Ad/Gifted – The art print from Wychwood Art featured in this post was  gifted to me in exchange for a review. However all opinions are my own.

What a month February has been. We've had a busy month with our anniversary, a christening, a party plus half term.  Although busy it's been lovely to enjoy time with our favourite people and a few days out on our own as a family too.


The woman in the house across the street from the girl in the window

Watching the world go by from her living room window, heartbroken Anna sets her sights on a handsome new neighbour until she witnesses a gruesome murder. I'm pretty sure I've read and watched something very similar before.

All of us are dead

Trapped students must escape their high school which has become ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. 

The Tinder Swindler

A group of women who were the victims of a dating app based swindler join together in an attempt to hunt him down and recover the millions of dollars that were stolen from them. This is a documentary which the real women are featured in sharing what happend to them.

The Sinner season 4

Season 4 of The Sinner has finally arrived and didn't disappoint. For those that haven't watched any episodes The 4 series focuses on Detective Harry Ambrose as he investigates various atrocious murder cases and tries to analyse the reasons behind ordinary people committing heinous crimes. 

One of us is lying

One of Us Is Lying" is based on Karen M. McManus'  best-selling novel of the same name. Mystery surrounds Bayview High when five students walk into detention and only four walk out alive, leaving one dead just as he was about to reveal life-changing secrets about the others in a gossip app. Each of the students, Bronwyn, Addy, Nate and Cooper, had the opportunity and individual motives to murder their classmate, but all claim to be innocent as the case revolves around which one of them is lying.

*Wychwood Art
Wychwood Art is a contemporary art gallery selling artwork online and from their Cotswold art gallery based in Deddington. They also sell at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, London, in March each year. They represent over 350 contemporary artists. I got to choose an art print from their website. They have such a wide range of art for sale which made it hard to choose.  I opted for this gorgeous tiger print (above). It's called Magnificent Beast and is by artist Sarah Weston. The painting uses water-based inks on Japanese Ho-Sho paper. This piece is one of their limited edition prints. It really is gorgeous and excellent quality, all I need to do now is get a frame for it and decide where to hang it. 



 This month I've read 4 books, which is pretty good since it's the shortest month. They are a great mix of reads and I've found two new to me authors I'd love to read more books from.

Glass House by Eve Chase

Outside a remote manor house in an idyllic wood, a baby girl is found.

The Harrington family takes her in and disbelief quickly turns to joy. They're grieving a terrible tragedy of their own and the beautiful baby fills them with hope, lighting up the house's dark, dusty corners. Desperate not to lose her to the authorities, they keep her secret, suspended in a blissful summer world where normal rules of behaviour - and the law - don't seem to apply. But within days a body will lie dead in the grounds. And their dreams of a perfect family will shatter like glass.Years later, the truth will need to be put back together again, piece by piece . . 

A lovely easy read with likable characters and an intriguing mystery. An Author I've only recently come across, I plan to read some more of her work in the future.


Ad/Gifted – The Topic Packs from Oaka books featured in this post were gifted to me in exchange for a review. However all opinions are my own.

I believe that learning isn't just for at school. Learning can happen everywhere. We use educational apps, games, toys and days out with Blake to help aid his learning. I recently received these science topic packs from Oaka Books that are suitable for KS2 children ( age 7-11 years) they look great fun for visual learners and SEN children.

I opted for the four Science KS2 packs for Blake as Science is something we love doing together. Oaka Topic Packs, make learning easier. They are clear and to the point and use three learning strategies to aid understanding and information retention.


Last April I made the decision to go and get my nose pierced and almost a year later I have no regrets. There are different areas of the nose you can get peirced such as septum, bridge, nostril etc. I had my nostril done as it's something that I had been wanting to do for awhile but just didn't have the confidence to actually go ahead and do.

As someone who has their nostril pierced I thought this post would be handy to share my experience and give you a bit of information if it is something that you have been considering getting done. Before I got my nose pierced I made sure I read up all about it. How its done, how to keep it clean, the healing process, how to change the stud/ring, types of jewelry. I even watched videos of it being done just so I knew what to expect and if it was right for me. I also made sure that the place I was going to get it done at was professional. 

The Benefits of School Trips for Children

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Most schools offer their students multiple school trips throughout their academic journey, to heighten their learning experience in a range of different subjects. There are lots of benefits to these educational visits, as explored below by a girls’ private school in London.

Exploring Mindfulness with Your Child

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Being mindful is the act of being fully present in a particular moment, aware of what’s going on around us as well as how we are feeling and what we’re thinking. That moment-by-moment awareness can reduce stress and anxiety because it stops us worrying about things from the past or things that haven’t happened yet. With that said, it would be wise for parents to help their children become more mindful, but where to start? I have teamed up with a junior school in Leicestershire to share some advice.

How to Raise a Resilient Child

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Resilience is an important trait because it’s what allows us to cope well with the inevitable ups and downs of life. This could be anything from a challenging project at work or school, a death in the family or moving house. With that said, it’s essential for parents to find ways to help their children develop a sense of resilience from a young age. If you’re unsure where to start, here are some tips from a prep school in West London.

Helping Your Child Become More Environmentally Conscious

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Instilling a sense of respect for the environment into your child from a young age is a great idea, because it will encourage them to make sensible choices as they grow up. For example, they might think twice about leaving a light on in a room as they leave. Raising an environmentally child is not only good for the planet, but it can also help parents save money, and benefit a child’s overall development. Here are some tips from an international sixth form.