Tuesday, 28 June 2016

How can we help our children to learn about sharing? - WILF Books

I was contacted by the lovely people at WILF Books asking if they could guest post on my blog to let all you all know about their new sharing-based children's book delivery service. 

Now you all know how much I love books so I'm very happy to help. I think it's a fantastic idea and I'm very delighted to spread the word of this service that they are offering.


WILF Books - Inspire Imagination book sharing childrens
Image from WILF Books

Monday, 27 June 2016

Book Review: Following Evan by Elida May

This week's Book Review Monday Is a special one as I'm a part of a blog book tour.

I'm very excited to be a part of the Following Evan by Elida May blog book tour. The week before last on the 16th I was lucky enough to be a part of the release day blitz for Following Evan.

The story intrigued me from the moment I read the information I was given about this novel. I always like to set myself little questions from what I gather from the blurb and look forward to finding out the questions while I'm reading along. 

The questions I gave myself for Following Evan were: What made Laura one day decide that she has finished grieving? Who is this mysterious stranger in New York? What does a woman in a dress from a painting have to do with this book? 

I'm eager to find out, are you?

Following Evan by Elida May blog tour book review


Sunday, 26 June 2016

My Sunday Photo 26/06/2016


I love finding bargains on flowers and plants. For this weeks My Sunday Photo is this gorgeous bunch of gerberas, foliage and chrysanthemums which were a bargain at a only a few pence at my local supermarket. 

They really brighten up the day. 


My Sunday Photo gerbera, chrysanthemums


Happy Sunday!



Photalife

Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Mummy Clique

Don't you hate it when you walk into a room and everyone looks up at you?

That happened to me today.

This week was my daughters first baby sensory class. At 4 1/2 months old we feel as if we have been on the waiting list forever. 

I can see why now.

The class is full of the 'mummy clique' parents.



Thursday, 23 June 2016

Choc Affair - The Chocolate Review

One of my favourite things in the whole wide world is chocolate. Hands up who loves chocolate? I bet that its most of you! It's hard to resist that moment of yummy scrumtiousness that's in your mouth as the chocolate melts. 

We as a nation are huge chocolate lovers. The average Britain consumed approximately 11kg of chocolate last year. That's a rather large amount, but I suppose it's about 3 bars a week if you break it down. I know I can easily eat 3 a week! 

So when Choc Affair asked me if I wanted to try some of their chocolate, yep me! chocoholic Rachel! I really could not turn them down. I love all types of chocolate, milk white and dark. I love all things with chocolate in, like chocolate cheese spread and my one of my favs chocolate orange cheese which we had at work a couple of years back. That one was a bit weird but delightful none the less.


Choc Affair:

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Summer Style with Polyvore

I have just come across this fantastic website called Polyvore where you can plan out outfits and pop them together like I have done below. It will also give you the links to the items on the other websites where you can buy them.

I love how I can design an outfit on Polyvore and then send it to my blog as a post for all my readers to see!  It's great!

There is also a free app for Polyvore you can get for your smart phone. Design your outfit on the go! 


Summer Style


White sleeve dress
£16 - newchic.com


Acne Studios long sleeve jacket
£235 - brownsfashion.com


Adidas white trainers
£70 - mytheresa.com


Kate Spade woven tote
£165 - katespade.com




Not only does Polyvore cater for women's fashion, it does men's, beauty, accessories and my favourite section Home style as well. 

It's a great website for finding your style for yourself as well as the home.



*I found this website on my own so have not been compensated for recommending Polyvore.


Monday, 20 June 2016

Little House of Science - Classes for Curious Minds

When I first discovered my love for Science I had just moved to secondary school. I don't honestly remember doing any science at primary school. It was a shame because it became my favourite subject. All the way through secondary school and on to A Levels where I studied Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

Back when I was small there wasn't opportunities to send children to science classes. Now I have found you can send your children to the Little House of Science and their Classes for Curious minds. 


Children are natural born scientists and it is never too early to start educating them about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Both girls and boys are curious to learn about the world around them and how things work. 

We see this from the moment children start to talk. They observe and ask questions. My 5 month old baby girl is already interested in everything around her. It's funny to see her frown and stare at her toys taking it all in.

Children love to ask questions such as why is the sun so bright? How did the stars get into the sky? How do planes fly and cars drive? How are bridges built? How does the fabulous brain work? The questions are endless. 


Little House of Science - classes for curious minds

Sunday, 19 June 2016

My Sunday Photo 19/06/2016

Happy Sunday! This week's My Sunday photo is of my husband's and baby girls hands to celebrate Father's Day. It's my husband's first Father's Day this year so it's a special day for us all.

My Sunday Photo 19/06/2016 First Father's Day


Happy Father's Day!



Photalife