy.  


 My birthday this year (17th) was definitely different from last year when I celebrated my 30th in lockdown. 

I've been so lucky and got many wonderful gifts including the 3 bunches of flowers below. Blake was in school for my birthday but I still got to enjoy time with him after school.


Stimming may not be a something you have heard of before unless you have/know a child with additional needs. I hadn't heard of the term until researching about autism whilst we were going through the diagnosis stage. 

People who are autistic tend to stim as it helps them to calm themselves, express their emotions, regulate sensory input, help themselves to focus or just for fun. 


 Today I'm excited to be involved in the book tour for the children's book The Problem With Poppy by Emma Sandford.

About the Author 

Emma Sandford is a Liverpool-born author and businesswoman based in Cheshire. 

About the book

Poppy the porcupine has always wanted to make a friend, but her defensive nature prevents her. When a young tiger cub stumbles upon her one day in the rainforest, she reacts badly and scares him away.

Determined to change her ways, she sets out to find him, but little does she know that the tiger cub is about to have a problem of his own. In the face of danger, will Poppy find a way to save the day?


My thoughts
First of all I have to say I love the sweet illustrations within the book. The story has the important message about being brave, making friends and that it is OK to be different and OK to be scared. It's an important message I feel that children should know about. I really like both Poppy the porcupine and the tiger cub they are sweet main characters in the book.


As a child one of the shows I grew up watching was Tom & Jerry. This month was the release of the new Tom & Jerry Movie on DVD so I just had to grab a copy. All of 3 of us really enjoyed it, Stuart grew up watching Tom & Jerry too and I loved seeing Blake's face light up whilst watching it.

I like to hope that it means that Tom & Jerry will back to our screens again. I love the idea of Blake watching something that I really enjoyed as a child. 


Ad – Review. I was gifted the photo products below for review purposes, all thoughts are my own.

Earlier in the year I got to review some personalised gifts with Asda Photo. I've had the chance to pick out some more items but this time choosing products that make ideal gifts for Father's Day.

We love that Asda Photo have a range of unique gift ideas, where you can add custom text, messages and photos. I have picked a mix of items that are suitable for all budgets, so there is something for everyone.


This week was half term and it has really flown by. Read on to see what we got up to this week.


Monday was Bank Holiday and we spent most of the day at home after a busy weekend. The weather was glorious so most of the day was spent outside. Blake played quite a bit with his friends out the front and then had time playing on his own in our back yard.


Tuesday was pretty much the same as Monday but we has my mother in law and her husband arrives they were visiting for a few days. It's been about 7 months since we last saw them due to covid so Blake was very excited.



Wednesday was very busy for us and we got quite a lot done. It started off with a trip to Richmond Park which is the other side of town. As you can see below not only is it a lovely park they also have an aviary. Then we stopped off at McDonald's for lunch and then it was off to soft play. Blake has so much energy that it was exhausting just watching him running around. After that it was time for dinner so we headed out a local pub and had a lovely meal sat outside.